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Kentucky Bourbon Affair: Week of events designed to examine state’s Bourbon culture, history

There are big things coming to Louisville starting Tuesday, big bourbon things to be exact. The Kentucky Bourbon Affair is a world-class event that features daily behind-the-scenes access to the nation’s most iconic distilleries, with elite dinners and events starring Louisville’s historic Bourbon culture and top-shelf culinary scene. Golden Tickets for this year’s event are sold out, but there...

It’s bourbon vs. beer as Kentucky, Wisconsin governors bet on Friday’s Final Four matchup

The governors from Kentucky and Wisconson are wagering on their home teams in Saturday’s NCAA Final Four men’s basketball game.   Kentucky Gov. Beshear bet a fully stocked Kentucky bourbon bar that the University of Kentucky Wildcats will win, while Gov. Scott Walker offered Wisconsin beer, bratwursts and cheese for a Wisconsin Badgers victory.   “We’ll look forward to grilling...

Illinois racer shares experiences about first Lex visit, Run the Bluegrass half-marathon

By Laura Sievert Special to KyForward   More than 4000 people ran through the beautiful Bluegrass last weekend in the third annual Run the Bluegrass half marathon. For many of these runners, this was their first real look at what Central Kentucky has to offer. One such runner was Laura Sievert from Quincy, IL. She’s been blogging about her adventures since 2011 on what she calls “the...