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The Kentucky Bourbon tour (but don’t play the fool …)

The Kentucky Bourbon tour (but don’t play the fool …)

One evening after work we were sipping some scotch, Cello looked at me and said, “You know the problem with scotch? It’s not bourbon.” This travel suggestion is just for him (and all you bourbon lovers.) No joke, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail wanders between Lexington…

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Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

View gallery Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. Best in Travel 2013 already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf…

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Kentucky folk artists combine talents again for children's book

Kentucky folk artists combine talents again for children's book

By Rich Copley — rcopley@herald-leader.com kentucky.com The first time Mike Norris met Minnie Adkins, he didn’t have much to give her. So he gave her some music. Specifically, he gave her a CD by his group, the Raggedy Robin String Band. She found herself drawn…

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KY Folk Artist, Ronald Cooper 1932-2012

KY Folk Artist, Ronald Cooper 1932-2012

Kentucky folk artist Ronald Cooper died in a hospital in Lexington on Saturday, August 18th, 2012. Ronald and Jessie Cooper became artists by chance in their mid-fifties. Prior to that, their lives had followed a path common for their generation: early marriage, leaving their home-town…

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Wigwam Motel in Cave City, KY

Wigwam Motel in Cave City, KY

And so I did.  This is one of the last three Wigwam Motels left in America (The other 2 are in Holbrook, AZ and Rialto, CA).  The beds were surprisingly comfortable, the room quite cozy.  Be forewarned, the modern creature comforts are not found (no…

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Linvel Barker cat!

Linvel Barker cat!

Here is the newest piece of folk art…an exquisitely carved cat by Linvel and Lillian Barker, joining a squirrel and rabbit, already at home.  (Much thanks to the wonderful collectors, Robert Cugno and Robert Logan for parting with it.)  This particular cat, with the delicate tail wrapping…

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The Lasters v. The Tornados

The Lasters v. The Tornados

(art car parade, 2004, houston, tx) Last night tornados ripped through Arkansas and Tennessee, including Crofton, KY, the home town of artists CM, Grace Kelly and Ruby Laster…thankfully, they are fine… tornado hit near us, people trapped in homes.for real…it musta went right over our…

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