The Best Little Bakeshop In America Is Right Here In Kentucky

Posted in Kentucky                                                    May 29, 2017                                                                  by Andrea Limke                   

When you think of a good bakeshop, there are a few necessary criteria. Of course, delicious sweet treats top the list, but it’s also crucial to provide a friendly atmosphere, have outstanding customer service—and a good cup of coffee doesn’t hurt, either. Well, in Winchester, just outside of Lexington, a rather new bakery passes this test with flying colors. The Banery is now in the running for the best little bakeshop in America, and you’ll soon see why.

The 99 Days of Summer Countdown Begins


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Dept. of Tourism Offers Fun Ideas for Kentucky travelers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2017) – The Kentucky Department of Tourism today announced the launch of 99 Days of Summer, an interactive section of the website with 99 travel suggestions for the 2017 summer season, starting Memorial Day, May 29 and lasting through Labor Day weekend, September 4.

“There are so many great things to do in Kentucky that it can sometimes be overwhelming to make those summer travel plans,” Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum said. “99 Days of Summer was created to give you trip and activity suggestions whether you are leaving for a week or looking for something to do the next day. We want everyone to enjoy the summer and these daily ideas can help you do just that.”

The 99 Days of Summer website, is an interactive calendar with pictures, events, maps and further information to help plan your Kentucky summer travel. Travelers are encouraged to share their Kentucky travel adventures with #kysummer. 

Each day has a different suggestion including traditional summer fun such as cooling off at a Kentucky State Park beach, finding the perfect fishing hole, or touring a horse farm. This year the list also includes one-of-a-kind summer activities only found in Kentucky such as rappelling into a cave 75 feet under the city of Horse Cave; sampling beer cheese all day long at the “Only Beer Cheese Festival in the World” in Winchester; learning about the 100th birthday of the great racehorse Man o War at the Kentucky Horse Park; or standing in the path of totality during the Great American Eclipse on August 21.

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A Great One

Kentucky Monthly                                                             by DEBORAH KOHL KREMER


Sriracha Lovers Unite!

By: Full Circle Market- Health Foods


There’s a New Beer Cheese In Town-

Sriracha Beer Cheese from Full Circle Market!  We’ve worked on this recipe all winter long, and now it’s out of the gate and ready to go!  Grab a container to take to your favorite Derby Party~ it will not disappoint!  We are very excited to be collaborating with Rooster Brewing, in Paris, KY.  We are using their best-selling Sleepy Puppy Ale in the Sriracha Beer Cheese!


Daniel Boone blazed this trail in 1775. Hikers, bikers may rediscover it.

Lexington Herald Leader                                                  April 30, 2017 7:05 am                                                     By: Tom Eblen

Kentucky’s first trail project is now its newest.

The National Park Service has agreed to help a non-profit organization working with state and local officials develop a driving tour and shared-use recreation trail along the route Daniel Boone blazed into the Kentucky wilderness in 1775.

The park service will facilitate five public meetings over the next three months to brainstorm ideas and gather comments to help develop a master plan for the proposed 200-mile Boone Trace trail between Cumberland Gap near Middlesboro and Fort Boonesborough State Park on the Madison-Clark county line at the Kentucky River.

7 Things You Must Eat and Drink While You’re in for the Kentucky Derby

Food and Wine Magazine                                            By Max Bonem                                                       Posted April 27, 2017



Try not to tell anyone, but the best soda in the country actually comes from Kentucky. Ale-8-One, known locally as simply Ale-8, is a carbonated citrus-ginger drink that you will undoubtedly become addicted to during your Derby visit. While it’s delicious all on its own, Ale-8 is even better with bourbon, a combination that is known as the “Kentucky Cocktail.”

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Abettor place: Winchester native returns to start brewery

By Seth Littrell The Winchester Sun Published 12:12 pm Saturday, April 15, 2017

For Tyler Montgomery, starting a brewery in downtown Winchester “just made sense after a while.”

Montgomery, the owner of Abettor Brewing Company and publisher of The Brewer Magazine, is a Winchester native who moved back to his hometown from Louisville with hopes to open a “nanobrewery” in the heart of the city.

Montgomery is no stranger to the brewing industry. He brews craft beer at his home, and says his time as publisher of The Brewer has given him six years of study in the field, including talking with high-ranking members of large and small breweries alike.

He said he first got the idea for a small brewery while spending time at the microbreweries in Louisville with his friends and family.

“We would sit in Louisville and think ‘it would be cool to have something like this in Winchester,” Montgomery said.

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Hemp for Victory in Clark County Kentucky

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It is one of the cornerstone stories of the hemp movement, how the United States government encouraged farmers to grow hemp just 5 years after basically killing the crop during the “Reefer Madness” scares of the 1930’s. The Marijuana Tax Act was passed in 1937, severely restricting the domestic hemp industry. By 1942 the United States has been drawn into World War Two and the government is encouraging industrial hemp production as a material of war. The United States Department of Agriculture goes so far as to produce the film “Hemp for Victory” to attract and retrain farmers in how to raise hemp.

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The Beer Cheese Book

by Garin Pirnia (Author)

The ingredients are simple―beer, cheese, and spices―and the result is delicious. Still, beer cheese is a rarefied dish not common in cookbooks or on menus. Since the 1940s, this creamy appetizer with a kick, traditionally served with pretzels, has quietly found its way into pubs and restaurants throughout the South and Midwest. The original recipe is cloaked in a mystery nearly as deep as the JFK assassination. Ask most makers and they’ll act demure about the contents of their dip. Some refuse to disclose what kind of beer or cheese they use or which extra spices they add. Others keep their preparation instructions secret.

Garin Pirnia traces the history of beer cheese from its beginnings at the Driftwood Inn in Winchester, Kentucky, to today, situating it alongside other dishes such as the German cheese spread obatzda, queso dip, and pimento cheese. She surveys the restaurants that serve this distinctive dip, highlights points of interest along the Beer Cheese Trail, and includes dozens of recipes, from the classic original, to new twists like Pawpaw Beer Cheese, to dishes that incorporate the spread, such as Crab Broccoli, Beer Cheese Casserole, and Beer Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits.

Packed full of interviews with restaurateurs who serve it, artisans who process it, and even home cooks who enter their special (and secret) recipes in contests, The Beer Cheese Book will entertain and educate, all while making your mouth water. Fortunately, it will also teach you how to whip up your own batch.

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Historical marker dedicated for Daniel Boone rescue

By Fred Petke The Winchester Sun Published 11:17 am Monday, March 6, 2017

A handful of descendants of the Boone and Callaway families were among the dozens of people to watch the unveiling of a new historical marker near the Kentucky River.

The marker notes the location of the kidnapping of three girls, including Daniel Boone’s daughter, by Native Americans from present-day Clark County in 1776. Daniel Boone took a rescue party and tracked their captors, rescuing the girls two days later.

The marker was funded by a What’s Your Ambition?! grant from The Greater Clark Foundation and presented by the Winchester-Clark County Heritage Commission.

The marker was erected on property owned by Deborah Garrison, president of the Southwest Clark Neighborhood Association, and purchased by her late husband about 30 years ago. He was passionate about that part of Clark County, which he passed on to her.

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