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The Kentucky Derby, What You Need To Know

The Kentucky Derby, Everything You Need to Know

By Taylor Hatton

 

The Kentucky Derby is upon us this weekend. It is a tradition unlike any other. Derby day is the pride of the bluegrass with the big hats, bourbon, and beautiful horses racing down the track. And when the garland of roses is placed on the back of this year’s winner history will be made when horse racing's most prestigious title, the run for the roses, crowns a new champion. Here is what you need to know about tomorrow’s race, and which horses you want to be rooting for during the fastest two minutes in sports.

A horse’s name is an important part of its identity, most viewers based on the horse’s name alone. Here is a quick rundown of tomorrow's competitors....

Orchard Exploration

Today is the first day of fall which means it's officially apple picking season! We know that pumpkin seems to be the top runner in fall produce these days, but we think apples should get just as much spotlight too. Here in the Lexington area we not only have one great, local orchard -- we have two! Have you ever been to Evans Orchard or Boyds Orchard? They're both absolutely fantastic and so much fun!

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The Evans Orchard Farm Market opens in May with beautiful hanging baskets and fresh, homegrown strawberries within just a matter of days. Throughout the summer and fall, you’ll find our Farm Market & Gift Store packed with tasty, locally grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of...

2014 Holly Day Market

Don't miss the 2104 Holly Day Market November 14th-16th at the Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena.

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The Holly Day Market, presented by the Junior League of Lexington, brings vendors from across the United States to Lexington for one weekend in November to give shoppers the opportunity to buy holiday gifts in one spectacular location. Vendors sell jewelry; clothes for women, men and children; toys; books; holiday decorations; ornaments; art; food; and much more. Plus, the Holly Day Market offers daily events and activities for everyone, including a much...

What Pairs Well With Horse Racing?

You may have seen an article floating around the inter-webs about 4 Lexington restaurants that are attracting attention from the national website Eater.com's Louisville branch. The article talks about how for many Kentuckians, the start of spring doesn't necessarily start by the date on the calendar, but with the opening of Keeneland's spring meet.

Instead of gravitating towards your typical Southern cuisine, the author suggests some of Lexington's newest eateries to satisfy your hunger after the races. Check out the abbreviated version below, or click here for the full article.

1. National Boulangerie, 264 Walton...

Basketball, Parades and Superheroes!

There’s no shortage of things to do in Lexington this weekend!

UK Wildcats vs. LSU Tigers, Friday, March 14th at 7:00pm, ESPN3

UK logoWatch the #2 ranked Cats take on the LSU Tigers tonight as 7:00 in the battle of the SEC quarterfinals. The last time UK played LSU, it came down to the final minute of overtime for UK to be victorious by 1 point, so you know that this game will be equally exciting! The game takes place at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, so watch the game at your favorite local restaurant or bar, like West Sixth Brewing! Photo Source...

2013 Salute to the Stars Awards Banquet

The Home Builders Association of Lexington held their annual Sales and Marketing Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 5th at the downtown Lexington Hilton. This banquet honors the best New Home Construction Realtors, Home Builders, and Remodelers in the Central Kentucky area.

2013 Salute to the Stars Awards

This year, Milestone Realty Consultants had an impressive showing with 15 of our amazing Realtors winning awards for their new home sales.

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2013 Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life 2013

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If you're planning on going out to dinner Wednesday night, why not help a charity at the same time?

Woodford Reserve presents the 2013 Dining Out for Life campaign on December 4th to benefit AVOL, AIDS Volunteers, Inc. When you dine at one of the locally owned, participating restaurants, each establishment will donate a minimum of 25% of your bill to AVOL. You'll also have the opportunity to make your own donation, with a chance to win prizes. Below is a list of participating restaurants.

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Enjoy Your Extra Sleep!

Now is a great time to change your smoke detector batteries too!

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Central Kentucky Apple Orchards, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Patches

Central Kentucky Apple Orchards, Corn Mazes, and Pumpkin Patches

With the start of school, football season and cooler temperatures, now is the perfect time to visit Central Kentucky apple orchards, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches! We’ve compiled a list of local, Central Kentucky apple orchards, corn mazes and pumpkin patches to enjoy with your friends and family.

Georgetown:

Frankfort:

  • Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm- 966 Hickman Hill Road, Frankfort,...

Lexington, KY Named as a Top 10 College Town

  Lexington has been named as one of the top 10 College Towns of 2013 by Livability.com.

Lexington, KY Named as a Top 10 College Town

Lexington claimed the #5 spot on the countdown, which included other college towns like Fayetteville, AR (University of Arkansas) at #9, Gainesville, FL (University of Florida) at #3, and Boulder, CO (University of Colorado) taking the #1 spot. The website focused on ...