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Raised Right: Celebrity Garden Designer Jon Carloftis is proud Kentucky ambassador

BY HEATHER C. WATSON Jon Carloftis is in his truck. “If I lose you, I’ll call you back,” the acclaimed garden designer says, almost apologetically. He’s driving back to Lexington from New York City. With all the flight delays these […]

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A Conversation with Author Holly Goddard Jones

BY HEATHER C. WATSON Kentucky native and UK grad Holly Goddard Jones is everywhere these days. In the past year alone, the writer and UK alumna has released her

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Bourbon Women: The Spirit Industry’s Newest Tastemakers

BY HEATHER C. WATSON Not Your Father's Bourbon: Bourbon Women are the Spirit Industry's Newest Taste-Makers For many people, the phrase "bourbon drinker" evokes a masculine connotation. They may envision

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Bourbon Chat: The Ace interview with Bourbon Master Tim Knittel

BY HEATHER C. WATSON It's a great time to be a bourbon lover. Kentucky's signature spirit is popping up everywhere. The new batch of craft label bourbons provides unique flavor

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BOOKS: Flights of Fancy in Appalachia: Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior

BY HEATHER C. WATSON "A certain feeling comes from throwing your good life away, and it is one part rapture." With that provocative opening sentence, Barbara Kingsolver introduces us

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Kentucky Bourbon Craft Trail: the New Face of Bourbon?

BY HEATHER C. WATSON "Micro" is certainly having a moment. Everywhere you look, small batch products are all the rage, and Kentucky is no exception. All across the Commonwealth, businesses

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“Where are you from?”: 2012 Southern Festival of Books and the Politics of Place

BY HEATHER C. WATSON "Where are you from?" The simple question seemed to be theme of the 2012 Southern Festival of Books.  You heard it from presenters, participants and audience

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The Kentucky Reader’s Guide to the 2012 Southern Festival of Books

[amazon asin=8881588455&template=iframe image]The Southern Festival of Books, an annual extravaganza of the written word, brings readers, writers, musicians, and publishers together for a weekend's worth of events.  Among

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Keeneland Spring Meet 2012

The Out-of-Towner's Guide to the  2012 Keeneland Spring Meet by Heather C. Watson Every spring, about this time,  we start receiving the calls, texts, and emails from our out-of-town friends.  Folks

Big Ass Fans’ Carey & Nancy Smith: Fan-Powered Power Couple

This article appears on page 7 of the February 9, 2012 print edition of Ace Weekly Big Ass Fans' Carey and Nancy Smith:  a Fan-Powered Power Couple by Heather C.



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