Friday, September 14, 2012

Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale

These are cell phone pictures taken at All-Tech's Lexington Brewery where they make Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, one of my favorite beers.  The brewery tour was a "team building event" at our Lexington, Kentucky site project kickoff.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sugartit, Kentucky

About a year ago, we moved to just outside of Florence, Kentucky.  My wife's new iPhone posts to facebook say she is "posting from Sugartit".  Even though my parents lived near Florence for nearly 20 years, I'd never heard of Sugartit, Kentucky.  Everyone on facebook keeps asking her where is Sugartit?

A little research turned up the answer.  Apparently Sugartit was once a community at the corner of Pleasant Valley (Hwy 237) and Dixie Highway (US42). It unfortunately no longer exists.  The last remnants were the "Sugartit Asphalt" plant, which has since been removed/renamed.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ice Storm Hits

This is a picture of my front yard. Every other house on my street has a tree down. I drove into the center of town yesterday and it appears that the entire city has experienced the same devastation. Like 600,000 other Kentuckians, my power is out. The electric company tells me that it will likely be two weeks before they get it back on. Several years ago, we were hit by a similar storm and at that time, my house was one of the last in town to get back their power.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Haven, Kentucky

New Haven is a small town with lots of character. It's home to a large railroad museum at which you can ride in a train pulled by an old coal burning steam engine. New Haven also has an annual Iron Horse Festival. This is a celebration of Rolling Fork Valley traditions through train rides, antique car show, music, parade, arts and crafts and much more.

Here are some pictures of the parade...

Some of the antique cars just couldn't make it....

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bluegrass Railroad Museum

The Bluegrass Railroad Museum offers rides in antique coaches build in the 1920's. The ride takes you through scenic thoroughbred horse farms. It's located in the Woodford County Park on Beasley Road in Versailles, Kentucky. The museum is an all volunteer non-profit organization.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

View of Kentucky from Cincinnati Red's Stadium

The Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds, is located just across the river from Newport and has a great view of Kentucky.

A Civil War Fort at Boonesboro

This is not to be mistaken for Fort Boonesborough.... My wife and I ran across this while driving the back roads. It's a nice walk with informative signs along the way. Apparently an earthworks structure once existed here overlooking the river.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Newport Bridges

This bridge spans across the Ohio River in Newport, KY

Saturday, May 10, 2008

May Day Festival

May 10th, 2008 wrapping the May Pole in Gratz Park, Lexington, Kentucky.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Kentucky Horse Park

After nearly ten years in Lexington, I finally visited the Kentucky Horse Park...

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Red Mile

The Red Mile is known for its red clay and mile long race track. Harness racing has been taking place at this Lexington track for over 130 years.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Bourbon County Fair

Tractor Pull at Bourbon County Fair, June 30, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Bourbon Country Drive-In Theater

The Bourb0n County drive-in theater is a great way to mix a retro scene with a modern movie. It's a great place to take the family or to have a romantic evening. While you are there, try some good old fashioned hamburgers and deep fried pickles.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Hutchinson's Drug Store in Lexington

Established in 1926, the Hutchinson drug store is a great place to sip a malt or shake. Inside you will find mosaic tiled floors, metal ceilings, and antique glass cabinets filled with vintage apothecary equipment. And, incredible as it may seem, it is still a functioning drug store.

Hutchinson's is located at the corner of Broadway and Short in Lexington, Kentucky.

Monday, May 7, 2007

A little Kentucky trivia...

According to Ask Yahoo, Lexington resident Henry Earl (A.K.A. James Brown) holds the record for being arrested more times than any other person. As of January 2007, Henry is said to have been arrested 937 times. The What's up with Earl web page keeps tabs on his arrests and claims that Earl has spent almost twice as much time in jail as he has out of jail. An article in Newsweek says that Earl has achieved an almost cult-like following and has even been on various talk shows because of his disgraceful record.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Lexington Legends Baseball

Lexington has their own baseball team called the "Lexington Legends". Elly (left) is Big L's wife, one the Legends mascots.

Lexington Farmers Market

During the summer, Lexington has a farmers' market each Saturday on Vine Street. Early spring brings vendors with flowers and exotic heirloom vegetable plants. Later in the season, you will find locally grown vegetables and fruits. Cheeses, wines, and meats can be found all season. You may also see an occasional street musician.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Valley View Ferry

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This ferry, opened in 1780, is the oldest continuing business in Kentucky. It is located on Tates Creek Road, South of Lexington.