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Kentucky Bourbon Trail destinations enjoy record-breaking 2019 with nearly two million visits

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association has announced that the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour destinations welcomed nearly two million visits in 2019. What started as a handful of distillery stops and a few hundred visitors two decades ago has exploded into a globally recognized, bucket-list journey for visitors from all over the world who want to experience Kentucky’s...

‘Transportation Alternative Program’ funds will be used to improve conditions in downtown Louisville

Federal funds totaling $1.5 million will be used to improve conditions in downtown Louisville for pedestrians and people with disabilities, among others. When the work is completed, sidewalks in the project area – South Fourth Street between West Chestnut and Broadway – will be repaired or rebuilt to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act and to encourage pedestrian and bicycle...

Everyday Heroes: School that once spurned woman later honored her for productive life

This story is included in Steve Flairty’s book, Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes. Ms. Johnson died in 2012.   By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   Bettie L. Johnson at 90 has the look of a woman in her 60s. She also has the sharply dressed, confident look of a modern, successful woman – and she is. Her eyes are intense and radiate intelligence, but they also are approachable...