Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Historic Courthouse Now on National Register

Word has been received that the 166-year-old Livingston County, Kentucky courthouse and the slightly less younger clerks' offices have been approved to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Administered by the National Park Service and state historic preservation offices, the National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological resources deemed worthy of preservation. The National Register recognizes districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture.

The old courthouse and clerk's offices were nominated to the National Register by the Livingston County Historical and Genealogical Society. Many hours of hard work by the Preservation Committee resulted in this honor. Thanks are due to all who participated in the process.

The historical and genealogical society will host a Civil War Christmas Dinner on Friday, 9 December 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Citizen's Center, 508 Rudd Street, Smithland, Kentucky. Tickets are $10 with meals for children under six being free. Tickets may be purchased from the Log Cabin Research Center Monday-Friday between 1 and 4 p.m.. Call 270-928-4656 for additional information.

On the menu for the evening will be Knoth's BBQ with fixin's and some foot stompin' music. There will also be an auction and door prizes. Todd Hatton of WKMS radio, will be master of ceremonies. Guest speakers will be Tim Sheeks as General Grant; Billy Riley, Livingston County Attorney; Judy Wasko; Alex and Barry Whitworth and Berry Craig, well-known writer and professor at West Kentucky Community & Technical College. Civil War relics will be on display.

All proceeds will go toward the preservation of historical Livingston County property.

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