400 mile yard sale

via 400 Mile Yard Sale Facebook page

  An annual 400 mile yard sale stretching across the commonwealth begins tomorrow and runs until Sunday. Organizer Debby Spencer said the event began in 2004 in an effort to draw traffic into small towns along historic U.S. Route 68 like Aurora, Benton, Cadiz and Draffenville.


“Originally it was antiques, collectibles and stuff- but we were trying to do it all in the antique shops. We realized it was the yard sales that really attracted them-they like the antique shops but they really like those special sales.” Spencer said.


  A statewide yard sale stretching across Kentucky’s Historic Highway 68 begins Thursday, June 2.  The annual 400 mile event starts in Paducah and ends in Maysville.


Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars says last weekend’s 400 Mile Yard Sale caused an uptick in traffic accidents in his jurisdiction.