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James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...

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Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...

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Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...

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Entertainment/Speakers

    A+ MPE Entertainment

  • 423 Sixth Avenue
  • Suite D
  • Huntington, WV 25701
  • (304) 697-4222, (800) 788-4006
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  • Contact: Joe Eddins
  • More than thirty years experience designing entertainment events for conventions, conferences, fairs and festivals, arts organizations and corporate clients. Bands, comedians and speakers.

    Anderson Programs, Inc.

  • PO Box 148258
  • Nashville, TN 37214
  • (800) 758-2964, (800) 758-2964
  • Fax: (615) 885-2466
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Carol Grace Anderson
  • Speaker, author and former psychology teacher, Carol's vital message for challenging times makes a powerful kick-off or closing. Topics include: Get Fired Up...Without Burning Out!, Keep Fired Up Through Change, and Fired Up Leadership!

    Becky McCrary Speaks

  • P.O. Box 25475
  • Greenville, SC 29616
  • (864) 399-9685, (800) 576-6709
  • Fax: (864) 679-8784
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Becky McCrary
  • Training seminars and convention keynotes that inspire and empower. Called the Carol Burnett of Conventions, this professional speaker and recovering wallflower inspires others to deliver fabulous service, build lasting relationships, and have more fun. One of only 215 women to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional credential.

    Brushfire

  • 411 Vail Dr.
  • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
  • (502) 839-0063 
  • Contact: Greg Breeding
  • "Kentucky Bluegrass Music" Reliable, affordable and experienced. CD available on request.

    BuckMark, LLC

  • P.O. Box 24815
  • Lexington, KY 40524
  • (859) 271-4284 
  • Contact: Harold Sherman
  • Live music, solo to large group, for weddings, receptions, company events and other important events. Providing musical entertainment in Central Kentucky since 1983.

    Cambo the Clown

  • P.O. Box 23198
  • Lexington, KY 40515
  • (859) 271-0673 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Cam Wood
  • With over 30 years clowning in the Bluegrass, Cambo brings fun and laughter to events with juggling, magic and balloon animals. Shows and walk-around available.

    Carwile String Studio

  • P.O. Box 23881
  • Lexington, KY 40523
  • (859) 619-4741 
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  • Contact: Daniel and Amy Carwile
  • Nationally acclaimed performers reflecting Kentucky's rich musical heritage on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and vocals. An acoustic adventure for any occassion.

    CEATH Company

  • 1788 Hwy. 1016
  • Suite B
  • Berea, KY 40403
  • (859) 986-8702 
  • Fax: (859) 986-8702
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Martin Ramsay
  • Speaker on technology and organizational systems. Change seminars. Impressive organization and clarity, according to Fortune Magazine.

    Colonel Michael Masters

  • PO Box 1101
  • Bardstown, KY 40004
  • (859) 254-3411 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Colonel Michael Masters
  • Keynote speaker and entertainer Col. Michael Masters, "The Host of Kentucky". Hospitality products: chocolates, bourbon balls, cookbooks.

    Colonel Sanders Look-A-Like

  • 423 South Main Street
  • Georgetown, KY 40324
  • (502) 839-4712 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Colonel Bob Thompson
  • Colonel Sanders look-a-like available for your party or corporate meeting.

    Corporate Massage, Inc.

  • PO Box 21895
  • Lexington, KY 40522
  • (859) 277-1338, (866) 734-2247
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  • Contact: Kathleen Summers
  • On site seated massage by professionally trained massage therapists for attendees or exhibitors.

    Denny Chapman's Wild West Entertainment

  • 25 North East 95th
  • Ocala, FL 34479
  • (859) 333-7392 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Denny Chapman
  • Services as simple as a cowboy host with his horse, or as complex as an exhibition of trick riding, trick roping and fancy gun handling. Versatile performance horses that work well with children and crowds.

    Dixie Entertainment

  • 402 Holiday Road
  • Lexington, KY 40502
  • (859) 269-4298 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Rob Kirkpatrick
  • Since it's founding in 1991, Dixie Entertainment has established itself as one of Lexington's premier entertainment agencies offering professional entertainment coordination. Dixie Entertainment will help organizations book fabulous live music and entertainment for special events.

    Dr. Carl Hurley, Humorist

  • 164 N Keats Avenue
  • Louisville, KY 40206
  • (502) 645-2256, (877) 468-9370
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Jim Rittenhouse
  • Renowned humorist and entertainer knows as "America's Funniest Professor". Speaks to organizations around the world, and in his own backyard: Lexington. Regularly played on Sirius/XM Satellite radio, he has made more than 16 comedy recordings, and is the recipient of the National Speakers Association CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame.

    Dr. Stan Frager

  • 7400 New LaGrange Road
  • Suite 404
  • Louisville, KY 40222
  • (502) 819-0344 
  • Fax: (502) 895-0000
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Stan Frager
  • Psychologist, speaker...a wonderful motivational speaker to make your meeting great. Also available: a comedy show of family and "country" humor.

    Gene W. Childress

  • 99 Wildwood
  • Versailles, KY 40383
  • (859) 873-7744 
  • Contact: Gene Childress
  • Inspiring banquet speaker with a humorous message. Seminar leader on motivation, management and human relations.

    Ghost Chasers International, Inc.

  • 835 Porter Place
  • Lexington, KY 40508
  • (859) 576-5517 
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  • Contact: Patti Starr
  • Seminars, workshops on finding and documenting evidence of ghostly acitivity. Topics covered include ghost theories, how to conduct a ghost investigation, recording voices from the other side, and more.

    Griesser Music & Motivation

  • 3793 Burlington Pike
  • Burlington, KY 41005
  • (859) 586-6225 
  • Fax: (859) 586-8085
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Gary Griesser
  • Humorist, recording artist and veteran educator available for keynotes, banquet entertainment, etc.

    Hi Flight, Inc.

  • 210 Malabu Drive
  • Suite 219
  • Lexington, KY 40502
  • (859) 277-8707 
  • Fax: (208) 445-1330
  • Contact: Mike Wade
  • Hot air balloon rides.

    Howard Floss

  • PO Box 1408
  • Somerset, KY 42501
  • (606) 416-8307 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Howard Floss
  • For your next event, book this public speaker, humorist and author specializing in anger management. If your event is of a religious nature, Howard has a great passion for the ministry and his ability to connect with audiences is one of a kind.

    Jeff Greene

  • 552 Wellington Gardens Drive
  • Lexington, KY 40503
  • (859) 608-1039 
  • Contact: Jeff Greene
  • Professional pianist and vocalist has been performing for over 30 years and specializes in soothing music for the heart and mind.

    Keller Campbell

  • 630 Gay Place
  • Lexington, KY 40505
  • (859) 254-5859 
  • Contact: Keller Campbell
  • Square dance callers and instructors.

    Kelly Bands

  • PO Box 775
  • Nicholasville, KY 40340
  • (859) 881-8333 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Kelly Vee
  • A band and DJ expert with over 25 years experience working with the finest, most professional entertainers in the USA. Specializing in show and dance bands, soloists, duos and top comedians and magicians, in all price ranges.

    Kentucky Humanities Council

  • 206 East Maxwell St.
  • Lexington, KY 40508
  • (859) 257-5932 
  • Fax: (859) 257-5933
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Catherine Ferguson
  • Speakers bureau of over 60 speakers and living history presenters offering more than 100 programs.

    Kentucky Speakers Association

  • 11407 N Tazwell Drive
  • Louisville, KY 40241
  • (502) 426-7033 
  • Fax: (502) 326-0811
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Diane Crutcher
  • The Kentucky Chapter of the National Speakers Association. See website for a complete list of area speakers.

    Ladies for Liberty

  • PO Box 991308
  • Louisville, KY 40269
  • (502) 664-0827 
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  • Contact: Wanda Martin
  • These popular vocalists have revived the great music of the 1940s and World War Two era. They present patriotic-themed programs reminiscent of the Andrew Singers and perform regularly nationwide.

    Leigh Bureau

  • 92 E Main Street
  • Somerville, NJ 08876
  • (908) 253-8600 
  • Fax: (908) 253-8601
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Bill Leigh
  • Impressive roster of nationally known speakers from media personalities to business leaders.

    Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra

  • 161 North Mill Street
  • Lexington, KY 40507
  • (859) 233-4226 
  • Fax: (859) 233-7896
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Elias Gross
  • From classical, symphonic concerts and exciting Pops concerts to educational programs, the Philharmonic offers something for everyone. Group rates available.

    Magician John Shore

  • 102 Stirling Lane
  • Versailles, KY 40383
  • (859) 536-6245 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: John Shore
  • Black tie dinners, receptions, conventions and fundraisers. From strolling/close up magic, table magic and psychic readings to full stage shows, John Shore specializes in bringing the impossible to you.

    Magician John Slicer

  • P.O. Box 263
  • Charleston, WV 25321
  • (304) 541-4149 
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  • Contact: John Slicer
  • Specializing in corporate and association group entertainment. Offering a high-energy, comedy magic stage show for after-dinner entertainment and interactive close-up magic for receptions and hospitality suites.

    Mary Claire O'Neal

  • PO Box 23198
  • Lexington, KY 40523
  • (859) 272-2515 
  • Fax: (859) 272-8045
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Mary Claire O'Neal
  • International speaker and author of "Becoming What You Want to See in the World: The Art of Joyful Living". Keynotes and workshops on joyful living and effective communication. Member of National Speaker's Association.

    Mary Hamilton

  • 65 Springhill Road
  • Frankfort, KY 40601
  • (502) 223-4523 
  • Fax: (
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Mary Hamilton
  • Author of "Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths and Outright Lies". Entertaining and inspiring storytelling for audiences of any age. Keynote addresses designed to suit your occasion using stories from Mary's repertoire.

    McKinney Speakers Bureau

  • 164 N Keats Avenue
  • Louisville, KY 40206
  • (877) 468-9370, (877) 468-9370
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Jim Rittenhouse
  • Connecting clients with internationally-recognized speakers, celebrities and entertainers. Official booking agency for Lexington humorist Carl Hurley. Member International Assoc of Speaker Bureaus, and MPI.

    Mid-East Entertainment

  • P.O. Box 25027
  • Lexington, KY 40524
  • (859) 885-5507, (800) 755-0054
  • Fax: (859) 885-5412
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Robert Moser
  • Music for all occasions, including weddings, to suit any event, budget and style. 1000's of regional bands and recording stars. Featuring The Sensations, Impact Dance Band, Jimmy Church Dance Bands and Dance Traxx DJ. Jazz, Motown, Beach, Top 40, Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Classical, Comedy.

    Mike Hemmelgarn

  • 420 Wellington Way
  • Springboro, OH 45066
  • (937) 748-6708 
  • Fax: (801) 749-2245
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Mike Hemmelgarn
  • Mike's high-energy one-man comedy shows are a unique blend of juggling and ventriloquism, with a splash of magic and balloons. Shows can be tailored to fit the audience and the venue.

    Mountain State Murder Mystery

  • 1908 Willow Street
  • P.O. Box 8254
  • Huntington, WV 25705
  • (866) 529-6412, (866) 529-6412
  • Fax: (304) 697-2497
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Terry Bishop
  • Mystery, suspense and comedy are always on the agenda. Gravely entertaining. Custom interactive theatrical events. Groups of 50-500 at your location.

    Nancy Friedman, Keynote Speaker

  • 30 Hollenburg Court
  • Bridgeton, MO 63044
  • (314) 291-1012, (800) 882-9911
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Nancy Friedman
  • Nancy's talent is allowing her audience to laugh and learn tips, techniques ideas and skills that will start immediately and last forever. She helps companies equip their people with tools to convert leads into sales, and deliver a better customer experience.

    Nick Lawrence and the Kentucky Trio

  • 389 Waller Avenue
  • Suite 200
  • Lexington, KY 40504
  • (859) 619-0258 
  • Contact: Nick Lawrence
  • The Kentucky Trio is a well-seasoned ensemble playing a wide range of music from bluegrass to hot swing to cool jazz. Whether for background music or in a concert-style presentation, the group is appropriate for any occasion and offers a musical tasting of Kentucky's Bourbon and Bluegrass!

    Party Central, Inc.

  • PO Box 38
  • Nicholasville, KY 40340
  • (859) 887-0860 
  • Fax: (859) 887-0861
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Kevin Walsh
  • Inflatable game rental company with a huge inventory of clean, new, impressive games for all ages.

    Polk & Associates

  • 543 Laketower Dr.
  • #130
  • Lexington, KY 40502
  • (859) 269-3435 
  • Contact: Reed Polk
  • Motivational speaker and seminar leader. Topics include humor, motivation and stress.

    Preferred Entertainment

  • P.O. Box 130
  • Utica, KY 42376
  • (270) 275-9228, (800) 289-6546
  • Fax: (270) 275-9228
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Carla Williams
  • Full service event planning services.  Disc jockeys and MCs, audio/video/lighting systems, comedy/magic acts, hypnotist. Inflatables, tents and decorations.

    Premier Casino Events, Inc.

  • 4930 Provident Drive
  • Cincinnati, OH 45246
  • (513) 772-6112, (800) 733-0140
  • Fax: (513) 772-1967
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Nancy Waller
  • Authentic casino games, dealers, decor and music. Special themes for corporate and association functions Fun with no risk! Call for free video and brochure.

    Premiere Speakers Bureau

  • 1000 International Drive
  • Suite 300
  • FRANKLIN, TN 37067
  • (615) 261-4000 
  • Fax: (615) 261-2108
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Duane Ward
  • Ensuring your event's success by offering an impressive lineup of nationally recognized speakers. Affiliated with PCMA, ASAE, IASB and MPI.

    R. C. Smith & Company

  • 205 Anthony Way
  • Richmond, KY 40475
  • (859) 625-4772 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Robert Smith
  • Enjoy the smooth jazzy sounds of saxophone and vocals by R. C. Smith and Margo Demaree. Available for private parties and corporate functions.

    Royal Blue Entertainment

  • 1395 Bondville Rd
  • Salvisa, KY 40372
  • (859) 325-0731 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Ric Maxfield
  • Live Bluegrass music stage shows, DJ and emcee services, complete planning and set up for stage shows, and event planning.

    Sound Travels Mobile Entertainment

  • PO Box 4536
  • Lexington, KY 40544
  • (859) 608-2127 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Jeff Gibson
  • For your DJ, Master of Ceremonies. Vast music selection from the 1930's to the present. Crystal clear sound for 20 people or 800. Weddings a specialty.

    Southland Drive

  • 237 Kenlock Drive
  • Lexington, KY 40517
  • (859) 373-0572 
  • Contact: Russ Farmer
  • A group of Lexington friends came together in the common quest of playing good bluegrass music. From traditional to progressive tunes, Howards Creek entertains with their own style of bluegrass music.

    Stanley B. Walters

  • 309 Arrowhead Springs Lane
  • Versailles, KY 40383
  • (859) 873-7005 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Hilda Walters
  • "The Truth About Lying" Member, National Speakers Association.

    The Breakout Games

  • 306 North Ashland
  • Lexington, KY 40507
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Bryce Anderson
  • Looking for a new activity for your corporate retreat? A unique team building exercise for your small meeting? Each Breakout Game is a real life adventure for a small group. You have one goal: Breakout out of the room in under 1 hour. You’ll solve puzzles, crack codes, find hidden items, and more in order to Breakout. Two Derby Heist rooms can accommodate 8 people each and the Kidnapping room can accommodate 6. Additional rooms will be available soon.

    The Kentuckians Barbershop Chorus

  • 105 Hillbrook Drive
  • Nicholasville, KY 40356
  • (859) 229-1872 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Tommy Heathman
  • Enjoy the four-part harmonies of this awarding winning chorus at your next meeting or convention.

    The Speaker Studio

  • PO Box 22704
  • Lexington, KY 40522
  • (859) 353-0528 
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Susan Coates
  • The Speaker Studio is a broker of high-quality, affordable professional speakers, entertainers and presenters. Helping meeting planners create memorable events.

    Tim Lake/Padraig Records

  • P.O. Box 31
  • Wilmore, KY 40390
  • (859) 858-0118 
  • Fax: (859) 858-0118
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Tim Lake
  • American traditional music on banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle & bass. For all occasions. Jazz with Bluegrass and Blues.

    Tom Leach Productions

  • 838 East High Street
  • Lexington, KY 40502
  • (859) 368-8276 
  • Fax: (859) 224-0752
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Trice Gaines Glass
  • The award-winning "Voice of the Kentucky Wildcats" gives insider's view on the Wildcats past and present, with stories both funny and poignant, plus his personal story of how a concentrated focus achieves success.

    Triangle Talent, Inc.

  • 10424 Watterson Trail
  • Louisville, KY 40299
  • (502) 267-5466, (800) 467-7469
  • Fax: (502) 267-8244
  • Visit Website
  • Contact: Clay Campbell
  • Entertainment specialists since 1960. Full service brokerage and production firm specializing in providing entertainment for all occasions.

    Tweed Jeffries, LLC

  • 909 Tamarisk Court
  • Louisville, KY 40223
  • (502) 339-1600 
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  • Contact: Elizabeth Jeffries
  • Keynote speeches for healthcare organizations and businesses. Executive coaching.

    Western Swingers

  • 209 Chesterton Court
  • MADISON, TN 37115
  • (859) 612-0900 
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  • Contact: John England
  • This six piece band based in Nashville, TN, plays the lively music called Western Swing. With fiddle, steel guitar, piano, electric guitar, bass, and drums, it's music for dancing and listening combining the down-home quality of country music with the sophistication and improvisation of jazz.