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Local archers take aim this weekend at first Bluegrass Archery Tournament in Lexington

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  Robin Hood… Princess Merida… Katniss Everdeen… even Cupid might wish they were at Lexington’s Hisle Park this weekend for the city’s inaugural Bluegrass Archery Tournament. Hosted by Lexington Parks and Recreation, the competition is open to archers age 10 …

EatKentucky: Wild Eggs cracks open
a good breakfast to tame the appetite

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   The Eat Kentucky Dad tradition is to take each of the Eat Kentucky daughters out for a special daddy-daughter breakfast for her birthday. This has led us to North Lime Donuts and …

Get Out! There’s no reason to be stuck inside with Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games

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    The Bluegrass State’s many outdoor recreational activities will be highlighted this October during a series of competitive events called the Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games.   The 13 events will be held in locations across the state and include …

Science Guy: How can you make a balloon fireproof? And how does it explain El Nino?

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Just like a sharp object can pop a balloon, so can a flame. So, how can you make a balloon fireproof? “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how by using a few ingredients from around the …

Aviation Day to land in Frankfort; airport showcases a variety of aircraft Sept. 19

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  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in conjunction with the Kentucky National Guard, will host Aviation Day at Capital City Airport in Frankfort, Saturday, Sept. 19. The event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   “The purpose of Aviation Day is …

Rob Thomas comes to the Louisville Palace Oct. 27 and Ben Folds performs Nov. 13

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Multiple-GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas has announced additional dates on his major North American THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015 solo tour and Louisville has made the list. Thomas will perform at the Palace on Oct. 27.   Showtime is 7:30 p.m. …

Pinta and Niña replicas land in Louisville; tours available until departure Sept. 8

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  Replicas of Columbus’ ships the Pinta and the Niña have arrived at Louisville’s downtown Wharf and will be docked until their departure early Tuesday morning Sept. 8.   While in port, the general public is invited to visit the …

Cooking Up Success: Anderson County’s ‘Culinary Cats’ capture Junior Chef title

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  (See winning recipe below)   The “Culinary Cats” of Anderson County High School clawed their way to the 2015 Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef championship Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.   Team members Christina Montgomery, Gracie …

EatKentucky: Bradford BBQ adds brick
and mortar location in Zandale Center

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   One of the earliest reviews I did for Eat Kentucky was a foray into the Lexington food truck scene writing about the Bradford BBQ truck. Way back then (months ago, even) I …

Former Reds’ player, broadcaster Flynn replaces Shuffett as host of Kentucky Life

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Doug Flynn, a former Major League Baseball player and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, is the new host of our popular series Kentucky Life. He steps up to the plate when the series premieres its 21st season in November.   “We’re happy …

Duncan Park is 100; celebrate its centennial with music, games, projects and more Aug. 29

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  Duncan Park, a historic landmark located at 530 North Limestone Avenue, is turning 100 this year, and the park’s surrounding neighborhood associations and community partners have come together to host a Centennial Celebration.   “We can learn a lot …

Jay Mohr to perform standup comedy act
at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati Aug. 29

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Tickets are on sale now for Jay Mohr at the Taft Theatre, 317 East 5th St. in Cincinnati on Saturday, Aug. 29.   Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy since he was sixteen years old.   Three years after landing …

Science Guy: Use your head… and a couple other things to learn about balance, inertia

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“Science Guy” and kid scientist show how you can balance something and move what it’s balanced on without having it fall off.   Inertia Antenna   INGREDIENTS   · Metal Clothes Hanger · Play-Doh   INSTRUCTIONS   STEP 1: Bend …

Bluegrass & Backroads: Devine’s in Mercer County an a-maze-ing family destination

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    Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue.   But, as natives Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton remind …

Firefighters from across the country in Louisville for ‘friendly’ Combat Challenge

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  Firefighters from across the country will demonstrate their strength and skills during the Firefighter Combat Challenge in Louisville this weekend. The event will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21, in the city parking lot at the corner of …

Tell Lexington what you want out of the aquatics centers at special town hall meetings

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As a part of the ongoing aquatics master plan process, Lexington Parks and Recreation has scheduled four town hall meetings at locations throughout Lexington. The goal is to gather input to help determine priorities for aquatic facilities. Light refreshments will …

The Naked Vine: Would you drink wine
from a can? Should you? It’s worth a try

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  By Mike Rosenberg Special to KyForward   Our neighbor, Christine the Pie Queen, relayed the results of a bit of work-related research performed by her loving hubby Jeff. He had uncovered a series of videos produced by Union Wine …

EatKentucky: London’s King deserves throne for the ‘sugary goodness’ that is its donuts

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   Much has been made, justifiably, of Kentucky’s Donut Trail. The focus has largely been on the Bluegrass and around Louisville. But in reality the Donut Trail is a winding trail that offers …

Trail planners, city officials seek public input on next phase of Lexington’s Legacy Trail

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    The public is invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Lyric Theatre to discuss preliminary plans for the next phase of Lexington’s Legacy Trail.   Trail planners and city officials will be on-hand …

Fans can get insider’s look at Breeders’ Cup-Keeneland connection through special tours

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  Keeneland will celebrate hosting the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s season-ending 13-race, $26 million championship event on Oct. 30-31, by offering hour-long, guided tours that will give fans an insider’s look at the rich connection between the …