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James Halcomb: American Sniper delivers as a haunting action film, but not as a biography

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    There is a moment in The Empire Strikes Back when Luke Skywalker notices a cave and asks Yoda, “What’s in there?” Yoda replies,” Only what you take with you.”   That is how I felt walking in the …

Have fireside chats with historical figures during February at Fort Boonesborough

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  Fort Boonesborough State Park and the Fort Boonesborough Foundation will be holding a series of “Fireside Chats” with famous characters from Kentucky history beginning Feb. 7.   During each Saturday program, there will be a “Taste of Frontier Fare” …

Registration for the Twilight Run at Rolex Kentucky now open; 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

  Join Rolex Kentucky for the inaugural “RK-5K”, The Twilight Run at the Rolex Kentucky 3 Day Event on Friday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolex Stadium on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park.   The race …

‘A Night in Rio’ offers guests a chance to hear music, eat, drink, bid and support the LASC

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  From an event for about 60 people in a staff member’s home, with handmade chocolates and a little champagne, H’Artful of Fun has grown to be a winter party with over 500 guests that not only presents an entertaining …

EatKentucky: Get off the beaten I-75 path and head straight to Weaver’s in downton London

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   One of Eastern Kentucky’s iconic restaurants happens to sit conveniently near I-75 in London’s lovely downtown. Unlike so many county seat downtowns across the state, London has done a remarkable job maintaining …

Science Guy: Here’s a quick and easy experiment that is light as a feather

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  How long can you balance a feather in the palm of your hand? Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how you can use science to help you with this challenge.   Feather Balance   …

Auditions to perform the national anthem at Lexington Legends games set for Feb. 21-22

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  The Lexington Legends will determine at least one starting lineup in February – and that’s the lineup of singers and musicians who will sing or play the national anthem before each Legends home game in 2015.   The Legends …

Start a family tradition by participating in Kentucky State Parks’ Adventure Quest

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  2015 marks the 10th year for the Kentucky State Parks Family Adventure Quest – the digital photo scavenger hunt for families or friends.   This year’s edition has a new twist. Teams of two to six members choose between …

James Halcomb: Local film ‘Proud Citizen’
is a sugary-sweet love letter to Lexington

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  Often a personal connection to a film can skew your review of that film. The fact that the film “Proud Citizen” was filmed in Lexington and that many of the actors appearing in the film are recognizable people who …

James Halcomb: Musical-inspired beer
is good companion to Broadway’s ‘Once’

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  There are certain opportunities not to be missed in life.   For me as a writer, there are certain progressions of words that would sound unbelievable when typed that are based on your life or your imagination. Here are …

Kentucky Century Challenge names routes
for third year, offers jerseys to finishers

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  The Kentucky Century Challenge highlights four of the most popular cycling events in Kentucky – the Redbud Ride, in London; the Horsey Hundred, in Georgetown; the Preservation Pedal, in Frankfort; and the Hub City Tour, in Elizabethtown.   Each …

Kentucky State Parks offer special rates,
food, fun and more for Valentine’s Day

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  Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Kentucky State Park this year with your special someone! Many parks are offering events and packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day.   State parks provide a great place for a getaway weekend …

Chef John Foster: Paying homage to the potato, the building block of many plates

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  See my potato recipes below:   In my ongoing efforts to investigate and revisit foods and dishes from my past, I stumbled upon some menus from brunches I cooked at Dudley’s and Joseph-Beth.   I must confess I am …

Children can celebrate Presidents’ Day with Mrs. Lincoln at the Mary Todd Lincoln House

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    The Mary Todd Lincoln House will celebrate Presidents’ Day on Monday, Feb. 16, with a lively event for children and their families.   The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with this year’s games and …

The Living Arts and Science Center offers classes for children of all ages and adults

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  The LASC is now taking registrations for a wide range of creative and interactive classes that begin in February at the Living Arts & Science Center.   A full range of opportunities are offered for pre-school students up to …

EatKentucky: For casual local dining, Rick’s White Light Diner in Frankfort is can’t-miss

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   My friend Dave has urged me to visit Rick’s White Light Diner in Frankfort for awhile now, and on a recent Saturday he and I had the chance to try it for …

Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggle, extreme pogo among fun offerings on the Legends’ schedule

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  Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggler, a second round of Home Run Derby with Jose Canseco, and Clifford the Big Red Dog are among the nationally-recognized entertainment acts that the Lexington Legends will bring to Whitaker Bank Ballpark during the …

James Halcomb: Wanted or not, Galavant offers audiences a slap-stick, musical comedy

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  Once in a good while, the networks just seem to “go for it.”   They just attempt something they feel is wholly not necessarily original, but not currently on television and give audiences what they want… which is a …

Science Guy: Watch a penny disappear before your very eyes; not a magic trick, but science

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  The money in your pocket may disappear because you quickly spend it. Our “Science Guy” and a kid scientist show us how to use a few ingredients from around the house to make money disappear.   Disappearing Money   …

James Halcomb: ABC’s Agent Carter fills in gaps left by Marvel’s other movies and shows

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    ABC has taken some of the threads left dangling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and sewn up the holes with the story of Agent Carter.   Using Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, writers of “Captain America: The First …