Here's a tip of the hat to local doctors Madar Bux, Anjum Bux, Arthur Rivard and Thomas Serey who've taken on the job of developing a convention and conference center in the old Lowe's building off Perryville Road and the Danville Bypass.
The opening of a convention center will fill what has been a substantial gap in what the community can offer to both local and outside organizations and industries. If successful, the center will provide a substantial boost to the local economy in terms of both jobs at the center itself and the amount of money convention-goers would spend in the community.
While Danville lacks the kind of large hotel that gives big cities an edge in the convention business, that drawback could be overcome by using shuttle buses to move convention-goers to and from the more than 400 motel rooms in Boyle County and another over 400 just down the road in Mercer County. Furthermore, the more laidback atmosphere of this area might well provide a welcome respite for people accustomed to doing their conventioning in larger towns.