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Ghost tours start this weekend in historic Perryville
By DAVID BROCK
PERRYVILLE — A town with Perryville’s history is bound to have its share of things that go bump in the night. Starting Friday, people can try to get in touch with the spooky side of the little city on the Chaplin River.
Terry Goode is starting Haunted Perryville, a tour that combines history with ghost stories about a town that has plenty of both.
“I have had this in mind for a great while and have really been thinking hard about it for the last two years,” Goode said. “It didn’t seem possible until I just decided to go ahead and do it. I want to give people a lot of Read more…
The Civil War Preservation Trust, a nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, has donated 54 acres associated with the October 1862 battle of Perryville to the state of Kentucky for the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.
“The gift of this land will provide an enriched experience for Read more…
PERRYVILLE — Leaders in Perryville hope to revitalize the city’s downtown area with a historically respectful makeover, and they’re getting a bunch of help from a few University of Kentucky students with volunteer spirits.
The new downtown Perryville, as imagined by the four UK students, features a boardwalk with a cafe, a dock for fishing behind city hall, a pedestrian walkway over the river, a new farmers market building, a visitors center and a Read more…
Following four years of research and preparation, husband and wife Danielle and Miller Montague opened MonTea in Lexington, Ky., Nov. 16, 2009. The shop’s tagline is, “Featuring Elmwood Inn Fine Teas,” and it reflects a unique partnership between a retailer and wholesaler.
Both Danielle Montague and Bruce Richardson, owner of Elmwood Inn in nearby Perryville, Ky., described their partnership as a loose one, based on Read more…
By HERB BROCK
Boyle County has more than its share of food marts and convenience stores. Like churches, it seems there is one on every corner. And just about all welcome a variety of customers, from locals to travelers.
But every one of these little stores is unique, and Mr. Miser is Perryville certainly fits that description.
There aren’t many of these marts who can say their Read more…
Songwriter Kendall Hayes was born in Perryville, KY on October 6, 1935. His most notable song was “Walk On By” that LeRoy Van Dyke made popular, then it was recorded by more than 150 artists – memorable to most by Dionne Warwick. read more on that here
here is his obituary that ran in the New York Times:
Kendall L. Hayes; Songwriter, 59
Published: February 15, 1995
DANVILLE, Ky., Feb. 14— Kendall L. Hayes, a country-music songwriter whose song “Walk On By” was recorded by 150 artists, died on Friday at his home here in Danville, Kentucky. He was 59.
The cause was liver cancer, his family said.
Mr. Hayes, whose other big hit was “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” recorded by Johnny Wright, also performed in Grand Ole Opry roadshows in the 1960’s.
In 1961, Leroy Van Dyke’s version of “Walk On By” was No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s country singles chart for 19 weeks, and reached No. 5 on the pop chart.
Billboard named the Van Dyke recording the top-charting country record of all time in its 100th-anniversary edition, published in November. “Walk On By” was also recorded by Asleep at the Wheel, Donna Fargo and the rockabilly artist Robert Gordon.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Danville; two sons, James, of Lexington, Ky., and Michael, of Fort Worth, and a brother, Harman, of St. Louis.