Former Heritage Council Director Honored

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky Heritage Council executive director and state historic preservation officer David Morgan has received a high honor.

Morgan was named recipient yesterday of the Ida Lee Willis Memorial Preservation Award, given annually for excellence in the preservation of Kentuckys historic and cultural resources. The award was the highest honor given during the 29th annual foundation awards ceremony, which took place at the Henry Clay Hotel in downtown Louisville. The recently restored building was also honored with a Preservation Project Award.

Morgan was cited for 22 years of service as Kentucky state historic preservation officer, serving from 1984 through this past December, and for the strong foundation of preservation achievements during his tenure.

Other preservation awards went to: Bourbon County Fiscal Court in Paris for the Bourbon County Courthouse dome and the Cathedral Commons Development, L-L-C for the Howard-Hardy House in Louisville.

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