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Travel the state (indepth and fascinating) while social distancing with these Explore Kentucky videos

The Kentucky Department of Tourism is excited to announce the release of a series of videos dedicated to highlighting the best of the Bluegrass State. “During this time of social distancing, Kentucky is finding creative ways to virtually showcase the culture, arts, and heritage that Kentucky has to offer tourists from across the world,” said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Mike Berry....

Kentucky’s Muhammed Ali Center, SEEK Museum become newest additions to U.S. Civil Rights Trail

In recognition of Black History Month, Governor Andy Beshear and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Mike Berry announced today that Kentucky will now be home to the newest sites on the historic the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. The Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and the SEEK Museum in Russellville mark the latest additions to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail making Kentucky home to 5 sites on the...

Second year of Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail featuring regional cuisine open through Oct. 31

For the second year, guests can sample some tasty regional fare at nine Kentucky State Parks on the 2019 Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail. This highly successful trail is part of the Better in the Bluegrass culinary tourism initiative that showcases one-of-a-kind restaurants and chefs specializing in local ingredients and distinctive cuisine. Better in the Bluegrass was highlighted by the last...

Officials announce the replacement of vehicular access bridge at Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Officials announced this week an important bridge for motorists will be replaced at Natural Bridge State Resort Park. The project — a joint effort between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet — will allow for safer and more direct access to the park’s cottages, Woodland Center, swimming pool and Hoedown Island, a public area used for square dancing and...

Kentucky Center for Performing Arts should open on Sept. 1 for performances, after June 13 fire

Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum III announced that the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KCA) building damaged by a June 13 fire will be open Sept. 1 for productions to resume. Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Deputy Secretary Regina Stivers and KCA President Kim Baker joined Sec. Landrum and provided information to patrons and the community. “Today is a...

Kentucky Artisan Center to feature demonstrations from Berea studio artists throughout January

Berea is known for its wealth of talented artisans and January brings that talent to the Kentucky Artisan Center. Take the chill off winter and visit the Center for a warm meal and the chance to watch Berea studio artists demonstrate their skills. Louis Northern On Saturday, Jan. 6, Louis Northern will demonstrate his oil painting techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Center. To give his paintings...