2 Ky. cities on list of award-winners

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two small central Kentucky cities top a list of what one business magazine considers the best small cities in the United States.

Bardstown and Danville on Wednesday were listed in the top 10 of great small towns by Southern Business & Development, a magazine that focuses on economic development in the South. SB&D based its picks on small cities that have vibrant downtown areas.

The group calls Bardstown "more than just a pretty face," citing the many manufacturing facilities located there as well as its famous bourbon distilleries.

Danville, home to Centre College, was noted for what the group calls a Main street "breathing with life," its reputation for being a top retirement area and its health care services.

Other U.S. cities on the list are Sumter, S.C.; Bradenton and Stuart, Fla.; Columbus, Miss.; Harrisonburg, Va.; El Dorado, Ark.; and Bastrop and Georgetown, Texas.

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