Across Kentucky – May 12, 2015

We learn more about Churchill Downs and Keenland Bugler Steve Buttleman, who just performed the Call To The Post at the 141st Kentucky Derby. Buttleman talks about how he landed the post, if he ever gets nervous before post time and his favorite Kentucky...

Across Kentucky – April 28, 2014

A Kentucky Derby report, of sorts, on a West Paducah pecan farmer whose crop is being served this week at the restaurants at Churchill Downs. Steve Kight says after a January 2009 ice storm, he thought his father’s 80 acres of pecans were doomed. But after pruning, fertilization, and three years, they had...

Across Kentucky – April 24, 2014

The spring growing season got a late start because of snow and cold temperatures from this past winter, but it looks like the Kentucky-grown crop of mint, to be used in the mint juleps for the spring meet at Churchill Downs, will be right on time. Jefferson County mint farmer says the crop will be a little...

Across Kentucky – May 3, 2013

The Kentucky Ag Department and Churchill Downs management have struck a deal for “Kentucky Proud,” that should be beneficial for both the state’s equine industry and the effort to build that Kentucky brand. State ag commissioner James Comer explains how you might see signs of that arrangement at the...

‘Kentucky Proud for Kentuckybreds’ honors Commonwealth’s elite equine athletes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — For the first time in the history of the Kentucky Proud program and Churchill Downs racing, Kentucky thoroughbred contenders racing on Oaks and Derby days will bear the “Kentucky Proud” designation, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced today. Commissioner Comer said...

Across Kentucky – May 2, 2012

Churchill Downs Executive Chef, Joseph “Jo Jo” Doyle, is a very busy man especially during this Derby Week, but he says efforts to put more Kentucky grown products on the track’s elaborate buffet tables have been greatly enhanced by the Kentucky Proud...