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The University of Kentucky Wildcats Team win the 2021 Intercollegiate National Championship. Photo provided by the USEA

Unbridled community: UK Eventing team gallops toward success

Natalia Garcia, Reporter April 14, 2023

The Bluegrass region is at the heart of the equine industry. With world-renowned thoroughbred auctions and tracks, there is never a lack of equine activities to enjoy.  While horse racing may be at...

Members of the University of Kentucky Pickleball club play a game at Kirklevington Park on Thursday, March 30th, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Andrea Hicks.

A really big dill: Pickleball sees national and local success

Courtney Suber, Reporter April 10, 2023

The fastest-growing sport in America isn’t one played in stadiums or broadcast to millions of homes across the country. This sport, Pickleball, is seeing spiking popularity at a local, national and...

Michael Preacely, a professional opera singer and lecturer in voice at the University of Kentucky, poses for a portrait on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, at the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Humans of UK: Michael Preacely composes a community through music

Ale Scrivner, Reporter February 13, 2023

Michael Preacely, a professional opera singer and lecturer in voice at the University of Kentucky, is working to create a movement of unity through the power of music in Lexington.  Exposed to artists...

Patrons hold up phones and watch as horses cross the finish line in an undercard race during the opening day of Keenelands Fall Meet in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 8, 2021.

Race time in the Bluegrass: Keeneland Fall Meet 2021 opens

Sophia Shoemaker October 13, 2021

Visiting Keeneland in the fall has been a Lexington tradition for years. After last fall’s meet had limited participants due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors were ready to return to a sense of normalcy...

Dark Moon Hollow band member Trey Reinhart plays guiter and sings during a show on April 10, 2021, at The Burl distillery and event venue in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Martha McHaney | Staff

In person entertainment returns to Lexington’s event venues

Callie Justice April 14, 2021

Live entertainment has made a long-awaited return to Lexington. With restrictions, venues are able to reopen and bring the lively atmosphere back Lexingtonians were once accustomed to.Comedy Off Broadway...

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops hold up the Belk Bowl trophy after Kentucky won the game against Virginia Tech on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kentucky won 37-30. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky football adds another North Hardin prospect

Barkley Truax May 22, 2020

Another top-10 Bluegrass recruit has committed to the Wildcats. Jordan Lovett, a defensive back out of North Hardin high school, announced Wednesday morning on Kentucky Sports Radio that he will be joining...

Sophomore Outfielder Bailey Vick hits a pop up towards left field for a double on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Ky won 8-0. Photo by Edward Justice | Staff

UK softball look to take fourth straight victory over the Cardinals

Madison Dennis April 17, 2019

The Kentucky Wildcats softball team and the Louisville Cardinals will go head to head in the annual “Battle of the Bluegrass” game. The Cats are coming off a win against No. 5 LSU, their first top-10...

Local author F.J. Messinas book series The Bluegrass Files features two female private investigators who are based above Magees Bakery, a local Lexington restaurant. Photo provided by F.J. Messina

Local author hopes mystery novel heavy on Kentucky culture can reach college-age readers

October 17, 2018

Very few members of Lexington’s book-reading college crowd know of the murder-solving private investigators who have set up shop above locally loved Magee’s Bakery. Local author F.J. Messina wants...

Windy Corner is a restaurant that sits just north of Lexington, showcasing local farmers and comfort food. 

Windy Corner Market brings the best of the Bluegrass together

Megan Brown February 21, 2018

From Ale-8-One made in Winchester to soaps and candles from Paris, Kentucky, and everything in between, every product in Windy Corner Market showcases locally sourced products. Windy Corner Market is...

Underground UK: It’s Christmas time in the Bluegrass

Megan Brown November 30, 2017

The temperatures are dropping and the holiday season is coming.Thanksgiving is officially over which means there are only three more weeks left until the end of the semester. Luckily, there are plenty...

It’s Keeneland season in the Bluegrass

Maddi Dyment October 7, 2017

On Friday, the gates opened to one of Lexington’s most cherished traditions: Keeneland racing season.The sun shined bright on this old Kentucky home, making for a hot and breezy day at the racetrack....

Derby day at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff

Kentuckians celebrate state’s birthday

Bailey Vandiver June 1, 2017

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Kentucky, happy birthday to you…Today, Kentuckians celebrate the 225-year anniversary of our commonwealth becoming an official part...

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