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What's Your Favorite Old Kentucky Home? State Contest Wants to Know

Do you have a favorite "Old Kentucky Home"?

The Kentucky State Historic Preservation Office has launched an online photo contest to celebrate National Historic Preservation Month throughout May.

The "This is MY Old Kentucky Home" Facebook photo contest launches Wednesday at noon and kicks off with Kentucky Main Street Program communities, nonprofit organizations, historic sites, and individuals taking group photos at historic sites across the Commonwealth.

A local launch will take place at Fort Thomas Stables and Midway Historic District hosted by Fort Thomas Renaissance.

Participants download the contest sign, found at (or make their own) and hold it in front of their favorite Old Kentucky Home. Take a snapshot and then “like” the Heritage Council’s Facebook page and submit it to win. The only rule is that the site must be fifty years old or older. Include where the photo was taken and why the place photographed is special. The top five photos with the most “likes” will go into a random drawing to determine the winner.

The contest winner will receive an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, the house that inspired Stephen Foster to write “My Old Kentucky Home.”

Contest period is noon April 23 through midnight Friday, May 23. The winner will be announced during the last week of May.

Photo: Historic home in Covington's Licking Riverside neighborhood/RCN file