A fire destroys Kentucky’s famous Rabbit Hash General Store, which has been in continuous operation for 180 years—through floods, mudslides, the Great Depression, and 38 U.S. Presidents.
History making Triple Crown and Breeders Cup winner American Pharoah enters retirement at Ashford Stud
One of the biggest pop culture icons of the 1970s and 1980s was Louisville-native, Morganna the Kissing Bandit
All bourbons are whiskeys, but not all whiskeys are bourbons. Learn more about what makes bourbon so special and just how much of it is made in our Bluegrass State.
Bet you didn’t know the cheeseburger was created right here at Kaelin’s Restaurant in Kentucky! Well at least according to some. (And we believe them.)
Did you say pie? Join us for laughs, sweets, and fun at the inaugural Mayberry Pie Festival in Lebanon this weekend! Barney Fife is making an appearance.
It’s the best time of year for a road trip! We have a few road trip tips for you road warriors as you hit the road and soak up the late summer weather!
If you’re willing to make the drive to Graves County this weekend, be sure to wear something that’s NOT red or blue—unless you’re ready to rally for your favorite political candidate. The average church picnic conjures up images of potluck suppers, neighbors sharing a picnic table, or children playing across the lawn. When you attend St. Jerome Catholic Church’s Annual Picnic in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, fellowship and meals shared among friends becomes a loud, raucous political rally, where the color red or blue obligates you to cheer (or jeer) the candidates delivering their stump speeches underneath the Lyin’ Tree. Ongoing as a church and charity fundraiser since 1880, St. Jerome’s Annual Picnic and BBQ, known simply as “Fancy Farm” across the Commonwealth, captures the full attention of the nation during contentious election years. Upwards of 15,000 people attend annually and consume more than 18,000 pounds of BBQ mutton and pork while listening to candidates speechifying from the platform. The largest recorded attendance was in 1992, when nearly 20,000 people turned out to see Bill Clinton …
Unfortunately, the first Chevrolet Corvette wasn’t produced in Kentucky. That honor goes to Flint, Michigan. BUT! We do lay claim to all of the Corvettes produced since 1981. But we’re big fans of history here, just as much as we love our culture today. So, here’s to you Flint, Michigan, and the 1953 Corvette! Without your “Polo White” exterior and lack of outside door handles (really!) Bowling Green, Kentucky, would be without one of the coolest and most unique museums in the world.
Not all great cities are built on rivers! Some of them, like Lexington, Kentucky, are built on artisan springs and underground creeks.