Fourth of July

Rich Copley: July 4th & Miss Kentucky Finals

Jul 3, 2015
Rich Copley, via Twitter

It’s time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader for a look at this weekend’s arts and cultural events.

Gas Prices Could Vary Greatly Across Kentucky This Weekend

Jul 2, 2014

Motorists traveling from one end of Kentucky to another this holiday period could see a differing range of gasoline prices.  GasBuddy-Dot-Com Petroleum Analyst Patrick Dehaan says the lowest-priced gas is found near Bowling Green at three dollars 34 cents a gallon.  Compare that to Louisville where travelers may find prices hovering around four dollars a gallon. 

From the Raceway to the Waterway for Kentucky Racing Fans

Jun 30, 2014

    This past weekend, Kentucky racing fans were focused on the Quaker State 400.  Attention shifts to the waterway this Fourth of July weekend.

Four different types of boats can compete in drag boat racing.  Kentucky Drag Boat Association President Roger Austin says thousands will be on hand this weekend to watch between 40 and 50 boats race at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour.  "It will be wall to wall boats from 80-90 foot houseboats to 16 foot dinghies out there watching the boat races all up and down the side of a quarter mile," said Austin.