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House Hunters: HGTV features Kentucky couple who trade historic home for hot sand

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Staff report   The Kentucky couple who moved last fall from cold Covington to warm Myrtle Beach will be on television tonight in the popular HGTV show House Hunters about their search for a home with as much character as …

Project to build new Lexington skatepark closer to becoming reality; fund-raiser set

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  By Erin Grigson KyForward intern   On March 26, a dream was realized for all skaters in Lexington as a project to build a new skatepark officially got under way.   As of now, there is $500,000 already set …

Pet-friendly lodge rooms, cottages available
at all 17 of Kentucky State Parks’ resort parks

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Want to bring your four-legged family member with you when you visit your favorite Kentucky State Park? They’re welcome at all 17 state resort parks.   Pet owners can bring pets into lodge rooms and cottages that have been designated …

Kentucky Derby Festival serves up Kentucky Proud foods at multiple events before Derby

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  Boone Creek Creamery of Lexington will serve its bourbon-infused cheese, appropriately named Kentucky Derby cheddar, to visitors at the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival, which runs through Friday, May 2.   The Kentucky Derby Festival will offer several thousand dollars’ …

First non-Japanese Rakugo professional in history tells his story at Lexington’s Lyric

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For the first time, Rakugo which is Japanese comic storytelling will be coming to Kentucky. Katsura Sunshine will perform the traditional Japanese art live in English on April 18 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. …

Tonight’s the night for first total lunar eclipse of 2014 and closest Mars has been in six years

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  For lunar eclipse fans, today’s the day … or rather, tonight’s the night. The first of two total lunar eclipses in 2014 will take place in the wee hours of the morning on April 15.   It is well …

Meal Planning Monday: A delicious Easter is ‘hoppening’ with eggs, cupcakes, chocolate

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By Christine Luken KyForward columnist   Easter is less than a week away! I love everything about Easter – colored eggs, chocolate bunnies, everyone dressed up in their Sunday best and, of course, gathering with family to enjoy Easter brunch …

Betsy Waters: Kentucky Reining Cup ticket giveaway; win passes for April 25-27 show

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  The Bluegrass is known for horses and incredible horse and rider events. A special form of competition takes center stage at the Alltech Arena April 25–27 as the Kentucky Reining Cup comes to the Kentucky Horse Park.   And, …

Lex What Wear: Spring and horse racing combine for the most stylish time of year

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By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Spring has finally sprung and, in Kentucky, that means it’s time for horse racing – and Keeneland! If you ask me, it’s the most beautiful, fun and stylish time of the year anywhere in …

Liane Crossley: Visitors love to get up close, personal to Derby winners like Mine That Bird

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  Visitors to the Kentucky Derby Museum expect to see history, but they might not expect to see an actual winner of America’s most storied horse race. However, Derby hero Mine That Bird will be the star attraction this spring …

Chef John Foster: Monthly in warm weather, students make magic from farmers’ market

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  And now, a word from our sponsor: Sullivan University chef and students will be cooking local foods at the market this Saturday, April 12, from 9-11 a.m. or until the food runs out.   As part of Sullivan’s commitment …

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will plant trees on Natural Environment Day in April

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Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will celebrate Earth Day with a tree-planting event called Natural Environment Day on April 26.   The event starts at 9:30 a.m., and volunteers will meet at the park welcome center. Native trees will be …

Bourbon makers, historical society join to celebrate ‘native spirit’ by cleaning out attics

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  A free May event at The Filson Historical Society’s headquarters in downtown Louisville will help you appraise the value of old whiskey bottles and other Bourbon paraphernalia you have around the garage.   On Saturday, May 17, from 1-4 …

Science Guy: It’s almost Easter egg time; spice it up this year by creating a chemical reaction

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Using a few ingredients from the kitchen, you can add a little science to dying your Easter Eggs.   Chemical reaction egg   Ingredients:   • Vinegar   • Baking soda   • Food coloring   • Eye dropper   …

A 21-year veteran of Air Force tells of all the bombing runs made on B-52 Stratofortress

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  Brian Engle, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, will share his experiences as an aerial gunner flying in the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, during a free public presentation on April 16 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky at …

Gary Gorrell Quartet brings classic kick-off to BCM spring, summer outdoor concert season

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It’s new life and good old jazz! Winter has finally left the Bluegrass, and that can only mean one thing: Wine ‘n’ Spring, the official start of the 2014 Music at Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington concert series.   This year’s …

Women on the Frontier weekend at Fort Boonesborough focuses on making linen cloth

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  Fort Boonesborough State Park will host its Women on the Frontier weekend April 26-27.   Guests will enjoy a weekend of learning and sharing frontier survival skills and hands-on participation in routine and vital tasks experienced and performed by …

Kentucky Theatre upgrades will include hearing loop system for hearing imparied

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The current renovation to the Kentucky Theatre will include a state-of-the-art hearing loop system to assist hearing impaired individuals, thanks to a gift from Dr. Herbert F. Massey, Friends of Kentucky Theatre have announced.   “We are thrilled to be …

Chef John Foster: Time for adaptive ‘bridge cuisine’ between cold and warm weather

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  Finally, the stars have aligned. The Cats are playing well, up to their potential, temperatures are in the high 70’s, where they should be (and stay), and I can put away the Crock-Pot. With any luck, I won’t have …

See Great Blue Heron, an 18-foot python and the ‘losingest’ horse in history in 2014 map

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It’s a sure sign of spring! The 2014 Kentucky Official Highway Map is now available across the Commonwealth at rest areas, welcome centers, local convention and tourism offices and all Kentucky State Parks.   As always, the new map contains …