Company’s comin’ and the people who live in this small, central Kentucky hamlet of 16,000 can hardly wait.
On Thursday evening, the town’s cultural epicenter — private Centre College, enrollment 1,340 — will be host to the only debate between vice presidential candidates Republican Paul Ryan and incumbent Democrat Joe Biden.
“Absolutely! We’re thrilled,” exclaimed Jan Nallinger when asked outside the Maple Tree Gallery on Main Street if the community welcomed the influx of visitors and hordes of media. “Why wouldn’t we be? This is grand and we’re just tickled to death!”
Like any hospitable host, Danville is sprucing up. Behind Nallinger the Maple Tree Gallery’s windows were decked out in red, white and blue bunting, merchandise and an official debate poster — “The Thrill in the ‘Ville.”
Next door at Karamel Kreations Gourmet Caramel and Gifts, owner Beth King and her husband, Jeff, are dipping caramel covered apples in red, then white and finally blue chocolate.
Down the block, Chris Corman and another worker are carefully painting an overhead street sign supporting structure black.
For the full story, read the Oct. 9 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.