Remarkable history of local people

Published 7:51 am Saturday, April 28, 2018


Interim publisher

It is truly amazing how many people from small towns right here in Central Kentucky have made a remarkable impact on the world, often having a front row seat at some of the pivotal events that have shaped our history.

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And our future.

That was certainly the case recently when I sat down with Danville resident John Caywood, as he shared the story of his brother, David, who served as an attorney for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the height of the civil rights movement in Memphis.

David Caywood never sought attention or praise for what he did, instead simply going about his job because it was the right thing to do.

It was later discovered the Boyle County native agreed to sit down with an archivist to tell his story, creating what amounts to living history videos that document what he witnessed.

The narrative is truly uplifting.

You can find them on YouTube or stay tuned, as we will share the full story in the future.

The great conversation got me thinking about all the people from right here in Boyle County and the surrounding areas who have gone on to do great things — or are even doing them right now.

Some of these individuals have earned lots of recognition, fame and fortune. Others you never hear about at all, but their impact in their particular fields and on the world as a whole is no less profound.

Those are the people whose stories we want to tell.

So please, Boyle County readers, tell us about your sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, who have left their unique mark on history and deserve to be recognized.

We want to hear from you because no one else can share the untold stories of Boyle County‘s finest.

The details of how we will celebrate these individuals is still to be determined.

Now, more than ever, it is important we celebrate our rich history and proud heritage, as well as the individuals who helped shape our present and laid the foundation for our future.

Michael Caldwell is interim publisher of The Advocate-Messenger and Danville Living magazine. He can be reached at (859) 469-6400 or by email at