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Wedding Bells For Cocaine Bear

Thursday, March 30th, 2023

Despite being dead for nearly 40 years, Cocaine Bear has officiated a wedding in Lexington, Kentucky. Hollywood heartthrob, Oscar-ceremony crasher — is there nothing this bear can’t do?

Building the Roadside Capital of the World

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Cave City, Kentucky, is the Roadside Attraction Capital of the World. The world doesn’t know that yet, but Will Russell does.

High Caliber Politics In Kentucky: Hitler Plaque, Assassination Relics

Monday, March 11th, 2013

For five years the castle-like Kentucky Military History Museum — formerly the State Arsenal — has been open only sporadically. $2 million has been spent over that time to restore it to its fortress 1850 appearance.

Mammoth Cave Wax Museum Auction – May 19

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Our favorite wax museums always seem to live on borrowed time. The characters and scenes haven’t changed for decades, awkwardly frozen in a bygone era.

Kentucky Rushmore, Just One Of The Kentucky Wonders

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Will Russell has a dream. Well, actually, he has several dreams — and none of them are normal.

Big Lincoln, Courtesy of Mr. Social Security

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

If you’ve driven anywhere in eastern Kentucky, you’ve seen billboards with the grinning face of Eric C. Conn, “Mr. Social Security.” Conn, by his own reckoning, is one of the top Social Security disability lawyers in the country. He commissioned a self-promotional music video to convince the Obama administration to appoint him to its Social […]

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