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Finger-Lickin’ Good – The Harland Sanders Museum and Café

July 30, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

The Harland Sanders Museum and CafeColonel Sanders and his secret recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken are an iconic part of America – and so is a visit to the place where it all began: The Harland Sanders Museum and Café in Corbin, Kentucky.

It’s such an integral part of America that most of us have the delicious aroma of a bucket of Colonel Sanders’ original recipe, Kentucky Fried Chicken imprinted on our memories – if not sitting on the kitchen table right now, waiting for us to get off the internet and dig in. But wait … the popular restaurant and American tradition had to start somewhere. Was Colonel Sanders a real person?

You bet he was, and he got his start in Corbin, Kentucky.

Harland “Colonel” Sanders started his career as an accidental restaurateur in the early 1930’s via operating a gas and service station in Corbin.

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On Track with The Kentucky Railroad Museum!

November 8, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Kentucky Railroad MuseumThe Kentucky Railroad Museum in New Haven, Kentucky is a great place for railroad enthusiasts of all ages!

With 22 miles of rail running through the scenic Rolling Fork River Valley, 6 functioning locomotive engines, and over 100 units of “rolling stock” – or cars – the Kentucky Railroad Museum is not to be missed.

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Kentucky Wine – Looking Vine, Doing Grape!

October 4, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Kentucky Wine

When you think of Kentucky, it is natural to think of bourbon but did you know that Kentucky is the birthplace of America’s commercial wine industry? You can be forgiven if you didn’t but it’s true – the first vintage was enjoyed in 1803 by, among others, Thomas Jefferson.

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Ziplining Kentucky -
Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease

September 25, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

There are lots of things you can do in while vacationing in our state – but few are likely to be as exciting as ziplining Kentucky.

Most people probably don’t realize it but ziplining (also known as “an inclined strong,” “flying fox,” and “Tyrolean Crossing”) was actually invented out of necessity as a method of conveyance. Used in remote and impassable areas in the wilderness, ziplining allows gravity-fueled transport for goods and people that might otherwise never reach their intended destination.

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The 14th Annual Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival

September 20, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Get your clogging shoes ready – the Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival is right around the corner: September 26th, 27th & 28th 2013

From the looks of the way things have shaped up, the 14th Annual Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival should be even bigger and better than previous years – but no surprise, there: all this festival has ever done is grow to outshine the previous year’s festival! The line-up of talent grows with every festival, even though the ticket prices have remained affordable. That’s probably why it’s often referred to as the “Best Little Bluegrass Festival in the State.”

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The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

September 13, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

The Louisville Slugger Museum: You’ll know you’ve come to the right place when you see the 120 foot tall baseball bat leaning against the building.

The first Louisville Slugger bat was created in 1884 by a 17 year old kid named Bud Hillerich. Legend has it that he created it for Pete Browning, star of the Louisville Eclipse. Browning had been in a batting slump and then broken his own bat during a game Bud attended. With advice from Browning, Bud hand-crafted the bat from a single slab of wood. The next day, Browning broke his slump with three hits and the very first Louisville Slugger.

In the 130 years since, the finely crafted pieces of smooth white ­ash have become famous the world over. Baseball’s biggest stars have used Louisville Sluggers and many players, professional or amateur, will accept no other.

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Explore Mammoth Cave National Park

September 5, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park offers tons of activities both above and below ground.

4000 years have passed since the first human entered Mammoth Cave’s labyrinth of interconnected caverns and passages. We know little about that first visitor but no one’s questioning why they entered the cave in the first place because it’s so obvious: sheer curiosity. One simply cannot help but want to explore the vast, fascinating world that exists below the lush, rolling hills of Kentucky’s Green River valley.

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