My Old Kentucky Home

“My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!” was written by Stephen Foster in 1853 and was adopted by Kentucky as its state song in 1928. It is said to have been inspired by his visit to Federal Hill, the Bardstown home of his Rowan cousins. Federal Hill is now a part of My Old Kentucky Home State…

Visiting Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries

If you are in the neighborhood, take a drive through Kentucky’s Bourbon Country with a stop at a historic bourbon distillery! Many of the visitor centers at the bourbon distilleries feature videotaped presentations, historical displays, graphic representations of the bourbon-making process, and well-stocked gift shops. Guided tours of the bourbon distilleries are generally from thirty to…

About Wadia Newman

Wadia Newman is a Kentucky native, who came to Louisville in 1993 after attending the University of Kentucky, Arizona State University, and living and successfully practicing architecture in Phoenix, Arizona, and San Diego, California. Inspired by Kentucky’s rich architectural heritage, she began to draw and document historic and significant buildings in the state. “With my…

Linda Allison-Lewis Biography

Linda Allison-Lewis is a freelance writer and the author of Kentucky’s Best — Fifty Years of Great Recipes and Kentucky Cooks: Favorite Recipes from Kentucky Living published by University Press of Kentucky. Linda spent two years as a restaurant critic in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and has been the Kentucky Cooks columnist for Kentucky Living since 1995 and is regularly featured…

About Screamin’ Mimi’s

About Screamin’ Mimi’s The original Mimi (right), shown with her daughter Donna Madden.   For more than 25 years, friends and family of Mimi Cox have enjoyed the flavor of her unique salsa. Fresh and savory with the flavors of tomatoes, sweet peppers, jalapeños, and garlic, it’s a different and refreshing departure from traditional salsa.…

About Yardbirds

Rich Kolb and his father created the first Yardbird nearly ten years ago in Jamestown, Kentucky. The first bird came about from tinkering with scrap materials. People instantly loved them! Today, Yardbirds are still hand crafted in Kentucky (now, Louisville) by a group of artisans and the flock of birds has grown from one to…