The Legend of the Kentucky Hardwood Christmas Tree

According to legend, there was a time during the Great Depression, about 1930 or 1931, when a family from the hills of Eastern Kentucky came up the idea of making a reasonable facsimile of a Christmas Tree from the trunk of a hardwood tree. During that time period, the economy was going through a very […]

Grilling Tips from Shane Best at Kentucky BourbonQ

By Shane Best, owner of Kentucky BourbonQ and the Staff of A Taste of Kentucky Grilling is supposed to be fun — and safe. Use our time-tested tips and some common sense to make the most of your grilling experience. Location, Location, Location Before you start, make sure that you’re grilling in a safe location. Stay away […]

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 […]

The Kentucky Derby: A Brief History

The classic American horse race, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest consecutively held Thoroughbred race in America. It is run annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Along with the Preakness in mid-May, and Belmont in early June, it is the first jewel of the coveted Triple Crown of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. In […]