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Communities (Parks, Churches, Schools, Realtors, Civic Organizations)
An interactive map to assist in your search of Hardin County's communities.
Community Improvement Corporations
Learn more about Community Improvement Corporations.
Kenton Historic Courthouse District
Discover more about the renovation and revitalization of the Courthouse District.
Downtown Businesses
A list of Downtown Businesses in Kenton.
Space Available
A list of available building spaces.
Learn how you can become a volunteer.
Discover more about the annual Downtown events.
Learn about the many projects that keep Downtown beautiful.


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Community Improvement Corporations

Community Improvement Corporations (CIC's) are economic development organizations with the purposes of: advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of a community or area; or facilitating the reclamation, rehabilitation, and reutilization of vacant, abandoned, tax-foreclosed, or other real property. CIC's can hold and manage vacant, abandoned, or tax-foreclosed real property pending its reclamation, rehabilitation, and reutilization; and can assist governmental entities and other nonprofit or for-profit persons to assemble, clear, and clear the title of property described above in a coordinated manner. CIC's can also promote economic and housing development in a county or region.

Community Improvement Corporations in Hardin County
Kenton CIC (Hardin County)
Village of Mt. Victory CIC
Village of Forest CIC
Village of Ada CIC

Kenton Historic Courthouse District

To support the renovation and revitalization of the Kenton Historic Courthouse District. The Kenton Historic Courthouse District also supports the businesses located in the downtown district, in an effort to promote the preservation of our beautiful downtown.

Downtown Businesses

Kenton Dental Care

Twirl Bridal

The LW by Twirl

Old City Hall Antique Mall

FLR Insurancenter

Gidge's Hair Studio


Huntington Bank

Walter 5

Custom Torso

Touch of Whimsy

Warehouse 13 Antiques & Fine Junque

Exclusive Hair Designs

Vapor Emporia

Price McElroy Funeral Home

The Hardin County Armory

Forbing Community Centre

Newland-Heydinger Insurance



Top Knot Salon

Ths. Jitterz Coffee Company

Depot No. 9

The Coterie

Head West

Root to Rise Yoga

Kenton Wildcuts

Verizon Wireless

The Junker

The Nerd Room

The Sweet Note



Brook's Tax Office



Kenton 3 Theatre

Hardin County Genealogy Society

Health Markets Insurance Agency

Rite Aid Pharmacy

Courthouse Annex

Hardin County Municipal Building

Hi-Point Home Health

Our Place Family Dining

McGrath Barber Shop

Fillin' Station

Liberty National Bank

Home Savings & Loan Co.

Space Available

Downtown Kenton

5 North Detroit Street

Contact: Fathom
Doug Olsen

Downtown Kenton

7 North Detroit Street

Contact: Century 21 Sunway Realty LLC

Downtown Kenton

11 North Detroit Street

Contact: Oakridge Realty & Auction Co.
Kathy Shepherd

Downtown Kenton

13 North Detroit Street

Contact: Oakridge Realty & Auction Co.
Kathy Shepherd

Downtown Kenton

19 North Detroit Street

Contact: Zimmerman Realty
Darlene Shick


We love volunteers!

Volunteers are a vital part of the Alliance. Without them, it would be impossible to accomplish our many projects and programs. There are so many opportunities to volunteer with the Alliance!  

Learn more about how you can become a volunteer, contact us at 419-673-4131!

We'd love to have you on board!


Eats on the Street Food Truck Fest

Food trucks and fun happen every July in Kenton's Historic Courthouse District.

Join us each year for all the festivities at Eats on the Street in Downtown Kenton. The fun and festivities include a variety of food trucks, draft and craft beer, wine, a playful and lively Kids' Zone, car and motorcycle show, live music and so much more!!!

Kenton Lions' Club Christmas Parade

Enjoy the wonder as Santa comes to Kenton!


Downtown Kenton Flower Project

Every spring, volunteers assemble to the Downtown Courthouse District to begin the beautification efforts. A variety of floral arrangements and seasonal décor are placed throughout the square. This offers visitors and locals a cheerful experience to the busy backdrop of downtown life.

Window Wonderland

Each December, we work to bring magic to Kenton Historic Courthouse District with the beautifully decorated windows of Window Wonderland around Courthouse Square.

Alliance Partners