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Big Blue Caravan set to tour Kentucky this month

The Big Blue Caravan will travel from Benton to Pikeville.

The University of Kentucky’s Athletic Department has caught some recent criticism for not paying enough attention to the average fan, especially in regard to ticket prices, renovations at Kroger Field and Rupp Arena, and with regard to alcohol sales.

It looks like UK AD Mitch Barnhart plans to hit the road, along with coaches, student-athletes, and others to meet and connect with fans across the Bluegrass in a couple weeks.

The “Big Blue Caravan” was announced by the Athletics Department this morning, which will have stops in five counties across the state.

“The connection our university and athletics department share with this state and its people is truly unique,” Barnhart said in a press release. “That connection has always been central to our identity, but we have made it a priority to find ways to further honor and strengthen it. We look forward to seeing friends in these five communities and meeting many more.”

Below are the listed stops along the week-long tour.

Marshall County: Marshall County High School (416 High School Rd, Benton, KY 42025), 4-6 p.m. on June 18

Madisonville: Kroger (545 Island Ford Rd, Madisonville, KY 42431), 4-6 p.m. on June 19

Elizabethtown/Fort Knox: Kroger (3040 Dolphin Dr, Elizabethtown, KY 42701), 4-6 p.m. on June 20

Somerset: Kroger (50 Stonegate Center, Somerset, KY 42503), noon-1 p.m. on June 21

Pikeville: East Kentucky Expo Center – Billy Johnson Stage (126 Main St, Pikeville, KY 41501), noon-2 p.m. on June 22

Make sure to stop by one near you and hear what Barnhart and other athletics officials have to say.