Lexington Travel Guide
Thereís loads of food festivals dedicated to different kinds of snacks, fried things, and other goodies. However, the key to finding a good festival is to seek out the festival that best represents a famous foodstuff. Thatís where Lexington, North Carolina comes in with its annual Barbeque Festival. No clever name here, it just is what it is, and it celebrates one thingódelicious smoked pork.
Annual festivities have been running for over a quarter century, and every year the townís population swells as over 100,000 visitors hit the town to check out the latest and the greatest related to all things barbeque. The town is famous for their vinegar-based sauce; so donít come here looking for some super-sweet ribs or brisket. They might have some other cuts of meat for out of towners, but itís primarily going to be pork shoulder that youíll be enjoying. Just make sure you save room for some of the area's unique coleslaw. Itís like regular slaw except you replace the mayonnaise dressing with one based on the almighty power of ketchupódonít knock it until you try it.
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Officials at Blue Grass Airport in Kentucky will no longer get to use company credit cards after the Lexington Herald-Leader revealed three employees charged $4,500 worth of strip club fun in 2003 while others more recently bought thousands of dollars worth of DVDs, electronics and Nintendo Wii games. Oversight was so weak that seven employees even managed to rack up $8,000 in finance charges.
Executive Director Michael Gobb was suspended in December when the newspaper reported that he'd spent more than $200,000 on travel and expenses in just two years. The Kentucky state auditor now has a team digging through financial records at Blue Grass, trying to determine what exactly happened and if any crimes were committed.
In a way, though, we should've expected this sort of lavish spending: It was Blue Grass that Pussy Galore's Flying Circus used as a home base while working for greedy criminal mastermind Auric Goldfinger.
· Auditors "Appalled" by Spending [Herald-Leader]
· Airport Officials Lose Credit Card Use [MSNBC]
· Drunk Flight Attendant Caught on Video at Blue Grass [Jaunted]
· Crime coverage [Jaunted]
Flight attendant Sarah Mills of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, and airline owned by SkyWest and operated by Delta, was recently accused of drinking on the job at Kentucky's Blue Grass Airport, and it turns out parts of the incident were caught on airport security cameras.
Mills, who allegedly reeked of alcohol, admits she was thinking about punching people, and drops an F bomb when an officer takes her flight attendant ID.
That is my wings...I'm a f'ing flight attendant.
Then she thanks everyone for getting her f'ing fired.
Court records say a breath test found her blood alcohol level was .032 _ lower than Kentucky's legal limit of .08 to operate a motor vehicle. Lightweight. Is .032 even one mile high mojito worth of alcohol?
She pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Delta officials were forced to cancel the Sunday flight to Atlanta that Mills was scheduled to work on.
· Atlantic South East Airlines [Official Site]
Jaunted tipster Kathleen posed with a R2 mailbox just outside the Circuit District Courthouse on Main Street in Lexington Kentucky this past weekend.
This R2 mail unit was spotted outside the courthouse but there is no word on whether or not any charges were filed.
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The Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, isn't normally the kind of airfield we'd cover. True, it does have non-stops to Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, New York and DC, but something about Lexington, KY, lacks that certain travel sex appeal.
Until of course we got on the horn with LEX's Executive Director Michael Gobb. Not only did he and his family meet the Queen of England when she passed through on her way to the Kentucky Derby, but had the queen wanted to check up on what we were saying about her and her doppelganger, it wouldn't have been a problem.
See, Blue Grass was the first airport in the country to offer high-speed, wireless access throughout the terminal. And it is today what it was then: free. Now that's the royal treatment.