Two local residents have been named to the most prominent cultural preservation council in the state.
Stephen L. Collins and Darlene J. Brown, both of Shelbyville, have been appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Heritage Council.
The council, which is tasked with identifying, preserving and protecting the cultural resources of Kentucky, is made up of 16 members from across the state.
The council members work to preserve the buildings, structures, farms and landmarks in Kentucky that are historically significant.