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26Feb

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…


25Jan

Monday, 25 January 2010
by Heidi Kyser

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…


25Jan

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…



13Jan

The long awaited Historic Perryville decals are in and one of our County’s finest, Jody Lassiter wanted the first set sold.

Show your Spirit, Pride and Support  http://www.HistoricPerryville.com this site is new, popular and growing.  We will be adding sponsored links on here for local businesses – call me or email and we will get your business on there.

This is not a “for profit” site per se, this is a site to Read more…


13Jan

You’ve passed by them, often times without thinking – the historical markers that stand by the roads and highways around the US

(and other countries). These document are history with some perspectives that books often fail to provide. To me, a marker helps place the facts within the geographic setting that is often poorly understood within the simple black and white texts in the books. Click Here For Kentucky’s Historic Markers


31Dec

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.


31Dec

The latitude of Perryville is 37.650N. The longitude is -84.951W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.

Now you know!   :-)

Also, a good place to find us is in the center of the state, about 8 miles west of Danville, Kentucky and 35 miles south of Lexington, KY – one of Kentucky’s favorite cities.


28Dec

History :

During the final stages of the American Revolution, James Harbeson and a group of settlers crossed the blue mountains of Virginia and found their way into the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Finding a suitable site alongside the Chaplin River, the settlers built a fort next to a spring and cave. This fort, dubbed Harbeson’s Station after its founder, was the precursor to modern-day Perryville. The settlers farmed the east bank of the Chaplin River. When troubles with local Indians arose, they would flee across the water and into the cave to seek shelter from attack. The cave, which can still be viewed today, formed the settlers’ first line of defense. One day James Harbeson failed to reach the mouth of the cave in time. Local legend holds that Harbeson disappeared. His head, however, Read more…


26Dec

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By BARRY NEWMAN of the WSJ  

LEXINGTON, Ky. — There are two tea-party movements in America. One favors low taxes, small government and patriotic feeling. The other favors fine china, orange pekoe and cordial chitchat.

The two have coexisted uneasily since Dec. 16, 1773, when antitax demonstrators dumped 342 chests of quite drinkable tea into Boston Harbor. Lately, tea dumpers have touched off a raucous revival. But tea sippers, enjoying a genteel revival of their own, aren’t showing the dumpers much sympathy.

“I’m promoting tea parties — just not that kind of tea party,” says Bruce Richardson, who lives in Perryville, a village 45 miles southwest of here. For a living, he imports tea, publishes books about tea and teaches tea-brewing and tea-party proprieties.

Read more…