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Preservation Awards set for Thursday

Awards will be presented Thursday to recognize preservation projects in Winchester and Clark County.

The program will be at 6:30 p.m. at Leeds Center for the Arts.

Nominations were accepted throughout February for the awards, which were relaunched in 2016 by the Winchester Historic Preservation Commission and the Winchester-Clark County Heritage Commission to honor pillars of preservation in the community.

Five awards will be presented this year, including two for completed site and building projects and three to people in the Craftsperson, for individuals or businesses offering skills for historic preservation in at least two projects in the community, and Champion, for individuals or agencies that have financed, developed or completed at least two new projects in the county, categories.

Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner and Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham will assist with the presentations.