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This Week’s Travel and News…………..

By: Patrick Stipes
By: Patrick Stipes

Well, last week kept me in town mostly. I did make a run up to Northern Kentucky for the afternoon on Thursday to check out the new water attraction at the Newport Aquarium.

Well, last week kept me in town mostly. I did make a run up to Northern Kentucky for the afternoon on Thursday to check out the new water attraction at the Newport Aquarium. This week I’ll be heading over to Claiborne Horse Farm in Paris to meet up with Jim Friess, I’ll also be a guest on WKYT’s “Afternoon” show Wednesday so check that out. I am very busy getting ready to work the Ky. State Fair too! I’ll be in the Kentucky Travel booth opening day, to sign autographs, ha ha………… just kidding! I’ll be there but I’ll be carrying boxes and getting people water I am sure! Opening day is August 14th.
      School has started for some districts believe it or not. If your school has not started up consider running to the Cave region, Northern Kentucky or maybe take a BBQ tour to Western Kentucky before classes get going. Speaking of Western Kentucky, boy does Fancy Farm’s annual picnic really make an impact on the local tourism economy! Millions of dollars are dropped into the deep “Purchase” area of the Commonwealth leading up to and during the Catholic picnic we know as Fancy Farm!
     I did get to play golf over the weekend in Frankfort, Ducker’s Lake golf course on Hwy. 421 really has the fairways looking good and the tee boxes are good too! I shot an 83 with an out of bounds tee shot on number 15. I was happy with that score. It’s about as good as I can hit it, in 93 degree temps! I mention that golf tidbit only to say that I met several gentlemen from Cincinnati in the parking lot; They had planned on driving to Chas./Huntington, WV. But after a backup on I-64 they quickly mapquested, googled, whitepaged, myspaced etc………………… “central Kentucky golf courses“! And of course many nice golf courses appeared and Ducker’s had tee times ready when they arrived. After leaving Frankfort they were headed to Wasioto Winds at Pine Mnt. State Resort Park. Obviously this group of men changed their plans at the last minute and Kentucky’s tourism economy benefited!
        Remember we’re all ambassadors for the Commonwealth and maybe you can get someone to stay in Kentucky just by engaging in a brief conversation. (to be truthful. one of the guys graduated from Berea College in 1978 so he was sort of familiar with Kentucky).

****** the US 127 Yard sale starts this Thursday******
“Buckle up, slow down and get there in one piece”!

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