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The best burger in Kentucky is…

The best burger in Kentucky is…

TripAdvisor released its list of the top burgers in each state based on customer reviews. Which burger in Kentucky reigns supreme? According to TripAdvisor users, the burgers from Mad Mike’s Burger and Fries in Newport, Kentucky.

TripAdvisor’s list accounts for ration and quality of the burger reviews compared to overall ratings, as well as quality and quantity of reviews received in the past year. Featured restaurants have a minimum of 4 out of 5 bubbles, 100 reviews, and 10 locations or less.

What makes Mad Mike’s burgers special? According to their website, they’re 100% black Angus Beef and made fresh to order. They look really good and all, but does it bother anyone else that they appear to be an Ohio chain?

Regardless, KSBar and Grille’s coming for that crown next year.

[USA Today]


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Breeders’ Cup coming back to Keeneland in 2020

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America

The Breeders’ Cup is coming back to Keeneland.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Breeders’ Cup will take place at Santa Anita in 2019, Keeneland in 2020, and Del Mar in 2021. This year’s event will take place at Churchill Downs on the first weekend in November. An announcement is expected at Keeneland tomorrow afternoon.

The Breeders’ Cup has only been held at Keeneland once, in 2015, when American Pharoah capped off his amazing career with a wire-to-wire victory. Initially, there were concerns Keeneland couldn’t handle the crowd, but the event was a huge success, with record attendance on Friday and a sell-out on Saturday.

If you don’t live in Lexington, book your hotel rooms now…

[Los Angeles Times]


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Teater going back to the PGA TOUR

© Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky’s own Josh Teater will return to golf’s biggest stage next season after a second-place finish in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic on Sunday. Teater’s 19-under for the tournament earned him a $64,800 paycheck, which bumped him up 25 spots to No. 13 on the money list. With only one tournament to go, he’s all set to regain his PGA Tour card for 2019 by finishing within the top-25 of Web.com earners.

Teater first debuted on the PGA Tour as a rookie back in 2010. The Danville native earned over a million dollars in over 150 events in his PGA career, but spent the last three years on the Web.com Tour, trying to fight his way back to being a PGA regular.

His best PGA finish came in 2013 when he finished second to Tiger Woods in the Farmer’s Insurance Open. He also played in three of the four majors that year (did not play in the Masters) and made the cut in all three.

As a friend of the program and one of the biggest UK fans you’ll ever meet, we’re excited for Teater to get back on the big tour. He was grinding it out these last few years and it all paid off.

Rich Brooks is pumped.

 


The Fiscally Responsible Solution for City Hall

The Fiscally Responsible Solution for City Hall

The location at 100 Midland Avenue is a gateway to downtown and positions the city government at a literal crossroads of many of the city’s best new projects. The site anchors Town Branch Commons, a landscape that will be a defining feature of downtown’s resurgence.

The building will be convenient for citizens when conducting business at city hall, with adequate public parking and ease of access unlike the current solution, housing all city employees spread among five buildings.


“Papa John’s” Sign Removed from UofL Football Stadium

@WDRBNews

The Papa has left the building.

Today the University of Louisville officially changed the name of its football stadium to “Cardinal Stadium.”  Cranes removed the Papa John’s logo from the stadium’s facade two weeks after President Neeli Bendapudi decided to cut ties with John Schnatter after he used the N-word in a company conference call.

Removing the other gaudy sign won’t be as easy.

Louisville fans will have fond memories of the last time Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium hosted the Battle for The Governor’s Cup.

[WDRB News]


Living in Kentucky is miserable, says study

Kentucky is a miserable place to live. It’s one of the most miserable places to live in the entire county, according to a study. (I respectfully disagree.)

Over 160,000 human beings were interviewed to determine the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, which reviews how people live their lives. The index consists of five categories: sense of purpose, social relationships, financial security, relationship to community and physical health.

24/7 Wall Street then broke down the index’s findings by state, and found that Kentucky is the 45th most miserable state in America.

Here’s what it says about the Bluegrass:

45. Kentucky

Residents who like what they do every day: 70.6% (2nd lowest)
Residents w/ a strong social relationship: 76.0% (12th highest)
Residents in near perfect physical health: 48.4% (3rd lowest)
Poverty rate: 18.5% (4th highest)
Violent crime rate: 232.3 per 100,000 (7th lowest)

Using your strengths and enjoying what you do every day can greatly contribute to a sense of purpose — one of the most important pillars of personal well-being. In Kentucky, just 70.6% of adults like what they do every day, and 63.3% use their strengths to maximize their potential every day — the second smallest and smallest shares of any state, respectively. The relatively weak sense of purpose may partially explain the prevalence of depression in the state. Some 23% of respondents in Kentucky have had a depression in their lifetime, the fourth largest share of any state.

In addition, many also likely suffer from poor physical health. Only 48.4% of respondents in Kentucky assess their own physical health as near-perfect, the third smallest share of any state. Suboptimal health, for many, may be attributable to unhealthy habits. For example, just 57.4% of adults in the state eat healthily all day, the third smallest share of any state.

South Dakota ranked first on the well-being list with the highest percentage of residents who like what they do everyday and residents in near perfect physical shape.

Only Oklahoma, Mississippi, Arkansas and West Virginia are worse than Kentucky.

[America most miserable? An analysis of well-being]


Hey Kentucky Profiles How Marshall County is Moving Forward from Tragedy

Hey Kentucky Profiles How Marshall County is Moving Forward from Tragedy

Tragedy struck Marshall County in January when an active shooter terrorized the high school, leaving dozens injured and two dead.

In the months since, the community has come together to heal as one.  Hey Kentucky’s Chris Tomlin spoke to community leaders, students and survivors to see how they will move ahead with the start of a new school year.

Click here to see the rest of today’s episode in Madisonville with Drew and Matt.


Kentucky wins “Best Looking Cruiser” contest (LESSGOOOOO!)

Kentucky wins “Best Looking Cruiser” contest (LESSGOOOOO!)

Thanks to your online participation, the Kentucky State Police took home the trophy for “Best Looking Cruiser” in 2018.

The American Association of State Troopers (AAST) announced its champion on Wednesday after a week of online voting on Facebook. In the end, Kentucky edged out Georgia with 29.9k likes and 1.9k loves to Georgia’s 29.k likes and 1.3k loves.

We’re proud to say we helped make the push for voters and we too feel like we’ve won. I have no idea what the KSP actually wins for claiming the title, but you better believe I’ll have this in my back pocket if I ever find myself pulled over for speeding.

Congrats to the KSP!