While many areas have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, few are feeling the effects harder than the performing arts industry.
Two brothers in Morehead have turned a clothing business started out of their garage into a brand with international allure, all in barely over two years.
Since the turn of the century, the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University has worked to preserve, teach, develop and celebrate the areas’ rich mountain heritage.
Daniel Stroud, 34, and Del Stephens, 31, of Jarfly Brewing Co. in Somerset have reinvented the wheel, merging beer and local arts to provide a space unlike anything else to pop up in south-central Kentucky.
Morehead State graduate Staphanie “Stef” Ratliff has made a name for herself by creating artwork to be awarded to other artists such as Jason Isbell, Loretta Lynn and Tyler Childers, among others.
Driven by $15.3 million in private, local and state government funding, the latest addition to Owensboro’s downtown is the expanded and renovated Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
Duane Lundy is credited on work involving Ringo Starr, Michael McDonald, Jim James, Sturgill Simpson, Ben Sollee, Miles Nielsen and many others.