Kota Young, Princeton’s Main Street Manager, was in studio Tuesday morning to talk to WPKY about several things going on in and around Princeton.

Kota took the first few moments to thank all the downtown businesses who participated in his idea to decorate storefronts with pallet Christmas trees during the holiday season in 2016.

Kota then spoke about the street lamp banner project that is being headed by the Main Street Committee. He said that several years ago when the street lamps were purchased, the town purchased a few sets of flags, including the “Welcome to Historic Downtown Princeton” flag, for a price of $6,000 for each set of 35 flags. When the committee met and decided the town needed new flags they wanted to find a way to do so that was more cost effective. Janette Parent brought up the idea of the flags being made in the community and was able to take that idea and run with it. There will be a community sewing event July 29th at the UK Extension Office on Highway 62 West to make the first set of flags, which are themed “Tiger Pride” and are blue and gold tiger stripes. Sewers are still needed and if anyone is interested they can contact Janette Parent through the Facebook group, Princeton KY Banner Project, to sign up to help.

Kota then spoke about the “Hometown Harvest” farm to table dinner, with guest speaker Dale Faughn, that will be July 21st on the Adsmore lawn in downtown Princeton. The menu includes brisket, pork tenderloin, Caesar Salad, seasonal vegetables, and homemade ice cream and is all sourced from local farms. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the UK Extension Office until Friday, July 14th. Adsmore is giving group discounts to those who have purchased dinner tickets and will be giving tours before the dinner between 4:30 and 5:15pm, with registration for the dinner starting at 6 and the dinner starting at 6:30pm. In case of rain, the dinner will be moved from the Adsmore lawn to First Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center.

Kota then spoke about the updates he’s doing to Princeton’s website, princeton.ky.gov. He mentioned that he would be reaching out to all the businesses in Princeton to get information to put on the website, hopefully in time for the eclipse in August, so that visitors know what’s available in town. He then mentioned the recent addition of the Community Calendar on the website and told listeners that if anyone has an event they’d like to place on the calendar, email him at princetonkymainstreet@gmail.com, or call him at City Hall at 270-365-9575. Kota is also working on a “Plan Your Visit” tab which he hopes will help visitors enjoy their time in Princeton and return after their first visit.

You can catch the full interview with Kota Young below.