In South Central Kentucky, two hours north of Nashville, Tennessee, an hour and half southeast of Louisville, Kentucky, there’s a small, rural town that’s always dying. Hence the title, The Dying Town. You might be wondering what I mean. Can a town really, truly be dying? The answer is: yes. In order to revive it, we need some help, not just from our community, but from other places far from the little town tucked away in the heart of Kentucky. We need you. Yes, you! We need you to help spread the word about The Dying Town that we want resurrected.
Through the years, we have seen businesses spring up with hope in their hearts, and most of the folks in these parts are wondering how long they will make it. Six months? If they’re lucky, maybe a year? We have seen so many businesses come, then fade away into nothing. Old, empty buildings are decaying on the side of Highway 61. There’s a new business that’s opened up in The Dying Town, and we want them to succeed, but the reality is that we need help outside of our community.
I attended a concert in Summersville, Kentucky (The Dying Town) last night, and I have been to several venues in various states. You see, I’m a ramblin’ rose, I like to explore different places, see new things, and just experience life. I have been to the Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky, Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio, the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., and Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana to name a few. Up until last night, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville had been my favorite venue because it was smaller than the big venues with a crazy amount of people and nosebleeds seats at a ridiculous price. If I am going to pay to see a live concert, I want to actually be able to see the artist, which doesn’t mean on some massive screen hanging from a ceiling or by the stage. Ryman Auditorium felt like you were right there with the artist performing, and guess what, Green River Live was so much more than that. It was a small venue with great, comfortable seats that was laid back, fun, and truly enjoyable.
I had the pleasure of seeing the son of Lorrie Morgan and the late Keith Whitley perform, Jesse Keith Whitley, and he was great. When he sung his dad’s song, ‘Tell Lorrie I Love Her’, and his mom, Lorrie Morgan came out and hugged him – that was it for me. I was done and my heart ached for them both, and to see the love the mother and son have for each other echoed within me because it made me think of my boys. Here’s the video of the performance:
To top it off, Lorrie Morgan, performed and I loved her music before, but I love it even more now because the chick is hilarious! I didn’t think I would go to a concert for comedic relief, but it happened, and I loved it. Here is a video, which showcases a small piece of her humor.
How can you NOT love her, right? So, help a The Dying Town be resurrected and check a few places out in Summersville, Kentucky, and share this post to get the word out. Not only is there Green River Live, but we have the Skyline Drive-In, which you can see two movies for $7 for adults and $4 for a child, and the concession stand won’t break your pocketbook. Grab a bite to eat and browse the goodies at The Caterpillar Crossing. We are also near Green River Lake if you like to fish or just take a cruise on the lake. You can also rent kayaks or canoes and float down the river. There are cabins for rent near the paddle trail in Greensburg, Kentucky, and I promise, it will be one of the most peaceful, nicest counties you have ever visited.
Here are a few websites:
Green River Live: https://www.greenriverlive.com/
Skyline Drive-In: http://www.skylinedrivein.com/
The Caterpillar Crossing: https://www.facebook.com/thecaterpillarcrossing/
Here is a romance novel based in Kentucky: