There is no longer a grocery store in downtown Danville, Kentucky. In practical terms, this means that the many people living within a mile of the flowers and fountain at Weisiger Park must travel by car to purchase their groceries.
Now, in any ordinary definition of a town we associate things like a courthouse, a restaurant, or a service station.
We are entitled to say that without such places a town could not be said to exist.
This is certainly true for a supermarket: without a supermarket a town is incomplete and ill-defined.
Many citizens of Danville hope this situation is temporary.
We hope that city officials continue to turn their thoughts to attracting a grocery store to our downtown.
The alternative is for us to grow slowly and inevitably accustomed to what has been, in fact, a great loss.