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Unbridled Holiday Spirit

Get ready for an onslaught of holiday posts, ladies and gentlemen! Around here, we are so excited that holiday season is upon us. And who can blame us? With all of the amazing things going on in and around Lexington, it's almost impossible to not get excited. We've compiled a list of all of the best things to do in Lexington this holiday season, so check it out and get to celebrating!

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At the Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights at the Kentucky Horse Park is a sight that cannot be missed. There you can see horses of light "race" in front of a cheering crowd, clear a steeplechase...

It's Festival Time in Central Kentucky!

Fall in Central Kentucky means all things art, music, food, and fun at all the festivals going on around town. Here's just a sampling of the festivals and events going on in the next few weeks.

September 6-7

  • Roots and Heritage Festival, September 5-7, Downtown Lexington. Rootsfestky.com
  • Kentucky State BBQ Festival. 5:00pm, September 5th, 11:00 am, September 6th & 7th. Constitution Square State Historic Site, 134 S. Second St., Danville. Free admission. Kentuckybbqfestival.com
  • Sadieville in September Festival. 9:00 am, September 6th, Downtown Sadieville
  • Kids Fest, 11:00am, September 6, 1:00 pm, September 7, Irvine McDowell Park, Richmond, Parks.richmond.ky.us

September 8-14

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All Eyes Will Be On Kentucky Next Week

If you love world-wide events, golf, or both, then this part of the world is the place to be in August! Yes, for the third time in its rather short history, the Valhalla Golf Club in eastern Jefferson County (about 50 minutes from Lexington) is hosting the PGA Championship. That means all eyes in the sport and golf world will be trained on Central Kentucky to see who wins 2014’s fourth and last major championship of the year. The world’s best golfers will compete over 4 days in Kentucky to see who will have their name added to the prized Wanamaker Trophy and grab a piece of golf immortality. This year marks the 96th year the PGA championship has been contested.

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Lexington Restaurant Week: July 24-August 2

If you haven't done so already, make sure you get out this week and hit up one of the local eateries for the 2nd annual Lexington Restaurant Week.

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This year, 58 restaurants are participating in this popular event. Some are providing a $25 Pre-Fixe menu options, while others are providing a 2 eat for $25 menus. To see what each hotspot is offering, click here.

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Going Beyond KFC

When you think food in Kentucky, most out-of-towners immediately think of Kentucky Fried Chicken. While that special restaurant, which started in Corbin, KY, will always hold a special place in our hearts, real Kentuckians know that if you're looking for great fried chicken, there are plenty of other places to go, besides the Colonel's. Chevy Chaser magazine put together a list of the top 5 fried chicken spots in the Lexington area. How many have you been to? 1. Indi's 670 North Broadway, (859) 233-7985, indis-fastfood.com This Lexington restaurant has some national backing behind it. Esquire Magazine named Indi's to its "Best Late-Night Food in the USA" list, and for good reason. Indi's is a drive-thru...

New Microbrewery Opens in Paris, KY

If you've been to Paris, KY recently, you may have noticed a new face among the businesses there. Rooster Brewing is the first microbrewery to open it's doors to the public in the small Kentucky town.

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Opened in April 2014 at 609 Main Street, Rooster Brewing is housed in a restored 1880 Main Street Mercantile Store Front. With almost 1,800 square feet, Rooster Brewing offers brewing, tasting/tap room and a retail space. Rooster Brewing is open Thursday-Saturday from 5:00-11:00pm. For more info on what's on tap and other events, visit their Facebook or ...

New Public Library Coming to Hamburg

Book lovers, rejoice! There's (going to be) a new library in town.Lexington Public Library logo

The new branch of the Lexington Public Library will be located at the corners of Palumbo Drive and Man O War Boulevard, in the building formerly occupied by the Jaguar and Land Rover dealership.

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Summer Events in Kentucky

Summer has become synonymous with lots of things to do in Central Kentucky. Here are just a few of the things going on in the next few weeks.

Berea:

4th of July Spectacular Friday, July 4th, 5:00pm-10:30pm, Berea City Park Enjoy fireworks, children's activities, live entertainment and more.

4th Annual Whippoorwill Festival Thursday, July 10th-Sunday, 13th, HomeGrown HideAways: 500 Floyd Branch Road Over 60 workshops featuring old time and traditional Appalachian living skills in a family-friendly atmosphere.  Workshops include home canning, backyard chickens, how to play the banjo, and many more. A low-cost event with free tent camping, healthy home-cooked meals, guest speakers, campfires, mountain and bluegrass music, dancing, and workshops throughout the day. For more information and a schedule of events, visit their website

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Milestone's Cool Places: Red State BBQ and James Monroe Homes model home

We're back with another edition of Milestone's Cool Places! This month, Realtors Rusty Underwood and Tyler Back headed to Red State BBQ and James Monroe Homes' model home.

Red State BBQ is a funky, road-side bbq place just off Georgetown Rd. They're known for their delicious meats, all smoked right in the back of the restaurant, and their famous sides, including their corn pudding and beer cheese grits.

James Monroe Homes is an award winning builder in the Central Kentucky area. This model home, the Tulane model, has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a full unfinished basement...

April Showers Bring Events to Central Kentucky

Spring has sprung in Central Kentucky and we've got a list of plenty of things you and your family can do in the coming weeks.

Lexington

Thursday Night LiveThursday Night Live, every Thursday-October 18th, 4:30-9pm, Cheapside Park

Join hundreds of fellow Lexingtonians at Thursday Night Live every Thursday now through October 18th at Cheapside Park in downtown Lexington. There will be beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live, local bands. Bands play from 5:30pm-9pm. For a line up of the bands, click here....

Halloween Events in Central Kentucky

Halloween Events in Central Kentucky

From haunted trails to spooky parades, we’ve scared up a list some of the top Halloween events going on in Central Kentucky. Frankfort:
  • Russ Hatter’s Murder & Mayhem Tour, October 17, 24, 30 at 7:30pm at the Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary at 1305 Germany Rd. $10 for ages 18 and older. For reservations, call 502-696-0607 or email rush@mis.net.
 
  • Monster Mash Movie Night: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, October 26 at 7:00pm at Liberty Hall Historic Site. Bring a lawn chair or blanket....

September Events in Central Kentucky

There is no shortage of events in Central Kentucky in September! Here's a sampling of just a few things that are going on in your area! Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival

Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival, Winchester, August 30-September 1 The festival begins with a street dance at 6:30pm Friday evening in Downtown Winchester and continues throughout the weekend with arts and crafts talent contest, a 5K run/walk and a big concert Sunday evening starting at 5:30pm at Lykins Park. For more information, visit www.danielboonepioneerfestival.com.

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Lexington Named One of the Top 10 U.S. Destinations for Green Travel

With over half the population traveling this summer, people are looking for a greener way to explore the country.This led TravelNerd to highlight the top 10 U.S. cities for green travel options. They specifically looked for cities that have initiatives to green the city as well as access to a plethora of nature and eco-friendly activities.

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They named Lexington as one of the top 10 U.S. destinations for green travel. They specifically highlighted:

June Festivals in Central Kentucky

Summer is (unofficially) underway and that means a lot of festivals in Central Kentucky! We have your go-to guide for all the events and festivals going on in June in Central Kentucky!

Berea:

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen

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Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Spring Festival: June 1-2, 2013, Indian Fort Theater Kentucky’s finest arts and crafts people...

And They're Off....

The most exciting two minutes in sports are coming! The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is just a little over a week away and here in Kentucky, we are getting ready for what is sure to be a great race! For many of us, the Kentucky Derby is a time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the simple Southern comforts that Kentucky is famous for, like Mint Juleps, fancy hats, and delicious Derby pie. If you’re planning on hosting your own Derby party, make sure you have the staples at your big soiree!

You’re Invited!

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April Events in Central Kentucky

Spring has (finally) started to show up here in Central Kentucky! Here are a few events taking place in the upcoming weeks here in the Bluegrass!

April Events in Central Kentucky

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Central Bank Thursday Night Live Kickoff: April 4th

Join us in Downtown Lexington every Thursday evening, April 4 through October 31, for the 2013 Central Bank Thursday Night Live concert series! Come to Cheapside Park from 4:30pm - 7:30pm for beverages, tasty food and of course, great music by live bands! There is no admission charge to come and listen...

New Shopping Comes to Central Kentucky

Alabama-based Bayer Properties has proposed the building of an upscale shopping center at the corner of Man O’ War and Nicholasville Road in Lexington. The property would be named The Summit Lexington and would take after its sister property The Summit Louisville, offering upscale shopping and dining options. The Summit Lexington   Retail space at The Summit Lexington is planned to be between 450,000 and 500,000 square feet. It also is planned to have 250,000 square feet of residential space. It's possible that a hotel might be included. While the tenants of the retail stores have not been announced yet, many...

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Events in Central Kentucky

If you’d looking for a little luck of the Irish, we’ve got plenty of activities going on in Central Kentucky this weekend!

Lexington:St. Patrick's Day Weekend Activities in Central Kentucky

  Lexington St. Patrick's Parade and Festival: Saturday, March 16th, Downtown Lexington This year marks the 34th annual St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival in downtown Lexington. The day kicks off with the 7th annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K benefiting the Lexington Habitat for Humanity at 8am and then continues on with the Irish festival from 11am-7pm. The St. Patrick’s...

Critically-Acclaimed Ensemble comes to Kentucky

The critically-acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble will make two stops in the Bluegrass state in the month of March on their US tour. Led by artistic director and award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the ensemble is made up of distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries in Asia, Europe, and America.

The ensemble will be performing at Eastern Kentucky University’s Center for the Arts in Richmond on Wednesday, March 20th at 8:00pm and again at the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville on Thursday, March 21st at 7:30pm.

Tickets start at $65.00 and can be purchased through the EKU box office and the Norton Center box office. The Silk Road Ensemble has recorded five albums and performed to critical acclaim throughout...

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