WHAT: Black Friday Sale
WHEN: Black Friday and Saturday, November 27th & 28th from 9AM-6PM
WHERE: 720 Bryan Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505
*Online SALE begins at 10am on Friday, November 27th.
*All of our Southern Socks and Bourbon glasses have been restocked for this event!
"On the outskirts of Louisville, where the horses often out number the people, we have a small wood shop. It's not all that fancy, it's often very messy, but for us it works. And whenever there is fresh coffee in the pot and a functional air conditioning unit, working in the shop is more leisurely than laborious. And that mentality led us to create this brand. AROH is a company built from the heart -- because we simply enjoy making things." -Aroh Made
Good news, y'all...Ben Aroh's famous Kentucky shaped key magnets (wall hanging) are back and available this Wednesday at 10am! It was 2 years ago that Ben Aroh popped up on our radar. He was turning heads in the Kickstarter community with his beautifully handcrafted work that utilizes high quality, unique and personally selected materials. As a native of Louisville, KY, woodworking and carpentry have been in Aroh’s blood from the beginning. Passed down through family ties from generations of skilled craftsmen before him, Ben embraces his passion for working with his hands whole-heartedly. It was shortly after his Kickstarter campaign that when we were introduced to his Kentucky shaped key magnets and fell in love! We loved them so much, we had to request another batch for this holiday season! These awesome hand-made Kentucky key magnets will be available on our website this Wednesday at 10AM, and will make the perfect gift for all of your forgetful, key-misplacing Kentucky friends. Made in Kentucky y'all!
Along with these awesome KY magnetic key holders, we will also be launching another Aroh Made original this Wednesday at 10AM: these kick-ass magnetic bottle openers! The perfect add-on to your bar space, these handmade wooden bottle openers...
Our '120 Kick-Ass Counties' art prints are back, y'all! In time for the Y'ALLiday season, these prints will make a kick-ass gift for all the kick-ass Kentuckians on your list. Back for a limited run, we have a new edition of this 12” x 18” print in navy and gold, designed and letterpress printed the old fashioned way by the kick-ass Kentuckians at Hound Dog Press of Louisville, Kentucky.
Available this Friday, November 20th, at 10:00am on our website.
WHAT: Pre Y'ALLiday Pop-Up Shop
Sup, Nashville? This weekend (November 20th-21st) we will once again be joining the South's finest makers and artisans at the Made South Holiday Market in Franklin, TN! We'll be serving up our famous Y'ALL gear, Kentucky bourbon gear, Kentucky gear and our plethora of Southern Socks! We'll be hanging out on Friday from 12-7PM and Saturday from 9AM-6PM, see y'all there! Click here for details.
Each Kentucky Creature is handmade out of recycled sweaters by artist Heidi Wineland in Grayson, KY. Although no two Creatures are alike, each and every one is guaranteed to be soft and cuddly. Only 50 Kentucky Creatures will be available this Wednesday, November 18th, at 10am on our website.
Get to know your Kentucky Creature.
Pet them daily.
Listen to their hopes and dreams.
Sing them to sleep with "My Old Kentucky Home."
Do not feed them after midnight.
Do not burden them with shirts with sleeves.
They DON'T play well with Tennessee or West Virginia
Product details: You can't pick your Kentucky Creature, because your Kentucky Creature chooses you. Made out of recycled sweaters, generally measuring 4 x 10 x 2" . Made in Grayson, Kentucky by Heidi Wineland. Hangtags by Rachael Sinclair.
It's that time again, y'all. The holiday season is upon us! We'll be getting into the spirit this weekend at the Kentucky for Kentucky Fun Mall with our epic Pre-Y'ALLidays Pop-Up Shop! We'll be serving up the Commonwealth's freshest Kentucky gear, Y'ALL gear and Bourbon gear. We'll have a big bourbon barrel loaded up with $10 t-shirts and will be giving away free koozies with every purchase. This event will be going on from 10AM-6PM this Friday and Saturday, so come ready to get all of that Christmas shopping out of the way! We'll hook you up with the freshest Kentucky gear for all of those kick-ass Kentuckians in your life.
Story by Jonathan Meador
While every January there are politicians lurking about the corridors of our fine Capitol just as cunning and divisive as the late, not-so-great Kentucky governor William Justus Goebel, we can feel better knowing that few if any of them will reach his levels of power and influence within state government. It’s a cold comfort to be sure, but as ridiculous and power-hungry as many of their kind can be, I’ll take any comfort regardless of its temperature. These modern Kentucky politicos lack the same mixture and apportionment of traits which Goebel had, and in apparently fatal excess. Far more importantly, our 138 jealous legislators do not live in the same era of relative violence and general atavism which would enable them to do more damage than they already do. Perhaps, as some historians suggest, Goebel’s just desserts — he was murdered by an assassin’s bullet — serve as a subconscious warning to any politician whose eyes are bigger than their stomachs — although Goebel seemed to have a bottomless craving for power.
The tricks of politicking at the turn of the 20th Century are a little harder to pull off now, and for many good and varied reasons, but aside from anti-corruption laws and the proliferation of citizen watch dog groups, the answer is probably more mundane than all of this: interest group largess and regulatory capture is more than enough to fully sate even the worst of our state’s politicians, who’ve been conditioned, over the years, to settle for a lot less than a physical dictatorship as the End Game of careers spent turning shit into diamonds in Frankfort and in Washington. A few hundred dollars and a plate of West Kentucky BBQ is, in many cases nowadays, all it takes to...