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AUG 2015

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.15 39 First things frst: bourbon. "America's Native Spirit," the exhibit sign reads. "Kentucky's Liquid Soul." Mmm. Liquid soul. Who knew Cansucky could get so poetical? Tis exhibit basically details the 50th anniversary of bourbon as commercially recognized by the U.S. Congress. Makes me wonder: What would bourbon be if not federally upheld as a distinctive product? What would Kentucky be? Just a bunch of cows and tobacco? As a young one, I woke each morning to the smell of Bufalo Trace's mash all through the Frankfort air. I've been bourbon-blooded since I frst sipped the still. Without that soul, what would I be? Moonshine? Next up: Te Kentucky Historical Society's "HistoryMobile." Te trailer details slavery in Civil War Kentucky comic-strip style, Marvel- like fonts and tobacco-slashing illustrations. I am uncomfortable at each new "fun fact," at each question like, "What would YOU do if you were a slave?" IDK. I decay. Tough I try to be colorblind, and though slavery is "history," I get the guilt. Tere's a balance scale on tabled display, and on each of its pans sits a cube, like fat dice without the dots. One cube is blood-red with "slavery" written on it, the other white with "freedom" and "free labor." Te red cube foats slightly higher than the white cube. I pick up the white, thinking it will be light, like thin cardboard, but it's like a paperweight. "Woo! Tat's heavy," I say out loud to myself, but a black man is right beside me, looking at me. We both nod, albeit a bit awakwardly, and know that freedom is a hefty thing, a dense price to pay. Out the way I came in, and I turn the corner into a fea-like market. Tere are intersections of University of Kentucky car plates (tacky with shiny fip-fops on them), jewelry (gaudy and fake, worse than Claire's), fudge of all favors, belt buckles, more infatables, garden fags, airbrushed designs, almonds. Roll-on perfume oils with names like "Barack Obama" and "Michelle Obama" live among "Curve Crush" and "Egyptian Musk," while some are "Butt Naked" (for both sexes, ow ow!). colorworldhousepainting.com Call for Free Estimates Interior and Exterior 502.309.2001 See us on our new website at: colorworldhousepainting.com We paint: Aluminum Siding • Stucco • Cedar Siding Wood Trim • Hardie Siding & Trim • And More! We Also Install 5" & 6" Gutters Does your home need to be painted this year? Does your home need to be painted this year? Exterior Painting interior Painting DECK/FENCE PAINTING & STAINING GUTTER INSTALLATION 30% DISCOUNT ON EXTERIOR OR 10% DISCOUNT ON INTERIOR, WITH MENTION OF THIS AD Saturday, August 29 th , 1 – 11PM The Highlands Festival activities will take place along the 900 Block of Baxter Ave in the Highlands. The music starts at 4:00, but the party goes all day! • 100 Local art and craft vendors • Live performances by Kirby's Dreamland and Cover Me Badd • Family fun zone with bouncy house, face painting, balloon animals • Beer garden sponsored by Shocktop Belgian White Sponsors – Shock Top Belgian White, Louisville Swig, Louisville.com, Wick's Pizza, O'Shea's Irish Pub, Baxter's 942, Flanagan's Ale House, Outlook Inn, Molly Malone's, DiOrio's Pizza, El Taco Luchador, Eggs Over Baxter, 93.1 The Fox Rocks, 95.7 WQMF, Family Health Centers, JetStream Digital

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