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Total Eclipse of the Road Trip

The biggest celestial event of the century calls for a road trip, and a road trip calls for a playlist! Rock your eclipse trip with our hand-picked tunes to celebrate the sun, the moon, and the party that’s happening in Western Kentucky. Listen Here: Advertisements

Triple Crown and Breeders Cup champion American Pharoah enters retirement

A Retirement Fit for A Legend: Grand Slam Champion American Pharoah is Living the Good Life

History making Triple Crown and Breeders Cup winner American Pharoah enters retirement at Ashford Stud

Morganna the Kissing Bandit My Old Kentucky Road Trip

“For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re KISSED / At the old ball game.”

One of the biggest pop culture icons of the 1970s and 1980s was Louisville-native, Morganna the Kissing Bandit

why is kentucky bourbon different from whiskey? kentucky bourbon festival

What’s the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey? And Other Things You Need to Know Before the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

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.


It’s National Cheeseburger Day! And Kentucky’s Own Kaelin’s Restaurant Invented This Delicacy!

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.)

Lebanon Kentucky is home to the Mayberry Pie Festival and other great attractions

Plan Your Road Trip to Lebanon, Kentucky’s Mayberry Pie Festival

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.

Road Trip Tips

Road Trip Tips: Five Kentucky Road Trip Must Haves

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!


A Road Trip to Fancy Farm

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 …

My Old Kentucky Road Trip Chevrolet Corvette

The Little (White) Corvette: A Kentucky Love That’s Gonna Last

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. Advertisements