Ephraim McDowell (here in Danville) named one of the Top Hospitals in the Country

Ephraim McDowell named one of the Top Hospitals in the Country

PLUS – look at the locations we have – Awesome Health Care here.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the country’s top hospitals in terms of improvements in key areas of patient safety and financial efficiency.
Thompson Healthcare named the Danville hospital among its top 100 Performance Improvement Leaders. About 3,000 hospitals across the country were evaluated on analysis of data provided from public sources such as Medicaid and Medicare from a five-year period between 2001 and 2005.

“This is a big deal for us,” said McDowell spokesman Harry Nickens. “We certainly are moving in the right direction at a pace that exceeds our peers and that bodes well for our communities.” Continue reading

Have prices hit rock-bottom? We say Yes. CNNMoney.com also thinks so.

How to play the real estate bounce-back

The new housing market may be melting down, but the US may have just about hit rock bottom – and offer opportunities for savvy buyers to get in while the getting’s good.

We are busier than we’ve ever been in our 26 year history. We are selling houses like hotcakes right now – and people are reaping the financial rewards!

When you buy a house, it makes a significant difference in your family’s financial future. Why not buy now, when houses are on SALE? Click on the home at left to see our homes.


Buy land, they’re not making it anymore, Mark Twain

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore”, Mark Twain

Twain enjoyed immense public popularity, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers.  Much like many famous Kentuckians.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835April 21, 1910),better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel,[2] and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He is also known for his quotations.

During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists and European royalty.  Click here to go see our properties –

U. S. News – Best Places to Retire – Danville, KY

Monday, October 8, 2007

Best Places to Retire – Danville, KY

Here are 10 other retirement destinations selected from the Best Places to Retire database by the editors at U.S. News.

Go ahead, dream a little. Retirement may be years, or even decades, away. But that doesn’t mean you can’t think about it—and where you might spend your golden years.

For some, it’s the stillness of a cool morning while fishing on a lake. For others, it’s the feel of warm sand between the toes as the surf rushes in. For still others, it’s the hurly-burly of city life with bookstores, restaurants, theaters, and museums.

Continue reading

Grape and wine industry booming in Kentucky


Grape and wine industry booming


An increase in vineyards and wineries in Kentucky during the past few years has prompted the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture to hire two experts to help grape and wine producers.

Dr. Kann Kurtural, a native of Turkey, and Tom Cottrell, a former winery owner, came to UK two years ago to help expand one of the state’s fastest growing diversity crops – grapes.Their positions are funded for two years by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board through the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council.

Currently, more than 200 people are growing grapes, and 44 wineries are operating in the state.  Continue reading

14 ac Historic, Brick horse Farm or perfect Vineyard

BEFORE and AFTER pics – everyone loves those – check them out at the link below.

We are doing an amazing renovation on this home.  Straight as an arrow and as solid as the hand-layed rock foundation underneath it, This home is truly a work of art for the antiques lover.  click here to go to –


These antebellum stone walls are a quickly becoming extinct.  These are beautifully intact.

All brick, a new metal roof, hardwood floors, 4 fireplaces, a new commercial kitchen going in right now (Sept 18th), hand-built antebellum stone walls, an old barn, root cellars, new Central Heat and Air, New Bathroom, New Kitchen, new 200 amp electric service and a pond – all on 14 acres with road frontage on 2 roads – Mundy's Landing and Harvey Pike.

We think the Bluegrass Region is one of the prettiest places on earth 
Continue reading

Bourbon Barrel Foods – a real find

bourbon barrelI met this guy at the Bourbon Festival. Matt is a chef who decided to make a change and open up shop at Bourbon Barrel Foods. And we are glad to share his info with our members. He has a few killer recipes on his site and I’d like to share one of them here.

Bourbon Barrel Worcestershire Cheddar Cheese Ball – for a video presentation on how to make this simple appetizer, click on the photo.   Continue reading

Is Microsoft really trading at $11/share?

Is Microsoft really trading at $11/share?  It has averaged about $28-29/share for the past 5 years.  It trades today at $28.75/share.  Pretty solid, eh?  If it were trading at that $11. price, there is a lot of money laying on the ground and a lot of money to be made, agree?  So what does that have to do with homes?  That has everything to do with our homes.  Continue reading

Keeneland one of our best events here in Kentucky April and October

Keeneland one of our best events here in Kentucky April and October

Keeneland, one of our best events here in Kentucky is coming right up! I want to tell a little bit about Keeneland – and oh yes, a new recipe! What could be better than this Keeneland one of our best events here in Kentucky April and October

We are on for one of the most beautiful events in the world – the races at Keeneland! The cool thing is it is held at one of the most beautiful places on earth here in Lexington, KY. Keeneland Racetrack will host Continue reading

Brad’s Totally to Die For Buffalo Wings

If you love wings like I do, you will LOVE these. Some of my friends say mine are better than Hooter’s wings – I think that’s a nice thought, but I will gladly take that compliment. Cindy, my wonderful wife, always wants me to take her to Hooter’s for the wings, so I was delighted to find and refine this recipe – as scrumptious and a whole hour closer!

Click here for the recipe Continue reading

Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Sept 11-16, 2007

bourbon festivalThis is my dining room table here in Kentucky, with some of my favorite bourbons – as you can see from the mostly empty bottles. Bourbons aren’t a libation you swill or “shoot” like a cheap tequila – this is food. Like a fine Ferrari, these Bourbons are to be admired, respected, savoured and caressed.

Celebrating One of the World’s Finest Spirits in the Bourbon Capital of the World.

Since 1776, the people of Bardstown, Kentucky have been making Bourbon. Their dedication to the fine art of distilling eventually gave Bardstown the title of Bourbon Capital of the World. Come celebrate this passion and history at The Kentucky Bourbon Festival. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival gives you a weekend full of smooth Bourbon, delicious food, and great entertainment, with a healthy dose of Kentucky hospitality thrown in for good measure. KYBourbonFestival – click here

From black tie galas to historical tours, there is something for all ages and interests. It’s a wonderful five-day event full of activities for the whole family. Beautiful Bardstown is a historical treasure nestled away in the Kentucky countryside. There are shops, fine restaurants, trains, museums and of course the distilleries that have made Bardstown famous the whole world over. Come celebrate the spirit of Kentucky at The Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

Bourbon’s Shot at the Big Time – NY Times article – Continue reading

Restoration project

Straight as an arrow and as solid as the hand-layed rock foundation underneath it, this home is truly a work of art. All brick, a new metal roof, hardwood floors, 4 fireplaces, hand-built antebellum stone walls, an old barn, root cellar, new 200 amp electric service, new central heat and air and a pond. Road frontage on two county roads with central water and right next to Anderson Circle Farm in gorgeous Mercer Co, KY – see below.

If you are looking for a high-end estate, this is it. It will not take much to get this home gorgeous, and we are doing it – the land is already breath-taking, then you are only limited to your imagination. The land is worth more than the owners are asking and obviously worth more as a development – but we are trying to avoid that. Offered at Continue reading

Business in the Bluegrass seems to improve with each passing year!

What does business have to do with property? Everything because business means jobs and property value appreciation. Why the Bluegrass Region?

Ideally Located

• Intersection of I-75 and I-64 in Lexington, Kentucky

• Non-stop flights from Blue Grass Airport to: • Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York, and Washington, D.C.

• Centrally located near 75% of the U.S. population

• Nine minutes to the University of Kentucky and downtown Lexington’s Robust Economy, Diverse Opportunities — for more KY Business information, go to www.LaneReport.com

Continue reading

a BUNCH of New Properties

Now this is cool – I am always thinking of you, our KY Land Sales Members.  I wanted to give you more variety, more information to make informed decisions on purchases – whether it be investment property, occasional use homes or primary residences.  So we just got hooked up with some of our star agent’s listings as well as our own.    
This is awesome – check it out at  http://StarHomeManagement.com/properties.html
We’ve just gotten a bunch of new   Continue reading

Raida’s Cuban Bean Dip – a Kentucky “Run for the Roses” Winner!

This is truly one of my favorite recipes for an appetizer or even a meal – totally yummy.
I got this recipe from a lady I met from Cuba. Her and her husband's story was surreal. Castro prison camp, his friends pooled their money and paid off the guards (six figures in the 1960s!) to free him and his Mother, etc, etc. Now a very successful businessman, he has made his friends all wealthy too. Perfect ending to an unreal chain of events… She was delightful and every time I make this bean dip, I think of Raida.
Easy, breezy – here it goes   Continue reading