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 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 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 Ale-8-One

Ale-8-One, the soft drink unique to Kentucky, has been bottled in Winchester since 1926. Still a closely guarded family secret, the Ale-8-One formula was developed by G.L. Wainscott in the 1920’s, after experimentation with ginger-blended recipes he acquired during extensive travels in Northern Europe. He sponsored one of America’s first “name the product” contests, and…

About James Archambeault

Kentucky photographer James Archambeault’s images have been admired by people around the world for the past two decades. Through his four books and annual state calendar, Archambeault has become a kind of visual ambassador, communicating to others the rare beauty that Kentuckians know and love. Archambeault has collaborated with historian Thomas Clark on three books: Kentucky, 1982; Kentucky…

A Brief History of Bourbon

In the 1700s Kentucky was originally part of Virginia, and by promising to build a cabin and grow corn, pioneers were granted land rights in what was to become the Bluegrass State. Many of these early settlers were immigrant farmer-distillers from Scotland and Ireland, and because they were obligated to grow corn and were familiar…

About Country Hams

About Country Hams As popular as real country ham can be here in Kentucky, most people don’t know anything about them. The way the ham is stored, the way it is cooked, and even the way it is sliced is important — but not difficult. Follow these simple guidelines from us and our friends at Finchville…

About Derby-Pie®

Derby-Pie® was born nearly a half century ago as the specialty pastry of the Melrose Inn in Prospect, Kentucky. The manager of the restaurant, George Kern, developed the recipe with the help of his parents, Walter and Leaudra. Because each family member had their own favorite name for this new pie, the name Derby-Pie® had to be…

About Doug Prather

For over 24 years equine photographer Doug Prather has captured the beautiful images and scenery that come to mind when one thinks of the Bluegrass. Noted for his pastoral prints of horses in some of the most handsome landscapes in Kentucky, Doug always seems to capture the horse in its most relaxed manner. He believes…