Blabbin' In the Bluegrass

S9E17 - A Notable Nonprofit Honoring Bourbon Heritage

Episode Notes

Enhance your knowledge of and appreciation for Kentucky's extensive bourbon history courtesy of this week's episode!! I'm delighted to be joined by Eric Gregory, who proudly serves as president of the Kentucky Distillers' Association. We'll get the scoop on how Eric found his way to the KDA, and how the nonprofit first came to be. We'll also learn about a few of the entities that the KDA had a hand in creating, such as the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, and hear how we can support the organization through our time and resources. Please enjoy responsibly! And, to find out more about the Kentucky Distillers' Association, simply click here to visit the web page: https://kybourbon.com/.

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S9E16 - The Craveable Concoctions of Cap & Cork

Episode Notes

This week, we're spotlighting a new and exciting dining venue that graced downtown Henderson as recently as early April!! It is known as Cap & Cork, and it offers a truly unique experience unlike any other you've most likely enjoyed in the restaurant realm. From chops and steaks...to a second-to-none selection of beer, wine, and whiskey...there's certainly a palate pleaser for everyone on the menu. Join the fun as owners Brian McDaniel and Aaron Nelson explain why Cap & Cork is truly in a league of its own. And, to learn even more about this dining delight, simply click here to explore the web page: https://capncorkhendo.com/.

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S9E15 - The Talents and Treasures of Tabitha Taylor

Episode Notes

Get ready to put your art hat on while listening to this week's episode!! I'm privileged to be joined by Henderson artist Tabitha Taylor, who has already made quite a name for herself . . .and with good reason! From chalkboard art, to window paintings, to murals, Tabitha has spruced up numerous local businesses in and around her community. We'll learn how Tabitha discovered her artistic talent, and hear of the steps she took to get started. Tabby will also discuss in-depth the projects for which she is regularly commissioned, and her words of wisdom to those seeking to produce art of their own. Gonna be a blast! And, to find out even more about her services, simply click here to visit her website: https://www.tabithataylorart.com/.

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S9E14 - Revisiting Rhetoric From Bill Goodman

Episode Notes

Last week, I was thrilled to be joined by long-time KET fixture Renee Shaw. So, I thought it was only appropriate that we venture back inside the Commonwealth Time Capsule, and revisit a thoroughly enjoyable conversation I had in 2021 with Renee's former colleague: Mr. Bill Goodman! Bill spent 20 years at KET before assuming his current role as Executive Director of Kentucky Humanities. Take a listen to see how Bill's journey into television broadcasting compares to Renee's, and enjoy his reflection on time spent hosting programs such as "Kentucky Tonight", "One to One", and "The Book Club At KET". You can also gain familiarity with Bill's nonprofit organization, and learn how to contribute to its important cause. For additional information about Kentucky Humanities, you can reach out to Bill via email at [email protected], and visit the web page found here: https://www.kyhumanities.org/.

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S9E13 - The Commonwealth's Respected Voice of Reason

Episode Notes

Ms. Renee Shaw maintains quite a busy schedule...after all, she is Director of Public Affairs for KET (Kentucky Educational Television)...but somehow, she found time to be my guest on this week's "Blabbin'"!! You know Renee from shows such as "Kentucky Tonight", "Kentucky Edition", and "Connections", as well as KET's in-depth election coverage. We'll learn how she ended up on this particular career path, hear about some meaningful highlights from her 25 plus years in television broadcasting, and get her advice for any and all aspiring journalists. If you're not yet familiar with Renee's work, I know you'll become an instant fan after listening to our conversation! And to enjoy previous episodes of her "Connections" program, simply visit the show's page on KET's website found here: Connections | KET.

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S9E12 - How Writing Healed A Wounded Heart

Episode Notes

She's only been an author for a few years now, but has it ever been rewarding and therapeutic for her! She is Union County native Dani Girten, my special guest this week. You'll be deeply touched by the inspiration behind her first published children's book, "Dear Presley", and fascinated by the sharp contrast of her second effort, "Discover The Realm of Everwood". We'll get the scoop on Dani's background and future goals. Plus, she'll highlight an exciting new development pertinent to her writing endeavors! It promises to be enjoyable . . .and to follow Dani's authorship pursuits, simply visit her web page found here: https://www.authordanigirten.com/.

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S9E11 - Impaired Vision Without Impaired Initiative

Episode Notes

Just a few weeks back, these lovely ladies kindly invited me to be a guest on their podcast . . .so, I thought I'd return the favor!! They are Kimberly Parsley and Lisa McKinley from Bowling Green, two inspiring individuals who are extremely positive and productive despite their visual impairments. Kimberly is employed as an independent living specialist, and Lisa is currently enrolled in massage therapy school. The two of them host a popular podcast known as "Demand and Disrupt". Come along as we learn about the causes of their vision loss, their respective backgrounds, and their engaging podcast. To learn even more about "Demand and Disrupt", and listen/subscribe, simply visit Kimberly and Lisa's podcast page found here: https://demand-and-disrupt.pinecast.co/.

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S9E10 - Delightful, Delectable, and Well DUNN

Episode Notes

This week, I couldn't be happier to feature the man who famously says, "It's not barbecue until it's DUNN!". He is Sindicat Dunn, proud owner of Dunn's BBQ and Catering in Harrodsburg. This man absolutely knows what he's doin'...and to prove it, he's handled caterings for a number of famous figures whose names I know you'll recognize. From wings, to brisket, to pulled pork, Sindicat's your man . . .and that's just scratching the surface of his specialties! So get ready to feed your face, and learn even more about Dunn's BBQ and Catering via the web page found here: https://dunnsbbq.com/. Finally, you can get additional info on Sindicat's radio programs, and listen live, through the Hometown Radio Network page at this link: Hometown Radio Network - Radio Station, Big Deals (hometownlive.net).

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S9E9 - A Shining Light On Shelby County

Episode Notes

Whether you're headed east out of Louisville, or west out of Lexington...or just in search of a family-friendly vacation destination...look no further than the "Saddlebred Horse Capital of the World": Shelby County!! We're hearing all about it this week, courtesy of Janette Marson, President and CEO of Shelby County Tourism. Janette will enlighten us on the plentiful horse farms we can see and explore during our visit, as well as the array of other opportunities to embrace outdoor adventure. She'll also explain what makes Claudia Sanders Dinner House so iconic, and touch on some additional dining delights that we owe it to ourselves to taste. Finally, she'll discuss upcoming local events, and tell us where to rest our bones after taking it all in. Don't miss an instant . . .and find out even more about Shelby County by visiting the tourism page here: Visit ShelbyKY.

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S9E8 - A Competent and Capable County Clerk

Episode Notes

Our state's County Clerks perform numerous important duties that are all too often taken for granted . . .thus, we're lending the spotlight to one of these committed clerks on this week's episode!! She is Renesa Abner, who has spent over a decade in the Henderson County Clerk post, and over three decades on staff in the office. Renesa will detail the tasks she handled while working her way into her current leadership role, and walk us through the wide array of services available through her staff. She'll also shed light on the noteworthy perks of volunteering at the polls on Election Day, and suggest means of becoming acclimated to the field for the sake of employment consideration. Sit back and enjoy the fun/informative conversation. And, to learn more about the Henderson County Clerk's office, simply visit the web page found here: https://hendersonky.us/152/County-Clerk. Also, for voting information/assistance, you'll find the following site to be a valuable resource: https://vrsws.sos.ky.gov/ovrweb/govoteky.

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