Kentucky Love, Y’all!

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With the launch of our “Kentucky Tattoo” t-shirt, we’re sponsoring five proud Kentuckians to win their choice of an “I Love Kentucky” themed tattoo from Charmed Life in Lexington. Will it be you?

Love is in the air with these new Kentucky Tattoo t-shirts. Inspired by the classic Mom Heart tattoos, we’ve teamed up with Mandee Jane Robinson of Charmed Life Tattoo for a design that’s good on a t-shirt and on your skin. These tatted tees will be available on our website this Wednesday, February 8th at 10am!

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Kentucky-born songwriter Jim Ford may be the most influential musician you’ve never heard of.

Sly Stone, the namesake of psychedelic funk legends Sly and the Family Stone, described Kentucky songwriter Jim Ford as the “baddest white man on the planet” during an amazingly awkward 1971 interview on “The Dick Cavett Show.”

 

Wearing an oversized and slouching red crochet top hat with a black-and-white sparkling band, complemented by a red sparkling suit and black knee-high boots, Stone also refers to Ford as his “honky-tonk man.”
 
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A Kentucky couple offers refuge for abandoned dolls and mannequins at their unique roadside attraction.

Anyone traveling through Elliottville, Kentucky, just east of Morehead, might be alarmed to see doll heads mounted on a fence. They’ll definitely look twice at the collection of dolls hanging from a barn. Closer inspection reveals dolls dangling from tree branches, perched on chairs, atop blocks of wood and hidden among plants. There are also uniquely dressed mannequins under a lean-to, by a small building and sitting under a tree.
 
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Have you been living on the wrong side of the law and didn’t know it? Check out this collection of obscure Kentucky laws to find out.

Many of us know not to carry an ice-cream cone in our pockets when in Lexington or Louisville, but there are many other obscure statutes still on the books in Kentucky that can trip up us.
 
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