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Kentucky Main Street Program marks 40 years with conference

Posted: 10:14 AM, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 14:14:47Z
Kentucky Main Street Program

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Main Street Program is marking its 40th anniversary with a conference this week about downtown redevelopment for rural and urban communities.

The Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office says Kentucky Main Street was created in 1979 to reverse economic decline in central business districts through historic preservation and redevelopment of commercial buildings.

The program has generated more than $4.5 billion of public-private investment in Kentucky.

The conference runs Tuesday through Thursday in Covington, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. daily. Strong Towns founder and President Charles "Chuck" Marohn will deliver the keynote presentation at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Madison Event Center.

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