This Just Happened, a weekly roundup (Preservation Kentucky Leader Awards edition)

Check out PK's 2013 Preservation Leader Award winners listed below!

Shameless plus: Some local history blogger got a write-up by Cheryl Truman as part of her UnCommonwealth series. [Herald-Leader]

Who didn't see this coming? The last block of Fourth Street (adjacent to the future BCTC site) is going two-way. More two ways are coming? [Herald-Leader]

The childhood home of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, located on Lexington's Main Street, will be featured Monday (4/22, 9:00 PM) on CSPAN's series, "First Ladies: Influence and Image." [KYForward]

A free tour of Louisville's segreated history will occur on Tuesday. [Courier-Journal]

Georgetown's Toyota plant will expand to begin production of a Lexus model [NYTimes]

And last night in Covington, Preservation Kentucky presented their 2013 Preservation Leader Awards to:
  • Linda Bruckheimer Award for Excellence in Rural Preservation: Jess and Angela Correll, Stanford
  • Edith Bingham Award for Excellence in Preservation Education: Northern Kentucky Restoration Weekend, Bellevue, Covington, and Newport
  • Christy and Owsley Brown Exemplary Public Service to Preservation: State Representative Arnold Simpson, Covington; County Judge James L. "Buddy" Gallenstein, Mason County; and State Representative Tanya Pullin, Greenup County
  • David L. Morgan State Historic Preservation Tax CreditWhiskey Row Lofts, Louisville (Excellence in Commercial Rehabilitation); John David and Mary Helen Myles, Shelby County (Excellence in Residential Rehabilitation); and Beth Johnson, Covington (Excellence in Residential Rehabilitation)
  • Barbara Hulette Young Preservation Leader: Chad Needham, Lexington
  • Sutherland Award for Excellence in Environmental Preservation: Marksbury Farm, Garrard County; Gill Holland and Augusta Brown Holland for Nulu Business District, Louisville; and Tim Peters and Lois Mateus for Nulu Business District, Louisville
  • Helen Dedman Award for Excellence in Preservation Advocacy: Helen Dedman