On Friday, March 14th the Kentucky’s Main Street© State Coordinator, Kitty Dougoud will be in Henderson to present Downtown Henderson Partnership with the award for best fundraiser “White on Main” Alfresco Dinner for 2013! Kentucky Main Street© is a division of the Kentucky Heritage Council which is the state office for historic preservation. Each year awards are given in a variety of categories to showcase the great work being done in Main Street© communities across the state.

“White on Main” alfresco dinner is fashioned after the original “Diner en Blanc”, the well-known pop-up picnic in Paris. The vision that comes to mind is lovely tables adorned in white linens and decorations while those attending are stylish in white attire. The event transforms the usual black pavement of the downtown into a magical candlelit evening under the stars. Tables are set along Henderson’s Main Street and are reserved. Attendees are encouraged to wear hats and creative attire lending to the artistic European theme of the evening.


A table decorating contest is held and winners are chosen from several different categories. Participants may bring their own meal or order from one of several downtown restaurants. The spirit of the event is a slow European-style dinner which includes an appetizer, main course, dessert and beverage. Live musical entertainment is provided throughout the evening. This event has become one of Downtown Henderson Partnerships most successful events. The state Main Street © program looks forward to seeing the growth of this activity and one day hopes to come and participate!

2014 Award Winners

Laura Peck —  February 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

Congratulations to our 2014 Award Winners

Commercial Design – Glen and Judy Stone

Residential Preservation ~ Dr. Jennifer Liles and Jamie Liles

Best Interior Rehabilitation Award – Weaver, Dalton and Associates Ameriprise Financial

Best Interior Rehabilitation Award  - Rookies Banquet Room and Restaurant

Volunteer of the Year – Donna Hatfield

2014 Heart of Downtown Winner Mr. Curt Hamilton



We would like to thank our speaker Jason Moore for making the breakfast such a wonderful event!

A huge thanks to our Board members for all of your help before and after. Thank you, to Rookies for hosting the event, Downtown Diner for catering the event and O’Daniels Flower Shop for the lovely centerpieces.

Last but not least we would like to THANK our sponsors: KYNDLE, Methodist Hospital, Ohio Valley Financial Group and Subway!!

DHP Artisan Market

Laura Peck —  February 18, 2014 — Leave a comment

A new and exciting event is planned for Downtown Henderson to kick off the summer.  The DHP Artisan Market will be May 31, 2014 from 10am to 5pm in Audubon Mill Park on Henderson’s beautiful riverfront.

The DHP Artisan Market is a way to build a strong economy,  celebrate our community and support small businesses and artists. We would like to introduce Henderson residents and visitors to a diverse selection of local products.

Artisan Market

We are looking forward to bringing this family friendly event to Downtown Henderson. If you are an artist or a  food vendor looking to showcase your products please visit www.dhpartisanmarket.com  for the rules and application. We are also looking for local musicians to play at this event.  For more information contact the DHP at 270-827-0016.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Laura Peck —  February 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and Downtown Henderson is the perfect place for a great gift or a delicious treat. You can find anything from jewelry, flower arrangements to something unique for your pet.

Our downtown retailers are ready to help you find that perfect gift! http://www.downtownhenderson.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Brochure2013_ShopDine.pdf

Valentines Horsefeathers

So many unique and awesome choices for Valentines Day at Horsefeathers Gifts  ~ 132 Second Street

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Great selection of beautiful treasures at Memories Past & Present  for your Valentine!
Visit Memories Past and Present and Memories Yarn Cafe and find the perfect gift!!

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Gabbi’s Dog Boutique has all of your Valentine’s Day needs for your little or big fur baby!!! 137 Second Street

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Pandora, Sorrelli, Spartina and tons more available for your Valentine at
Third Street House Gift Shop and Merle Norman Cosmetics! 307 Third Street


Get the jump on cupid and order early!! Fresh bouquets, balloons, plush, Vera Bradley, gift baskets and more available
at J’Petals Florals and Gifts located at 31 First Street!!

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Need some Valentine gift ideas? How about Love’s Promise lotion, Heart’s Desire Luxury Soap, Hugs & Kisses Luxury Soap, Body Scrub and Polish, heart shaped bath fizzies, lip treats. All available at LuciaSoapsEtc. LLC located at 115 First Street


Gorgeous handmade one of a kind pieces of jewelry and other gift ideas available at Studio 421 for your Valentine.  421 N. Main St.


Valentines at O’Daniels Flower Shop 127 N. Elm Street


110- A North Main Street us ready to rent. Check out this awesome loft space located in the Heart of Downtown Henderson. The rent is $850 per month, with water and sewer included. The apartment has washer/dryer hookups, 12-foot ceilings, and a true big- city loft feel.

Contact Curt Hamilton at 270-844-8205 if you are interested in the space.

Click the Gallery Below to see this newly renovated downtown space.