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NKY Event Wins State Preservation Award

Northern Kentucky Restoration Weekend was recently honored at the 2019 Excellence in Preservation Awatds, hosted by Preservation Kentucky in Louisville.

“The awards are important because they demonstrate why our heritage is so valuable and the positive economic and social impact historic buildings provide our communities,” said Preservation Kentucky Executive Director Betsy Hatfield. “There is a direct link between historic preservation and healthy communities.  Historic buildings are how we identify with our communities, and our attachment to our communities is an important indicator of how economically successful our communities will be.  Historic preservation is good for business, our economy and our quality of life.”

Established in 2012 to honor Kentuckians making exceptional contributions to the preservation of the Commonwealth’s rich heritage, the annual awards feature projects from urban and rural communities around the state and underscore the economic and social benefits of historic preservation.

Northern Kentucky Restoration Weekend was awarded the Edith S. Bingham Excellence in Preservation Education Award. 

The annual weekend event offers educational training, demonstrations, and materials at no cost to the public to address specific needs and techniques for historic property owners in the Northern Kentucky region. 

The awarded was accepted by City of Covington historic preservation officer Christopher Myers, historic preservation advocate and consultant Margo Warminski, City of Bellevue assistant city administrator Jody Robinson (who co-founded the event), restoration specialist and event co-founder Beth Aderholt-Grindley, and City of Newport historic preservation officer Scott Clark, as well as Emily Bingham, daughter of the award's namesake.

-Staff report

Photo by Becky Gorman (provided)