Harrodsburg First Turns 30!

Formalized in 1987, Harrodsburg First turns 30 this year!  We are proud to be one of Kentucky's oldest Main Street Programs!

Our Affiliations:

Our Leadership

Harrodsburg First is a grass-roots organization, led by local citizens who are invested in the success of our downtown.    To learn more about the Board of Directors and Committees, [click here]


Main Street is more than just a location to host the annual parade!  It's a destination.  It's a look into our past.  It's a philosophy.  


Main Street is a national movement that incorporates four principle areas that, when applied correctly, results in a successful, vibrant district.

The four principle areas are:

  • Design and Historic Preservation
  • Economic Development
  • Promotions and Events
  • Organization

Historic Preservation and Main Street

​​A Kentucky Main Street Program

​​​​​​​DOWNTOWN HARRODSBURG

Our Local Partners:


​Harrodsburg First seeks partnerships that will benefit not only the downtown, but the entire community.   Click on the names below to learn more about our partners!  


The Harrodsburg Mercer County Tourist Commission

Karen Hackett, Executive Director
488 Price Avenue | Diamond Point
859-734-2364

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/harrodsburgky

Twitter: @harrodsburgky  

The Harrodsburg Mercer County Industrial Authority

Richard "Dick" Webb, Executive Director

488 Price Avenue | Diamond Point
​859-734-0063


​The Mercer County Chamber of Commerce

Jill Cutler, Executive Director

1150 Danville Road, Suite 100 | Conover Education Center for Campbellsville University
859-734-2365

Facebook:  facebook.com/mercerchamberofcommerce

Twitter:  @MercerChamber

Instagram:  Mercer_chamber

James Harrod Trust

Chairman, Jerry Sampson

Facebook: facebook.com/jamesharrodtrust/

Twitter:  @jamesharrodtrust


Arts Council of Mercer County

Anessa Walsburger, Executive Director

120 South Main Street

​Facebook:  facebook.com/artscouncilofmercer/

​Twitter:  @mercerartsky


OUR VISION

Using the Main Street Four Point Approach, we strive to transform Downtown Harrodsburg into a vibrant district by capitalizing on our historic charm, diverse architecture, and small town character.

Formed in 1986 as a division of the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Landmark Association, Inc. to implement and administer a comprehensive downtown revitalization program under the National Main Street Program’s philosophy and approach.

In 1987, Harrodsburg First was selected as a Certified Main Street Program through the Kentucky Heritage Council and has since operated continuously as the community's primary downtown redevelopment agency.  

Since then, positive and consistent steps have been taken to encourage this revitalization and economic’ restructuring within the context of historic preservation.  


Our Reinvestment Statistics demonstrate our success with over $31,767,000.00 has been reinvested in the Downtown Commercial District.  


Harrodsburg First Main Street Program provides a full menu of services through the hard work of our Executive Director, Board of Directors and Committee members along with many active volunteers.

OUR MISSION

The Mission of Harrodsburg First Main Street Program is to promote, preserve and maintain Harrodsburg and Mercer County's historic assets and economic vitality, with a focus on the downtown central business district.

Harrodsburg First Main Street Program