LIBERTY - This city has joined others in the area designated as a Preserve America communities, and is in line to receive up to $250,000 in matching fund federal grants.
First Lady Laura Bush announced the designation Monday, according to a press release.
"Preserve American communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America's heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment," said Bush. "This new community designation program, combined with the Preserve America Presidential Awards and federal support, provides strong incentives for continued preservation of our cultural and natural heritage resources. I commend you for your commitment to preserving an important part of our nation's historic past for visitors, neighbors, and most importantly, our children."
Liberty is one of more than 35 Kentucky cities, including Danville and Harrodsburg, that have received a certificate of designation.
"I'm real proud we've been recognized," said Mayor Steve Sweeney, who along with the City Council, Arlen Sanders, executive director of the Economic Development Authority and the Main Street/Renaissance Kentucky Committee received the certificate.