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Kentucky Department of Tourism launches ‘Stay Close. Go Far.’ campaign to promote in-state travel

The Kentucky Department of Tourism (KDT) has launched its “Stay Close. Go Far.” campaign. The marketing initiative is aimed at supporting local tourism partners, communities and businesses by producing inspiring content that reminds Kentuckians they do not have to travel far to experience all the beauty, history and adventures the state has to offer. “As we continue to remain diligent...

Bardstown native Kaleb Cecil headlines 2019 Music on the Lawn series at Kentucky Bourbon Festival

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has announced the full lineup for its 2019 Music on the Lawn series, featuring the signature sounds of Bardstown native Kaleb Cecil as the headlining act on Sept. 21. Best known for his hit, “This Ol’ Town,” Cecil is excited to be returning to his roots and performing in his hometown of Bardstown. “The Kentucky Bourbon Festival provides a platform to share...

Ky Distillers’ Association designates Bardstown as “Official Gateway to Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour”

Known as the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown is the newest Official Gateway sponsor to the world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail adventure, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. With its robust mix of iconic brand destinations and smaller craft distilleries, Bardstown is a bustling hub for thousands of Bourbon visitors looking to sample the Commonwealth’s signature spirit,...

It’s all about food – Kentucky food – on state’s new culinary destination website

  A series of initiatives to promote culinary tourism in Kentucky have begun with the launch of a food-focused website KentuckyCuisine.com.   Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism Commissioner Mike Mangeot announced the initiatives at the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s annual fall conference in Northern Kentucky.   The department kicked off its culinary efforts in...

Bon Appetit Appalachia! guide highlights
48 Eastern Kentucky food destinations

Forty-eight food destinations in Eastern Kentucky are included in a new mapguide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission to promote culinary tourism throughout the region.   The ARC just announced the launch of the Bon Appetit Appalachia tourism mapguide showcasing 283 of the Appalachian region’s most distinctive food destinations. The mapguide is available as an insert in the summer...

Asbury University shelters two hidden gems – equine program, state-of-the-art film studio

Standing in front of the large green screen in Asbury’s film studio (left to right) are: alum Stephanie Keeley, Dean of School of Communication Arts Jim Owens, First Lady Jane Beshear, student Jensine Cumbia and Operations Manager Don Mink. (Photo from AU)   Staff report   Nestled in the tiny Central Kentucky community of Wilmore is Asbury University. Inside Asbury is a renowned equine...