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Celebrating Kentucky’s 225 years of statehood

image004FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2017) – The Kentucky Department of Tourism today announced the launch of www.ky225.com, a website dedicated to the celebration of Kentucky’s 225 years of statehood in 2017.

The website includes an interactive map of bucket list ideas to experience across the state, as well as list of events and information on Kentucky’s statehood. Examples include visiting the oldest country store in America, sampling BBQ, visiting Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, drinking an Ale-8 and other iconic Kentucky experiences.

“Kentuckians take great pride in our state and we want to encourage them to celebrate that in 2017.” said Tourism Commissioner Kristen Branscum. “We have compiled ideas and events statewide to inspire participation throughout the entire year.”

The year-long celebration is an initiative of the Kentucky 225th Anniversary Commission, which includes state agencies, legislators, local partners and volunteers.

Travelers are encouraged to share their Kentucky 225 anniversary adventures by using #Ky225. For more information on travel in Kentucky, visit www.kentuckytourism.com.

For a video statement from Governor Matt Bevin on the Kentucky 225th celebration, click here.