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Gallup: It’s beer over wine and liquor (again) for Americans who drink, new poll shows

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  By Lydia Saad Gallup.com   As they have for most of the past two decades, Americans who drink alcohol choose beer over wine and liquor as the type of alcohol they imbibe most often. This year, 41% of U.S. …

LexPhil hosts interactive musical stations at STEAM as part of Countdown to Kindergarten

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The Lexington Philharmonic will present a morning of interactive music education in partnership with Fayette County Schools’ Countdown to Kindergarten on Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at The STEAM Academy.   The academy is located at 123 …

Stutz Lancefield Supercharged Coupe wins Best of Show, again, at Keeneland Concours

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  An exquisite 1930 Stutz Lancefield Supercharged Coupe won the Best of Show Award at the 10th annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance that featured a Winner’s Circle Reunion rather than a feature marquée.   To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the …

Lex What Wear: Comfort reigns this summer, whether you’re at the ballpark or office park

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  By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Since I’ve been in New York City, it’s been a dream of mine to watch the Cincinnati Reds play at Yankee Stadium. When I found out that my beloved Reds were playing the …

Chef John Foster: ‘Three Sisters’ approach
to planting, cooking embraces nature’s best

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  Check out my new (and hopefully improved) succotash recipe below.   Nature seems extremely capable of striking a balance between the extremes. At once frenetic, it can calm to a solitary sunset of unimaginable beauty. Provide bounty in one …

Fifth annual Waterfest brings public into Kentucky American Water for family fun

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Kentucky American Water invites the community to a “fun and educational visit” during the fifth annual WaterFest on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 2300 Richmond Rd. in Lexington. The event will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free …

Town Branch Cocktail Contest features five bartenders’ creations of TB Rye, Ale-8-One

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The sound of five shakers crafting cocktails will ring from the rafters at Town Branch Distillery in Lexington when five finalists in the first Town Branch Cocktail Contest shake it out in front of five judges and a live audience …

Betsy Waters: Theater, ballet and horses are all part of unique end-of-summer activities

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  Summer break is coming to a end, but there are still some great events planned for you and your family to enjoy before heading back to school. There are arts events like the Lexington Children’s Theatre Summer Family Musical, …

E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park hosts its 33rd triathlon in August with swim, cycling, run

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  E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville is hosting its Triathlon XXXIII for individuals and teams on Aug. 9.   The swim, bike and running event starts at 6:45 a.m. The race is for individuals as well as teams …

In-person registration for A Midsummer Night’s Run starts July 24, open until race day

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  In-person registration for the 2014 A Midsummer Night’s Run scheduled Saturday, Aug. 9, in downtown Lexington will begin July 24, during regular business hours at John’s Run/Walk Shop, 317 S. Ashland Avenue.   Registration at John’s will extend daily …

You’re invited to a tea party in the park; 2014 Ballet Under the Stars presents a princess tea

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  In honor of the 2014 Ballet Under the Stars Preshow “Princess Vignettes II,” Lexington Parks & Recreation is once again hosting a princess tea party. Before the ballet, children may don their best tutu and tiara and join in …

James Halcomb: Graphic novel turned art house film full of sci-fi action and dark humor

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  Through shocking violence and dark humor, Snowpiercer stands out as one of the most fun sci-fi/action films I have seen in quite some time.   It is a great throwback in the vein of The Omega Man and Soylent …

Country Boy Brewing releases first Kentucky Proud hard cider made by a microbrewery

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Lexington-based Country Boy Brewing is set to release the first ever Kentucky Proud Hard Cider made by a microbrewery. The release of the cider on Thursday, July 24, comes as Country Boy continues to expand production to its original microbrewery …

Science Guy: Take double ball drop challenge to see if basketball or pingpong ball hit first

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Which will hit the floor first when dropped at the same height and at the same time? A basketball or pingpong ball? KyForward’s “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey says the answer may surprise you.   Double ball drop challenge   Ingredients: …

Bon Appetit Appalachia! guide highlights
48 Eastern Kentucky food destinations

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Forty-eight food destinations in Eastern Kentucky are included in a new mapguide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission to promote culinary tourism throughout the region.   The ARC just announced the launch of the Bon Appetit Appalachia tourism mapguide showcasing …

National Parks in Kentucky create $99.2M
in economic benefits, support 1,406 jobs

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A new National Park Service report shows that more than 1.6 million visitors to Kentucky spent $99.2 and supported 1,406 jobs in the state in 2013.   “The national parks of Kentucky attract visitors from across the country and around …

Meal Planning Monday: Vegetarians need no longer dread the backyard summer barbecue

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  By Casey Lindberg-Coghill KyForward columnist   Summer is the season of baseball games, beach vacations and, of course, backyard barbecues. Even though sharing a meal with close friends and family on a warm summer evening is something that any …

Motorized eye candy on display for 10th year in Keeneland Concours for children’s hospital

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  By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward   An array of motorized eye candy will be on display for automotive lifestyle enthusiasts this weekend during the 10th anniversary of the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance, an annual fund-raiser for Kentucky Children’s Hospital. …

Blues ‘Neighborhood Night Free Concert’
at Kenlake Aug. 21, featuring two bands

  Kenlake State Resort Park is hosting its “Neighborhood Night Free Concert” on Aug. 21 from 5 to 9:30 p.m.   Two bands are scheduled to play, the Andy Gibson Trio from 5 to 7 p.m.; and Adam and the …

Special guest Smokey Bear will appear
at Planes: Fire and Rescue premiere

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  Smokey Bear will attend the premiere of Disney’s newest movie Planes: Fire & Rescue, which opens Friday, July 18, at Fugate Cinema, 197 Entertainment Dr., Hazard.   Smokey Bear and his friends from the Division of Forestry will welcome …