Governor’s Awards in the Arts livestreamed for first time 

Published 12:42 pm Monday, January 22, 2018


News release

FRANKFORT — For anyone who’s interested in supporting the Norton Center for the Arts as it is given a special award from the governor’s office on Feb. 2, you can watch it all go down live even if you can’t get off work. 

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This year, the presentation of the Governor’s awards in the Arts will be livestreamed for the first time. The ceremony is planned for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 2 at the Executive Mansion.

A link to view the livestream of the awards’ presentation will be available on Gov. Bevin’s official Facebook page on the day of the event. 

The Governor’s Awards in the Arts ceremony, coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council in cooperation with the Governor’s Office, is an invitation-only event.

Norton Center for the Arts won the Community Arts Award. Other winners include: 

• Milner Award – Ruthie Bale, Barren County

• Artist Award – Roger Cooper, Lewis County

• Business Award – Kroger-Louisville Division, Jefferson County

• Education Award – RiverPark Center, Daviess County

• Folk Heritage Award – Jennifer Zurick, Madison County

• Government Award – Lexington Parks & Recreation, Fayette County

• Media Award – Western Kentucky University Mountain Workshops, Warren County

• National Award – jahi chikwendiu, native of Fayette County

• Emerging Artist – Jordan Smith, native of Harlan County

• Youth Artist – Adrian Partridge, Fayette County

Nominations from the public for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts are accepted annually by the Kentucky Arts Council, which recommends honorees to the governor.