The name “Kentucky Colonel” has been given to everything from horse races (The Kentucky Colonel Stakes at Ellis Park) to marching bands (Kentucky Colonel Band and Color Guard, Lone Oak High School in McCracken County), to motels (Kentucky Colonel Motel in Brandenton, Florida). Your favorite search engine will no doubt turn up hundreds of pages for “Kentucky Colonel(s)”. These sites are not affiliated with nor endorsed by The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Here are a few of the sites/organizations we found:
Kentucky Colonels – Popular Bluegrass band formed in 1956. The group’s Critically acclaimed album of 1963, Appalachian Swing, was recently reissued on Rounder Records. The band started as a brothers group. It’s first single was “Head Over Heels in Love with You,” on side A and “Kentucky Hills” on side B.
Kentucky Colonel Mint — A tasty variety of spearmint that is useful in making mint juleps. (Multiple pages/sites)
Kentucky Colonels – A recipe for cookies by Sophia Plummer. Find it at http://www.northpole.com/cooking/rec620.html
Kentucky Colonels – They were called one of the most exciting and one of the best teams in professional basketball from 1967 – 1976. The Colonels were based in Lousiville and featured players such as Louie Dampier, Dan Issel, darel Carrier and Artis Gilmore. The colonels folded when the American Basketball Association merged into the National Basketball Association.(Multiple pages/sites)
Eastern Kentucky Colonels – The athletic teams of Eastern Kentucky University. http://www.athletics.eku.edu/
Kentucky Colonel – A cocktail recipe calling for bourbon, benedictine and a lemon peel. (Multiple page/sites)