A Kentucky Main Street Program
The Kindness Rock Project
Join Harrodsburg First in the Kindness Rock Project! Harrodsburg First has purchased 60 pounds of river rock for residents to paint and place around the downtown areas. With all the sadness, negativity and hostility - this project brings a bit of kindness to anyone who stumbles on a painted rock! Learn More here
Oktoberfest Harrodsburg! Wins State Award!
Oktoberfest recognized by the Kentucky Heritage Council State Main Street Office as the best Main Street Festival for 2016! Harrodsburg First was recognized at the April 20, 2017 board meeting, with an award presentation by state coordinator, Kitty Dougoud.
Harrodsburg First Main Street Program announces 2016 Investment Statistics
2016 investment statistics show measured growth in downtown Harrodsburg. To read more[click here]
Facade Improvement Program announced for downtown buildings
Diamond Point Foundation, James Harrod Trust and Harrodsburg First Main Street Program announces the availability of funds for facade improvements. Properties in the defined downtown district are eligible for funds to improve the exterior fronts, sides and rears of buildings as long as work complies with the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation and the City of Harrodsburg Board of Architectural Review Design Guidelines. For more information, [click here]
Harrodsburg awarded a grant from LGE/KU for trees
A special thanks to LG&E and KU for helping us grow! We received a grant from the company’s Plant for the Planet program, allowing us to increase the population of healthy trees for years to come.[read more]
Harrodsburg Submits Application for $381,778 in Streetscape Improvements
The City of Harrodsburg submitted a Transportation Alternatives Program Grant requesting $381,778 for improvements along US 127 (S. College Street). The project will be considered Phase 2 of Harrodsburg’s Streetscape Enhancement Program. [read more]
Harrodsburg receives $ 457,208 in Federal Transportation Funds
Harrodsburg First is pleased to announce that the City of Harrodsburg has been awarded federal funds to complete sidewalks and pedestrian improvements on US 68 from E. Harlow Elementary to the downtown district. [read more]
Free WI-FI Coming to Downtown Harrodsburg, Compliments of Blue Zoom Wireless
Thanks to Blue Zoom High Speed Wireless and Internet Solutions, Main Street Harrodsburg will soon offer free WIFI. Visitors to downtown Harrodsburg can access free Wi-Fi on mobile and digital devices in shops and areas on Main Street between Broadway and Mooreland Streets. Expanding Wi-Fi in the city is part of Blue Zoom's efforts to support the growing technology and economic development needs within the city. Equipment will be attached to the City's water tower and additional equipment to 12 buildings to send the signal up and down Main Street. Both Harrodsburg First Main Street Program and the Mercer County Community Endowment contributed funds toward the equipment.
Harrodsburg Named one of “50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America”
The continued efforts of the Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission in marketing Harrodsburg to a national audience has garnered another accolade for our community! Best Choice Reviews, a company that sifts through information to find the best of everything, has selected downtown Harrodsburg as one of “50 Best Small Town Downtowns in America”.
Ranked as #41, Harrodsburg is the only Kentucky city to appear on the list! The prominent directory promotes the idea that small town America is alive and well across the entire United States. Numerous small towns have become gathering places for residents and visitors across the country and many downtowns have rich history and culture attached to them. Central business districts typically offers places to shop, unwind, dine, attend festivals, hear music and so much more. The entire list can be viewed at http://www.bestchoicereviews.org/50-best-small-town-downtowns-in-america/