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Program Goals

The Cynthiana Main Street is an accredited Kentucky Main Street Program. It is based on a four-point approach developed by the National Main Street Center, a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The four components of the program are: Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring. The goal of this program is to encourage downtown revitalization and economic development within the context of historic preservation. 


Click here to access the Cynthiana Main Street, Inc. 20 year Revitalization Plan.


Downtown Beautification

  • Seasonal flowers

  • Repotting dead plants/shrubs

  • Host Downtown Clean-up Days

  • Fall decor on Main and Pike Street pots


Downtown Design and Streetscape

  • Developing Streetscape Design plans

  • Planning for additional trash cans

  • City Lot/Key Market Parking Lot Improvements, Beatification, & Signage

  • Collaborating with Cynthiana Arts Council on mural project

  • Working on selected abandoned buildings (historic preservation, supporting real estate, identifying potential business opportunities)



  • Develop digital newsletters and better means of communication between businesses to support community development and involvement.


Program Awareness

  • Increase downtown awareness and build community pride through social media presence.

  • Develop effective organization committee to better communicate with the community and explain the importance of the Main Street program.

Keep up with the latest updates by following Cynthiana Main Street on social media!

Current /Future Projects

Supporting Structure of CMS

  • Currently identifying new members to serve on committees

  • Moved CMS office to old Harrison Deposit Bank location, next to Chamber to foster a one-stop shop


Economic Development

  • Conducting Downtown Business Assessment/Analysis

  • Identifying business/community needs

  • Advocating for beautification/infrastrucure needs to draw and support businesses and resident to downtown area

  • Currently seeking and writing grants to support streetscape projects, facade improvements, and community events.



Grant Funding

  • Exploring Local Foods, Local Places grant; Levitt Amp grant, Renaissance on Main Grant, and more.

  • Ongoing research for historic preservation and infrastructure funding to support downtown Cynthiana.


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