Two individuals associated with the Guthrie Main Street Program were among those recognized for their efforts to foster economic vitality and job creation through historic preservation.
Board member Julie Perell received the Volunteer of the Year award last week from the Kentucky Heritage Council and Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman at a ceremony on Main Street in Frankfort. Additionally, Tracy Robinson, executive director of Guthrie Main Street, received an award for service for 20 years as director of Kentucky Main Street.
The Kentucky Main Street program was established in 1979 to reverse the economic decline of central business districts through historic preservation and the redevelopment of commercial buildings. In 2021, Kentucky Main Street communities reported $60.5 million in investments in downtown commercial districts
Today, the Kentucky Main Street program includes 28 communities.
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