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The Queen of Soul Takes Final Bow

Detroit’s own, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, made her final curtain call August 16, passing away at home from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET). She was 76. Franklin set herself apart from contemporaries and across generations with her boundless singing … Continue reading

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Kentucky Bourbon Bandit Sentenced to 15 Years

File this under the “Only In Kentucky” category. Bourbon Bandit Gilbert “Toby” Curtsinger, the ringleader in the “Pappygate” bourbon heist, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the theft of more than $100,000 worth of liquor from the Buffalo … Continue reading

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Santa Fe Texas High School Shooting Leaves 10 Dead

Another Friday, another 10 people killed in a school shooting. This one in tiny Santa Fe, Texas,  population 12,222, located 35 miles southeast of Houston. Here a scorned 17-year-old, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, smuggled a shotgun, .38 revolver and improvised explosive devises … Continue reading

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Dale Chihuly Glass Exhibit at Maker’s Mark Leaves Impression

This tale is for the bourbon drinking art lovers out there. I’m Kentucky born and bred, meaning I’m accustomed to the sight, smell and flavor of this dark mysterious liquor being around my universe since before conscious memory. Step inside the … Continue reading

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Giuliani Says Trump Funneled Hush Money to Porn Star

In a stunning admission by one of President Trump’s new legal team members, Rudolph Giuliani admitted to Sean Hannity that Donald Trump knew about the $130,000 payment Michael Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels, and afterward reimbursed his personal … Continue reading

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After 8 Years on Run ‘King of Pot’ Sentenced to 57 Months

The run for legendary Kentucky pot grower, John Robert “Johnny” Boone, came to a close recently as the 74-year-old was sent to federal prison for four years and nine months under a plea deal for conspiring to grow more than 1,000 … Continue reading

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Late Night Burgers at Tolly-Ho in Lexington

Never underestimate the compelling nature of a great dive cheeseburger joint. Just ask the folks at Tolly-Ho, a late-night Lexington institution for University of Kentucky students and burger aficionados, tucked away near campus in a former dry cleaners at 606 S. … Continue reading

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