By Theresa Dowell Blackinton
First Edition, April 2011
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Native Kentuckian Theresa Dowell Blackinton gives readers an insider’s look at the Bluegrass State, from the revelry of the Kentucky Derby Festival to quiet, cool Mammoth Cave. Blackinton provides suggestions for unique trip itineraries, including Horsin’ Around, Traveling the Bourbon Trail, and The Best of the Bluegrass State. Complete with tips on where to find the best bluegrass tunes and barbecue in Owensboro and how to rent a house boat to cruise the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area, Moon Kentucky gives travelers to tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Kentucky
Enjoy the very best of Kentucky with these itineraries:
- The Best of the Bluegrass State
- Get Wild
- Derby Traditions
- Horsin’ Around
- Traveling the Bourbon Trail
- Sing Me One More Song
- Road Trip! Kentucky’s Scenic Byways
- A Taste of Kentucky
Explore what Kentucky has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Louisville and Vicinity
- Bowling Green, Cave Country, and South Central Lakes
- Bardstown, the Bourbon Trail, and Frankfort including Bardstown and Vicinity, The Bourbon Trail and Nearby Towns
- Lexington including Versailles and Midway, Georgetown, Paris, Winchester, Richmond, Nicholasville and Jessamine County, Harrodsburg, Danville and Perryville
- Northern Kentucky and Covered Bridge Country including Covington, Newport, Florence and Boone County, Carroll County, Owen County, and Gallatin County
- Appalachia including Country Music Highway, Southern Appalachia, The Appalachian Interior, Big South Fork Area, The Western Foothills, and Northern Appalachia
- Owensboro, Paducah, and Land Between the Lakes including Owensboro and Vicinity, Henderson, Paducah and Vicinity, Land Between the Lakes Region, and East of Land Between the Lakes
Theresa Dowell Blackinton was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent her childhood visiting the state’s attractions with her parents and three brothers. She left Kentucky to attend college at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and has been on the move ever since—living in Freiburg, Germany; Athens, Greece; Washington, DC; and Durham, North Carolina; and spending time in more than 50 countries. But she still considers the Bluegrass State home.
While researching this book, Theresa drove more than 8,000 miles to discover all that Kentucky has to offer. She visited the state’s deepest cave and its highest point, and stopped at just about everywhere in between. In the process, she was reminded of her home state’s interesting history and awesome natural beauty—but what she most enjoyed was getting to interact with Kentucky’s warm and welcoming people, all of whom had interesting stories to tell.
Theresa is also the author of Moon Take a Hike Washington DC and has written for multiple newspapers and magazines.