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Science Guy: Can you make metal sing?
Yes, with your hands and a bit of rosin


Can you make an aluminum rod sing? According to the “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist, you can and all you need are a few ingredients from around the house.   Singing Rod   INGREDIENTS   · 2 …

Walk, run, bike and explore proposed Town Branch Water Walk at second Sunday events


  A little fresh air, a little exercise, a little information—it all comes together Oct. 11 in Fayette County at the second of this year’s second Sunday Lexington events. Young and old, families and individuals are invited to gather that …

‘World’s largest bourbon bar’ now at home
in Kentucky, where the spirit originated


  By Shelly Whitehead Special to KyForward   Quick – where is the “world’s largest bourbon bar”?   If you said right here in Kentucky, you are correct. In Newport to be exact.   Just a few months back, however, you …

Nine fashion designers competing in Dress
for Success Lexington’s Recycle the Runway


    Nine Lexington-area fashion designers will vie for top honors this year when Recycle the Runway returns Oct. 6 at the Grand Reserve.     This year’s designer lineup: Riley Anderson-Lusher Stacey R. Chinn Trisha Dailey from Stitches of …

Battle of Perryville State Historic Site commemorates 1862 Civil War battle


  Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site will commemorate the anniversary of the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky during the weekend of Oct. 3-4.   The weekend will include military demonstrations at 2 p.m. both days. There will also be …

Kentucky foods, Kentucky chefs, Kentucky bourbon come together for Bourbon Social


  Kentucky Proud foods prepared by Kentucky chefs will be paired with the Kentucky’s native spirit at the second annual Bourbon Social Oct. 1-11 in Lexington.   Greatly expanded from its inaugural run in 2014, the Bourbon Social features 11 …

Keeneland and Country Boy Brewing unveil Keeneland Fall Ale to celebrate fall events


  Keeneland and Country Boy Brewing have collaborated on the Keeneland Fall Ale, a small-batch beer produced by the local brewery to promote and celebrate Keeneland’s fall racing and sales season.   Keeneland Fall Ale is Country Boy Brewing’s interpretation …

Lex Latino Film Fest at Kentucky Theatre celebrates 100 years of Latinas in film


The second annual Lex Latino Film Fest at the Kentucky Theatre will celebrate 100 years of Latinas in film starting today.   The opening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Films include:   Copacabana with Carmen Miranda: Sept. 24 5:20 p.m. …

Menopause the Musical: The Survivor Tour comes to Louisville to assist Susan G. Komen


  GFour Productions, winner of 54 Drama Desk Awards and 44 Tony Awards, has joined forces with Susan G. Komen to launch Menopause The Musical: The Survivor Tour benefiting Susan G. Komen in 2015. With a cast of breast cancer …

Science Guy: Learn about polymers and
use Teflon tape to send secret messages


Plumbers use Teflon tape before screwing a metal pipe onto another metal pipe. Did you know you can use Teflon tape to create a secret science message? “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and kid scientist show us the science behind Teflon …

Weekend climbing event Rocktoberfest
at Red River Gorge set for Oct. 9-11


Rocktoberfest, an annual climbing event, will be held Oct. 9-11 at Red River Gorge.   Rocktoberfest features climbing competitions, climbing clinics, vendor booths, films and music. It is part of this year’s Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games.   This event serves …

Red or blue? Rivalry Gala brings clashing sides together for American Cancer Society


  There’s a rite of passage to being a Kentuckian: you bleed blue or you bleed red. The great division of allegiance for which the Bluegrass State is known is the centerpiece of the inaugural Rivalry Gala to benefit the …

Football meets fashion at Fall into Fabulous Fashion Show at Papa John’s Stadium Oct. 10


Heels replace cleats when Louisville’s fashionistas gather Oct. 10 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Fashion is the goal of the game as the Younger Woman’s Club of Louisville’s Fall into Fabulous Fashion Show transforms the stadium’s Brown and Williamson Club …

Homegrown by Heroes rancher to host alpaca dinner to benefit Farmer Veteran Coalition


A Kentucky Proud and Homegrown By Heroes producer will host a one-of-a-kind dinner with alpaca as the main attraction.   Alvina Maynard’s River Hill Ranch near Richmond will welcome up to 30 guests for the farm-to-table dinner on Sept. 26 …

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park to host 53rd annual PhotoScenic Weekend Oct. 2-3


The 2015 edition of the PhotoScenic Kentucky Weekend will be Oct. 2-3 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Eastern Kentucky.   This is the 53rd year of PhotoScenic Weekend, conducted in cooperation with Kentucky State Parks. The all-digital photography …

The Great American Dulcimer Convention brings players and lovers together Sept. 25-26


Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be where dulcimer players and lovers from across the country will gather Sept. 25-26 for the 39th annual Great American Dulcimer Convention.   The Appalachian dulcimer is a sweet-sounding string instrument played on the …

Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Uncle Pen Days Festival still going strong


Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Uncle Pen Days Festival returns to Brown County for a 41st year, Sept. 23-26. Taking place at the “home of bluegrass music” itself, this festival will feature four full days of entertainment, including …

Corn maze at Green River Lake opens
Sept. 19; ‘haunted maze’ event on Oct. 17


A cornfield maze that is free to visitors at Green River Lake State Park will be open Sept. 19 – Oct. 31.   The maze will be open from 8 a.m. until dark each day. The maze, located on State …

James Halcomb: Bloody violent and bloody good, The Bastard Executioner delivers


  The Bastard Executioner is a nasty piece of TV work. The show is ugly, muddy, and bloody: bloody violent and bloody good.   The setting for the show is 14th century Wales. Longshanks is dead (for you Braveheart fans), …

Five named to Bourbon Hall of Fame; Parker Beam given first Lifetime Achievement Award


  The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame today honored five individuals for their service to and support of the state’s signature industry, including the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned Master Distiller Parker Beam.   This year’s inductees are, in …