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(released February 8, 2019)

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                           The History Press/Arcadia Author Dinner Series:

                    The Kentucky Bourbon Trail, by Berkely and Jean Scott

               Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m.

                  Oldham County History Center


The 2019 History Press/Arcadia Author Dinner Series will kick off on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. with Berkely and Jean Scott, authors of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail. All programs in this series will take place at the Oldham County History Center’s Rob Morris Educational Building, located at 207 W. Jefferson St. in La Grange. A light meal will be served and cash bar available. Reservations are required.


Bourbon whiskey is a distinctly American product with its roots planted deep in the limestone-enriched soil of Kentucky. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is an attraction that celebrates the heritage of Kentucky bourbon, bringing to life the people, places, and events that signify the bourbon industry. Collected from the Kentucky Historical Society, various distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and private family collections, the fascinating photographs in The Kentucky Bourbon Trail offer readers a look back at the pioneers of bourbon, the legendary distilleries that have come and gone, and the history of those brands that carry on the craft today.


“We enjoy using historical photographs to show readers what life was once like in Kentucky,” said Jeanine. “Each photograph we use helps us tell the story using short captions which explain and expand on the photographs. Living in Bourbon County, one of the first places if not the first place that a type of whiskey was identified as “bourbon,” we naturally have an abiding interest in the history and the current state of the bourbon industry in Kentucky.” The initial edition of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail was published in 2009. The revised edition, published in 2017, contains more than 100 new images of the Kentucky bourbon industry, past and present, making it an essential companion for bourbon enthusiasts as they visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries.


Berkeley and Jeanine Scott are a husband-and-wife team of authors who have authored six books in the Images of America Series for Arcadia Publishing Co. Both are former journalists and historians with a keen interest in Kentucky’s bourbon legacy. They have also authored Bourbon County 1860-1940, Paris and Bourbon County, Keeneland Racecourse, and Kentucky’s Horse-Drawn Era. Berkeley had a long career in journalism and spent 11-years as the executive director of the Trust for Life, the organ donor awareness program of the Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks. Jeanine has worked at the Breeders’ Cup, as Bourbon County Tourism Director, at the Kentucky Historical Society, and for the Kentucky Education Association. The couple has lived in Bourbon County since 1979.


Upcoming programs in The History Press/Arcadia Author Dinner Series include:

Thursday, April 25 - “Hidden History of Horse Racing in Kentucky” by Foster Ockerman, Jr.

Thursday, June 27 – “Lost Amusement Parks of Kentuckiana” by Carrie Cooke Ketterman.

Thursday, August 22 – “Bowman Field” by Charles W. Arrington.

Thursday, October 24 - “Abandoned Kentucky” by Jay Farrell.


All programs are $20 per person for members of the Oldham County Historical Society/$22 non-members. To make reservations please call (502) 222-0826.


Oldham County Historical Society

106 North Second Ave.

La Grange, KY  40031

(502) 222-0826


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