Kentucky Department of Travel - Recent Headlines

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  • Celebrate America's Native Spirit at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival
    Wednesday, September 03, 2014
    The Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Ky., will host its 23rd annual celebration of America’s native spirit, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Sept. 16-21.
  • Governor to honor Ky. food destinations in Appalachian map-guide
    Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    Governor Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism will host a celebratory luncheon to recognize 47 eastern Kentucky food sites recently chosen for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) “Bon Appétit Appalachia,” a national map-guide showcasing the region’s most distinctive food destinations. The luncheon will take place at historic Boone Tavern in Berea on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
  • Take back-to-school trips without gaming systems or smartphones
    Friday, August 01, 2014
    August is back-to-school time, and a good opportunity to think about places to take children to appreciate Kentucky history and culture.
  • New Appalachian food mapguide showcases Kentucky destinations
    Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Forty-eight food destinations in eastern Kentucky are included in a new mapguide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to promote culinary tourism throughout the region.
  • Satisfy Your Hunger for Food Adventure in Kentucky
    Friday, July 11, 2014
    Foodies flock to Kentucky for its eclectic dining scene, which offers everything from haute cuisine in elegant hotel restaurants to outstanding down-home fare at diners and even truck stops. To satisfy your hunger for food adventure, get off the beaten path and explore out-of-the-way spots.
  • Adjutant General to Keynote Boone Trace Dedication at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    The Kentucky National Guard will salute the legacy of Daniel Boone during the dedication of the Boone Trace Project at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on Saturday, June 14.
  • Splash into Summer at a Kentucky Water Park
    Wednesday, June 04, 2014
    Are you ready to ride the waves, float on a lazy river or test your G-force resistance on a swooping water slide? As temperatures climb, splash into these and more summer pleasures at water parks throughout Kentucky.
  • Kentucky Kingdom Set to Reopen May 24
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    With final stages of a $44 million renovation nearly complete, Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville is set to reopen May 24, the start of Memorial Day weekend.
  • Summer Theater Productions Gear Up Throughout Kentucky
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    Top-notch summer productions are gearing up at many outdoor theaters across Kentucky, some of which have been providing family entertainment for more than a half-century.
  • 'Daniel Boone' Returns to Kentucky
    Monday, April 28, 2014
    "Daniel Boone" is returning to Kentucky. America’s pioneer hero is coming through Cumberland Gap on Saturday, June 14, as part of dedication ceremonies for the Boone Trace Project, an effort by six southeastern Kentucky counties to help visitors understand the pioneer’s legacy.
  • Celebrate Spring with Kentucky's Colorful Blossoms
    Monday, March 31, 2014
    Spring in Kentucky brings a profusion of flowery color, particularly with the blooming of the Commonwealth’s famous dogwood and redbud trees. Several locations offer the best prospects for viewing large concentrations of redbuds’ striking pink blossoms and snowy white dogwood blooms.