- Associated Press - Sunday, July 20, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The National Endowment for the Arts is giving $300,000 to four community development projects in Kentucky.

The grants come from the federal agency’s Our Town program, which awards funds to arts-based projects that contribute to the livability of communities nationwide.

In Cumberland, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College is getting $100,000 for a conference that focuses on emerging artists in southeast Kentucky.

The Appalachian Artisan Center of Kentucky in Hindman is receiving $75,000 for a project celebrating the history and artisanship of the dulcimer.

In Lexington, the North Limestone Community Development Corporation is receiving $75,000 to support the development of a cultural plan and public art for the North Limestone Corridor.

In Louisville, $50,000 will go toward the development of a model for integrating artists into the corporate sector.

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