A few days ago, I saw a tweet from Kentucky.com. Their updates are always tweet-worthy, so I always check them out. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to give them a follow (@heraldleader). This particular tweet led to a great article: 10 New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Kentuckian. I devoured it right away and I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
I loved all 10, but one of my favorites was Number 3: Visit a Small-Town Downtown.
Personally, I’m more than a little obsessed with downtowns – whether they’re big and beautiful like Louisville, Lexington, Owensboro, or Paducah or small and charming like Winchester, Morgantown, Grand Rivers, or Madisonville – I tend to think of city’s downtown as its heart. When I saw this “resolution,” I thought, “Holy cats! I’m all over this one!”
A city’s downtown will tell you its history. Not only will you often find historical signs and markers, if you look closely at the buildings you’ll see architecture from by-gone eras (like the picture below from Morgantown, Ky.). I get a really big kick out of these. A cool goal for 2014 would be to see how many downtowns you can see for yourself.
Take pictures, go into shops and talk to the locals (as you shop) and – by all means – find yourself a downtown diner for lunch.
Read the great article on Kentucky.com for yourself. It’s must read for all Kentuckians – 10 New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Kentuckian