WILMORE, Ky. (May 21, 2018) — More than 2.5-million people around the world learned something today that those in Wilmore and Asbury University have known for a long time: Wilmore is the nicest place in Kentucky.
In a story released on the Readers’ Digest Web site about the “Nicest Places in Every State,” Wilmore was chosen as the nicest place in Kentucky. What set Wilmore apart from other cities in the Bluegrass State for the editors this time? The ways in which the city and Asbury University are working to fight the local opioid crisis.
The publication praised Asbury University’s new Joe Pitts Center for Public Policy and its inaugural conference “The Opioid Crisis: Seeking Solutions” for addressing the issue, as well as Dr. John McDaniel, owner of Sims Drug & Gifts, for donating close to $70,000 of the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone to Jessamine County Emergency Management.
Reader’s Digest could have also talked about a plethora of other amazing things Wilmore has to offer such as the city’s historic downtown, hundreds of acres of horse farms (including Asbury’s 350-acre equine center), community events like the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas, Highbridge Film Festival and hundreds of other events at both the university and Asbury Theological Seminary that attract students and guests from all over the world.
Read the full article here: https://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/the-nicest-places-in-every-state/.