By Kim Huston
11 x 10 inches
Published August 2020
Carton Qty: 9
Why has Bardstown, Kentucky, gained national recognition as the "Most Beautiful Small Town in America"? Is it the historic sites, the bourbon distilleries, or the downtown shops? Maybe it's the colors of the tree-lined streets in the fall, the Dickensian feel downtown during the holidays, the church steeples dotting the skyline, or the bourbon warehouses peppering the landscape.
Bardstown brings the town to life and takes readers from the downtown to the farmland with images of events and celebrations and many stunning never-before-published aerial views.
Author Kim Huston chronicles her love affair with Bardstown in 161 poignant images from the most talented photographers who call Bardstown and Nelson County home. They capture the essence of the personality and soul of this enchanting small town and illustrate what makes Bardstown such an inviting place to spend a day or even a lifetime.
“Most Beautiful Small Town in America”
—USA Today and Rand McNally
“Top Ten Best Small Towns in the South”
and “Best Small Town in Kentucky”
“One of the coolest small towns in America”
About the Author
As president of the Nelson County Economic Development Agency, Kim Huston spends her days persuading people to fall in love with Bardstown, whether it's to locate a corporation, relocate their family, or just visit for a few days. She woos people with her best southern hospitality and good Nelson County bourbon.
Kim has been a radio DJ, news reporter, voice-over actor, talk show host, football camera operator, TV news anchor, speaker, and author. So, it is evident that she likes to tell stories, and this book lets her tell the story of her beloved Bardstown in photos.
Kim's first book, Small Town Sexy: the Allure of Living in Small Town America, speaks to her passion for small town life. The book sent her on a national book tour and overseas as part of a small-town dream team consulting with small communities in Western Australia. In 2019, she coauthored The Rebirth of Bourbon: Building a Tourism Economy in Small-Town, USA, telling the story of how Bardstown became known as the Napa Valley of the bourbon industry.
Kim is most passionate about her family and her motivation comes from the loves of her life: Mike, Meg, Erin, and Clint, and a Newfoundland named Grizz.