Some 6,000 participants could be in central Kentucky for this weekend’s Bluegrass State Games. This is the 29th year for the statewide amateur competition. Bluegrass Sports Commission Director Terry Johnson said last year competitors came from 99 of 120 Kentucky counties.
“We are strongest in central Kentucky and eastern Kentucky and northern Kentucky and Louisville. And we are working, it’s one of our big efforts to try and move westward a couple centuries after the country did, but we’re trying to move westward.” Johnson said. “We get participation from western Kentucky, but not to the level we want and we want to make sure folks over there feel a part of this. This is the State Games.”