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Mission statement: The Kentucky Heritage Emergency Response Network (KHERN) prevents and mitigates the loss of cultural resources in the event of disasters by serving as a state-wide emergency management resource. KHERN bridges national and state resources to local arts and culture organizations and artists by providing:

  • emergency management information and trainings before, during, and after a disaster;
  • holding network member and participant meetings and convenings; and
  • advocating for the importance of supporting arts and culture emergency management for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Contact Email:

 Network Administrators: Leah Hamilton, Melissa Bond, Arden Barnes, Ruth Bryan