By LARRY VAUGHT
Two years ago I spent this weekend on a Bourbon Chase team which was quite a 36-hour experience covering over 200 miles with 11 teammates along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The trail goes through distilleries, small towns and horse country before ending in Lexington.
Friday night I’ll also be participating in the Bourbon Chase — but in a much different way.
Jayme Phillips and I will be broadcasting from the WKYB (107.5 FM, wkybfm.com) on Main Street in Danville while runners and teams come through Danville for the first time. They will also be back a second time but that will be well after midnight.
We are going to have a variety of guests that we have scheduled — plus a lot more from the party on Main Street as the city will have the street closed between Third and Fourth Streets starting at 3 p.m.
Here’s a list of who we expect to be with us:
— Emily Toadvine, Wilderness Trail Distillery.
— Jennifer Kirchner, Boyle County Tourism.
— Bretagne Guempel and Kendall Yount, Centre College students.
— Derrick Hunt, runner.
— Jason and Angela Todd, Bourbon Chase volunteers in Stanford, another exchange point.
— Betty Lewis, Bright Leaf in Harrodsburg, also an exchange point.
— DontPullAHammy runners who were one of the most unique teams I encountered on my Bourbon Chase run two years ago.
— Bad Moms For Bourbon runners Ann Mosley, Dee Minor, Laurie Belcher, Judy Jenkins, Lisa Arnold, and Mattie Zimmerman. They are one of the few elite six-person teams.
— Savanah Stevens, International Junior Miss Miss Kentucky.
If that’s not enough, the Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club will be set up about a mile outside Danville to track runners and will have an operator with us at the radio station so we can announce what runners are headed into town.
We hope other runners will listen and feel free to stop by the Main Street studio (right across the street from the fire station) and visit with us.