HARRODSBURG - Two organizations have applied for a $250,000 Renaissance City grant from the state.
Representatives of James Harrod Trust for Historic Preservation and Wilderness Trace YMCA made presentations Thursday to members of Harrodsburg First.
Harrodsburg First is the city's Main Street program, and its board will make a recommendation on the grant application Aug. 26 to Harrodsburg City Commission.
Dr. David Dolen, who spoke on behalf of the trust for the restoration of Dedman Drugstore on Main Street, and Carrie Perkins, the YMCA's executive director, who is seeking funds to help restore the old armory on College Street, were friendly rivals during their presentations.
"We want your choice to be the one that will bring the money to Harrodsburg," Perkins said.
While the armory was built in 1941, it is historic in large part because the Mercer County men who ended up in the Bataan Death March came through that building on their way into serving their country in World War II.