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Arts Council Requests Funds From City Commission

Arts Council Calls Investment In Arts An Investment In Harrodsburg’s Growth

Kevin Meredith was presented with the city’s Pioneer Award and Gov. Matt Bevin’s American Volunteer Award by Mayor Art Freeman Monday night.

Robert Moore

Herald Staff

Members and supporters of the Arts Council of Mercer County went before the Harrodsburg City Commission Monday night to ask for increased funding. Local artist Laura Sullivan, who acted as a spokeswoman for the group, said small cities from Paducah to Pikeville were using local art to revitalize their economy. Sullivan said art and a vibrant community of local artists helps to attract more residents to an area.

“When you have arts downtown, people come,” Sullivan said. “Some would call artists a high yield strategy.”

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