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Harrodsburg Named One Of
“50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America”


The continued efforts of the Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission in marketing Harrodsburg to a national audience has garnered another accolade for our community! Best Choice Reviews, a company that sifts through information to find the best of everything, has selected downtown Harrodsburg as one of “50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America”. 

Ranked as #41, Harrodsburg is the only Kentucky city to appear on the list!  The prominent directory promotes the idea that small town America is alive and well across the entire United States.  Numerous small towns have become gathering places for residents and visitors across the country and many downtowns have rich history and culture attached to them.  Central business districts typically offers places to shop, unwind, dine, attend festivals, hear music and so much more. 

The entire list can be viewed at http://www.bestchoicereviews.org/50-best-small-town-downtowns-in-america/

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Diamond Point Foundation enters in agreement to sell property

diamondpointDiamond Point will soon have a new owner.  The Board of Directors for the Diamond Point Foundation has entered into an agreement to sell the property to the Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission.

Citing that financial constraints prompted the sale of Diamond Point, Executive Director Julie Wagner states, “We are pleased to enter into this agreement with the Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission.  The property will be in good hands and we are confident that the Tourist Commission will preserve and protect this historic icon.” 

A combination of local, state and federal dollars were used in the restoration of Diamond Point.  Federal funds of approximately $570,000 require that the property remain open to the public and must house a visitor’s center in perpetuity.  The use of both state and federal funds also required that a preservation easement be placed on the deed to ensure that the property is protected from damaging alterations.   

Wagner said, “Our staff and committees look forward to focusing our energy on the continued growth and enhancement of the downtown and we are excited about the future.”  

Proceeds from the sale will be reinvested back into the downtown district in such a manner as to continue the growth and development of the district.  Once the property has transferred ownership, the board will create a process and plan for how these dollars will be used.

Transfer of property is expected to take place in February 2015.

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Harrodsburg Accredited by National Main Street Center

Harrodsburg First has received national accreditation from the National Main Street Center. This is the second consecutive year that Harrodsburg has achieved this goal, under the leadership of executive director Julie Wagner.

One of Wagner's goals when hired in 2012 was to bring the program back into state and national compliance.


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