Blue Grass Trust Awards for Preservation Go To...

BGT deTour Committee Members Griffin Van Meter, Jason Sloan, Peter
Brackney, and Rachel Alexander along with BGT President Linda Carroll

On Sunday, the members of The Blue Grass Trust gathered at the Hunt-Morgan House in historic Gratz Park for the annual meeting and presentation of the Annual Preservation Awards. Recipients included:

Preservation Craftsman Awards to Laryn Karsnitz; Many Moons Designs (Tommy & Laura Whitaker). These were given to building industry craftsman exhibiting a strong commitment to quality craftsmanship for historic buildings.

Public Service to Preservation to Lindy Casebier, Deputy Secretary of Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet and Acting State Historic Preservation Officer; Fayette County Public Schools. Awards given to government agency or official for service to preservation movement or to a specific project.

Clay Lancaster Heritage Education Award to Douglas Boyd, Ph.D., for Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community. Award given to individual or group for service in researching and disseminating information about the central Kentucky region.

Barbara Hulete Award: Dave Shuffett for efforts in the preservation of central Kentucky's history, heritage, built environment, landscape, archaeological resources, sense of community or significant endeavors.

Lucy Shropshire Crump Award to the BGT deTours Steering Committee which is comprised of Molly Eblen, Jason Sloan, Rachel Alexander, Peter Brackney, Brandon Warren, and Griffin Van Meter. This award goes to those who have provided exemplary service to The Blue Grass Trust throughout the year. Of course, we're a little biased toward this award as the ranks of this site cross over with the Steering Committee.

Lucy Graves Advocacy Awards went to Jessamine County Judge Executive Wm. Neal Cassity and Magistrate George W. Dean for exhibiting advocacy leadership in supporting the historic preservation movement in central Kentucky.

Betty Hoopes Award to Chris Ertel. This award goes recognizes a volunteer from the Antiques and Garden Show.

Clyde Reynolds Carpenter Adaptive Re-Use Awards went to Parlay Social, TRUST Lounge and the Russell School Community Center. The individuals or groups exhibited outstanding efforts toward the rehabilitation or adaptive re-use of a building or buildings within central Kentucky.

John Wesley Hunt Award for an individual's lifetime service to the preservation movement in central Kentucky went to Barbara Hulette.

Congratulations to all the recipients!