Preservation Kentucky is dedicated to preserving Kentucky's historic and prehistoric places through education and advocacy.
Preservation Kentucky is the state partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and local nonprofit preservation organizations. We are also the nonprofit partner for the Kentucky Heritage Council/The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).
Preservation Education & Advocacy
Preservation Kentucky History
Preservation Kentucky was formed in 1998 by the board of Commonwealth Preservation Advocates (CPA). As CPA was a lobbying group, it became clear that education and advocacy were not being adequately addressed. Preservation Kentucky was created to serve as the nonprofit voice for historic preservation with education and advocacy as the primary mission.
Our advocacy partners on the federal level include Preservation Action and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Preservation Kentucky informs members of important preservation-related legislation both nationally, statewide, and locally. During General Assembly Sessions, Preservation Kentucky monitors legislation and provides an action plan to constituents wishing to support preservation friendly legislation.
Federal Lobbying Day Preservation Action
Economics of Historic Preservation http://www.preservationkentucky.org/pages.php?id=13
From a peak of $977,600 in general funds in 2002, the state now contributes approximately $768,000 in general funds to the KHC budget---a 21% decrease. At the same time, the annual rate of average inflation has increased by 2.3 percent.
KY Main Street budget cuts severe-- $230,400 in 2002 to
$71,300 in 2011
Governor’s Budget 2013-14
KHC/SHPO Budget 2002-2011
Governor’s Budget Request
General Funds to KHC:
Job Creation & Economic Development created by preservation slows down!
Less on-site training and technical expertise to local governments and nonprofits
Main Street communities will not receive the assistance they need to thrive in this uncertain climate.