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Renaissance on Main Street

The strength of Greensburg’s Renaissance on Main program is its collaboration with partners in the promotion and revitalization of downtown Greensburg.

The following organizations were recruited as
partners for our program:



·       Green Tourism

·       Green County Historical Society

·       Greensburg Arts Council

·       Community Problem Solvers

·       Civic Club

·       Greensburg Rotary Club

·       Green County Volunteer Fire Department and EMS

·       Green County School District

·       Greensburg - Green County Chamber of Commerce

·       Greensburg/Green County Industrial Foundation

·       Nature Conservancy (Green River Chapter)

·       the Kentucky Waterways Alliance


Greensburg Renaissance on Main has identified two areas’ to be targeted for economic development: the Green River and the area’s historic records and buildings. The above partners are jointly focused on these assets. 

Teen Council:

One of our most effective committees is the Teen Council. This group is comprised of students from Green County Middle School and Green County High School; many of these students participate in the award winning Community Problem Solving Team. As ambassadors for our program, these students:


·       give historical walking tours of Greensburg

·       work information booths at different events

·       run errands during events

·       greet and meet dignitaries and touring groups

·       help decorate for events, help set up staging, give audio-visual assistance, use technical abilities to design and create brochures and assistance in the reproduction of pictures and documents

·       give presentations to local, regional, and state conferences and groups


Major Goals: 

1.     Increase heritage tourism. Green Tourism, a sub-committee of Greensburg ‘s Renaissance on Main, has sought support for heritage tourism through:

o    Southern and Eastern Kentucky Tourism Development Association (SEKTDA). Partnering with SEKTDA has resulted in the development of a resource inventory; inclusion in the 511 Call Center; relocation of utilities to underground; a tourism video and shortened video format for CD-R and DVD; local directional signage to attractions; a feasibility study, materials for two river access ramps, a brochure, raw materials and signage for and marketing materials for the development of the Green River Paddle Trail; an artisans brochure, a CD & brochure for a driving and walking tour; sponsoring journalist and photojournalists visits to Greensburg; and Cumberland Cultural Heritage Scenic By Way monies for wayside exhibits, a gazebo to house rack cards, and redbud trees.

o    Preserve America Program. As a Preserve America Community, Greensburg on Main has applied for funding of the development of a digital repository for historic records to boost heritage tourism.

o    the Hwy. 68/80 Initiative and John Hunt Morgan Trail Initiative.  Hwy.68/80’s 400 Mile Sale and the John Hunt Morgan Trail bring travelers through and into the Renaissance district.





Contact
Community Development Coordinator
Email

110 W. Court St.
Greensburg, KY 42743

Ph: 270-932-4298
Fx: 270-932-7778

Hours
8:00a - 4:00p CST

Bridging the Past and the Future