Amphitheatre at My Old Kentucky Home State Park closed after inspection; other amenities open

The amphitheatre at My Old Kentucky Home State Park is closed because of electrical and structural issues. An inspection conducted this week by the Kentucky Department of Parks determined that the stage area is not safe for employees or park guests. The J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre was constructed in 1958 and has hosted The Stephen Foster Story annually since that time. “As soon as we reviewed this...

From feuding clans to whodunnits, Kentucky has it all summer long in outdoor dramas

Blood Song, an original play about the feud between the Hatfield and McCoy clans of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia will return for its second season in Pike County. (Photo by Kathy Castle Gullett/Hatfield & McCoy Arts Council)   It may not be Hollywood, but Kentucky has a long history of summer outdoor theatrical productions. In fact, some of the shows have been running for more than...

Bardstown and Maysville two latest towns to join list of six Kentucky Cultural Districts

The cities of Bardstown and Maysville have joined the list of official Kentucky Cultural Districts, bringing the total number of state-certified communities to six.   My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown (Photo from visitbardstown.com) “Kentucky Cultural Districts are proven cultural destinations for visitors and provide a high quality of life for residents,” Beshear said. “Arts and culture...