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Stock up: Three things to satisfy your urge to snack

STOCK UPBy C.W. Cameron / For the AJC

Cheese spread, an olive-nut mix and crackers — if you decide to turn these into dinner, we’ll never tell.

Hall’s Benedictine spread

Hall’s Beer Cheese in Lexington, Kentucky, is best-known for its Original Snappy Beer Cheese spread, a mixture of beer and aged Wisconsin sharp cheddar. But Hall’s sells another Kentucky classic, Benedictine spread — cream cheese mixed with cucumber and onion, and traditionally used as a dip or sandwich spread. It might be the freshest tasting thing on the menu at a Derby Day party, and Kentuckians enjoy it year-round. With its refreshing cucumber flavor, we think it’s just right for summer picnics and snacks. The classic use of Benedictine spread is for cucumber sandwiches, but it’s also delicious in a wrap or as the dip for a beautiful tray of summer crudités.

$5.99 per 8-ounce container. Benedictine spread is sold from April (in time for the Kentucky Derby) through the end of September. Available at beercheese.com.

Nuts Over Olives from BobbySue’s Nuts

Why put out a dish of nuts and another dish of olives? Why not combine them, add a hint of sweetness, and take care of all your snack cravings at once? It’s a case of “Why didn’t someone think of this before?” In 2008, Chappaqua, New York-based Barb Kobren (the “BobbySue” of her business name) created a line of Sofi Award-winning nut mixes, including the savory-sweet-salty one we tried, Nuts Over Olives. Everyone who tried it enjoyed this combination of almonds, cashews and pecans, mixed with slivered olives, and all lightly coated with a slightly sweet meringue. With so many different ingredients, every handful is just a little different. There’s also the original mix, which is just the nuts; an Everything Goes Nuts mix with everything bagel seasoning; and Some Like It Hot, which is the mix with a bit of heat. A portion of all sales is donated to help animals in need.

$5 per 3.5-ounce container. Available at Kroger stores with a Murray’s cheese counter, or at Amazon and the Georgia Sourdough Pantry. Information at bobbysuesnuts.com.

Flatbread crackers from the Accidental Baker

Jennie McCray and Kevin Mason run the Accidental Baker, a family bakery in Hillsborough, North Carolina. They sell baked treats, like cinnamon rolls, at the Eno River Farmers Market, but their ovens are mainly kept busy producing the flatbread crackers that have become their signature. They offer six flavors: sea salt, sesame, black pepper and sea salt, everything, spicy Firecrackers, and the ones we tried, rosemary and roasted garlic. These crisp, sturdy 3-by-6-inch crackers are not going to shatter when you dip them into a bowl of hummus or top them with thinly sliced summer tomatoes and goat cheese. McCray and Mason pride themselves on using locally milled flour, and even the artwork on their boxes reflects their pride of place, as each is illustrated with places in North Carolina and Virginia that are significant to their family.

$8.99 per 5.5-ounce package. Available at Whole Foods Market, Star Provisions and at theaccidentalbakernc.com.

Celebrating 95 years of Kentucky flavor

By The Interior Journal

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Kentucky’s own signature soda brand is celebrating its 95th anniversary.

July 13 marked the birthday of Ale-8-One, which calls Winchester home and is colloquially known as “Ale-8.” The ginger and citrus-based soft drink was concocted by George Lee Wainscott, who previously introduced Roxa-Cola in 1906. Roxa-Cola was named after Wainscott’s wife, Roxanne, and ended up the subject of a lawsuit battle with Coca-Cola, who alleged the soda was an infringement of trademark. This suit was won by Wainscott, who would continue in the independent soda business.

Wainscott discovered ginger beer during a trip to Europe, inspiring him to work on the recipe that would become Ale-8. This recipe was introduced at the 1926 Clark County Fair, drawing attention with a concurrent contest to name the new soft drink. Based on 1920s slang for “the latest thing,” the name “A Late One” won, with the phrase still engraved on Ale-8 bottles to this very day.

In celebration of the anniversary, staff at the Ale-8 bottling company enjoyed a barbecue and axe-throwing. What the company truly wants to recognize, according to Ale-8’s marketing director Chris Doyle, is the brand’s heritage and the community that has supported it for nearly a century.

“There aren’t many independent soft drink brands that still exist because the market is dominated by two global giants,” he said, “It’s our communities where we have been able to grow such a successful brand over 95 years. We listen to our consumers, whether it’s our guys out delivering product, or on social media where we have a tremendous following.”

It was on social media that the brand learned of people mixing cherries with Ale-8, leading to the launch of the cherry Ale-8 flavor in 2018.

It was also through social media requests, Doyle adds, that Ale-8 Zero Sugar and the seasonal orange cream Ale-8 came to be.

“We’ve got some fun new products, but we’re not far enough along to introducing them quite yet,” explained Doyle, “but we have several that we have been working on and tasting internally, and we are expecting to have something new by next summer.”

Ale-8 also takes part in several ongoing community projects. The brand currently has a partnership with Kentucky State University in Frankfort, working with the school to develop a new scholarship. They also sponsor the Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition and the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association. Additionally, Ale-8 frequently donates drinks to local events and food banks.

“Anything that involves Kentucky and the community, we strive to give our support,” Doyle said. “We have such a passionate following here in Winchester and we certainly have fans throughout the state. But we want everybody in Kentucky to feel the way about Ale-8 that our hometown does.”

Doyle accredits the success of Ale-8 to its closeness and participation with the community, and the company’s efforts listening to fan feedback. He said Ale-8 fans can make their voices heard on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and the comments section on ale8one.com.

“We plan to continue listening to our consumers and our fans, really staying close to them. That’s what kept us around for so long,” Doyle concluded.

Hall’s Beer Cheese Brings Back Fan-Favorite, Benedictine Spread for the Summer

Hall’s Beer Cheese Deli July 2, 2021

(Lexington, KY) – Hall’s Beer Cheese LLC, the dip and spread company behind every great tailgate and party platter staple, brings back last summer’s must-have essential. Hall’s Beer Cheese launched the Benedictine Spread last year to massive retail success just in time for the Kentucky Derby. The product has returned to shelves this season and is now available exclusively at Liquor Barn retailers and at beercheese.com.

The Hall’s Benedictine’s crisp cucumber, onion, cream cheese, and spice fusion create a refreshing dip for crackers and vegetables after a long summer day, or as a spread for tea and finger sandwiches.

Hall’s Beer Cheese has been stocking refrigerators across the Bluegrass since the 1930s with the Hall’s Original Snappy variety. The Brand later expanded to include Hall’s Hot and Snappy and added the limited-edition summer seasonal Hall’s Benedictine Spread to its suite of products in 2020.

“The response from last year’s launch of Hall’s Benedictine spread was overwhelmingly positive. We were thrilled to be able to create a product that captured the nostalgia of this old southern favorite. Hall’s Benedictine brings a little to the table for everyone with its versatility. The fans spoke and we listened, we knew we had to bring back this instant classic for the season.” – Kit Crase, Majority-Owner Hall’s Beer Cheese LLC.

Hall’s Beer Cheese started as a spicy appetizer enjoyed by Central Kentuckians dining by the Kentucky River. It has since evolved into an internationally recognized brand. Taste of the South, Southern Living, The Wall Street Journal, Food Network, and others have featured the Hall’s Original Snappy Beer Cheese spread. The unique flavor of Hall’s Beer Cheese begins with aged Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese and finishes with a bit of spice that provides the “snap” to Hall’s Snappy Beer Cheese.

Hall’s is a woman-majority, locally owned business based in Louisville, Kentucky. For more info on Hall’s Beer Cheese, please visit: beercheese.com 

Fort Boonesborough State Park on the road to recovery

By Dillan Combs

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Published 2:55 pm Monday, June 28, 2021

Between Covid, the ice storm and flooding, the last year-and-a-half has been unfortunate for For Boonesborough. The park’s campground isn’t slated to reopen until August of this year; meanwhile the pool is closed for the rest of 2021 and the picnic area is closed until further notice. However, the titular Fort Boonesborough itself remains open for its tours and special events.

“When people see ‘park is closed,’ they think that means the whole park, but that’s not the case,” said Jack Winburn, Fort Boonesborough State Park manager.

It was in February that an ice storm caused severe damage to the park’s trees, which crews were tasked with cleaning up. In March, the Kentucky River overflowed, causing damage to the campground, electrical outlets, and restrooms. Additionally, the lower portion of the Kentucky River remains inaccessible.

“We’re currently working on concrete plans to fix the electrical system,” Winburn said. “So, getting workings and finding the equipment necessary for the repairs has been a challenge.”

While it’s true much of the park is still closed, the community remains welcome to the various events and activities within the fort.

Such programs include Cool History on Hot Day, the park’s annual summer series where every Saturday at 10 a.m., a guest speaker plays a historical figure and presents a history lesson. The first of this series for 2021 is scheduled for July 10, with Emily Burns playing Betty Harper.

In addition, the Kentucky River Museum is open for free touring on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Meanwhile, July 3, will see a militia muster at 10 a.m., a reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1 p.m., and Revolutionary War recreational battles throughout the day.

Fort Boonesborough is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children (ages 6-12) and free for children 5 and under.

For more information, visit the Fort Boonesborough website at fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org, or its Facebook page at facebook.com/FortBoonesboroughStatePark

Brewery aims to be ‘anchor of Winchester’ with major downtown expansion

BY MATT WICKSTROM CONTRIBUTING WRITERJUNE 21, 2021 06:00 AM, UPDATED JUNE 21, 2021 11:14 AM

Two years after launching as Winchester’s first brewery, Abettor Brewing Co. already has plans to expand.

Renovations began in January inside an 8,000-square-foot building at 126 North Highland Street that’s set to open this summer. The major expansion will feature a beefed up brewing system (from 1.5 barrels to 10) and a larger emphasis on live music with indoor and outdoor stages.

According to owner Tyler Montgomery, the expansion and new tap room is happening despite the wind getting taken out of the brewery’s sails by the COVID-19 pandemic after what had been a year of rapid growth prior.

“The timing hasn’t been ideal, but when an opportunity like this is put in front of you you can’t just pass it up,” said Montgomery. “It’s a perfect spot for everything we want to do. It’s also a way for us to repurpose some of Winchester’s most historic landmarks in a way that will have a lasting impact on the community for generations to come.”

But the original location at 301 W Lexington Ave. isn’t closing. In fact they’re going to use it for something new.

“We’re actually going to utilize that space and turn it into a sour (beer) program,” Montgomery said.

Ale-8-One Brings Orange Cream Soda Flavor Back to Cincinnati for a Limited Time

Cult favorite Kentucky soda brand Ale-8-One is offering fans a literal taste of summer with the limited-time release of their Orange Cream flavor.

BY CITYBEAT STAFF JUN 14, 2021 12 PM

Cult favorite Kentucky soda brand Ale-8-One is offering fans a literal taste of summer with the limited-time release of their Orange Cream flavor. 

Available while supplies last, a press release calls this seasonal soda “a dreamsicle-inspired flavor that evokes a sweet sense of nostalgia, just in time to kick off the Brand’s 95-year anniversary.”

The brand, which has been around since 1926, is the only soft drink invented in Kentucky. And the small-batch manufacturer has only featured two new flavors — aside from their cult-classic citrusy-ginger drink — in nearly a century; a cherry ale in 2018, and the orange cream released in summer of 2019. 

The Orange Cream soda features notes of orange and vanilla and uses the secret family recipe that is present in all of the brands varieties. It contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners. 

Orange Cream is now available in four-packs at Kroger, Walmart and Meijer stores in Cincinnati, Louisville, Pikeville and most of Western Kentucky.

You can also purchase it online at ale8one.com. 

“The tremendous positive response from our first two summer launches of Orange Cream Ale-8-One has been overwhelming,” says Chris Doyle, marketing director for Ale-8-One. “We are delighted to be able to return this summertime classic to the shelves this year. Consumers had plenty of time last summer to experiment with recipes at home; we are excited for them to share their float and cocktail creations with friends this time around.”

Orange Cream cocktail? Count us in.

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It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Orange Cream season 🍊

Now available while supplies last!

Kentucky’s Ale-8-One launches Orange Cream Ale-8-One just in time for the Summer

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WINCHESTER , KENTUCKY, UNITED STATES, /EINPresswire.com/ — The iconic soda brand, Ale-8-One, is bringing back the summer fan favorite, Orange Cream Ale-8-One, while supplies last. This popular seasonal addition to the current Ale-8-One family of products delivers a dreamsicle inspired flavor that evokes a sweet sense of nostalgia, just in time to kick off the Brand’s 95-year anniversary this summer. Orange Cream Ale-8-One made its debut on June 7th in the Bluegrass region along with expanded footprints in, Louisville, Cincinnati, Pikeville, and most of Western Kentucky in Kroger, Walmart, and Meijer retailers.

“The tremendous positive response from our first two summer launches of Orange Cream Ale-8-One has been overwhelming. We are delighted to be able to return this summertime classic to the shelves this year. Consumers had plenty of time last summer to experiment with recipes at home; we are excited for them to share their float and cocktail creations with friends this time around.” – Chris Doyle, Marketing Director for Ale-8-One.

Orange Cream Ale-8-One will be available as a limited edition 4-pack. The small batch seasonal soda is crafted with an all-natural orange and vanilla blend combined with the Ale-8-One secret formula.

About Ale-8-One
Ale-8-One Bottling Company was founded in 1902 by G.L. Wainscott in Winchester, Kentucky, and remains the oldest, privately held bottler in the United States still owned and operated by the founding family. Ale-8-One soft drink has been bottled in green glass in Winchester since 1926. The only soft drink invented in Kentucky still in existence, Ale-8’s proprietary blend is flavored with ginger and citrus and contains less carbonation and fewer calories than conventional sodas. The company’s founder and inventor, G.L. Wainscott, developed the recipe, and to this day, his great-great-nephew, Fielding Rogers, personally blends every batch of Ale-8-One. Ale-8-One is widely available in Kentucky, available nationwide online, available in Kroger stores throughout the Southeast, and can be found at most Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and Fresh Market. For more information, visit ale8one.com and follow on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

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Rock the Block returns with Beer Cheese Shop

By Dillan Combs

Downtown Winchester will see the return of its Rock the Block concert series Friday, June 11, from 5-9 p.m.
Previously, June’s Rock the Block was accompanied by Winchester’s signature Beer Cheese Festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival had to be postponed. It is slated to return in 2022.
Joining in the event’s stead is the Beer Cheese Shop in the parklet at 19 North Main Street, with vendors selling crafts, farmers market goods, and of course, beer cheese. At 7 p.m., country band The Ranahans will “Rock the Block” at the Main Street courthouse stairs.
The event will also be host to a children’s section, where kids can get with balloon animals and partake in soccer.
Simultaneous to the event is the Remember When Cruiserz Car Show in downtown. Spectators will be able to view vintage cars cruising down Main Street.
Rock the Block is sponsored by Traditional Bank. Entry is free. For more information, visit Winchester Downtown’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MainStreetWinchesterKY.

Sweet success – Ice cream social raises funds for theater, homeless shelter

By Randy Patrick

Published 4:54 pm Monday, May 24, 2021

Saturday was a good day for ice cream. And art.

During the noon hour, there was a steady stream of people who came by the Leeds Center for the Arts to pick up ceramic bowls they had pre-ordered, along with individual servings of Blue Bell ice cream.

And nearby at Many Friends Park, the tables were filled with friends and families enjoying the ice cream.

The ice cream social and art sale were a fundraiser for the historic community theater and the Clark County Homeless Coalition, which divided the proceeds 50/50.

Tracey Miller, executive director of the Leeds, said 195 tickets had been pre-sold for Mini-Scooped, but there was still time for others to order.

“It’s very exciting to be out and to be able to see everybody,” she said

Miller said she wanted to thank all the volunteers who came out to help and the owners of Dirty South Pottery for making the bowls.

Carvel Norman, who owns Dirty South with his wife Ashley, was demonstrating his pottery skills in front of their studio Saturday across Main Street from the theater.

On their Facebook page, they reporter that they had sold all the bowls they had made for the event and raised $4,200 for “two amazing nonprofits.”

The Leeds Youth Board provided many of the volunteers, First United Methodist Church donated the tables and chairs, and Blue Bell donated all the ice cream, the city allowed use of the parking lot and Dirty South team members stuffed brown paper bags with the bowls and helped coordinate the event.

“It’s amazing the community was so supportive,” Miller said. “My heart is full.”

“It was such a beautiful day, and there is such a great community to come out and support us,” said Terry Davidson, executive director of the Homeless Coalition. “I can’t thank people enough. It never fails to impress me how this community steps up” and comes together to support good causes, she said.

A sip of summer – Orange Cream Ale-8

By Winchester Sun

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Published 4:04 pm Monday, May 17, 2021

Huge Ale-8 fan and Smoke Signals sports editor Sawyer Broeking gets in on a special treat – the first production day of this year’s Orange Cream Ale-8

BY Sawyer Broeking, GRC Smoke Signals Sports Editor


When you think of summer, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Do you think of hot days and cool nights spent with friends and family?

Or do you think of backyard barbecues filled with laughs and competitive games of cornhole?

What about when you were a kid, how you used to zoom down the street on your bike to get to the ice cream truck?

Well, for me, I think of pulling an ice-cold, refreshing Ale-8 out of the cooler.

There is nothing like that feeling of twisting off the cap and taking that powerful first sip. It doesn’t matter the flavor.

If it has Ale-8-One written across the label, then I’m obsessed.

If it has Ale-8-One written across the label, then I’m obsessed.

For the past two summers Ale-8-One has provided the region with its seasonal orange cream flavor, which is a drink that has summer written all over it.

This summer marks the third year since the family-owned company’s newest flavor debuted.

The drink is a blend of citrus orange and vanilla cream combined with the 95-year-old family recipe of Ale-8-One, that brings a nostalgic taste of Dreamsicle, in liquid form, to your taste buds.

For a lot of people, Dreamsicles symbolize summer, so it’s extremely relatable for Ale-8 to base a drink off a product and season that are both so highly regarded among the public.

The drink is usually released to the public around the end of May or the early parts of June and is always highly anticipated.

According to DeAnne Elmore, corporate communications manager at Ale-8-One, this year it will be released to the public in stores around June 7 and on fountains at Clark’s Pump N Shop on Main Street beginning the week of May 24.

This past Friday, I was fortunate enough to tour the Ale-8-One Bottling Company on the first day of production of the citrus drink.

As the bottles kept filling, my excitement kept growing thinking about the flavorful drink.

At the end of the tour, I was lucky enough to snag one of the first Orange Cream Ale-8’s provided to the public this year, and to say it was refreshing is a huge understatement.

It left a lasting impression on my taste buds that has me counting down the days ’til it’s in stores, and I can go stock up.

Ale-8 knows exactly what it is doing with this spectacular seasonal product.

It gives us that feeling of summer and all the happiness that surrounds the season all rolled into one 12-ounce bottle.

I can say without a doubt I am hooked on this outstanding beverage, and I am willing to bet I’m not alone.

The drink is sold in limited quantities, while supplies last.

Get your first taste at Clark’s Pump N Shop around Memorial Day weekend and in retail stores June 7, so you, too, can enjoy a sip of summer.

Editor’s Note: Ale-8-One is NOT open to the public, but as a member of the press, Sawyer was permitted access to tour the first production.

D. Boon killed an elk? Fort Boonesborough Foundation member researches carving, antler

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Published 11:53 am Friday, May 14, 2021

BY TAYLOR SIX

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For decades, generations of the Langston family took an odd heirloom to their school’s show and tell days.

Andra Gyor recalled the days she, and her now adult son, Langston, both proudly displayed before their peers what appeared to be a large horn, or antler, with an interesting inscription: “D BOON 1778.”

Years ago, the antler was discovered by a distant family relative in a tributary near Hinkston Creek in Bourbon County.

The family kept the elk antler and thought the inscription was carved by famous Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone — who is known to have traveled Hinkston Creek many times.

In 2017, Janice Langston and her daughter, Andra, donated the elk antler to friends George and Elizabeth Chalfant of the Fort Boonesborough Foundation to see if they could find out more information about their unique family heirloom.

On Saturday, after working “untold hours” and nearly three years on researching the antler and its origin, members of the Langston family, the Chalfants, and members of the foundation gathered at Fort Boonesborough to celebrate the unveiling of the exhibit that features the antler.

“This is a project that just kind of started,” Elizabeth Chalfant said.

She said she was working one day for her other business and happened to tell Janice Langston about her work at Boonesborough.

“She told me that next time we come down, she has a horn she wants us to look at,” Elizabeth Chalfant recalled. “Working with Fort Boonesborough, when you hear ‘a horn,’ you think of a powder horn.”

When she and George met with the Langstons weeks later, Elizabeth Chalfant said her husband pulled the horn out of a large black garbage bag and exclaimed, “This is an antler! And look what it has carved on it.”

“That is where it all started,” Elizabeth Chalfant said with a laugh. “We thought, ‘This is really going to be good.’”

Once they received the donation in August 2017, both Chalfants said the antler became a huge part of their life — working closely with the foundation to learn as much as possible about the artifact.

Along with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, George Chalfant was able to obtain a grant to help carbon date the antler.

The carbon dating data revealed the antler belonged to an 18th century extinct subspecies of elk of that time period, which corresponded with the date on the carving.

Although elk have been reintroduced to Kentucky in recent years, they are of a different subspecies than the 18th century elk which is now extinct.

“There is no other artifact in Kentucky like this, even without the carving,” George Chalfant said.

However, the curious carving was the reason the family held onto the bone, and kept it for all the years they did — ultimately preserving it for thousands to see.

“It is amazing how an old bone found on the creek has made it this far,” George Chalfant said on Saturday. “Without the carving, the antler may have just been lost. But with it, the family kept this.”

Although Daniel Boone is said to have been in the Hinkston Creek area a lot in his travels, and would have been around that time, experts said it would be impossible to confirm if Boone did in fact carve the etching into the bone.

Despite the mystery of who actually killed the elk and carved D Boon into the piece, the antler and a replica of it are now located at Fort Boonesborough State Park for the public to view.

After investing so much research into the antler and Kentucky elk, George Chalfant also authored a publication, “The Historic Elk Antler,” available at the 18th Century Transylvania Store where the original antler is located.

“The hours are untold,” Elizabeth Chalfant said of the research into the antler. “The investigating, looking up things, talking to people, and hours at the computer, are untold. But it was worth every minute.”

For more information about Fort Boonesborough State Park, visit parks.ky.gov/richmond/parks/historic/fort-boonesborough-state-park.

Kentucky State University to kick off 135th anniversary celebration with giving campaign, new partnership with Ale-8-One

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WINCHESTER, KENTUCKY, UNITED STATES, May 12, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — After navigating the effects of a global pandemic for the last year to deliver access to education, Kentucky State University has more reasons than ever to celebrate its 135th anniversary as an institution of higher education.

Part of the 135th anniversary celebration is a new partnership with the iconic Kentucky soda brand, Ale-8-One Bottling Company. Ale-8-One, local producer of Kentucky’s original ginger and citrus soft drink sold in their signature green glass bottles, is also celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. Kentucky State and Ale-8-One will highlight the partnership with a series of collaborations throughout the year.

Through the partnership, a commemorative 135th anniversary Ale-8-One label will be released exclusively to Kentucky State to honor this historic moment. The partnership also includes expanding opportunities and support for Kentucky State University students through internships and scholarships, and an Ale-8-One presence on campus. Finally, Ale-8-One is making its first scholarship donation to the Together Thorobreds campaign and is encouraging others to do so as well.

“This milestone recognition represents a natural partnership between Ale-8-One and Kentucky State. Our shared commitment to agriculture, historic relevance, and of course, our shared colors, brings forth a commonality deserving celebration. We look forward to forming a substantive relationship with the Kentucky State community and strengthening our presence on campus,” said Chris Doyle, marketing director for Ale-8-One.

With a goal of raising more than $3.5 million, Kentucky State will launch its Together Thorobreds 135th Anniversary Giving Campaign. To benefit Kentucky State’s efforts to advance its mission to support the institution’s four pillars of success — academics, access, athletics and agriculture — gifts representing 1886, the University’s founding year, will be requested from constituents through a monthly giving day challenge, highlighting campaign fundraising champions on the 18th day of every month. Gifts ranging from $18 to $1886 are encouraged for this campaign.

The Together Thorobreds campaign also provides constituents with the opportunity to join the Thorobred Annual Giving Society. Members may join the President’s Society with gifts of $5,000 or above, the Onward and Upward Society with gifts ranging from $3,000 to $4,999, the 1886 Society with gifts ranging from $500 to $2,999 or the Green and Gold Society with gifts under $500. Inaugural members will receive an exclusive 135th anniversary pin and other gifts by designated society level.

The campaign goal is to generate philanthropic support for tuition assistance and to establish eight endowed student scholarship for $18,886.

Visit kysu.edu/give to participate in the Together Thorobreds 135th Anniversary Giving Campaign. For more information on 135 years of excellence, visit kysu.edu/togetherthorobreds135.

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