Noah Adams http://wfpl.org en Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery http://wfpl.org/post/want-shot-10000-solve-kentuckys-great-bourbon-mystery Saturday marks the 140th Run for the Roses: the Kentucky Derby. Great horses, great hats — but where's the Pappy Van Winkle bourbon for the mint juleps?<p>Last October, more than 200 bottles of the prized spirit were stolen right out of the distillery in Frankfort, Ky. The county sheriff believes it was an inside job, and a $10,000 reward remains on offer.<p>Pat Melton, the sheriff of Franklin County, Ky., has these facts: In the small city of Frankfort, 222 bottles disappeared from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Sat, 03 May 2014 11:40:33 +0000 Noah Adams 9266 at http://wfpl.org Want A Shot At $10,000? Solve Kentucky's Great Bourbon Mystery In Paducah, Artists Create Something From Nothing http://wfpl.org/post/paducah-artists-create-something-nothing How do you fix a neighborhood? What do you do about crime and drugs and the once-lovely old houses that are falling down? The answer in Paducah, Ky., was to turn it into a special place for artists to live, work and sell.<p>Paducah, already home to the National Quilt Museum, is far west on the edge of Kentucky, on the Ohio River. Lowertown, so-named for being downriver from downtown Paducah, was once quite elegant — 25 square blocks. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 10:38:20 +0000 Noah Adams 6405 at http://wfpl.org In Paducah, Artists Create Something From Nothing In Kentucky's Coal Country, A Resentment For Obama http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckys-coal-country-resentment-obama If the voters in Louisa, Ky., had their wish, Mitt Romney would have taken the oath of office Monday. Louisa is in eastern Kentucky, and "coal" was the one-word issue in the election. President Obama is seen as an enemy of coal mining and he got only 27 percent of the vote in the county.<p>And now comes word that Louisa is going to lose its biggest industry — a power generating plant that's been burning coal since 1962.<p>Stand outside the courthouse in Louisa, a small town of 2,000 people, and you'll see that it's easy to meet a coal miner. Mitchell Maynard is a third-generation miner. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:42:39 +0000 Noah Adams 3532 at http://wfpl.org In Kentucky's Coal Country, A Resentment For Obama The Rebirth Of Rye Whiskey And Nostalgia For 'The Good Stuff' http://wfpl.org/post/rebirth-rye-whiskey-and-nostalgia-good-stuff It used to be said that only old men drink rye, sitting alone down at the end of the bar, but that's no longer the case as bartenders and patrons set aside the gins and the vodkas and rediscover the pleasures of one of America's old-fashioned favorites.<p>Whiskey from rye grain was what most distilleries made before Prohibition. Then, after repeal in 1933, bourbon, made from corn, became more popular. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:57:43 +0000 Noah Adams 3123 at http://wfpl.org The Rebirth Of Rye Whiskey And Nostalgia For 'The Good Stuff' Elizabeth LaPrelle: Carrying On The Appalachian Tradition http://wfpl.org/post/elizabeth-laprelle-carrying-appalachian-tradition <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5h7c-MZBX0</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbPJSOef4NE</p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:17:56 +0000 Noah Adams 2759 at http://wfpl.org Elizabeth LaPrelle: Carrying On The Appalachian Tradition