Cynthiana Main Street should be chosen as the Next America's Main Streets Contest winner! Nestled in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Cynthiana's Historic Downtown district has improved over the last 2 years by leaps and bounds! Within the last year, we have increased our local businesses by adding 15 new merchants downtown, creating 10 new full time jobs and 24 new part time jobs. That also means, historic buildings have been improved to accommodate these merchants. Our community had over 10 facade projects completed in 2016 with private investment into downtown totaling $823,720. The public investment into our downtown district was $208,300. Cynthiana Main Street added 12 new trash cans in our downtown district to improve the cleanliness of our city. A mural of The Walking Dead characters has put Cynthiana on the map, bringing in thousands of visitors. Winning this contest would take Cynthiana to the next level and help us make our historic downtown more welcoming, user friendly and vibrant.