The Indiana National Guard JAGS have announced
they will work with the Friends of the Holt Home, Inc. to make
the historical facility a national meeting place for the Judge
Advocate General corps.
Roger Wilson, legal administrator
for the Indiana guard’s 38th Division, made the announcement
recently after the guard’s onsite training program at the Holt
Home March 5. Fort Knox apparently will assist with that effort.
Since 2011, the work of making the Breckinridge County
structure a national meeting place has been in progress.
Friends of the Holt Home, Inc. have led that project and
continue efforts to preserve and protect the structure.
With the beginning of the spring season, many improvements have
been made. Historic sidewalks have been uncovered, all front
windows restored along with the pediments above them. With a
grant, the Friends group has installed a security system for the
home and cleaned the fence rows and grounds. Recently,
permission was received to utilize the Save America’s Treasures
Grant ($150,000 grant, 50-50 match) for restoration on the back
of the home. This will be accomplished during the summer.
addition, a concrete wall around the front porch (not original)
has been removed. The Friends also have installed new picnic
tables and a fence has been removed for restoration.
consultant, Kim Nyberg, has been employed to develop a site use
plan for the home. That activity has been funded by a grant from
the National Trust of Historic Preservation.
Home received a $500,000 Transportation Enhancement Grant for
Phase II renovation from Kentucky and with assistance from Gov.
Stephen Beshear’s administration and a $199,000 Tax credit (same
as cash) from the Kentucky Heritage Council/ State Preservation
Office. Work is expected to begin in 2017.
Breckinridge County elementary schools visited for a living
history day April 12, and Friends President Susan Dyer was the
key speaker for the Jefferson County (Ind.) Civil War Round
Table Gordon Whitney Memorial Dinner May 13. A second wedding
has been schedule at the Holt Home and will be conducted June 4.
Also, Mrs. Dyer is continuing to work on “The New Jewel in
Kentucky’s Civil War Crown,” a follow-up book on how the Holt
Home has been saved.
The 8th Annual Holt Home
Community Day is scheduled Sept. 24. The keynote speaker is
David L. Morgan, former executive director at the Kentucky
Heritage Council/ State Preservation Office. Morgan now serves
as a resource agent for the Holt Home.
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located at 6205 Highway 144 in Hardinsburg.
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270-756-0268 or 270-756-2573.
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striving to make Judge Holt’s home again “The showplace of
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