Yo-Yo Ma to join Louisville Orchestra for five-day immersive residency

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will enter into a five-day immersive residency with the Louisville Orchestra in April, including two performances within the iconic caverns of Mammoth Cave. Yo-Yo Ma will join Louisville Orchestra music director Teddy Abrams and the full orchestra for a performance including Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 […]

7 ways to celebrate Earth Day in Kentucky

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Enjoying the great outdoors and connecting with nature has been a way to find comfort during a difficult past year, making Earth Day especially important in 2021. Kentucky is filled with beauty and opportunities to enjoy the outside, so we’ve put together some ideas for places and spaces in the […]

Legendary Kentucky “Cocaine Bear” story to be made into a movie

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky A new movie will dive into the fascinating true story of a legendary Kentucky bear. Kentuckians may know the history of “Cocaine Bear,” a 175-pound black bear found dead of an apparent drug overdose after consuming more than 75 pounds of cocaine in the mid-1980s. How the drugs made it […]

What’s the prettiest lake in Kentucky? Reader’s Digest picks favorite

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Known for its clear and deep waters, Laurel River Lake located in London was recognized as Kentucky’s prettiest lake in the Reader’s Digest nationwide list. From the vast Great Lakes to the man-made reservoirs right here in the Commonwealth, the list highlights the landmarks and vistas each state has to offer. Laurel […]

Sharks in Kentucky? Scientists make Mammoth Cave discovery

Mammoth Cave Shark Fossil Site

Shark fossils believed to be 330 million years old were recently discovered in Mammoth Cave. Paleontologists at the national park uncovered part of a shark head and dorsal fins while mapping the cave system’s fossils. While shark teeth are a common find, fossils of shark skeletons are uncommon, especially in Kentucky and of this size. The […]