The Owensboro-Daviess County Christmas Parade Association, Inc.has former Kentucky Governor and US Senator Wendell H. Ford as the Grand Marshal.


Wendell Hampton Ford (born September 8, 1924) is a retired politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He served twenty-four years in the U.S. Senate and was the 53rd Governor of Kentucky. He was the first person to be successively elected lieutenant governor, governor, and U.S. senator in Kentucky history. The Senate Democratic whip from 1991 to 1999, he was considered the leader of the state’s Democratic Party from his election to governor in 1971 until his retirement from the Senate in 1999. At the time of his retirement, he was the longest-serving senator in Kentucky’s history, a mark that was surpassed by Mitch McConnell in 2009.

The parade will be Saturday, November 19th and will start promptly at 4:30PM.

The parade will start at Second and Pearl Streets, and then continue west along Second Street to Second and Walnut Streets.

The Christmas Parade will be shown live with a replay Thanksgiving Day on Time-Warner Cable Channel 8.

For information visit or phone (270) 313-1566.

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