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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

About the Junior League of Louisville

The Junior League of Louisville is committed to promoting voluntarism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The JLL reaches out to women of all races, religions and nationalities. Through this unity of purpose, this […]

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 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 […]