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The Kentucky State of Mind

Kentucky is as much a state of mind as it is a place on the map. World famous for its picturesque countryside, it’s Kentucky’s special brand of Southern hospitality – the uncontrived easiness of the Bluegrass way – that keeps people coming back for more. Combined with the understated sophistication for which Boyle County is known, the appeal is enormous … and irresistible!

Danville, the Boyle County seat and the area’s largest town, was recently voted one of the best small towns in America by Time Magazine and features a national award winning Main Street. Favored not only with a good location (85 miles from Louisville, 40 miles from I-75 and 35 miles from Lexington’s Bluegrass Field commercial airport), but also with a certain urbanity and style, Danville, according to one native, “is proof that small town does not mean small time.”

Cases in point: the greater Danville area is home to one of the nation’s top 50 liberal arts colleges, Centre College– its acclaimed Norton Center for the Arts draws an international roster of acclaimed artists in music, dance and other performing arts. Corporations from around the world have chosen to do business here as well, including Matsushita (Panasonic), Caterpillar, Hobart, R.R. Donnelley (one of the largest printers in the world), American Greetings, and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center . While the Danville and Boyle County Public schools provide an excellent foundation of learning, much touted by area families. To discover more about the Danville area, go to or click on any of the related links below.

Nearby Perryville is renowned as a pivotal battle site of the Civil War. Rich in history, tradition and beauty, the entire town of Perryville was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. A prospering farm community for decades, Perryville now boasts some of Kentucky’s most coveted farms and home sites.

Burgeoning as well is Junction City. The early intersection point of two railroads, this quaint locale was already a bustling town in the 1900’s. Now, one of the most desirable “bedroom communities” of Danville, Junction City maintains its old world charm.

From Harrodsburg to Bardstown, Berea to Marion County, each community exhibits an allure all its own. Throughout the area there is an abundance of shops, restaurants, landmarks, recreational activities, local attractions and accommodations – all complementing the unparalleled scenery and hospitality to prove that this is truly the “Class of the Bluegrass!