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Press Releases

Press Releases

NEWS FROM THE KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

March 2020 - Explore Kentucky with Short-Form Episodic Series: Entertaining Videos Welcome Virtual Travelers to Experience the Best of the Bluegrass State

February 2020 - Kentucky Adds Two New Sites to U.S. Civil Rights Trail: Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville & SEEK Museum in Russellville

January 2020 - Governor Beshear Unveils the 2020 Kentucky Official Visitor’s Guide Cover Featuring J.D. Shelburne: Issue highlights 2020 as the Year of Music in Kentucky

December 2019 - Ring in the New Roaring 20’s with These New Year’s Events: Hotels, Distilleries, City Squares and More are Toasting to the New Decade

November 2019 -  Holiday Cheer is Lighting up the Bluegrass State: Magnificent Décor and Cherished Comfort Food Show Kentucky’s True Warmth

November 2019 -  Kentucky Honors African Americans’ Role in American Horse Racing: New museum exhibits, African American Heritage Trail reveal untold story of cherished tradition

October 2019 - Explore Kentucky’s African American History with New Travel Itineraries: Discover the Untold and Unforgettable Stories that Shaped the Region

October 2019 -  Rushing Rivers and Fall Foliage Welcome Outdoor Adventurers to Kentucky: From Thrill Seekers To Family Travelers, The Bluegrass State Has It All

August 14, 2019 - Kentucky Tourism Increased Visitor Growth and Spending in 2018

July 2019 - Celebrating the Musical History of the Bluegrass State: Discover the Roots of Kentucky’s Blues, Jazz and Bluegrass

August 27, 2018 - Kentucky Department of Tourism First in Nation to Launch State Cooperative Google Program

July 30, 2018 - Chris Stapleton Voices New Kentucky TV Spots: Bluegrass State-Born Superstar Featured in Tourism Advertising Campaign 

May 10, 2018 - Kentucky Emerges as a Culinary Destination; Visitor Experiences Include the New Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail and 9 Regional Signature Meals

May 7, 2018 - Kentucky Tourism Industry Generates Over $15 Billion in 2017

February 12, 2018 - Take a Road Trip through Kentucky Utilizing Tourism’s 2018 Official Visitor's Guide 

 January 22, 2018 - Touted Kentucky Chef Duo to Bring Taste of the Bluegrass to the Big Apple at Dinner Prepared for Prestigious James Beard House

January 14, 2018 - Civil Rights Trail Links 130 Landmarks Including 3 Historic Kentucky Locations

August 3, 2017 - Kentucky’s Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Soars to 12.8 Billion
 

NEWS FROM ACROSS THE STATE

Yuko-En on the Elkhorn is a Different Kind of Spa Visit - And What is Needed Now: Gracious garden is calming oasis in the midst of global pandemic

Kentucky destination reaches out as world hits 'pause': KY's Horse Headquarters shares news, virtual tours, Insta-worthy images, recipes, tips for the times, locals' acts of kindness and more

Celebrate 'Year of Kentucky Music' in Dozens of Different Ways: Music festivals, live concerts and concert series, musical productions, workshops, more

Spring Brings New Topics & Twists to Landmark Destination Programming: Take part in activities featuring troublemakers, horse-drawn Travel Tails, more

New Tapas and Seafood Dinner Events Join Fresh Food Adventures Lineup: Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill invites foodies to explore different cultural cuisines

New Events Served Up at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: Harrodsburg landmark destination adds original programming to the calendar

Shaker Village Holiday Happenings: Experiences include kid-friendly events and festive food offerings

Celebrate Small Business Saturday By Shopping Local For The Holidays

Kentucky’s Grandest Greek Revival-Style Mansion Lights Up For The Holidays

New Elf on the Shelf Event Joins Holiday Lineup - Harrodsburg, KY

Three Fall Weekend Road Trips To The Place Where Kentucky Started: Get away to Harrodsburg for Jazz Fest, Oktoberfest, Haunted Frontier

The 39th Annual Festival of the Horse Gallops into Kentucky Horse Headquarters

Bike-Friendly Georgetown Welcomes Horsey Hundred Participants: Memorial Day Weekend bicycling event feels like homecoming for cyclists

Downtown Georgetown Concert Series Celebrates 10 Years: Pop-up parties, Party in the Park and plenty of live music

Four Family-Fun Festivals Headline Summer Calendar: Bluegrass music, full-day float and two celebrations of the horse

Long Weekends Are Made for Family Playcations and Staycations: Make summer memories splashing on the lake, playing at a pioneer fort, swinging a golf club and exploring a historic village.

National Travel and Tourism Week Celebrates All That Travel Is

A deliciously epic week returns to Georgetown, KY  #GtownEats week features 17 local spots.  

The 38th Annual Festival of the Horse Gallops into Kentucky Horse Country in Georgetown: New activities and larger Grand Parade of Horses join lineup of Horse Show & Games, craft beer garden, arts & crafts, live entertainment, kids’ activities, more

‘Voices From the Past’ Come To Life: Shelby County Community Theatre and Wakefield-Scearce Galleries host famous 18th century teacher and her students in historic school for ‘gentleladies’

New Cycling Trails, New U.S. Civil Rights Trail Stop, Painted Stone Station Re-Enactment: All roads lead to adventure this fall in Shelby County

Fall Festivals, Brewery Bazaar and Farm-to-Table Dinner Events: Georgetown fills fall calendar with good foods and brews

Fashion Your Fall Weekend Getaway Fest in Harrodsburg, KY: Gear up for Jazz Fest, HarvestFest, Oktoberfest, fright fests and other fun

New Tipsy Cow Bar in Georgetown Celebrates Its Grand Opening: Live music, ribbon cutting and giveaways open full-service/full-scale entertainment bar August 3-4

Scott County, KY’s African American New Zion community celebrates 150 years with Street Fair, Live Blues and Gospel Music, Pig Roast, Old-Fashioned Basket Meeting 

Shelby County Bike Trails Grand Kickoff on June 2 - Ride rural routes in Shelbyville, Simpsonville on newly opened, scenic bike trails

Choose Your Summer Mini Vacation in Harrodsburg with Concerts, golf, yoga, boating, horse-drawn wagon rides, theatre, even a raid

Grand Opening of ‘Prohibition and Kentucky’ Exhibit, Grand Reopening of Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History in Bardstown

Seed to Feed Dinners Bring Kentucky Celebrity Chefs, Celebrated Author to Georgetown

Bardstown's "The Stephen Foster Story" Is Open and the Show Is Going On!

Three Exciting Events Triple Springtime Fun in Georgetown, KY -Kite & Culture Festival, Kentucky Three Day Event and Horsey Hundred come to town

New KY Derby Exhibit, New Prohibition Exhibit, One Diamond Anniversary - Celebrate Secretariat, speakeasies and Stephen Foster’s 60th in Bardstown, KY

A True Taste of Kentucky Begins in Harrodsburg with these innovative Central Kentucky Tours