I can only speak for myself as a local Realtor and long-time preservationist but I am not for uncontrolled growth in Danville and Boyle County. The unique character of our community and careful planning by our city and county officials and civic leaders have given Danville national titles as of "One of the Best Small Towns in America," "A Great Place for Place for Retirees," and the designation as one of the top Main Street Programs in the country by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Also, the impact of Centre College and McDowell Regional Medical Center cannot be forgotten. Increasingly, more families and businesses are relocating to Danville and all of Boyle County from out-of-state as well as from other counties in Kentucky, which have been paved over and the unique nature of the community destroyed.
Danville and Boyle County have never really faced the challenges of reinventing ourselves that many other small towns in Kentucky and elsewhere have faced due to our earlier civic leaders being willing to work with our citizens to protect our heritage while promoting economic development, tourism and historic preservation. Our wonderful older homes and farmsteads, churches, schools, commercial buildings and landscape cannot be replicated and need to be preserved and used by future generations. A famous writer once said, "A known past and a sense of place opens the doors of the mind."