All Things Kentucky

All Things Kentucky

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Louisville Named the ‘Manliest Town in America’ by GQ
Yeah, yeah, Chicago has broader shoulders. But when it comes to the masculine arts — bourbon, baseball, bettin’ the ponies — good luck topping Louisville. And don’t worry, the city’s not just coasting on its history. Lou-uh-vul strikes a balance between the traditions for which it’s justly famous and a right-now vibe that gives the town and its 750,000 residents a kind of courtly swagger.

Louisville Named the ‘Manliest Town in America’ by GQ

Yeah, yeah, Chicago has broader shoulders. But when it comes to the masculine arts — bourbon, baseball, bettin’ the ponies — good luck topping Louisville. And don’t worry, the city’s not just coasting on its history. Lou-uh-vul strikes a balance between the traditions for which it’s justly famous and a right-now vibe that gives the town and its 750,000 residents a kind of courtly swagger.

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americasgreatoutdoors:

As Punxsutawney Phil ducks his head underground to hideout from six more weeks of winter, so can you by exploring some of America’s most amazing caves. The guides at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky preserve the world’s longest cave system, as well as part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. With more than 390 miles explored, early guide, Stephen Bishop, called the cave a “grand, gloomy and peculiar place,” but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.Photo: National Park Service 

americasgreatoutdoors:

As Punxsutawney Phil ducks his head underground to hideout from six more weeks of winter, so can you by exploring some of America’s most amazing caves. The guides at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky preserve the world’s longest cave system, as well as part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. With more than 390 miles explored, early guide, Stephen Bishop, called the cave a “grand, gloomy and peculiar place,” but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.

Photo: National Park Service 

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Zagat names 8 Awesome Foodie Getaways Around the World

3. Louisville, KY

What to eat: This is Bourbon Country y’all. In Louisville, you’ll find an impressive amount of top-notch restaurants featuring both rustic and city-fied food…to pair with your brown spirits of course. Visit some distilleries (Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace) before dining at upscale restaurant, Proof on Main, where dinner could include chickpea-ham fritters or split pea panisse and should include some housemade charcuterie. The infamous hot brown - a turkey, bacon and tomato open-faced sandwich covered in mornay sauce - can be found at the Brown Hotel, where it reportedly was created.

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University of Kentucky WMB
My Old Kentucky Home

bluegrassnyc:

My Old Kentucky Home

 

The sun shines bright in the old Kentucky home

‘Tis summer, the people are gay;

The corn top’s ripe and the meadow’s in the bloom,

While the birds make music all the day;

The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,

All merry, all happy, and bright,

By’n by hard times comes a-knocking at the door,

Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

 

Weep no more, my lady,

Oh weep no more today!

We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home,

For the old Kentucky home far away.

 

They hunt no more for the ‘possum and the coon,

On meadow, the hill and the shore,

They sing no more by the glimmer of the moon,

On the bench by that old cabin door;

The day goes by like a shadow o’er the heart,

With sorrow where all was delight;

The time has come when the people have to part,

Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

 

Chorus

 

The head must bow and the back will have to bend,

Wherever the people may go;

A few more days and the trouble all will end

In the field where sugar-canes may grow;

A few more days for to tote the weary load,

No matter, ‘twill never be light,

A few more days till we totter on the road,

Then my old Kentucky home, good night!

 

Chorus

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