Businesses and individuals are sponsoring Bourbon Barrels generously supplied by Beam Global, makers of Jim Beam and Makers Mark Bourbons and many other products. The barrels will be decorated by artists selected by the sponsors.
On Friday, September 7, kicking off the Kentucky State BBQ Festival weekend, the barrels will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Heart of Kentucky United Way.
Our first full day in Danville was gonna be a busy one to be sure, but it began on the mild side with a cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich at this great little coffeehouse on Main Street called The Hub. (It’s always so cool going into a small town and finding a hip, casual and quirky coffee shop where you can get a fine cup of java and sit, read a book, surf the web or just people watch.) We met the RV gang and our local contacts, and sat around a table and talked about the day ahead.
We decided we’d get started on a tour of Danville at the place where Kentucky itself was started. Kentucky was born in Danville after all, at a place now called Constitution Square, which is the site of the signing of Kentucky’s constitution back in 1792. We met there with local historian Carolyn Crabtree, who gave us a quick run-down on the history of the site and a tour of the replica buildings that had been built to capture the look and feel of those historic days gone by. We also got locked in the old jail there for a few minutes. The folks said they weren’t gonna let us out until we declared Danville KY the Best of the Road winner. 🙂
Best of the Road contest Rand McNally nominates Danville Kentucky as most beautiful town in USA
VIDEO below – The votes are in, and five teams will soon be making their way to 30 U.S. small towns ”six in each of five categories ”in the Best of the Road contest, sponsored by USA TODAY, Rand McNally and Travel Channel.
Popular vote and editors’ choices winnowed nearly 700 nominated locales and more than 60 amateur, two-person teams. On June 15, the selected teams will leave Washington, D.C. to seek out the most beautiful, most patriotic, friendliest, most fun or best for food town in the USA before winding up in Seattle on July 15.
We are Nikki and Dusty Green a married couple originally from a couple of small towns in the Texas Panhandle, where we lived and worked up until a few years ago. That’s when we decided to let our love for travel lead us down a new path in our lives. That path has since taken us across the country and around the world, and enabled us to experience new cultures, meet lifelong friends and see some of our planet’s most beautiful sights.
People nominate Danville Kentucky in Rand McNally Most Beautiful – see where they’re going. VIDEO.
The game is on, and the team that could help Danville win the title â€œMost Beautiful Small Town in Americaâ€ in the Rand McNally-USA Today Best of The Road contest is headed this way.
Although an exact arrival time is still subject to some whims of the winding road between Pennsylvania and Danville, husband and wife team Dusty and Nikki Green should roll into town this evening. Local officials plan to greet them with a small reception at Gov. Isaac Shelby’s former residence at Traveler’s Rest.
The Greens, who are going by the team name Two for the Road, during the competition, spent Sunday and Monday in Jim Thorpe, Pa., the first stop on their tour. In a phone interview Monday from Pennsylvania, Dusty said the couple are taking in as much as they can, while also documenting the trip through videos, blog posts and other forms of social media, and pausing to shoot segments for the Travel Channel.
Great American Brass Band Festival 2012 Danville Kentucky
welcome to the Great American Picnic, one of the highlights of the Great American Brass Band Festival 2012 Danville Kentucky. Perfect weather again brought record crowds this year. Doc Severinson was a star guest this year.
The Great American Brass Band Festival, a one-of-a-kind event committed to preserving brass band music through performance and education. The Festival seeks to showcase diversity in brass through a variety of genres, presentations and performances. In addition, the Festival is committed to bringing the best brass musicians in the world to its stage. Patrons enjoy performances, free of charge, in historic downtown Danville, Kentucky. GABBF.org
Danville KY author tells about his book on the Battle of Perryville
It was perhaps inevitable that Stuart Sanders of Danville would write a book about the Civil War. He grew up in Lexington, Va., where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is buried. Sanders is distantly related to Mary Todd Lincoln, the Lexington, Ky.-born wife of Civil War President Abraham Lincoln. Sanders’ great-great-grandfather was a Union surgeon at the Battle of Perryville on Oct. 8, 1862. Another distant relative fought with the Confederates at Perryville. And Sanders is former executive director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association.
Sanders, a 1995 graduate of Centre College, has written numerous articles about the Civil War and has contributed to books about the conflict. Now, as Perryville prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the battle, he has written his own book, Perryville Under Fire: The Aftermath of Kentucky’s Largest Civil War Battle (The History Press, $19.99). It tells how Perryville residents and citizens of nearby communities dealt with wounded and sick soldiers who filled homes, churches, schools, barns and sheds. “Many residents never recovered economically or psychologically from the aftermath,” Sanders writes.
The Herald-Leader sat down with Sanders at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort to talk about the book. An edited version of the interview follows.
Question: The nightmarish scenes you depict in the book might be some of the most horrific non-fiction I’ve……
City in running for ‘most beautiful small town’ Danville KY Voted Most Beautiful Town Rand McNally
Contestants in Rand McNally’s “Best of the Road Rally” competition will be in town next week to help decide whether Danville will wear the crown as America’s most beautiful small town. (Clay Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org / June 14, 2012)
By DAVID BROCK email@example.com 11:56 a.m. EDT, June 14, 2012
Danville KY’s looks have garnered some extra attention from the company that now puts towns on more than just its famous maps. Danville Kentucky Voted Most Beautiful Town Rand McNally.
Rand McNally’s Best of the Road Rally competition will be in town next week to help decide whether Danville KY will wear the crown as America’s most beautiful small town.
We won’t know all the specifics until Friday, but we really want people to understand how much potential this has and get excited about it, said Danville Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Jennifer Kirchner.
5:30-10 p.m. on Friday, June 8, and held on Main Street in Danville between the intersections of 3rd and 4th streets, including:
New Orleans/Mardi Gras food – Andouille, Gumbo, Shrimp and Grits, Red Beans and Rice, etc
tasty bayou-themed treats – Pralines and King Cake
Beers and Hurricane Drinks
Of course, it wouldn’t be an event on Brass Band weekend in Danville without some of the world’s top performers! The US Herald Trumpets will kick off the music portion of the night at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed with performances by New Orleans own Stooge’s Brass Band and Jack Brass.
This is the market we’ve all been waiting for – Danville, Kentucky.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Buying a home may never get any cheaper than this. Several housing experts are predicting that this year will be the last chance for bargain hunters to cash in on the best deals of the weak housing market. With home prices down 34% nationally since 2006 and mortgage rates at historic lows, homes have never been more affordable — but it won’t stay this way for much longer.
A number of factors will help bolster the housing market, he said, including a decline in the number of foreclosures and continued job growth. In addition, homebuyers will have better access to mortgages as they get their finances in order and improve their credit scores.