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Nationally ranked traveler’s magazine puts Louisville’s Mint Julep Tours on its top list

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Conde Nast Traveler magazine recently rated Louisville’s Mint Julep Tours as one of the “Best Guided Drinking Tours in America.” Mint Julep landed the No. 2 spot on the list.   “The grandaddy of the all-American drinking journey is undoubtedly …

Science Guy: Did you know slime can dance? All you need is a magnet in a close encounter

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Does your slime dance around when it’s close to a magnet? Jason Lindsey, KyForward‘s Science Guy, and a kid scientist show us how to create magnetic slime.   Magnetic slime   Ingredients:   • 1/4 cup liquid starch   • …

Owen Co. students’ winning recipe on the menu at many Kentucky schools this week

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  Many Kentucky students will see a new offering on the school lunch menu this week – a dish devised by fellow students.   Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday issued a challenge to local school districts to serve the winning …

Family-friendly Halloween Walk with the Animals at Salato means candy and exhibits

Ghosts and goblins of all ages can join the fun at the Salato Wildlife Education Center’s Halloween Walk with the Animals in Frankfort from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Admission to this kid-safe, trick-or-treat event is $5 a …

LexWhatWear: A hip new store, a great event for girls and an easy DIY scarf project to try

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  By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Now here is some exciting news: Urban Outfitters has opened its first store in Lexington. Located at 401 W. Main Street within the Victorian Square Shopping Plaza downtown, the 12,000-square-foot, two-story store is …

‘Year of the Horse’ makes exhibit of Chinese ink paintings perfect for Kentucky Horse Park

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  As the Horse Capital of the World, Lexington hardly needs a reason to celebrate equine culture, but the coincidence of this year being the Year of the Horse on the Chinese lunar calendar and the University of Kentucky playing …

James Halcomb: Making list of my favorite ‘classic’ horror films means delving into past

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  Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns in which James Halcomb counts down his 10 favorite horror movies – just in time for Halloween.     We love the thrills horror movies bring us.   …

Chef John Foster: Making Portugese Caldo Verde puts some ‘greens’ into a gray day

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  The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show at Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall in Lexington is now finished for another year, but it was great fun while it lasted.   On a drizzly, damp day with a home football game …

What’s Up Cuisine: ‘Ouita’s World’ comes to Smithtown, Sicilian wines come to Holly Hill

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‘Ouita’s World’ theme of next Smithtown Seafood beer dinner   Smithtown Seafood, owned my Central Kentucky chef Ouita Michel, presents the next Tanks to Table Beer Dinner on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at 501 W. Sixth St. in Lexington …

Early bird ticket prices offered Oct. 31-Dec. 15 for the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

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  Tickets for the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which is presented by Land Rover, will go on sale at 9 a.m.Oct. 31. The event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington April 23-26.   Rolex Kentucky is one …

Science Guy: Slapping a piece of goldenrod paper around can lead to a bloody handprint

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Halloween is just weeks away. If you are searching for a spooky experiment, Jason Lindsey, our KyForward Science Guy, and a kid scientist show us a spooky paper that when slapped turns blood red!   Bloody handprint   Ingredients:   …

EatKentucky: Bradford BBQ proves some
of Lexington’s best food is a moving target

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   Each Friday at Lexington’s Beaumont Center, in the Liquor Barn parking lot, food trucks gather in a weekly Food Trucks for a Cause event. A portion of each truck’s take is given …

Running through rainbow Color Craze at the next PTA 5K can be fun and helpful as well

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The 16th district PTA is hosting its fourth annual PTA 5K with a new addition – Color Craze – on Oct. 19 on the Legacy Trail in Lexington.   The Color Craze is a less than a mile trek of …

Salt Festival at Big Bone Lick brings modern life up close and personal with the Ice Age

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  Step back in time as Big Bone Lick State Historic Site returns to days long past during the 29th annual Salt Festival Oct. 17-19.   The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living and skills, frontier life and Native American …

Local community comes together to support children’s literacy in Lexington’s A CAT’s Tale

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  A beloved children’s book will come to life Oct. 17-18 at The Arboretum in Lexington through interactive exhibits, painted backdrops, costumes and activities.   Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree is the featured work of A CAT’s Tale festival from …

Intrepid Urban Farmer: When fall arrives, it’s time to take what you can of the garden inside

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By Ginger Dawson Special to KyForward   The cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets are leading my thoughts to inside. That’s the way of autumn. After five months of beautiful outdoor weather with engaging and gratifying garden projects, I am contemplating …

Day of the Dead Festival in Lexington adds celebration details of Honduras, Guatemala

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For the ninth year, Lexington’s Living Arts and Science Center will host its community celebration of the Day of the Dead with a Night of the Angels party on Nov. 1.   The participatory celebration will take place at the …

White Hall’s Ghost Walk features special tour for deaf, hard of hearing with ASL interpreter

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  White Hall State Historic Site near Richmond will host a special event for deaf and hard of hearing guests as part of the “Ghost Walk” program scheduled for Oct. 17.   Every Halloween season, the historic site hosts the …

Inclement weather forces cancellation of the Cumberland Falls Harvest Moon Trade Days

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The weather forecast has forced the cancellation of this weekend’s Harvest Moon and Trade Days at Cumberland Falls. The event was scheduled for Oct. 11-12.   Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is near Corbin.   From Ky. Dept. of Parks

LexWhatWear: One word best describes
two fashion-inspired projects – amazing!

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By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   You’re going to see the word “amazing” a lot in today’s column … so get ready.   First, UK’s student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, has just released its fall fashion issue and it is, …