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2015 PBR BlueDEF Velocity Tour Finals

Oct 9, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 7:00 PM

KFC YUM! Center, One Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202
This first ever BlueDEF Velocity Tour (BDVT) Finals event will make Louisville a global destination for the stars of the PBR. It is the last opportunity for the world’s best bull riders to gain the coveted points needed to move up in the PBR world standings and qualify for the prestigious $2.3 million Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 21-25.

Tickets available at:

2015 Grand Tour of Homes

Jul 17, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 Friday 5:00 PM-9:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday Noon-6:00 PM.

Fayette, Woodford, and Scott County
The Home Builders Association of Lexington presents the 2015 scattered site Grand Tour of Homes, July 17-19, and 24-26. Hours: Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday Noon-6pm. This is your opportunity to view 30 beautiful new homes built by local leading professional builders. For a list of homes, go to No charge to attend.

Victoria Martorano

Dancing With the Stars "Perfect 10 Tour"

Aug 2, 2015 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM

Louisville Palace
Ticket Locations
The Louisville Palace box office & all Ticketmaster locations,,
or by phone at 800-745-3000

Ticket Prices
$79.50 / $59.50 / $49.50 plus applicable fees (all seats reserved)

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Jim Beam Bourbon-que

Jun 19, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jim Beam American Stillhouse. 526 Happy Hollow Rd. Clermont, KY 40110
Jim Beam invites all fathers and bourbon enthusiasts who are of legal drinking age to join 7th generation Beam Master Distiller and Jim Beam’s great-grandson Fred Noe, and his son Freddie, at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse for a VIP bourbon experience. Attendees will enjoy bourbon-inspired food from Fred’s Smokehouse, have an opportunity to participate in a tasting of America’s native spirit led by Fred himself and embark on a guided tour of the Jim Beam distillery.

When: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: Jim Beam American Stillhouse | 526 Happy Hollow Road | Clermont, KY 40110
Cost: $65 per person

Must be 21+

12th Annual Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour, Marketplace and Auction

Jun 13, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Nelson County Extension Office, Bardstown, KY
Come see what’s new at the 12th Annual Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour, Marketplace and Auction being held June 13, 2015 in Bardstown, KY.

Beautiful private gardens are on this year’s self-guided tour that runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Ponds with peaceful waterfalls, vegetable gardens, creative outdoor rooms, container gardening, sun and shade gardens, and comfortable outdoor dining areas are in these Bardstown and Nelson County gardens. There will also be such features as pergolas, rain barrels, ornamental grasses, multi-level decks, wooded paths and enough garden art to keep you smiling all day. The tour begins at the Nelson County Extension Office at 317 S. Third, Bardstown, KY.

The Marketplace, which is free to attend, will be open at the Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors can purchase garden tour tickets, grab a bite to eat and sign up for the door prizes. Local vendors will offer one-of-a-kind antiques and handmade, recycled and unique garden items for sale while the Kentucky Home Master Gardeners, who sponsor the event, will be selling annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs. They will also be selling hand-crafted items for the garden such as birdhouses, birdbaths, stepping stones, and uniquely planted containers.

The silent auction runs from 8 am to 2 pm. A live auction will take place from 10:30 to 11 am.

Tour tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day-of-tour and $7 for groups of 10 or more at the Extension Office at 317 S. Third and the Tourist Commission at One Court Square in Bardstown, KY.

Check out pictures of past garden tours and the items that are up for bid at the silent auction on Bardstown Garden Tour and Marketplace. For more information, call the Extension Office at 502-348-9204.


Jim Beam® Perfect Mint Julep Day Celebration

Apr 30, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jim Beam American Stillhouse | 526 Happy Hollow Road | Clermont, KY 40110
Jim Beam® is kicking off Derby season with a Perfect Mint Julep Day Celebration on Thursday, April 30 at the Jim Beam distillery. Bourbon fans near and far who are of legal drinking age are invited to join seventh generation Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe for a day full of live music, delicious barbeque from Fred’s Smokehouse and samples of the Beam family mint julep recipe. Attendees will also be given an opportunity to meet whiskey authority Noah Rothbaum as he hosts the first-ever public reading of his newest release, “The Art of American Whiskey.”

Must be 21+ years old

2015 Kitchens Tour of the Bluegrass

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015 30th - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM 31st - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is an annual event that features a self-guided tour of beautiful kitchens throughout Lexington. Proceeds for this event go the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass, which is an early childhood educational center for children with and without special needs.

Carol Russell

Tour of Historic Homes Georgetown, KY

Dec 7, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Arts & Cultural Center, 117 North Water St., Georgetown
Annual Christmas Tour of Historic Homes fundraiser for the non profit Scott County Arts Consortium. Sunday, December 7, 1 - 5 PM. Tickets at the Arts & Cultural Center, 117 North Water St. in Georgetown. $10.00 per person. For information call 502-570-8366.

Barbara Strippelhoff. 502-863-0909

CastlePost Tours to Benefit The Salvation Army

Nov 29, 2014 - Dec 1, 2014 29th - 12:00 PM, 12:45 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM & 3:45 PM 30th - 1:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:00 PM & 4:45 PM 1st - 12:00 PM, 12:45 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM & 3:45 PM

CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383
Tour this Kentucky landmark and enjoy elegant Christmas décor by local designers. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army’s Emergency Shelter for women & children.
Tickets limited. Advanced purchases highly recommended.
Tickets Sold by Tour Time: $35/person on Nov. 29 & 30; and $25/person on Dec. 1st

Royal Admission Flex Ticket $45/person – No advanced tour time selection required. Come at your convenience anytime Nov. 29- Dec.1 between 1PM and 4PM.
Tickets on sale NOW at Whitaker Bank (Beaumont Centre, Hamburg, & Nicholasville Rd.). For Will Call tickets, call 859.543-4066

Karen Ritchie,
252-7706 ext. 118. To purchase tickets call 859.543.4066

Kentucky Wine & Vine Bus Tour

May 18, 2012 8:30 A.M.

Visit Kentucky's premiere wine destinations by bus. This year's stops include: Elk Creek
Vineyards in Owenton, Capital Cellars in Frankfort, and Prodigy Vineyards and Winery in
Versailles. A delicious lunch will be served at Elk Creek. Along the way learn about the
winemaking process, see the gift shops, and of course enjoy the tastings. The all-day tour departs
from Nicholasville at 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 18 at Kentucky Bank, 920 Main St. Tickets: $65 per person.

Tickets at or call (859) 881-3820.