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So much to DO... So much to SEE... So much FUN to have! STAY and PLAY in our area! BB&T Concerts in the Parks Schedule...........................4 Camping with Kids..........................................................6 Kentucky Staycations.....................................................8 Adopt a Pet this Summer..............................................10 Happy 80th Birthday Wigwam Village Inn.....................12 Bowling Green Farmers Markets..................................14 Franklin Simpson Summer Nights Concerts.................16 Kentucky Burgoo .........................................................18 WKU Kentucky Museum...............................................20 South Union Shaker Village..........................................20 Xclaim Youth Theatre...................................................22 BG OnStage.................................................................22 Kentucky Cookbook Heritage.......................................24 Ark Encounter...............................................................25 Aviation Heritage Park..................................................25 Land Between the Lakes..............................................26 June Kentucky Fairs & Festivals...................................28 July Kentucky Fairs & Festivals....................................28 August Kentucky Fairs & Festivals...............................29 WKU Summer Camps for Kids.....................................29 Pine Knob Theatre........................................................30 Summer Activity Guide 2017

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FREE & OPEN to the Whole Family!

Produced by Lindsey Productions

GREAT MUSIC

• Beer Garden • Food Vendors BB&T | BG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | BOWLING GREEN CVB JB DISTRIBUTORS | WNKY | 106.3 WOVO | MARIAH’S 643 | CROWD SOUTH | COUNTRY PEDDLER BARBARA STEWART INTERIORS | WHITE SQUIRREL BREWERY ZINGERELLA | FFOYA HOUSE | GALLERY 916

601 STATE STREET P.O. BOX 32 BOWLING GREEN, KY 42102-0032 Annual Concert 270-782-0222 • downtownbg.org

Event Organizers

NOON in JUNE at FOUNTAIN SQUARE EVERY WEDNESDAY in JUNE - NOON to 1:30pm June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28

Blue Diamond Band Mt. Victor Revue The Coteries To Be Announced

CONCERTS in the PARK at CIRCUS SQUARE FRIDAY NIGHTS - 7pm to 9pm June 30 July 7 July 14 July 21 July 28 August 4 August 11 August 18 August 25

Buelers Day Off Tyrone Dunn & Kin-Foke Jordan Allan & The Bellwethers Pretty Ravens for BALTER Fat Box Ernie Small Blues Band Peter the Freshman Frontier

All proceeds benefit the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and revitalization of THE DISTRICT. 4

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Ask anyone about their most vivid childhood memories and if they went camping with their families, it’s those memories that often rise to the surface. Do you like the idea of camping but unsure where to start with the kids? Here are some tips for camping with kids that just may get you on your way. Look for camping destinations by lakes for swimming, boating, fishing, wading, and trails for hiking and exploring. If you are fairly new to camping, pick a campground with plenty of amenities like potable (drinkable) water, flush toilets, tent pad, fire pit, grill, picnic table. Practice before you go. Set up your tent in the backyard, layout the sleeping pads and bags, fire up your flashlights and headlamps. Create checklists to ensure you have just about everything you will need when you arrive at your campsite. Give each family member a copy of the list. This allows everyone to be involved and pack their own clothing, sleeping bag and pad, gear, toys, books, headlamps and other necessities. It’s a good idea to double check the kids’ camping gear bags so that crucial items are not forgotten. Consider these items for your checklists: food, cooking and eating supplies, tent and tarps, first aid kit, flashlights (extra batteries) and lantern, firewood, extra water, tools, and duct tape. Plan meals and prepare as much as you can in advance. Along with healthy 6

options, special snacks will be a treat for the entire family. Oh, and don’t forget the s’mores fixin’s! It’s like playing house! Get everyone involved with establishing areas for cooking, cleaning, tents, trash. Assign chores, and then commence to having fun! Walk the boundaries of your campsite with your kids so they know where they’re allowed to go and where is off-limits. Use the buddy system to make sure they never wander off alone, and make sure they know they always have to tell an adult if they’re going somewhere out of eyesight. Inclement weather could leave you with more downtime than you anticipated. If the rain or thunderstorms disrupt your planned activities be sure to have boredombusting games and activities available. Finally, be flexible when camping with kids. Odds are your outing probably isn’t going to go exactly how you planned it. Maybe someone in your group just isn’t good at getting going in the morning, or an afternoon rainstorm disrupts your plans. Roll with it. Nature is often unpredictable. Don’t stress out, enjoy being outdoors with your kids.

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Fastpitch Softball • Volleyball • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Baseball

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9am-10:30am

Softball Pitching 11:00am-12:30pm

To register, call prior to first day of camp...

(270) 783-7476 5368 Scottsville Rd., Ste. 3 Bowling Green, KY

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• Cheerleading • Basketball • Baseball • Volleyball • Fastpitch Softball • Baseball •

Fastpitch Softball • Volleyball • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Baseball

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DAY,WEEKEND & WEEK-LONG TRIPS

A recently popular vacation & travel trend is a “Staycation,” a vacation where you stay close to home and explore the nearby area. Here are four ideas for staycations across Kentucky. Enjoy wild adventures year-round at the LOUISVILLE ZOO, and experience the fully underground Louisville Mega Cavern. Head to the WaterWorks Museum to explore the science and history that go into a glass of drinking water. If you’re looking for more history and adventure, the Kentucky Derby Museum provides two floors of entertaining, educational and interactive exhibits for the whole family. Learn the story of American beginnings at Historic Locust Grove. Connect with creativity in Paducah & visit the NATIONAL QUILT MUSEUM where you can view changing vibrant fiber exhibits. Learn the story of the Four Rivers Region at River Discovery Center & then head over to the Yeiser Art Center, Western Kentucky’s Gateway to the Arts. Head west to the Mississippi River & experience all the KY Great River Road has to offer. Make the KY Horse Park your first stop and then head over to the Thoroughbred Center for tours of a working thoroughbred training facility. After spending some quality time with horses, visit the MARY TODD LINCOLN HOUSE, home of the Todd family (including Mary, future wife of President Abraham Lincoln). Fill your day with history at Boone Station State Historic Site.

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“Corbin LOVES Company.” Experience the Corbin Rail Museum, Corbin’s newest and biggest attraction. Head on over to CUMBERLAND FALLS STATE RESORT PARK to see the only “Moonbow” in this hemisphere.

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• Farm Tours • Weddings • Birthdays • Reunions

765 RICHPOND-ROCKFIELD ROAD • ROCKFIELD, KY

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Summertime is filled with vacations, kids out of school, and a lot more time to spend with family. Why not add a furry addition to your family this summer? Adopting a pet from the shelter is always an exciting event. Here are a few reasons why summer is a great time to adopt your new pet. 1. MORE TIME TO SPEND WITH IT. If you have some spare time during summer, then it’s perfect for bringing home your newly “BEASLEY & adopted cat or MISTER” “MAGGIE” dog. You can help him or her settle into the new family environment, get used to your routines, and start a schedule for feeding, walking, and play time. When you do get back to your regular routine and the kids are in school, then the transition will be much more comfortable for everyone involved. 2. FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT (ESPECIALLY FOR THE KIDS). For a fraction of the cost of an expensive, one-time vacation, you can adopt your new pet and family member. Adoption fees usually include a microchip, spay and/or neuter surgery, vaccinations, a free vet exam, and a month of heartworm protection. Have the kids involved in selecting your new pet, the training, the feeding, and just enjoy sheer entertainment in the backyard. 3. SHELTERS SEEM TO BE FULL OF PETS DURING THE SUMMER. For most shelters, the summer months are a time that the number of animals they have occupying space reaches a record high with all sizes and types of dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens. Adopting in the summer helps shelters to alleviate the stress of overcrowding. There are many factors to bear in mind before choosing your pet. Make sure you ask “ZOIE ANN” the right questions of the staff about each animal you are considering.

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Animal Hospital Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery 24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

442 Three Springs Rd • Bowling Green, KY • 270-842-2111 Hrs: M-F 7:30-5:30 • Sat 8-12 • www.threespringsvet.com

Luke Griffith, DVM

COVERAGE YOU NEED FROM A NAME YOU KNOW. GINGER CLEARY

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Wigwam Village Inn #2 is the most unique motel in all of Kentucky. It celebrates 80 years of colorful history in 2017, and staying there will be an experience you will never forget. The wigwam villages began as a dream of Frank A. Redford in the early 1900s. Frank’s inspirations were a popular ice cream shop shaped like an upside down cone and the authentic teepees he’d seen on a Sioux reservation in South Dakota. His dream became reality in 1935 when construction on Wigwam Village #1 was completed in Horse Cave. Wigwam Village Inn #2 was completed in 1937 in Cave City, and five more were built over time in Alabama, Florida, New Orleans, California, and Arizona. From the beginning, the wigwam villages were gathering places with an atmosphere of old-time neighborliness. The community area at the center of the circle of wigwams seemed to invite people to come and talk. Now, the playground at the center of the teepees invites young folks to play, and the new 16’x16’ “Misting Deck” is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day-- regardless of your age. Of the seven original Wigwam Villages, only three remain. The main building, made up of 38 tons of concrete and 13 tons of steel, stands 52’ high. It originally housed a restaurant and gift shop, but the restaurant was closed in the mid ‘60s, and the main building now houses only a gift shop. Smaller wigwams on either side of the gift shop are public restrooms. Each of the remaining 15 buildings are bedrooms, complete with 12

private bathrooms. Ten of these buildings have one double bed, and the other five have two double beds. Furnishings in each of the buildings are original from the 1930’s and are made of hickory and cane. Because of the historic nature of the rooms, pets are not allowed. Because Wigwam Village Inn #2 offers such a unique atmosphere, it is a popular place for travelers to stay in the Mammoth Cave area. Families return year after year because of the warmth and personal enjoyment they experience there. It is an opportunity to slow down and share a real family vacation in one of America’s finest vacation destination areas. The Wigwam Village Inn #2 will continue to preserve the heritage and atmosphere of this historic Kentucky Heritage Council landmark. It is also listed on the Kentucky and National Historical Registers and is located at 601 North Dixie Hwy., Cave City, KY 42127. Call (270) 773-3381 for more information and reservations.

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Summer Worship 10:30AM

The Presbyterian Church 1003 State Street • Bowling Green, KY 270-843-4707 • www.bgpres.org

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“Service with a Smile” for 71 Years!

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Bowling Green Warren County Farmers’ Market

270-842-1681

sokymarketplace@gmail.com www.sokymarketplace.org

Located at

636 Center Street

Downtown BG at the intersection of Center St. & 7th Ave. behind SKyPAC

SATURDAYS: Year-round beginning April 1 8a.m.–1:00p.m.

TUESDAYS: May 6-August 15

(closed May 30 & July 4)

8a.m.-1:00p.m. NIGHT MARKETS: June 1 & July 6th Hours: TBD

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2017 Concert Series

Presented by Franklin-Simpson Renaissance

June 2

The Brandon Harris Band - Country

June 16

Andy and the Rockers - Southern Rock

June 23

Jericho Woods - Americana, Folk Rock

June 30

Nashvegas All Stars - Pop & Country

July 14

The Sidewinders - 60s-current hits, R&B

July 21

The Jimmy Church Band-R&B, Motown

July 28

Pink Cadillac - 60s-90s, R&B

Mini Market 5-9

Mini Market 5-9

Aug. 4

Featuring Tom Killen

Black Widow - R&B, Motown

Aug. 18

Dizzorderly Conduct-Southern Rock/Pop

Aug. 25

Tyrone Dunn - R&B, Motown

Mini Market 5-9

CONCERTS ARE HELD IN THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, FRANKLIN, KY Free to the Public • 7-9pm • Food Vendors at Each Concert 16

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2017 EVENTS ON THE LAWN We invite you and your family to bring a lawnchair or blanket and join us for our FREE 2017 Outdoor Events

Sumner Crest wine is permitted, but no other alcohol is allowed. See our Facebook page or website for more details.

FREE Wine Tasting Daily! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK... Mon-Th 9am-6pm Fri & Sat 9am-7pm Sun 11am-5pm

May 20.............................................................ANNUAL BEACH BASH June 3.................................SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL (50’s & 60’s) June 17...................SUMNER CREST 20TH YEAR BIRTHDAY BASH July 15............................................................ROCK & ROLL REVIVAL July 29..............................................FLASHBACK NIGHT 70’s & 80’s August 26...............................................18th ANNUAL GRAPE STOMP September 16......ANNUAL CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN & CONCERT Family Friendly • No charge for these events

New at Sumner Crest... Homemade Pimento Cheese & Chicken Salad Plates to Enjoy on Our Beautiful Patio

Sumner Crest Winery

EXIT 117 OFF I-65 • PORTLAND, TN • 615.325.4086 • WWW.SUMNERCRESTWINERY.COM

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The Commonwealth’s ‘Uncommonly Good’ Stew Kentucky’s own unique stew, known as “burgoo,” is a culinary tradition well over a hundred years old. What is burgoo, exactly? As with any great, long-standing foodways icon, it’s open to interpretation. No two cooks make burgoo the same way, and recipes are often fiercely-guarded secrets, but there are some guidelines to which most burgoos adhere. Most dishes include beef, pork, chicken, mutton, rabbit, or some combination of them all. In the old days, cooks used whatever meat was convenient: anything from venison to wild squirrel to game birds. The traditional burgoo recipe is also packed with a vegetable medley containing tomatoes, potatoes, onions, lima beans, and corn. Burgoo also often contains barbecue. In fact, the International Bar-B-Q Festival held each year in Owensboro, KY, offers an award for Best Burgoo, and more than 1,000 gallons of this savory stew are served at the festival each year. When it comes to cooking, most people agree that burgoo should be a thick, hearty stew. For this reason, it’s customary to cook burgoo for several hours to achieve the right consistency. The dish is also often served with fresh, thick bread, cornbread, or crackers that are good for soaking up the deliciousness. What’s up with the name? There’s no definitive theory as to how this trademark food got its peculiar title. Some say it came from the mispronunciation of either “bird stew” or “barbecue.” Others say it’s derived from bulgur--a type of cracked wheat-and ragout, a type of French stew. Burgoo is so ingrained in the culture of Kentucky that it’s served on Kentucky Derby Day, at political events, sporting events, fundraisers, and more. Burgoo is a time-tasted tradition that’s here to stay in the Bluegrass State. Find Kentucky restaurants that serve burgoo and try this classic dish, or you can make some at home to share.

* 1 (3-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces * 1 pound beef top round, cut into 1/2-inch cubes * 6 cups beef broth * 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper * 2 (16-ounce) packages frozen vegetable gumbo mix, thawed * 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste In a soup pot, combine chicken, beef, broth & pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover loosely & simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add vegetable gumbo mix & tomato paste. Increase heat to medium-high & return to a boil. Let boil 25-30 minutes, or until thick, stirring occasionally. 18

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A parade, an event, a festival, a fair — when we gather together, Shelter is proud to be there.

NANCY HICKEY 270-843-1948 304 E. 11th Avenue • Suite 3 Bowling Green, KY 42101

Certified Public Accountant

730 Fairview Ave., Suite A-6 270-842-4896

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The Kentucky Museum is located in the Kentucky Building on the campus of WKU. The Museum houses six major permanent exhibits and several changing exhibits. There is a variety of partnerships, services, opportunities, workshops, camps, and other outreach provided to the public each year. In addition, the Museum works closely with WKU students and faculty to enhance instruction through a variety of tours, activities, and programs. The Museum also works with area K-12 teachers offering both tours and other educational resources. Make plans to visit the Kentucky Museum. Visitor parking is available both next to the Museum and across Kentucky Street. 1444 Kentucky Street Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-745-2592 Monday-Saturday 9AM-4PM www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/

SOUTH UNION HISTORIC SITE OF THE SOUTH UNION SHAKER VILLAGE 1807-1922 In 1807 the Shakers founded South Union, one of nineteen communal villages the group established in America. Financial hardship and dwindling membership by the early 20th century forced the sale of the village in 1922. South Union today is more than just a memory. It is a place to visit and learn firsthand about the Shaker way of life. Several of the original buildings have been restored and now house a fine museum of Shaker folklife and material culture, a unique gift shop, and overnight lodgings. While visiting the Shaker Museum, you will have an opportunity to see beautiful artifacts such as homespun blankets, coverlets, kerosene lamps, ironstone, butter churns, oval boxes, and Shaker furniture. These artifacts tell so much about the dayto-day lives of the Shakers at South Union during that period of time. To find the best times to visit, take a look at the special events listed on the website.

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Gaslight Theatre 701 Chestnut Street

SUMMER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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• Voice & Diction (Ages 14-18) June 5-9 • Junior Theatre (Ages 6-10) June 5-9 • Show Choir Sing-Along (Ages 11-13) June 12-16

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2017 Summer Performance Camps Educate. Inspire. “Where EVERY Child is a STAR!” Camps meet Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm Recognize. For more information visit www.xclaiminc.com June 5-9, $75 9:30am-12pm. Ages 4-6. Campers will stage nursery rhymes, stories & songs & create simple props. Snack time 10:30am. PERFORMANCE JUNE 9, 12PM.

Educate. Inspire. Recognize.

Acting Ages 7-18 June 5-9, $125 Ages 7-18 June Campers will present scenes from shows produced by XClaim! this past year. Each day, campers rehearse their scenes & attend tech workshops in scenery, props, costumes, sound & lighting. All campers will perform speaking roles in more than one scene. PERFORMANCE JUNE 9, 6PM.

12-16, $150

Campers will create a Broadway-style musical revue featuring songs from past & upcoming XClaim! shows, current Broadway musicals & shows we hope will be stage musicals. Students need a pair of jazz shoes for camp. All campers sing at least one musical solo. PERFORMANCE JUNE 16, 6PM.

Ages 8-18

June 19-30, $250

This 2-week acting intensive camp teaches campers how to perform Shakespeare & produces A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Campers audition for roles, rehearse the play & attend workshops to create scenery, props & costumes. All campers will perform a speaking role. PERFORMANCE JUNE 30, 6PM. Space is limited. 22

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306 pages; 6”x9”; 33 B&W photo; University of Kentucky Press

Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals—from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it—illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society’s tastes and priorities. , John In van Willigen explores the state’s history through its changing food culture, beginning with Lettice Bryan’s The Kentucky Housewife (originally published in 1839). Considered one of the earliest regional cookbooks, The Kentucky Housewife includes pre–Civil War recipes intended for use by a household staff instead of an individual cook, along with instructions for serving the family. Van Willigen also shares the story of the original Aunt Jemima--the advertising persona of Nancy Green, born in Montgomery County, Kentucky (pictured at left)--who was one of many African American voices in Kentucky culinary history. is a journey through the history of the commonwealth, showcasing the shifting priorities and innovations of the times. Analyzing the historical importance of a wide range of publications, from the nonprofit and charity cookbooks that flourished at the end of the twentieth century to the contemporary cookbook that emphasizes local ingredients, van Willigen provides a valuable perspective on the state’s social history. John van Willigen is professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Kentucky and the author of many books, including Food and Everyday Life on Kentucky Family Farms, 1920–1950.

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PERFEC DAY TRI T P!

Ark Encounter is a world-class theme park featuring the most authentic full-size replica of Noah’s Ark (built according to the dimensions given in the Bible spanning 510’ long, 85’ wide, and 51’ high) in the world and it is air conditioned. Travel back in time on a mile-long scenic bus ride and ascend in view of the massive Ark. Next, take a wild adventure and soar across gorgeous valleys on a zip line tour. Then spot some exotic animals at Ararat Ridge Zoo, or relax with your friends and family at our casual two-story restaurant.

Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Williamstown, Kentucky

855-284-3275

1 ARK ENCOUNTER DRIVE • WILLIAMSBURG, KY

From the time man first took flight in the early 1900s to the recent shuttle missions into space, South Central Kentucky has played a significant role in the history of aviation. One of the first pilots to fly in combat claimed ties to Bowling Green, as did a World War I flying ace, a pioneer instructor pilot, a Vietnam war hero, Commanders of the famed Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels, the Commander/ Pilot of “Marine One”, the presidential helicopter unit and the Mission Commander for the space shuttle Atlantis. These aviators--and their ties to South Central Kentucky-deserve to be recognized and celebrated so that future generations might be made aware of and motivated by their extraordinary achievements. This is the mission of Aviation Heritage Park. The park is open daylight hours. Admission and parking are free.

From I-65, take exit 22. If exiting Northbound, turn left off the ramp. If exiting Southbound, turn right off the ramp. Continue down 231 (Scottsville Road). Turn left at stoplight #12 onto Three Springs Road. The park will be approximately 2 miles on the right. Summer Activity Guide 2017

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Land Between the Lakes... Land Between the Lakes offers a family friendly experience in quaint and friendly Western Kentucky and Tennessee towns filled with entertainment, action, and adventure. The 170,000-acre national recreation area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee is located near I-24, about 90 miles north of Nashville, and just south of Paducah. THE GOLDEN POND PLANETARIUM - Offers an interesting journey into the world of astronomy in gorgeous surroundings. The Planetarium complex sits in a scenic parkland that is an area of true outstanding natural beauty. The LBL Planetarium is a wonderful world of discovery where you can you can learn to distinguish between the constellations on a night sky that is simulated on a 40 foot dome or observe the stars through one of 4 telescopes. The planetarium is located in the visitor center in LBL, where The Trace and Highway 68/80 meet. THE HOME PLACE - You will be transported back to a working 19th Century farm where history really comes alive. Wander at leisure around the farm interacting with the interpreters as they undertake all the tasks as if it were a normal day in 1850. There are 16 log buildings, 14 of which are originals transplanted from the area. The farm animals are all original heritage breeds. The farm crops are corn, tobacco, sheep and hogs and the activities at The Homeplace run according to the seasons so depending on the time of your visit you might see sheep shearing in the spring months or the bringing in of the fall harvest. 4512 The Trace, Dover, TN WOODLANDS NATURE STATION - Experience wildlife encounters indoors in the Discovery Center or outdoors in The Backyard exhibits. See animals and plants in their natural habitats on numerous trails. In The Backyard you’ll find European fallow deer, bald eagle, great horned owl, bobcat and the extremely endangered Red Wolf. Whether a guided hiking trip or canoe excursion or nature watching at your leisure, LBL’s organized tours start at the nature station and you can choose from viewing and tracking, photography and wetland discovery. Water lovers can paddle canoes on Honker Lake amid Blue Herons and Canada Geese while mountain bikers can bike at Hillman Ferry Campground and follow trails through woodlands, wetlands and meadows to find fallow deer, white-tails, wild turkey and hawks. 3146 Silver Trail Road, Cadiz, KY Land Between the Lakes offers something for everyone, including: camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and much more. You will also find hotels, resorts, cabins, great restaurants, shopping and more!

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Celebrating 70 Years of bringing News/Talk Radio to South Central Kentucky

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• Ballard County Fair in La Center • Blueberry Jubilee and Pancake Day in Paris • Bluegrass Extravaganza in Elkhorn City • Bourbon County Fair in Paris • Bullitt County Fair in Shepherdsville • Butler County Fair in Morgantown • Cane Ridge Day in Paris • Casey County Fair in Liberty • Clinton County Fair in Albany • Discovery Festival in Renfro Valley • Family Country Festival in Morehead • Gallatin County Fair in Warsaw • Goettafest in Covington • Great American Balloon Race in Danville • Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville • Green County Fair in Greensburg • Henderson County Fair in Henderson • HIghland Games in Glasgow • Lawrenceburg Fair in Lawrenceburg • McCracken County Fair in Paducah • McCreary County Fair in Pine Knot • Muhlenberg Co. Fair in Greenville • Murray-Calloway Co. Fair in Murray • Red Crow Indian Pow Wow in Shepherdsville • Scott County Fair in Georgetown • Shelby County Fair in Shelbyville • Spring Festival in Rosine • Taylor County Fair in Campbellsville • Tri-City Grand Reunion Festival in Cumberland • Union County Fair in Sturgis • W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival in Henderson • Wayne County Fair in Monticello • Western Kentucky State Fair in Hopkinsville • Woodford County Fair in Versailles • Yellowbanks Dulcimer Festival in Owensboro 28

• Adair County Fair in Columbia • Allen County Fair in Scottsville • Arts in the Park in Georgetown • Ballard County Fair in La Center • Barren County Fair in Glasgow • Bath County Fair in Owingsville • Bluegrass Extravaganza in Elkhorn City • Boyle County Fair in Danville • Breckinridge County Fair in Hardinsburg • Butler County Fair in Morgantown • Cumberland Co. Fair in Burkesville • Estill County Fair festivities in Irvine • Ewing-Fleming County Fair in Ewing • Family Country Festival in Morehead • Franklin County Fair in Frankfort • Franklin Simpson Co. Fair in Franklin • Germantown Fair in Germantown • Grant Co. Fair in Williamstown • Hardin County Fair in Glendale • Harrison County Fair in Cynthiana • Henry County Fair in New Castle • Hickman County Fair in Clinton • Hopkins County Fair in Madisonville • July Jam in Pikeville • LaRue County Fair in Hodgenville • Laurel County Fair in London • Lincoln County Fair in Stanford • Madison County Fair in Richmond • Marion County Fair in Lebanon • McLean County Fair in Calhoun • Meade County Fair in Brandenburg • Mercer County Fair in Harrodsburg • Metcalfe County Fair in Edmonton • Monroe County Fair in Tompkinsville • Nelson County Fair in Bardstown • Oldham County Fair in La Grange • Scott County Fair in Georgetown • Southern KY Fair in Bowling Green • Spencer County Fair in Taylorsville • Tollesboro Fair in Tollesboro • Wayne County Fair in Monticello • Western KY State Fair Hopkinsville • Whitley County Fair in Williamsburg

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• Alexandria Fair and Horse Show in Alexandria • Arts in the Park in Georgetown • Bell County Fair in Middlesborough • Bluegrass Festival in Shepherdsville • Bluegrass in the Park Music and Folklife Festival in Henderson • Boone County Fair in Burlington • Boyd County Fair in Ashland • Buttermilk Days Festival in Bardstown • Carlisle County Fair in Bardwell • Community Days in Dundee • Covered Bridge Festival in Flemingsburg • Cumberland County Fair in Burkesville • Duncan Hines Festival in Bowling Green • Fiddlers Festival in Renfro Valley • Founders Day in Eddyville • Germantown Fair in Germantown • Grant County Fair and Horse Show in Williamstown • Hancock County Fair in Hawesville • Hickman County Fair in Clinton • Hopkins County Fair in Madisonville • Kentucky State Fair in Louisville • LaRue County Fair in Hodgenville • Mandolin Farm Bluegrass Festival in Flemingsburg • Morgan County Fair in West Liberty • Oldham County Fair in La Grange • Richard Potter Day in Elkhorn City • Rowan County Fair in Morehead • Shelbyville Horse Show in Shelbyville • Southern Kentucky Fair in Bowling Green

For gifted students who have completed sixth, seventh, or eighth grade, SCATS presents a unique learning environment to explore new ideas, develop concepts, make friends, and share experiences. From almost 30 different course options ranging from arts and humanities to mathematics and sciences, students are placed in four of their top ten choices and attend those classes every day. Teachers provide students with a great deal of individualized attention in the classroom. SCATS classes go beyond the limitations of the traditional classroom to allow students to learn at higher levels and to think and create in their own ways.

VAMPY assembles some of the brightest and most enthusiastic seventh through tenth graders from counties around Kentucky, states across the nation, and countries all over the world. The VAMPY community reflects the diverse backgrounds, interests, and pursuits of its students who all have at least one thing in common: a love of learning. For gifted and talented students who crave knowledge and academic challenge, VAMPY offers a lifechanging world of both learning and friendship.

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Join Us for Our PINE KNOB 31st Season A short 45 minute drive up the Opening back roads of Highway 185 north of June Bowling Green will take you to one of 10! the most complete historic communities in

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Kentucky with hiking trails, scenic caves, historic buildings, picnic grounds and one of the nation’s outdoor theatres. The historic community of Pine Knob, just 5 miles north of Caneyville, Kentucky, is a good place to visit on a weekend road trip, complete with the old country store built in 1939; the old 4-room Pine Knob School, built in 1925; the 120+ year old Primitive Baptist Church; the Stinson House built in 1865; creeks for kids to wade; springs to quench the thirst; hiking trails up rugged old Pine Knob; and plays presented each Friday and Saturday evening from June through September. Since 1987, five different productions have been performed during the summer, including Dock Brown - Legend of an Outlaw, Down in Hoodoo Holler, Lucy and Ruth’s Diner, Daddy Took the T-Bird Away, and Bee Bop a Lula. The shows are both history and folklore as well as musically entertaining with Doo-wop and Bebop music. The Pine Knob Theatre cast not only performs during the summer at Pine Knob, but they also perform at many fine arts centers — including the Riverpark Center in Owensboro, the Henderson Fine Arts Center in Henderson, and the Alhambra Theatre in Hopkinsville — during the fall and winter months. Dinner shows are also presented each spring at Rough River State Resort Park which is only 14 miles north of Pine Knob. This beautiful spring-fed valley is very scenic, and a number of weddings are performed there each summer as well as family reunions, picnics, and photographers taking pictures of the wonderful scenery — it’s truly one of Kentucky’s little hidden treasures! For show times and more information, go to www.pineknob.com Voted in the Top 3 BEST COMMUNITY THEATRES IN KENTUCKY by Kentucky Living Magazine 30

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