Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Paducah Receives KY’s Cultural District Certification

 

kentuckycouncilPADUCAH, KY (2/9/12) – In a presentation at the state Capitol today, Paducah received the Kentucky Cultural District Certification award presented by First Lady Jane Beshear and Madeline Abramson, wife of Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson on behalf of the Kentucky Arts Council. The certification of Paducah and four other communities in Kentucky were selected by an independent panel of reviewers from a pool of 26 applicants.
 
The Cultural District Certification program, administered by the Kentucky Arts Council, is designed to encourage community engagement and partnerships that facilitate the stimulation and promotion of local cultural, economic, community, tourism and social assets.
 
Gayle Kaler, Paducah Mayor Pro-Tem, was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the City of Paducah. She stated, “This award shows the importance of keeping the history and culture of Paducah alive.”
 
According to the Kentucky Arts Council, “Cultural Districts are established to encourage city and county governments to partner with a local community nonprofit or for profit organization, businesses, and individuals to enhance the quality of life for its citizens. Kentucky’s program is designed to showcase each community’s unique character and assets. The arts and areas with historic structures attract residents and tourists who also support adjacent businesses such as restaurants, lodging, retail and entertainment. These districts attract a diverse and well-educated workforce — a key incentive for new and relocating businesses. These districts contribute to the creativity and innovation of a community.”
 
Lisa Thompson, Executive Director of PRA stated, “The Paducah Renaissance Alliance served as the catalyst for achieving the Cultural District Designation by spear-heading the application process and building partnerships among local arts and cultural organizations, city officials and area businesses.
 
The large application took many hours of time, by a host of people, all working towards the future of Paducah and the community.”
 
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, creates opportunities for Kentuckians to value, participate in and benefit from the arts. Kentucky Arts Council funding is provided by the Kentucky General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Amy Sanders

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Drought Conditions Prompt Campfire Safety Reminder

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (7/30/14) — Due to the current drought conditions in the area, and increasingly dry weather in the… Read More

Woman Charged in Shooting

MURRAY, Ky. (7/29/14) — Murray Police Department officers responded to a possible gunshot victim at Murray Calloway… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 28, 2014 3393

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 30, 2014 3292

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg as Part of…

in Top Stories by GPD Officer Wes Miller
July 30, 2014 3163

UPDATE: Waide Responds to Allegations of…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
July 28, 2014 2976

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2503

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 28, 2014 3393

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Being a…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2976

Madisonville Man Arrested for Endangering…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 2503

Disagreement Over Killing Snake in House…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 28, 2014 1713

Two Injured in Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by William Roundtree
July 28, 2014 1707

Madisonville Man Arrested for Assault,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 28, 2014 1175

Zuberer Takes Over at Quarterback for…

in News by Steve LeMaster
July 28, 2014 1034

Dont Miss Out on a Howl of a Good Time

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 28, 2014 908

Instant Admissions Day is Aug. 1, 2014

in News by Bernie Hale
July 29, 2014 730

Happenings and Meetings - Daviess County

in News by Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau
July 28, 2014 445

Prosecutors Mull Over Whether to Charge…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 30, 2014 3292

Three Arrested in Muhlenberg as Part of…

in Top Stories by GPD Officer Wes Miller
July 30, 2014 2194

UPDATE: Muhlenberg Man, Woman Arrested in…

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
July 28, 2014 1427

Foot Pursuit Ends with Arrest

in Top Stories by Christopher Rogers
July 29, 2014 1345

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 28, 2014 1335

Boys of Broad to Launch Video at Cinema 4

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03