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James Halcomb: A 30-year-old horror film tops my list of all-time favorite scary movies

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  Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series of columns in which James Halcomb counts down his 10 favorite horror movies – just in time for Halloween.     Like many favorites lists, my record of my …

Chef John Foster: What’s all the buzz about pho? Give it a slurp and see for yourself

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  Soup weather is upon us and with it the opportunity to make and enjoy homemade tomato soup with grilled cheese, hearty minestrone over a few days, and all sorts of purees from potato to butternut squash.   Simple, quick …

Only 50 ‘golden tickets’ to Kentucky Bourbon Affair in June available for sale in November

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Getting ready for the upcoming holidays for most people doesn’t mean gearing up for the Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp next June, but it does for Louisville.   The Derby City recently announced it will once again host the showcase …

Sip & Shop: Bourbon Women, Liquor Barn offer chances to pair shopping and bourbon

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The Bourbon Women Association wants Kentuckians to Sip & Shop in three locations before Christmas.   The organization’s Sip & Shop events are intended to entertain and educate the public with Kentucky’s signature spirit, and to multiply the fun of …

What’s Up Cuisine: Tacos, cheesecake and ‘best burgers’ in South make Kentucky news

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New taco place opens in downtown Covington   Taqueria San Miguel for “authentic Mexican cuisine” has opened at 703 Madison Ave. in Covington. KyForward colleagues at The River City News report that the tacos are “AMAZING.”   The San Miguel …

Safety can be ‘in the bag’ on Halloween if kids, parents, drivers follow sensible safety tips

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  Nationally, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on other days of the year. But with some simple precautions, kids can stay safe.   “I’m especially concerned because Halloween falls on a Friday night this …

Gena Bigler: Gone are days of homemade Halloween treats; holiday creativity needed

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Popcorn balls were the ultimate trick-or-treat delicacy. Once upon a time, there was a sweet lady who made them every year and they were divine.   That was long ago in the tiny town of Hyden, Kentucky. Before parents had …

EatKentucky: The Comfy Cow in Louisville
is Kentucky’s bucket-list ice cream shop

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   It’s not often you get to eat at one of the top two ice cream shops in the world, but according to Buzzfeed’s list of 27 Ice Cream Shops You Need to …

James Halcomb: Constantine joins other DC Comics successes; Matt Ryan perfect choice

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  If I could tell my teenage self that in my adult years there would be TV shows such as Gotham, Arrow, Flash and now Constantine, I wouldn’t believe even me.   DC Comics owns television with multiple of their …

Science Guy: What makes a static ghost move on a scary Halloween? Why, static electricity!

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From taking a sweater off to touching a door knob on a winter day, we’ve all experienced static electricity. Jason Lindsey, KyForward‘s Science Guy, and a kid scientist show how using the same science that gives us a shock can …

Downtown Lexington turns into ‘largest country bar’ with live music, food and craft beer

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Heritage Hall in the Lexington Center will be turned into the “largest country bar” in Lexington for the No Fences Festival at the same time as four Garth Brooks concerts at Rupp Arena on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.   …

James Halcomb: Favorite horror movie runners-up too real for public consumption

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  Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of columns in which James Halcomb counts down his 10 favorite horror movies – just in time for Halloween.     My list of runners-up to my all-time favorite horror …

With PumpkinMania, Transylvania contends ‘there’s no better place’ to observe Halloween

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  As many as 500 jack-o’-lanterns will make for a spooky big PumpkinMania display on the steps of Transylvania University’s historic Old Morrison. The free public lighting ceremony and trick-or-treating will be the evening of Monday, Oct. 27. (See additional …

Chef John Foster: Changing the tide of processed food not easy but well worth it

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  See my “Quick Teenager-Friendly (and Healthy) Sandwich” recipe below:   At last we seem to be on the right track when it comes to talking, writing and blogging about changing our eating habits and choices. Articles and debate about …

Morehead’s Star Theater announces weekend shows on black holes, fright lights, lasers

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The Star Theater planetarium on the campus of Morehead State University in Morehead will feature several of its most popular shows this coming weekend from Friday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 25.   On Friday, three shows are on the …

Horses don Halloween costumes at Kentucky Horse Park’s annual end-of-summer event

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  In Kentucky, even horses dress up for Halloween.   The Kentucky Horse Park will present its annual Halloween Show at the Horses of the World Barn on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. Park horses and riders are likely …

What’s Up Cuisine: From country ham to two-story ice cream lounge, food is on the move

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AZUR chef, Country Ham author join to honor a Southern food   AZUR chef Jeremy Ashby and Steve Coomes, author of Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke, pair up on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. to …

It’s all about food – Kentucky food – on state’s new culinary destination website

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  A series of initiatives to promote culinary tourism in Kentucky have begun with the launch of a food-focused website KentuckyCuisine.com.   Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism Commissioner Mike Mangeot announced the initiatives at the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s …

EatKentucky: Once you get to North Lime Coffee & Donuts, you might not want to leave

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   You can usually tell the quality of a place by the line at the counter. On a rainy mid-morning Saturday, the line was out the door at Lexington’s North Lime Coffee & …

Open Studios ArtTour in Mercer and Boyle counties gives close look at art in the making

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  The fourth Annual Open Studios ArtTour in Boyle and Mercer Counties will take place with visits to seven artist studios on Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   The seven studios and …