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Wilmore Selected as Nicest Place in Kentucky by Reader’s Digest

May 16, 2018

panel onstage during a conferenceWILMORE, Ky. — More than 2 million people around the world learned something today that those of us at Asbury University in Wilmore have known for a long time: “Wilmore is the nicest place in Kentucky.”

In a story released on the “Readers’ Digest” website 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 Reader’s Digest editors this time? The ways in which the city and Asbury University are working to fight against 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 for donating close to $70,000 of 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 other events at both the University and Asbury Theological Seminary that attract students from all over the world.

Read the full article here: https://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/the-nicest-places-in-every-state/.