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The Kentucky Main Street Program recognized Lebanon resident, Kenny Marrett, as their 2011 Volunteer of the Year. The award was presented at their annual conference Jan. 25 in Frankfort.
In presenting the award Becky Gorman, the Main Street Coordinator for the Kentucky Heritage Council, noted Marrett’s contributions, donations and efforts to improve Lebanon’s Main Street and the businesses that are located in the downtown area. Gorman mentioned Marrett’s efforts to obtain street lighting, the formation of the Downtown Restaurant Association, the development of the Heart of Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ Musicfest and the recognition for the Main Street’s Dickens Christmas Celebration. Gorman also recognized Marrett for his work and contributions to Christmas in the Park and his efforts to direct the Bourbon Chase into the Main Street area.
This is the second year that the Kentucky Main Street Program has given an award for the Volunteer of the Year.
There are 78 Main Street programs that are part of the Kentucky Main Street Program and Lebanon’s program is administered by Mary Lou Brock, a Kentucky Certified Main Street Manager.