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Matthew McConaughey to tell Wild Turkey’s tale

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky.—Iconic Kentucky bourbon distillary Wild Turkey has announced a new multi-year partnership with Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, who will take on the role of Creative Director in a new campaign aimed at telling Wild Turkey’s story. McConaughey, whose links to Kentucky date back to when his parents met while attending the University of Kentucky, is a long-time fan of Wild Turkey and their distilling family, the Russells. By both …

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Craft Academy

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

The students enrolled in the new Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University are not your average high-schoolers. In the spring semester of his junior year, Bryce Hendrickson of Maysville took computer-aided design (CAD) classes at Morehead’s Space Science Center. So, while he’s only 17 years old, he already knows how to design parts for use in 3D printing and rapid prototyping, among other applications. …

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All hands on deck for hands-on learning

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

FUN. CREATIVE. SOMETHING NEW. REALLY COOL. These words may not always be typical descriptions of learning, but when the learning takes place at Newton’s Attic in Lexington, these are exactly the words that come to mind. “It’s everything a kid likes,” says Gabe Nazario of Lexington. “It teaches science, engineering, programming, everything. It’s amazing. It’s awesome. It’s fun.” Newton’s Attic is one example of the many hands-on learning opportunities across …

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Oddish game: traveling the Pokémon beat

In Features by Kentucky Living

LOUISVILLE—It’s noon at a small coffee shop on Bardstown road, and a group of Sullivan University students talk among themselves at a table. Their heads are down and their eyes are glued to their phones. Suddenly, one of their phones vibrates, they snap to attention, pick up their phones. Staring at them intensely, one calls out, “It’s just a Pidgey.” Phones are tapped briefly. Pidgey is a Pokémon. Pokémon are …

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In Lincoln’s Footsteps

In Features, Life in Kentucky, Worth the Trip by Kentucky Living

How my sons and I traveled 1,600 miles in search of our 16th president Growing up in Illinois, I claimed Abraham Lincoln as one of my own. Though I was born 101 years after his assassination, the 16th president was often quoted in my home, as if he was a member of the family.             “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”             …

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Chasing Olympic Dreams

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

The Olympics. The mere mention of the word brings to mind unparalleled international pageantry, unforgettable feats of athleticism, and inspiring stories of personal triumph. Many of the 10,000-plus athletes expected to make the journey to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer have been dreaming of becoming an Olympian their whole lives. It’s a dream that burns strong in the hearts and minds of several talented Kentuckians as well. By mid-May, …

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2016 Photo Contest Winners

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Nearly 3,000 photos made their way to Kentucky Living earlier this year. The quality was outstanding—a credit to the talent of Kentucky Living readers-turned-amateur-photographers all across the state. Six of our freelance photographers judged the categories, and we are proud to share the winners of the 2016 contest with you.

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One on One with Kentucky’s New Energy & Environment Secretary

In Energy, Features, Future of Electricity, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Charles Snavely says, “I boil down why our Cabinet exists into a three-point philosophy. First, we exist to enforce the laws. Second, our purpose is to keep people safe and healthy. But at the same time, the third thing we strive for is to help the business community to the extent that it doesn’t compromise our purpose and our reason for being here.” As Snavely begins his term as Kentucky’s …

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Toyota plant celebrates 30 years

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Georgetown, Ky. – It started with an announcement in December 1985. Today it is a bustling operation that employs 8,000 people, sprawls 169 football fields (that’s just the building!) and represents a $6 billion (and growing) investment. When Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda announced Scott County, Ky. as the site for Toyota’s first wholly owned vehicle manufacturing plant in the U.S., he called it one of the proudest moments since the company …

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