Norton Center Salutes

The Origins of Country Music

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On August 21, 1938, Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Rogers was born in Houston, Texas. He arrived at a fortuitous time in the history of country music. In the 1920s, a curious genre that combined Appalachian folk and blues began to gain national attention. It consisted mostly of soulful ballads and up-tempo tunes played at barn dances. […]

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Norton Center Salutes: DecoArt

January 2017

From the 115,000 square foot facility located in the rolling hills of Kentucky, DecoArt manufactures one of the broadest lines of acrylic paints and finishes in the world – paints and finishes that are widely known throughout the Craft, Fine Art and Do-It-Yourself markets. The journey began in 1985 as a division of Ceramichrome,  a manufacturer […]

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Norton Center Salutes: Sodexo

January 2017

Over the past 10 years, Sodexo / Centre College Dining Services have sponsored many events on the Centre campus and have donated thousands of meals to the Danville community. Yearly, the dining team has done 2 events to enlighten the Centre community about hunger issues that exist in Danville and Boyle County. In September of […]

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Norton Center Salutes: Ephraim McDowell Health

November 2016

Danville has a reputation for being known as “The City of Firsts”. Perhaps one of the more widely known “firsts” is that the community was home to Dr. Ephraim McDowell, a pioneering surgeon who performed the world’s first successful abdominal surgery. Jane Todd Crawford, of Greensburg, rode 60 miles by horseback to have a large […]

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Norton Center Salutes: Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda

October 2016

In October of 1949, Stuart Powell opened a used car lot and service garage in his hometown of Perryville, Kentucky and began selling and servicing automobiles. In 1952, he began working at the Mattingly and Rapier Chevrolet dealership in Danville. That pair also owned a Chevy dealership in Lancaster at this time, and in 1953 […]

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