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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...

Boyd County sophomore wins state Poetry Out Loud competition, now goes to D.C.

Boyd County High School student Gabby Thompson won the right to travel to Washington, D.C., in April to represent Kentucky in the National Poetry Out Loud poetry recitation contest by winning the state competition March 12.   Winner Gabby Thompson (left) and runner-up Cheyenne Carter (Photo from ky.gov) Thompson, a sophomore, was one of 17 high school champions from across Kentucky who competed...

Young poets compete in state championship to represent Kentucky in national finals

Kentucky’s 17 Poetry Out Loud school champions will compete for the state championship March 12 in Frankfort, the next tier of competition in the national poetry recitation contest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. The state winner will advance to the national Poetry Out Loud competition.     The state finals, which are open to the public, are part of a program coordinated...

Kentucky’s artisan marketplace boasts 40 more new artists, exhibitors in 2013 show

The Kentucky Arts Council announced Feb. 18 the opening in less than two weeks of the Kentucky Crafted: The Market 2013. The March 2-3 show at the Lexington Convention Center is the 31st and projected to be “one of the best,” said Lori Meadows, executive director of the council.   Last year’s successful show prompted 40 new artists to exhibit, said Meadows in an open letter...