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Tim Bray: Northern Kentucky has emerged as statewide, regional tourism juggernaut

The summer vacation season has arrived and tourism in Northern Kentucky has never been hotter. A slew of vibrant attractions, a booming bourbon scene, the construction of new hotels, robust demand for the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and the continued growth of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have firmly placed tourism as a major driver of employment, investment and visitor...

Mack McCormick: What makes bourbon bourbon? Get answers in new travel guide

Kentucky may be horse-racing and basketball country, but when it comes to your taste buds, the Bluegrass State is a bourbon-lover’s paradise. From mint juleps at the Kentucky Derby to a classic old-fashioned at Louisville’s famed Pendennis Club, no spirit is more associated with a state than bourbon with the Commonwealth. Since the founding of the Bourbon Trail in 1999, bourbon has become more...