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Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park offers $50 lodge rooms in celebration of anniversary

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  Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lodge this weekend Aug. 22-24. Several special events are planned to celebrate.   There will be an employee reunion on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. …

Science Guy: Dreamed of inflating a balloon
in an empty water bottle? Now’s your chance

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Have you ever tried to inflate a balloon in an empty water bottle? KyForward‘s Jason Lindsey, aka Science Guy, and a kid scientist show us how by using a thumbtack.   Balloon in a bottle   Ingredients:   • 2 …

River Blast brings 4,000 back to Kentucky River for day of canoe races, fun, fireworks

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  Nearly 4,000 people returned to the river – Kentucky River, that is – on Saturday, Aug. 16, for the Bluegrass Tomorrow and Kentucky River Water Trail Alliance’s first ever River Blast at Ft. Boonesborough.   Once the site of …

Half marathon along Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail promises elevating experience

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Prove you’re master of the mountain at the Run to Kingdom Come Little Shepherd Trail Road Race half marathon and 6K team charity event on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Whitesburg.   The half marathon extends from U.S. 119 near Whitesburg …

2014 Kentucky Local Food Heroes honored
in opening day ceremony at Ky. State Fair

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  Farmers from Shelby, Logan and Scott counties were introduced as the 2014 Kentucky Local Food Heroes in a ceremony Thursday at the Kentucky Exposition Center on opening day of the Kentucky State Fair.   Brooke Eckmann of Ambrosia Farm …

Chef John Foster: Time to rethink, restock and get away from the notion of ‘full plates’

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  In my capacity as a chef instructor at Sullivan University, I daily watch students struggle with the task of preparing a dish. In my “Basic Skills” class, it often starts with the recipe itself; converting it from whole to …

Making a Comeback: Kentucky tapping back into hard cider, thanks to change in state law

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A change this summer in a Kentucky law has allowed the state’s burgeoning microbrewery industry to tap into the fastest-growing alcoholic beverage category in the nation – hard cider.   That’s what Country Boy Brewing co-owner Daniel “D.H.” Harrison testified …

Thousands of live Maine lobsters shipped into 27th Great Inland Seafood Fest in Newport

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  Staff report   Newport’s riverfront will play host, once again, to the 27th Great Inland Seafood Festival today through Sunday, Aug. 17, will whole Maine lobsters, local and national restaurants and food vendors, and live entertainment.   From 5-11 …

American Founders Bank brings 39th award-winning Woodland Art Fair to Lexington

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  Staff report   The Lexington Art League and Parks and Recreation are gearing up for the 39th annual American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair in Woodland Park at 601 E. High St. on Saturday, Aug. 16, and Sunday, Aug. …

Coming weekend full of pops concerts and pop-up concerts in Lexington, Richmond

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  Staff report   This weekend in Central Kentucky is all about music, a summer evening, picnics and beautiful grassy settings with three pops concerts at Keeneland in Lexington and White Hall in Richmond, and the opening of the Chamber …

Shark Week 2014: Five things you might want to know about the feared underwater creature

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  By Katy Galimberti AccuWeather.com   One of summer’s most anticipated binge-watching events has been unleashed. That’s right, Shark Week 2014 is here.   The Discovery Channel’s popular viewing event started Sunday, Aug. 10, and features content completely devoted to …

James Halcomb: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has humor, great acting, cool effects

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  Let’s not be fooled, there is nothing “risky” about the Marvel Studios sci-fi epic Guardians of the Galaxy. It plays on fan-boy nostalgia, not for just our days of buying 75 cents comics by the pound, but also our …

Science Guy: Color mixing with hair gel in sandwich bag can create translucent effect

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You typically put hair gel in your hair, but you are not going to believe what else you can do with hair gel. KyForward‘s Jason Lindsey, aka “Science Guy,” with Hooked on Science and a kid scientist show us how …

Master fiddler J.P. Fraley remembered at the 45th annual Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’

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  Carter Caves State Resort Park will host the annual Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ for the 45th year from Sept. 3-6.   The festival that began as a family reunion honors old-time music and Eastern Kentucky traditions as well as …

River blasts, a Revolutionary War battle, mountain life entertain state parks visitors

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  August brings multiple opportunities to visit Kentucky State Parks and celebrate the 90th birthday of the system. Some of the fun includes a River Blast, a Revolutionary War battle, an Elk and Hunting Show, an annual blues festival, an …

Louisville chefs featured at Maker’s Mark Delectable Distillery Tour to benefit Apron

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A Sept. 18 event at Maker’s Mark Distillery will benefit Apron Inc., a nonprofit emergency relief fund for restaurant workers in the Louisville area.   The second annual Delectable Distillery Tour, a bourbon-inspired dinner and drinks walking tour through the …

Inaugural River Blast festival aims to ‘bring public back’ to Kentucky River for fun times

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It should be a blast on the Kentucky River when Conch Republic and Dublove headline the inaugural River Blast festival Aug. 16   Organized by the Kentucky River Water Trail Alliance and benefiting Bluegrass Tomorrow and Kentucky Riverkeeper, the festival …

Kentucky State Fair opens for 112th time
in Louisville; get ready for 162 hours of fun

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  A tradition since 1902, the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville opens Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7 a.m. and closes Sunday, Aug. 24, at 11 p.m. In those 10 days of festivity are more than 162 hours of midway rides, …

Naked Vine: Father-son duo’s Euclid Wines take customer from ’70s chill to ’90s jazz rap

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  By Mike Rosenberg KyForward columnist   Opus One. Heard of it?   Maybe you only know it as a Jay-Z lyric, but Opus One helped put Napa Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon on the world wine map. First created in 1979, …

Second Ohio River Throwdown coming to Riverbend with bands, BBQ and moonshine

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  The second annual Ohio River Throwdown returns to Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavilion this September. The all-day festival was created to celebrate the roots of American music on the banks of the Ohio River where some of the …