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Legends to play ‘For the Kids’ at DanceBlue Night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark April 30

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  The Lexington Legends are backing the fund-raising efforts of DanceBlue with DanceBlue Night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Thursday, April 30, when the Legends play the Rome Braves at 7:05 p.m.   DanceBlue, which has as its theme “For the …

James Halcomb: Home is a poor man’s Lilo and Stitch, but your kids will probably like it

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  Relentless. That was the word that came to mind while watching the newest Dreamworks Animation effort, Home.   The film intersects two diverse characters: a go-getter of a little girl named Tip, sweetly voiced by pop singer Rihanna, who …

Biscuits will take a beating when Chef Ouita Michel, ‘master’ Charles Logan show off skills

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  If you want a taste of Southern heritage, head over to Midway April 11.   Chef Ouita Michel of the Holly Hill Inn and “master beaten biscuit maker” Charles Logan of Midway will present their second Beaten Biscuit Workshop …

Chef John Foster: The human element of food, I’ve learned, is all that really matters

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  See Colcannon recipe below   I’mm an avid “reader” of food information. Food in articles, on blogs. Food on a plate, in a restaurant or on the kitchen table. Food to be critiqued in class and food in history. …

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park’s 10th annual Geocache Weekend set for April 24-26

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Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will host the 10th Annual Earth Day Geocache Weekend April 24-26.   Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or …

Science Guy: Don’t play with food – except for Peeps; Easter treat can show science at work

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Ever wonder what happens when you remove the air from inside and outside a Peep? “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us by placing a Peep in a vacuum.   Expanding and Shrinking Peeps   INGREDIENTS   …

James Halcomb: Kimmy Schmidt, Last Man on Earth could succeed with more humor

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  The best comedy on television isn’t on television right now; that honor belongs to Netflix.   The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, created and written by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, follows 29-year old Kimmy Schmidt as she adjusts to life …

See Cumberland Falls through a lens – and without it – at Nature Photography Weekend

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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will host its Nature Photography Weekend April 24-26.   Nature photography buffs will enjoy this weekend, which features a 24-hour digital competition. Photographers with all skill levels can pick up helpful tips from guest speakers. …

EatKentucky: Track down the Gastro Gnomes for one of Lexington’s absolutely best burgers

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    By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   As the warmer weather begins to tease Kentucky, it means that food trucks come out from their winter hibernation … or at least it means I’m willing to venture out to …

Chef John Foster: Breaking down an appreciation for food – one piece at a time

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  See tips and recipes below   I’ve had the pleasure over the past few years of being the host at Sullivan University for a cooking class for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, program for older adults at …

NBC to air Transylvania fraternity’s now-famous lip dub video in Taylor Swift tribute

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Now with more than 4 million views, a lip dub video by the brothers of Transylvania University’s Delta Sigma Phi is about to go prime time. NBC recently asked the Sigs if the network could air their rendition of Taylor …

Science Guy: Peeps are more than a sweet treat; can be a play dough used to create

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Peeps, a treat many enjoy during the Easter holiday, can be transformed into an amazing science experiment. “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use Peeps and a few other ingredients from around the house …

Bond through weekends of adventure at Kentucky military family camps this summer

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This summer, military families can have a great bonding experience at one of three Kentucky camps aimed at strengthening family ties in a fun-filled atmosphere.   The camps are part of two grants that the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension …

Kentucky Horse Park welcomes tourists, equine competitors for 2015 summer season

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  The Kentucky Horse Park launches its 2015 tourism season Sunday, March 15. The place to get close to horses, with breeds both large and small, rare and more well-known, represented throughout the grounds, the park offers visitors a unique …

Kentucky Native Plant Society’s Wildflower Weekend set for April 10-12 at Natural Bridge

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The Kentucky Native Plant Society will hold its Wildflower Weekend April 10 – 12 at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.   The weekend will feature field trips led by professional and amateur biologists around the state park and adjoining areas …

James Halcomb: Superheroes, gubernatorial hopefuls, nerd-chat … ComicCon had it all

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The 2015 Lexington Comic and Toy Convention over the weekend was my first as a member of the press. I have been to a couple of conventions as a fan, although I was never a “cosplay” big spender at these …

Take me out to the ballgame: Legends Fan Fest Saturday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark

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  See the ballpark, taste the food and take advantage of the first opportunity to buy individual game tickets for the 2015 season. That’s just part of what the Lexington Legends are offering at their annual Fan Fest, which is …

Rare otters, lizards highlight Newport Aquarium’s new Canyon Falls exhibit

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    The new Canyon Falls exhibit at Newport Aquarium is set to open to the public 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14.   Canyon Falls, which will occupy the area that formerly housed the Turtle Canyon exhibit, will be the …

Campbellsville University welcomes Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers April 17

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Imagine walking into a church building to find three brothers, between the ages of 2 and 6 years old, on stage. All is quiet except for the three voices singing a church hymn.   These are the beginnings of Southern …

Science Guy: Create your own rainbow
with a CD, rain is optional for this one

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You no longer have to wait for rain to see a rainbow. “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how to use a CD and a few other ingredients from around the house to create a rainbow. …