Starting this week, local history will only be one cell phone call away.
On Friday, Winchester will open the state's first cell phone tour to kick off National Tourism Week and Historic Preservation Month. Kentucky's First Lady Jane Beshear will ring in the program at 10 a.m. on Depot Street.
"This will truly give a voice to our historic buildings and sites," said Nancy Turner, director of the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission. "We are thrilled to offer this cutting- edge technology to our tourists and residents allowing them to access history at their own pace."
Structured into 25 prompts, the program offers a self-guided walking tour with information on historic buildings in downtown Winchester. Tours will be accessible 24-hours a day by calling (859) 592-1622.