Kentucky lays the smack down in a gloriously raunchy borderline brawl with West Virginia
Williamson is a city divided by two. The Tug Fork River literally cleaves the area in half, giving the southern part to Pike County, Kentucky, and the other to Mingo County, West Virginia.
The Kentucky side is high and dry, full of all the fluorescent chains. The South Side Mall is there. The whole thing is carpeted, very weird, and the old timers sit on benches in front of places like Shae’s Tanning to talk about their gardens. There’s no place left for them to go.
The West Virginia side is low. It is dank. The whole thing is surrounded by a floodwall that looks like it was designed for a maximum security pen and graffiti-splotched trains haul coal right through the center. Little shards of it are always crunching under your feet or smudging the street in dull swaths as if you’re walking on a drawing that’s being erased right out from under you.
This is the land of the original Jerry Springer episode. You know, the one about the Hatfields and McCoys. This is the land of fighting for no good reason. Because you’re bored. Because you’re...
You've seen his Kentucky mugs... now imagine something similar, except bigger and better! One of our favorite Kentucky potters, Carl Wagoner, has done it again... but this time with you moonshiners in mind! These gorgeous Kentucky jugs are going to be the talk of the town, glazed to perfection and reminiscent of the blue speckled Kentucky mugs that have sold out every time! A small batch of these lovely handmade jugs will be up for purchase on our website this Friday starting at 10AM for only $48.00! These jugs are absolutely essential to get your shine on. Made In Kentucky!
Words and photos by Savanna Barnett
Y'ALL know what time it is? It's time to step up your sock game Y'ALL with these amazing new Y'ALL athletic socks. Available this Friday, March 27th at 10am on our website. Made In The USA. #SockGame
Photos by Savanna Barnett
Hope you guys are prepared, because we are restocking our kick-ass Kentucky socks! They are in high demand across the bluegrass state, especially for you Wildcat fans out there, and we hear you! They'll be back up on our website Wednesday, March 25th (at 10am) and there for the taking. Along with those ass-kicking socks, we will also be restocking some Kentuckian favorites including our Y'ALL, Born and Breaded, and Bourbon Breath t-shirts! So grab your bourbon glasses and fill them to the brim, but don't let your memory be blurred to the extent that you forget to grab your own pair of Kentucky socks while they're fresh!
Spring is finally here, my fellow Kentuckians! And to kick off the spring season, we're launching a product this Friday that'll have you dreaming of sipping coffee on the front porch of an old log cabin on a crisp spring morning. One of our favorite Kentucky potters, David Kenton Kring, has handmade 50 mugs in ode to the truly ass-kicking Kentuckian, Daniel Boone. As a founding father of this kick-ass state, don't we owe it to ole Boone to drink out of a mug with his face there to constantly remind us of how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful place? After all, he led the expedition in 1759 that introduced him and his team of explorers to the Cumberland Gap,which then paved the way for other explorers to access the frontier of Kentucky and Tennessee. If it wasn't for him, Kentucky may not have been kicking ass for nearly as long as we have. For that, we give him our gratitude.
Make tracks this Friday by purchasing your own handmade and Kentucky made mug on our website starting at 10:00AM.
Front of mug: Daniel Boone X Kentucky Kicks Ass
Back of mug: Daniel Boone's quote: 'All You Need For Happiness Is A Good Gun, A Good Horse, And A Good Wife'. ~Daniel Boone~
Photos and words by Savanna Barnett
This Friday, we'll welcome back one of our most popular items yet - Carl Wagoner's glorious Kentucky mugs. These beauties are handmade by Carl himself and feature a glaze in your choice of speckled cream or blue. These sold out in a flash last time, so be ready to get your own this Friday at 10:00AM exclusively on our website. Drink your coffee, bourbon or moonshine in style with a creation made entirely with Kentucky love.
Available this Friday at 10am on our website. Only 30 blue and 30 creme mugs will be available. Made in Kentucky. Each mugs is handmade and therefore unique. $24 each.
Photos by Savanna Barnett and Cassie Lopez
Sold in sets of 2 on our website starting Friday, March 13th at 10:00AM.
Photos by Savanna Barnett
This past weekend, the AAF Lexington ADDY Awards went down. Our ‘Gold-Plated Kentucky Fried Chicken Bone Necklaces’ took home the big bad ‘Best Of Show’ award. Hell yeah. Thank you AAF Lexington, you kick-ass. We also wanted to thank and congratulate everyone involved in bringing this project to life - Meg C Jewelry, Stanley Sievers, Hannah LeGris (LeGangsta) and June Tate. You gals and guys crushed it.
Unfortunately, we were unable to attend the big ADDY award show. In lieu of us being there we created this video acceptance speech (created by Ian Friley of Kong Production) that was played during the award show - check it out below.
Our acceptance speech in the wild (via Adam Kuhn's Instagram)
If you are not familiar with our ‘Gold-Plated Kentucky Fried Chicken Bone Necklaces’ check out the case study video below.
This Friday, we'll be one step closer to our goal of having you fine citizens outfitted in Ky for Ky gear from head to toe. We've got hats, shirts, sweatshirts, and even aprons covered, and now we're showing a little love to your feet. Literally kick ass in our custom Kentucky socks made in the USA! Emblazoned with the Commonwealth of Kentucky in your choice of Kentucky blue and white, or the Commonwealth Seal navy and gold (with more colors coming soon). Wear these to the game, office, or with your tighty whiteys like Tom Cruise in Risky Business. He did live in Louisville for a couple years in high school after all. Get ready to get nods of respect when you walk around town in these bad boys.
A limited run of Kentucky socks will be available for purchase this Friday on our website at 10am. Made in the USA. Step up your sock game and crush it for the Commonwealth.
Photos by Savanna Barnett
by Coleman Larkin
“MU-LLET! MU-LLET! MU-LLET!”
“HEY! JOE DIRT!”
“WHERE’S YOUR Z-28!?”
The heckles were coming from every direction last January when the Buckhorn High School Wildcats ventured out of their Perry County home to compete in the All “A” State Basketball Tournament at Frankfort. Their first-round opponent was the always tough University Heights Academy of Hopkinsville, and the Wildcats fell to a quick double-digit deficit while the packed house continued their barrage of insults.
“GET A HAIRCUT!”
Little did they know that this was all part of the plan, that they were falling into a carefully laid trap, awakening the superpowers that lay deep within the luxurious follicles of Peyton Cooper and Shannon Blank.
“It gets in their heads,” says Blank, a sophomore point guard. “They’re more worried about our hair and talking trash than they are the game.”
Cooper, a senior and also a point guard, says the same. The smack talk is all part of the fun. “Doesn’t bother us. We take it as a compliment.”
Their coach, John Noble, is in on the joke, too. He doesn’t put any restrictions on his players’ hairstyles or facial hair. He likes for them to have their own identity.
“I had a mullet in 1991 and didn’t know it. Back then it was just called a haircut. But I’m real proud of (Cooper and Blank). They’ve got them looking pretty nasty. Pretty skanky. They’ve done a real good job with them. I think the guys definitely feed off of the negative energy from it. I mean, when you’ve got hair like that you better be tough.”
Cooper’s mullet started from scratch over two years ago, an ironic homage to his idol Alan Jackson.
The younger Shannon already had long...