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Rivers Run Through Them

Monday, July 13, 2015 4:45 PM

A history hub that began when William Clark, of Lewis & Clark fame, laid out the town where the Ohio and Tennessee rivers meet.  

Scenic, full of Southern charm and rich in history, Kentucky – or the ‘Bluegrass State’ – is home to some of the most beautiful small towns in the country. From the ‘Bourbon Capital of the World’ Bardstown, to arty communities like Paducah and Berea, we round-up 10 of the state’s most charming towns.

We visit downtown Paducah, one of Kentucky’s most creative communities. We also sample Today’s Special from Peak Bros. Bar-B-Que in Union Co.; visit Owensboro artist Aaron Kizer; learn about the Father of Ragtime;and see the exhibits at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum in Bowling Green.

Quilting in Kentucky - The Perceptive Travel Blog

Monday, March 23, 2015 5:00 AM

Kentucky. The Bluegrass State is famous for derbies, bourbon, bluegrass and… quilt-making? Yes, the bite-sized city of Paducah in Kentucky is a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art, and only two other US cities are on that UNESCO list: Santa Fe and Iowa City.

Say 'Kentucky' in a word-association test and the response would probably be 'bourbon', with 'derby' in second place. But Kentucky has an impressive and eclectic range of visitor attractions, way beyond sports and spirits. They include historic sites, craft-making experiences, fascinating factory tours and a great deal of bluegrass music in the Bluegrass State. The music, by the way, is named after the state's nickname, which comes from the blue tinges its pasture grasses have at certain times of the year.