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James Halcomb: New sitcom Black-ish brings up level of 30-minute TV with ‘real’ humor

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  So far this fall, none of the sitcom pilots have really stood out to me. While it is true that these shows often need time to shake the cobwebs off and get some breathing room, more often than not, …

Harvest Moon and Trade Days at Cumberland Fall explores Native American culture, history

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Harvest Moon and Trade Days, an event dedicated to the traditional culture and history of Native Americans, will be held the weekend of Oct. 11-12 at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin.   There will be storytelling, music, children’s …

Dessert cookbook helps foodies flambé
away with Kentucky’s signature libation

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See recipes below   France is famous for wine, and its cuisine makes excellent use of the nation’s signature libation. From boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin to classic sauces, wine is an integral part of French cooking.   Similarly, …

Lex What Wear: See what these designers have up their sleeves at Recycle the Runway

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By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   I hope you are all gearing up for one the Lexington area’s most fun – and fashionable – events: Dress for Success Lexington’s Recycle the Runway Oct. 7 at The Grand Reserve. There are …

Chef John Foster: Time now to focus on quick prep, versatility and foods that fill you up

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  September contains some of the most glorious weather of the year, as it slides from the clinging warmth of August to the crispness of fall. And with it comes the decay of a summer’s worth of gardening and the …

Brown-Forman bringing Old Forester back to Louisville’s Whiskey Row with new distillery

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More bourbon is coming back to Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row. Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer today announced Brown-Forman Corp. plans to build an Old Forester Distillery in Jefferson County.   Brown-Forman is expected to create up to 20 …

Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra takes some patriotic classics to day of racing at Keeneland

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  It’s a month of racing very soon at Keeneland, but there’s one particular Saturday that combines classic Thoroughbreds and classic music. It’s Saturday, Oct. 11, when the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras will perform at the historic racetrack.   From …

Louisville’s Danger Run haunted scavenger hunt goes ‘unbearably scary’ for Kosair

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  Louisville’s Danger Run Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt celebrates its 20th anniversary Friday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 27, with a special weekend for Kosair Kids charity.   Participants donate a stuffed animal and receive a free window cling.   …

Eclectic mix of homes, gardens and shops on tour in Lexington’s Mentelle neighborhood

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In the shadow of Kentucky statesman Henry Clay’s home – Ashland – spreads an eclectic mix of 400 Lexington homes in the Mentelle neighborhood. The Mentelle Neighborhood Association Home and Garden Tour will provide access to a dozen homes, gardens …

James Halcomb: Liam Neeson’s latest role is far more gritty detective than revenge hero

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  Expectations and marketing often go hand in hand and with some success as in Guardians of the Galaxy or with utter failure as in Edge of Tomorrow and LIVE, DIE, REPEAT: Edge of Tomorrow or whatever its name is …

Science Guy: Puffed up soap isn’t conceited
or proud, it’s been heated in the microwave

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Some of you might use it in the shower, but have you ever considered putting it in the microwave? We’re talking about Ivory Soap and KyForward‘s Science Guy, Jason Lindsey, and a kid scientist show us what happens when the …

What’s Up Cuisine: First Rising Roll Gourmet Café in Kentucky comes to the UK campus

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Rising Roll Gourmet Café opens on UK campus   A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday for the new Rising Roll Gourmet Café in the Ralph G. Anderson Engineering Building on the campus of the University of Kentucky.   This …

Tayshaun Prince back in Bluegrass to help Kentucky youth focus more on what they eat

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  Tayshaun Prince returned to Kentucky to help raise the curtain on a new agriculture display at The Explorium of Lexington.   The former University of Kentucky men’s basketball star joined Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Explorium executive director Lee Ellen …

Largest Civil War battle in state – Perryville – to be re-enacted first weekend in October

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Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site will commemorate the anniversary of the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky during the weekend of Oct. 4-5.     The weekend will include military demonstrations at 2 p.m. both days. There will also be …

Thirteen designers turning recycled clothes into runway-ready fashion for annual show

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Thirteen of the Lexington area’s most creative fashion designers will vie for top honors this year when Recycle the Runway returns Oct. 7 at The Grand Reserve.   Included in the lineup are the three winners of last year’s Recycle …

Fayette land conservation folks have reason
to celebrate – and they want you to join them

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Since its creation in 2000, Fayette County’s Purchase of Development Rights Program has protected more than 28,000 acres through conservation easements on 244 farms. With the program’s goal of securing 50,000, supporters of land conservation see exceeding the 50 percent …

James Halcomb: Gotham is Ben McKenzie’s show, his character is the sun the kooks orbit

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  Gotham, how I love thee, let me count the ways.   A new spin on the early Batman mythos, we see the characters we all know and assume you love if you are taking the time to watch the …

James Halcomb: Syfy network execs continue to misunderstand fans and put out lousy TV

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  Somewhere following the cancellation of the last great Syfy channel show, Battlestar Galactica, the network executives took the wrong lesson from its long-time viewers and decided we like cheesy, cheap shows because of their campiness, not despite it. The …

Lafayette Seminar 2014 brings farm-to-table movement in three parts to the UK campus

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  By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   Local food is the focus of the Lafayette Seminar presented by the University of Kentucky Gaines Center for the Humanities. The three-part seminar this fall, beginning Sept. 24, will feature Robert Egger, …

The Naked Vine: Bookend Sonoma County return trip with Bodega Bay and Fog Crest

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  By Mike Rosenberg KyForward columnist   You might remember the Naked Vine’s May trip to California where the Sweet Partner in Crime and I plopped ourselves down in the town of Sonoma, tooled around a bunch, and tried some …