Category Archives: Travel

Thurby @ Churchill Downs Goes Gonzo

On a gorgeous Thursday before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby I had a choice to make. On one hand there was work. On the other hand there was venturing to Churchill Downs for Derby week festivities. The Thursday … Continue reading

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Sig Luscher Brewery Brings Heritage-Style Lager to Frankfort

Beer is back in Bourbon City. A new pour house has taken up residence at the crossroads of the Bourbon Trail in Frankfort, KY. Sig Luscher¬†opened its doors this past December, at 221 Mero Street, across from the Dept. of … Continue reading

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Covington Catholic Students Earn Extra Credit in Xenophobia

The recent controversy surrounding the behavior of students from Covington Catholic High School toward a group of Native Americans encountered on the National Mall in Washington, DC, has added another sad chapter to a long and distinguished history of intolerance … Continue reading

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Vintage Vinyl for Sale

Chances are those over the age of 50 have owned a record collection. It’s a Gen X reality. Maybe back in college or as a 20-something, before the advent of the compact disc. Flash forward 20 years and records haven’t … Continue reading

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Radiohead Makes Return Trip to Cincinnati

Radiohead brought its alt-rock mastery to U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati on July 25, as part of a North American extension added to its A Moon Shaped Pool tour that began in May of 2016. Total disclaimer here: It has … 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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Anthony Bourdain Says Goodbye to the Mortal World

On June 8, an important voice of generosity and tolerance was silenced. Anthony Bourdain, the renegade chef, globetrotter and storyteller, succumbed to whatever demons haunted his earthly domain, as he took his own life at the age of 61. Bourdain … Continue reading

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Shack in the Back BBQ is Hickory Smoked Perfection

There is something instantly recognizable about a plume of hickory smoke filling the air. That’s barbecue baby, and that distinct fragrance means it’s close by. On a recent jaunt to Jefferson Memorial Forest, located just south of Louisville off I-265 … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Visit to Frankfort Cemetery

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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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