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WOLF CREEK NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY: FAMILY NATURE CLUB AT RUSSELL COUNTY LIBRARY

  • Jan 26, 2015 
         5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
This is designed to to reach youth and adults to encourage outdoor interest while learning about natural resources. This will take place the THIRD Tuesday of each month!
Main Street, Downtown Russell Springs
Russell Springs, KY 42642
POSTED: 3 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   RussellSprings   |   WolfCreekNFH

FRONTIER NIGHT BUFFET

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park in Jamestown will hold a Frontier Night Buffet on Jan. 24 from 4-8 p.m. The dinner will feature music from a local band, Carousel Stampede. The menu will include buffalo chili, buffalo meatloaf, rabbit stew, frog legs, duck and dumplings, catfish, assorted vegetables and desserts.  The price for adults is $19.95; children ages 6-12 are $10.95 and children age 5 and under are free. The price includes a drink, but not tax. Call Lake Cumberland State Resort Park at 270-343-3111 for more information.

POSTED: 6 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   kyStateParks   |   Jamestown

WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND

Interested in photography? Spend the weekend at Pine Mountain State Resort Park on January 23-25, 2015. The weekend will consist of a digitalphotography contest and evening programs by guest professional John Snell (www.johnsnellphoto.com). There will be 2 judging classes for the competition, Amateur or Accomplished, and 4 photographic categories in each class. 
No excuses, whether new to the field or experienced, this weekend workshop will offer beautiful scenery, great programming, and lots of fun!

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category, and an overall best of show will be awarded.

Cost to enter the competition is $30.00 early bird registration or $35.00 for day of registration. 
Packages are also available through the front desk and include entry into the competition and lodging. Package pricing can vary depending on lodging choice. 

For more information or to register call (606) 337-3066 or email Beth.Byrnes@ky.gov. 
Also register online at https://parksres.ky.gov/pm/Availability.asp?WCI=Groups&WCE=GroupSelect  
Group ID: 10519            Password: 50514
POSTED: 7 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKY   |   KyStateParks   |   Pineville   |   photography

Progressive Louisville Boat, RV, and Sportshow

January 21-25, 2015 | Kentucky Exposition Center

Whether you love boating, fishing, hunting, camping or RVing, there’s no better place to shop, compare and save! See and board boats for every lifestyle, activity and budget and explore the latest model RVs. Browse hundreds of booths showcasing the latest in boating, fishing, hunting and camping gear. Visit outfitters and resorts to plan your next trip or book a vacation, too.

Special attractions make a day at the show fun for the whole family! Seminars with the pros, family entertainment, and more — there really is something for everyone!

POSTED: 8 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKy   |   Louisville   |   LouBoatRVShow

KENTUCKY HUNTER JUMPER ASSOCIATION CLINIC

  • Jan 16 - Jan 17, 2015 
         8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • 4089 Iron Works Parkway
    Kentucky Horse Park
    Lexington, KY 
The KHJA Clinic features Bernie Traurig.  Rider, trainer and teacher, Traurig has 55 years of experience in dressage, jumping and eventing, including Olympic appearances.

 

POSTED: 13 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKY   |   KHJA   |   KyHorsePark   |   Lexington   |   Horse

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS WORLD TOUR 2015

  • Jan 15, 2015 
         7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Owensboro SportsCenterwith their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that’s sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money.

POSTED: 14 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   travelKY   |   Owensboro   |   RiverParkCtr   |   harlemglobetrotters

The Tens

The Tens is the Apprentice/Intern (A/I) Company’s first fully produced theatre event this season, following a series of solo performances and ensemble-devised workshop productions created in the fall. The Tensfeatures work chosen from Actors Theatre’s National Ten-Minute Play Contest. The plays will be performed by the 2014 – 2015 Acting Apprentice Company.

POSTED: 16 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Louisville   |   @ATLouisville

2015 OUTDOOR OWENSBORO - HUNTING AND FISHING EXPO

January 9-11, 2015 | Friday: 3pm-8pm | Saturday: 9am-8pm | Sunday: 10am-4pm

Owensboro Convention Center
501 West 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

It’s back and bigger than ever! Cure your winter hunting and fishing blues at one of the regions largest outdoor events, the 2015 Outdoor Owensboro Hunting and Fishing Expo.


Shop thousands of outdoor hunting and fishing related items.

Meet outdoor and television celebrities. Play fun and interactive indoor games.

See live birds and animals. Attend informative seminars. Fun for the entire family!



Meet one of A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Jep Robertson on Saturday, January 10th

The youngest son of Phil and Kay Robertson, Jules Jeptha “Jep” Robertson, grew up in the duck blind. Utilizing these years of experience for his role as the cameraman and editor for the family business, Jep is able to think like a hunter behind the camera and therefore, capture excellent footage for the Duckmen DVD series and the television show, Benelli Presents Duck Commander.

 Jep continues with the goal his father began years ago, to bring the “Duckmen style” of hunting out of the swamps, into the editing room, and into the homes of duck hunting enthusiasts around the world. Jep’s passion for capturing the hunt on camera was stoked when he made his filming debut in “Duckmen X”, and it remains his favorite Duckmen DVD to date.

 Jep resides in Louisiana with his wife Jessica and four children, Lily, Merritt, Priscilla, and River.

POSTED: 20 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Owensboro   |   owensconctr   |   hunting   |   fishing

GATHERING OF THE EAGLES

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is continuing a rich tradition in hosting The Gathering of the Eagles, a weekend dedicated to our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. When the weather starts to turn cold Bald Eagles from the north migrate south in search of ample food supplies. Kentucky State Parks takes this opportunity to arrange special field outings to view this majestic bird in the wild. 

Two different tour options are available through our park.

Luxury Boat Tours
Experience the beauty of Kentucky Lake on board a luxury cruise ship while you view a diverse range of wildlife from the comfort of indoor cabins and outdoor decks. Interpretive staff from Kentucky Dept of Parks and Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will be available to assist in spotting these magnificent birds and to answer any questions. 
$50.00 per person 
Saturday, January 10, 2015—Departs at 8:00am &1:30pm
Sunday, January 11, 2015—Departs at 8:00am

Ballard Wildlife Management Area Bus Tour
Join us for an exclusive tour of Ballard Wildlife Management Area lead by KY Fish and Wildlife Biologist and Site Manager and KY State Park staff.  Transportation from the park to the site and snacks will be provided. 
$40 per person/ $17.50 for 12 and under 
Saturday, January 10th 2015-Departs at 7:30am
Sunday, January 11th 2015—Departs at 7:30am

Included in the price of the tours are the below interpretive evening programs. 

Eagles in Kentucky
 
Friday, January 9, 2015
7:00pm

LIVE Birds of Prey Program
Saturday, January 10,  2015
7:00pm

Call 1(800)325-0146 to book your tour.

Contact Laura Jackson at 270-362-4271 or laura.jackson@ky.gov  for additional eagle and tour information.

POSTED: 23 days ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   KyParks   |   Gilbertsville   |   eaglewatch2015

EXPLORE! ARCHERY

Are you worried about your kids being bored over the Winter break? 
Looking for something new and exciting  to do?

Bring the whole family to the park to try out the awesome sport of archery!

Join our NASP Certified Instructors for a quick lesson.  Shoot for twenty minutes, or stay for all four hours!  The park will provide all necessary equipment.

There may be a wait depending on participation. 
Participants age 17 and under must have responsible adult present in building during program.

When: Tuesday, December 23 & 30, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 Pm (both days)
Where: Gymnasium at the Activities Building, 3000 Freys Hill Rd, Louisville, KY
Cost: $5/person (includes use of park’s archery equipment and basic instruction)

Call 502-429-7270 or email Nick.Price@ky.gov for more information

 

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   KyParks   |   Archery

A Coca-Cola Christmas

Coca-Cola and Christmas go together like Louisville Slugger and baseball.  Louisville Slugger made its first bat in 1884, and just two years later in 1886 Coca-Cola was created. Both American companies have become global and cultural icons.

Working with Coca-Cola last year, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory created an exhibition celebrating the holidays, that’s back and better than ever this holiday season.  A Coca-Cola Christmas will run through Monday, January 5.  The special interactive exhibit showcases more than 75 years of enchanting art and rare artifacts direct from Coca-Cola’s exclusive collection. 

Visitors can explore and discover original Coca-Cola artwork, memorabilia, artifacts, advertising and hands-on fun.  The exhibition features two beloved holiday icons – the Coca-Cola Polar Bears and Santa Claus. A rare Coca-Cola polar bear advertisement from 1922 will be included in the display. This original artwork from France was the first time the polar bear appeared in Coca-Cola advertising.

The exhibit features original oil paintings from one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century, Haddon Sundblom.  Painting Santa portraits for Coca-Cola advertising from 1931 to 1964, he is credited with helping shape the modern image of Santa that is known around the world.  Before “The Coca-Cola Santa,” there was no single interpretation of Santa Claus that was globally recognized as Sundblom’s portraits are today.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Louisville   |   Christmas   |   CocaCola   |   sluggernation

LIVE NATIVITY

Watch the Bible come to life at the 34th Annual Live Nativity!  The live portrayal of the birth time of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in the Bethlehem manger scene, includes live actors and live animals each evening to uniquely present the story and reason for the season. 6-8 pm.  Free admission.  Bardstown Baptist Church at North Third and Brashear.  502-348-3866.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Bardstown   |   Christmas

BARDSTOWN COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "HO HO HO THE SANTA CLAUS CHRONICLES"

Join the host for a special live edition of “The Santa Claus Chronicles” at the North Pole just a few days before Christmas. Find out Santa’s favorite food and how he knows who’s naughty and nice.  Meet the elves, Eeny, Meeny, Miney and Sol who take care of the reindeer.  The biggest mystery at the North Pole is where Mrs. Claus has disappeared to. Find out in a surprising ending.  Bardstown/Nelson County Civic Center, 321 S. Third Street.   Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee 2 p.m.  Tickets $10 for general admission, $8 seniors and $5 students.  Active duty and retired military in uniform, or with ID, are admitted free.  Tickets can be purchased online at: www.bardstowncommunitytheatre.com, with limited ticket sales at the door.  info@bardstowncommunitytheatre.com

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Christmas   |   Bardstown   |   BardstownCommunityTheatre
POSTED: 1 month ago
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KaLightoscope Ticket

November 15, 2014 - January 1, 2015

The fifth anniversary of Christmas at the Galt House Hotel also brings more whimsical activities for families. A KaLightoscope Ticket gives you access to beautiful luminaries that tell the story of A Christmas Carol, plus you’ll be transported back in time to an English Village!  http://www.christmasatthegalthouse.com/kalightoscope-christmas/

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKY   |   Louisville   |   GaltHouse   |   Christmas

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK

This holiday season, treat you and your family to the brilliant display of lights at Freeman Lake Park. With over 100 displays, Elizabethtown’s Christmas in the Park is for everyone to enjoy again and again An illuminated roadway will guide you through this beautiful spectacle of Christmas Spirit. Lights glimmering upon the lake will create that special Christmas Magic for you and your family. Christmas in the Park is open from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. every evening from November 26, 2014 to January 1, 2015. Admission is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Christmas   |   Elizabethtown   |   touretown

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

  • Dec 12, 2014 
         7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Kick off your Christmas at Felix Martin Hall at the Annual Homecoming Christmas Spectacular, a unique Christmas show featuring the incredible artists in Muhlenberg County.

It’s always great to come home for Christmas and Muhlenberg County is no exception! Come to the show and be greeted by carolers out at the front entry, warm up with cider in the lobby then step into the theatre to experience amazing local talent. Hear your favorite Christmas songs, see your favorite characters, and have a few laughs as we warm your heart and get you into the Christmas spirit!

This exciting musical production celebrates the fun, the joy, and the blessings of the Christmas season through exceptional live music, drama, dance, and multimedia. The production will feature such talent as Muhlenberg Community Theatre, MCHS Chorus Department, MCHS Jazz Band, Encore Dance Studio, the Muhlenberg Arts Advisory Council Community Chorus, along with other special guests.

Guaranteed to become a family holiday tradition, this is a show that you will not want to miss. Be sure to stay after the show and enjoy Christmas goodies prepared by our own Muhlenberg County High School Culinary Arts Program. You might even be able to sneak in a picture with Santa, or some of your other favorite Christmas friends!
POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Greenville   |   Christmas   |   musical

CHRISTMAS GIFT AND DECOR SHOW

One of the nations finest Christmas shows. Over 750 booths. Quality dealers from across the nation. Free photos with Santa. Free model train display. Free admission. Friday 11-8pm, Saturday 10-8pm, Sunday 11-5pm.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   kyexpocenter   |   Louisville   |   Christmas   |   Gift   |   booths

Holidays Around the World

Holidays Around the World is a visually-stunning, multi-cultural tree display that celebrates holiday traditions found throughout Louisville’s diverse communities. It ranges from trees decorated as they would be in countries that observe Christmas, to cultural displays showcasing other holidays observed around the globe throughout the year.

POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Christmas   |   Louisville   |   FrazierMuseum

Christmas in the Park

Cadiz, Kentucky 
  • Dec 6, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015 
         4:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Enjoy lighted Christmas Displays from the comfort of your car from dusk to 10:00 p.m.  No admission charge.  
POSTED: 1 month ago
TAGGED: Kentucky   |   TravelKy   |   Christmas   |   Cadiz