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Famous Louisville art glass maker?

Some time ago an acquaintance gave me a large vase that she said was made by a famous art glass maker in Louisville, Kentucky. I can't remember the name of the maker, but got the sense from her that it was a company that would be well-known among aficionados of art glass, as much as, say, Viking is. However, Google searches haven't produced anything definitive. Does anyone know what this company might be?
posted by Mechitar on Jul 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Kentucky-Tennessee-North Carolina road trip

We're planning about a week long road trip from Louisville to Mammoth Cave, south towards Nashville, east towards Great Smokies and ending up in Asheville NC. Looking for your suggestions for places to eat, places to stay, things to do along the way. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Apr 18, 2014 - 17 answers

Help us plan a Southern road trip from Chicago!

We have 7-10 days for a road trip (leaving from Chicago in a couple days) and are thinking of exploring the South by car. Where should we stop, and what should we see? Thoughts we've had include driving towards Florida or Savannah and hitting Cattanooga, Asheville, Bowling Green, and/or Nashville. We will have one dog with us, so bonus points for State Parks or Forests where we can hike with her, but we'd like to see some towns or cities, too. Thank you, hive mind!
posted by walla on Dec 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Trip to Nashville/Mammoth Cave on a budget?

I'm looking to do a mini road trip to Nashville from Aug. 2nd-4th and drive through Mammoth Cave on my way home on the 4th. I want to maximize awesomeness while minimizing cost. I'm pretty open in terms of ideas, but I like museums, music, and antiques, and I plan to at least do one of the tours of Mammoth Cave when I get there. I will have camping equipment with me but I'd prefer to have shower facilities while in Nashville. Any suggestions? Things to see? Free attractions? Ways to save money (especially on food)? Favorite Mammoth Cave tour?
posted by quiet coyote on Jul 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Driving in Appalachia (Eastern KY, WV), can you sanity check my route?

I'll be doing a bit of driving in Eastern Kentucky and into West Virginia. I've got the destinations, and have had Google cook up some routes, but I've seen routers make some pretty bad assumptions about back-woods roads. I'm on a fairly tight schedule, so the fewer surprises the better--I'd just as soon stick to major roads unless there's a guaranteed time savings. I'm coming from near Cincinnati to Betsy Layne, KY (near Pikeville) and going from there to Oak Hill, WV (near Beckley). [more inside]
posted by yuwtze on Jul 4, 2013 - 4 answers

What Southern goods should I bring back from Kentucky?

I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and am flying back from New York for a short visit for the first time in a while. I've recently become really interested in Southern housewares and goods, like Jack Rudy Cocktail Co., and I was wondering - what things can I only get in the South that I should bring back North?
posted by 235w103 on Feb 28, 2013 - 37 answers

Chattanooga or Louisville for a getaway?

My boyfriend and I are planning to take a two night trip to either Louisville, Kentucky, or Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the first week of January (after January 1). What are arguments for/against either place, and which is likely to have cheaper accommodations? And what are your favorite things to do in these cities? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 3, 2012 - 21 answers

Charming small-town stop between Atlanta and Kansas City?

Where should we stop for the night between Atlanta and Kansas City? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Oct 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Their OLD kentucky home

How do i buy thoughtful and (kinda) inexpensive wedding gifts for people I don't know that well? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Oct 10, 2012 - 30 answers

What plant is this? (KY)

What plant is this? [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Aug 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Carpet common?

So I'd like to know if homes built in the USA in 1958 commonly had wood floors and it is possible this owner added the carpet later. If true we'd have hope that the wood below has possibility for restoration. [more inside]
posted by usermac on Jul 20, 2012 - 21 answers

Clarksville, TN area BBQ recommendations?

Any recommendations for BBQ joints in the Clarksville, TN/Oak Grove, KY area? [more inside]
posted by Daddy-O on Jul 12, 2012 - 1 answer

Tell me about the Wild and Wonderful parts of southern West Virginia

Virginia to Kentucky road trip. Looking for interesting places to stop in southern West Virginia along I 64. [more inside]
posted by JennyJupiter on Jun 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Show a couple of greenhorns a good time at Churchill Downs on Saturday

Wife and I will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky this weekend for a quick getaway. We'll be spending Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs taking in some racing. We've never been to a horse race before. We're not gamblers, but we're willing to wager a few bucks in the name of fun. What is the best way for two horse racing newbies to have a great day at the track?
posted by teriyaki_tornado on Jun 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Road Trippy!!

Road Trip (!!!) Filter: Show me a good time between Paducah, KY and Grand Rapids, MI. [more inside]
posted by mibo on Apr 22, 2012 - 1 answer

Good car-camping spots in W. North Carolina or E. Kentucky?

Can anyone recommend good car-camping spots in western North Carolina or eastern Kentucky for next weekend? [more inside]
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu on Apr 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Kentuckians relocating to San Antonio. All kinds of questions inside.

Wife and I moving to SATX from west KY. Apprehensive about big city life. Looking for the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. [more inside]
posted by bofe on Oct 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Good Short Fiction Set in Kentucky?

I like short fiction with a strong sense of place. I particularly like reading said fiction while visiting its setting. I'm going to be in Kentucky soon. What might I want to read while I'm there?
posted by .kobayashi. on May 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me remember a morel hunting location?

I either need help remembering the exact location of a very productive morel hunting location in southern IL, or else some tips on other good locations in or near western KY. [more inside]
posted by gilrain on May 11, 2011 - 4 answers

I'd like to... ah... go go on a whiskey tour, help!

I'm looking for an exhaustive list of Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries that are open to the public. Are there more out there than the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? [more inside]
posted by pipco on Nov 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Zenyatta!

Tomorrow, Zenyatta will attempt to win her 20th and final race at Churchill Downs. I am not a gambler, but would like to place some bets to make watching the race more fun. Of course, I wouldn't mind winning some money, too. I'm hoping someone here can give me some strategy tips based on these odds. A friend has suggested placing 12 exacta bets on Zenyatta to win and each of the others to place. The assumption I'm making is that she will indeed win.
posted by Shike on Nov 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Please recommend restaurants and coffee shops in Louisville, KY

I'm looking for good but not expensive restaurants in Louisville; also coffeehouses that offer wifi. [more inside]
posted by Herkimer on Aug 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Ideas for visiting Louisville, Kentucky.

I live in Atlanta and take a couple of road trips a year by myself to clear my mind and write. I’m married and not looking for ‘a good time’ in that sense. Mostly I want to enjoy a good drive and a lively public space. A good local bookstore is a plus, but I’ll need a good coffee shop and some entertaining watering holes where I can sit in the corner and write. Parks and green spaces are also a plus. Also, as an Atlantan I really drive too much and would rather not do a lot of driving when I get to my destination. I’ve tried and enjoyed Asheville, NC for the past year or two, but I’m looking to change it up and give Louisville a try. Is Louisville what I’m looking for, and if so, where should I stay?
posted by wookywook on Aug 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Lexington

A few quetsions for a upcoming trip to Lexington, Ky. [more inside]
posted by ihadapony on Apr 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Maybe we should not have been drinking bourbon when planning trip for the Bourbon Trail.

Schedule FAIL = looking for something to do today in Louisville, KY before dinner. [more inside]
posted by Osrinith on Feb 14, 2010 - 8 answers

I need to find an herb shop in S. Ohio. Help me out!

Bulk herb shops in southern Ohio/northern Kentucky? (Kava kava, valerian, etc.) [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues on Feb 7, 2010 - 8 answers

What to do in Ol' Kentucky

What to do in Louisville, KY this weekend? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Oct 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Road trip suggestions?

Road trip! My mom and I are driving from Eastern Long Island to Stillwater, OK, via (tentatively) Harrisburg PA, Charleston WV, Mammoth Cave State Park KY, St Louis MO, and Bartlesville OK. I'd like suggestions of things we might do along the way, as this breaks down to only about 5 hours of driving per day, so we have some touristy time! [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Jul 30, 2009 - 16 answers

My Old (canvas) Kentucky Home

We're taking a camping trip around Eastern Kentucky during the first week of August. What should we do along the way? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Jul 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Subsisting in the 502

Is it possible to live in Louisville, KY on a salary in the mid-30's? Where? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Accomodations In Pikeville KY

Does anyone know about places to stay in Pikeville Kentucky??? [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jan 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Sister's Not Coming Home Unless I Learn These Chords

Chord question: would you say that these chords are the correct ones for "Sister's Coming Home/Down at the Corner Beer Joint" from the Blue Kentucky Girl Album? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Dec 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Really awesome Kentucky Derby/Horse Races themed gift for my dad's 50th birthday?

Gift Filter: Really awesome Kentucky Derby/Horse Races themed gift for my dad's 50th birthday? [more inside]
posted by saucy on Apr 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Danger! Water contains high levels of hydrogen.

WTF is up with this sign? [more inside]
posted by Mcable on Mar 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Lesbian-friendly psychiatrist/therapist in Kentucky?

Can you recommend a good, lesbian-friendly therapist/psychologist/whatever in Kentucky? [more inside]
posted by reese on Feb 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Where should we go in Kentucky/Tennessee?

Within 5 days, where should we take a roadtrip in Kentucky/Tennessee/other close-ish areas? [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Dec 25, 2007 - 10 answers

refugees in louisville?

hi, friends. hope everyone in the states had a great holiday! i am interested in learning about louisville, kentucky as a possible destination for a young, refugee couple from liberia that have been living in san diego for two years. [more inside]
posted by sacho on Nov 22, 2007 - 9 answers

What Unmarked Black Helicopter Pilots drive on their days off?

The unmarked black cars cars: why is their existence a secret? [more inside]
posted by univac on Sep 8, 2007 - 14 answers

Getaways near Cincinnati?

Nice weekend places near or within 2 hrs' drive of Cincinnati OH, for small group getaway? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Mar 15, 2007 - 10 answers

What was my grandmother's childhood like?

What was my grandmother's childhood like? [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Oct 9, 2006 - 17 answers

Commuting from NYC to Berea, KY

NYC to Berea, Kentucky. Best ways to travel back and forth, about 6 roundtrips over the course of 3 months? Low cost is very important, but not quite so important that I could stomach the 19-hour Greyhound ride every time. Can't find any budget airlines that go NYC-Lexington. Some cheap flights BWI-LEX and some NYC-Dayton -- maybe those are my best choice even with the added time/cost on bus legs? Finally, anybody know approx. taxi cost Lex-Berea (for times when Greyhound schedule doesn't fit with my plane)? Thanks!
posted by lorimer on Sep 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Things to do in Louisville when you're (not) dead.

Fun things to do in Louisville, Kentucky? Seeking suggestions for especially cool museums, galleries, theatre, cinema, people-watching, eating, walking. [more inside]
posted by buxtonbluecat on Aug 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Can I buy alcohol in Kentucky on Easter?

What are the laws governing the sale of alcohol in Kentucky--specifically on Sundays/Easter? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on May 4, 2006 - 12 answers

effing eff eff jets effing up my quiet weekend

It's that time again in Louisville, KY, time for a quaint tradition involving jets and fireworks invading my neighborhood. Instead of suffering through it, I've made the decision to escape with my sweetheart and pooch in tow. Now, where to go? [more inside]
posted by cior on Apr 20, 2006 - 5 answers

What do I need to know when moving from Florida to Kentucky?

My wife and I are moving from Florida to Louisville, KY. What do I need to do or know to make the transition from warm to cold weather go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
posted by superbird on Dec 27, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I locate my great uncle's school records?

How do I locate my great uncle's school records? He was born in 1890 in Northern Kentucky, just outside of New Castle. I'm not even sure what schools were around back then, and I know that would be a good start.
posted by fishieman on Nov 15, 2005 - 4 answers

Lexington, KY and I

One day left in Lexington, Kentucky, and I am looking for something to do. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Oct 23, 2005 - 5 answers

Which Kentucky Bourbon distillery has the best tour?

Which Kentucky bourbon distillery has the best tour? [more inside]
posted by Tallguy on Jul 11, 2005 - 9 answers

Need Tips on Kentucky

Looking for tips and suggestion for my long weekend in Kentucky. [more inside]
posted by donovan on Jun 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Kentucky Derby Race Time

Kentucky Derby Race Time. OK, I'm about to lose my fucking mind...[MI] [more inside]
posted by docpops on May 7, 2005 - 5 answers

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