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Traditional music from the hills of Eastern Kentucky — Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ set for Sept. 4-7

The annual Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ is slated for Sept. 4-7 at Carter Caves State Resort Park. The event will feature traditional music from the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Named for J.P. Fraley, a Kentucky native well-known throughout Appalachia for collecting fiddle titles at various festivals in Kentucky, West Virginia, and North Carolina, the festival began as a family reunion in the early...

A lasting legacy: Once called Project 1107, 30-acre Winchester park officially named ‘Legacy Grove’

It’s been known as Project 1107 for its address at 1107 W. Lexington Ave. Now, the 30-acre park under construction in Winchester has its official name: Legacy Grove. The public park is a gift from The Greater Clark Foundation to the community. “The name Legacy Grove reflects our long-term intentions for the park and evokes a sense of tribute to the former community hospital,” said Ed Mastrean,...

Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ set for Sept. 5-8 at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill

The annual Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ is set for Sept. 5-8 at the Carter Caves State Resort Park. The festival that began as a family reunion honors old-time music and Eastern Kentucky traditions as well as the late master fiddler J.P. Fraley. Musicians will be jamming in parking lots and sharing music around the campfires of Carter Caves State Resort Park. Musical instruments such as dulcimer,...

Wide range of artists to highlight Arts and Crafts Festival at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

A wide range of artists, from woodcarvers to quilters, will be on hand for the annual Arts and Crafts Festival May 26-27 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. The Arts and Crafts Festival at Kentucky Dam Village (Photo from KSP) Visit with dozens of talented artisans as you enjoy the scenic view of Kentucky Lake. Jewelry-makers, potters, blacksmiths, painters and many other craft people will also...

Behind the Scenes: Bluegrass & Backroads team knows how to tell a good Kentucky story

Although Bob Shrader, left, and Matt Hilton insist on taking up little film time for themselves, the two-man ‘Bluegrass & Backroads’ team couldn’t resist hamming it up while on location at a festival in Owensboro. (All photos provided)   By Kristy Robinson Horine Special to KyForward   The shot is pure Kentucky: a log cabin, a hound lounging on roughhewn porch boards,...