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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 …

November Discovery Night at Living Arts and Sciences Center is all fizz, boom and color

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  Lexington’s Living Arts and Science Center is planning a November evening of hands-on chemistry and chemical reactions in Fizz, Boom, Color Concoctions! Discovery Night on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m.   Organizers say expect to “discover chemical interactions …

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 …