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  • Corvette Museum notes sinkhole anniversary


    Corvette Museum Marketing & Communications Manager

    Recently the National Corvette Museum, located at exit 28 just off I65 near Bowling Green, Kentucky, marked the one-year anniversary of the day the car community collectively gasped at the sight of eight Corvettes tumbling more than 30 feet into the depths of a sinkhole inside the museum’s Skydome.

  • Wide variety of music scheduled for Kentucky Crafted, March 7-8


    Kentucky Arts Council Communications Director

    Diverse musical sounds ranging from world music to Kentucky bluegrass will fill the air at the Lexington Convention Center during Kentucky Crafted: The Market’s Kentucky Stage Music Festival March 7-8.

    Now in its fourth year as part of The Market, the Kentucky Stage Music Festival brings together a selection of the best performing acts the commonwealth has to offer.

  • Kentucky Monthly hosts recipe contest, deadline March 6

    Kentucky Monthly

    In every issue, Kentucky Monthly serves up a tasty selection of recipes. Once a year, they ask readers to wow them with their culinary creations.

    This, Kentucky Monthly’s sixth annual reader recipe contest, is dedicated entirely to recipes that feature local ingredients. The “Go Local Fare” category in previous years’ contests was so popular with home chefs and contest judges they thought, “Why not shine the spotlight on our state’s farmers and producers and make the contest 100 percent local?”

  • Registration open for Tour de Lou event

    Kentucky Derby Festival

  • Knox ITR offers chance at Derby tickets

    Fort Knox ITR Leisure Travel Office

    With the Run for the Roses just a few months away, the Fort Knox ITR Leisure Travel office is offering authorized MWR patrons a chance to sign up for a drawing to purchase tickets to the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

    Those who have a valid military or Depart-ment of Defense ID card and are 18 years or older may sign up for the drawing. Sign up can be made at the ITR Leisure Travel Office until 5 p.m. April 8.

    Tickets will be for the Grandstand at Churchill Downs.


    Starts Friday, Feb. 20


    (502) 942-4284

    “McFarland USA” (PG) 7 p.m. Friday.

    “McFarland USA” (PG) 7 p.m. Saturday.

    “McFarland USA” (PG) 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Closed Monday-Thursday.




    (270) 769-1505

    “Fifty Shades of Grey” (R) 1:30, 2, 4, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 9 and 9:30 p.m.

  • ‘First to Jump’ author slated for Barr Library tonight


    Barr Library

    New York Times bestselling author Jerome Preisler discusses and signs “First to Jump: How the Band of Brothers was aided by the Brave Paratroopers of Pathfinders Company” tonight at Barr Memorial Library. A limited number of complimentary copies of the book will be available to Soldiers attending in uniform.


    Starts Friday, Feb. 13


    (502) 942-4284

    “Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” (PG-13) 7 p.m. Friday.

    “Taken 3” (PG-13) 7 p.m. Saturday.

    “Into the Woods” (PG) 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Closed Monday-Thursday.




    (270) 769-1505

    “Fifty Shades of Grey” (R) 1:30, 2, 4, 4:30, 6:30, 7, 9 and 9:30 p.m.

  • Elk permit applications due by April 30


    Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    Now is the time to apply for Kentucky’s elk quota hunts.

    Hunters have until midnight (Eastern time) April 30 to apply online via the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ mobile-friendly website at fw.ky.gov. The drawing for elk permits is open to Kentucky residents and those who live outside the state.

    Hunters may submit one application for each of the four permit types but can only be drawn for one hunting permit. Each application entry costs $10.

  • Kentucky Century Challenge kicks off April 24


    Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

    Area cyclists are preparing for the third annual Kentucky Century Challenge bike ride series that starts in April.

    The KCC highlights four of the most popular cycling events in Kentucky—the Redbud Ride, in London; the Horsey Hundred, in Georgetown; the Preservation Pedal, in Frankfort; and the Hub City Tour, in Elizabethtown.