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New rappelling and rock climbing area opens July 2 at Carter Caves State Resort Park

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Carter Caves State Resort Park is opening a new adventure activity area at the park – rappelling and rock climbing.   “We’re glad to add this new adventure activity area at Carter Caves, which already offers so many outdoor activities …

James Halcomb: Don’t let All is Lost drift away; Redford brings life to film on death

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There are just some movies that stick with you. That have an effect on you that was either unexpected, or even if you do expect to be moved, it happens in unexpected ways. 2013’s All is Lost was such a …

Lexington Parks and Recreation offers free football and cheerleading camp on July 18

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Lexington Parks and Recreation and Lexington PAL are partnering with the 16Ways Foundation to present the Wesley Woodyard football and cheerleading camp. This free camp will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Bryan Station …

Safety City to host first Summer Safety Fair, free event for kids and families on June 27

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  Families looking for a no-cost, fun event can look no further than Safety City’s first ever Summer Safety Fair on June 27. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Safety City, located at 1160 …

Southern food chef, author visits Lexington, teaches health and how to Lighten Up, Y’all

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Southern food author and chef Virginia Willis will be in Lexington as part of a multi-city tour for her newest cookbook, Lighten Up, Y’all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome.   On July 14 at 6:30 p.m., Chef Jeremy …

James Halcomb: Is Sense8 good television or just good for ‘some serious water-cooler talk?’

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    Sense8 is surprising television. I can also say that the Netflix show is exciting television, but I can’t decide whether it is great television. From the minds of Andy and Lana Wachowski, who have confounded, and frustrated me, …

Science Guy: Some household ingredients
can help you make elephant’s toothpaste

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Mixing together a few ingredients from around the house can create a rush of bubbles. So much so, it looks like the toothpaste an elephant might use. “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey shows us how to create elephant’s toothpaste.   Elephant’s …

‘The Stephen Foster Story’ Official Outdoor Musical celebrates Kentucky Night June 28

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  The sun will shine bright (hopefully) on My Old Kentucky Home State Park for Kentucky Night on June 28.   Actually, AccuWeather says it might be cloudy… but you can still see “The Stephen Foster Story” at 8 p.m. …

Chef John Foster: With Lexington’s exploding food scene, be thankful for freedom of choice

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  “When in doubt, go with your gut” – or emotion, intuition, even sometimes a vague notion.   Faced with an ever-increasing array of food choices, there may at some point be a need to take time out. Expand that …

Living Arts and Science Center offers programs for every member of the family

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  The Living Arts and Science Center is now taking registrations for their continuing schedule of summertime fun and creative learning for children three years of age up through high school students. Beginning July 6, 2015, five more week-long sessions …

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, food, more at Kentucky state parks July 3-5

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Get your red, white and blue on at Kentucky State Parks this July.   Enjoy Fourth of July activities at a Kentucky State Park this year. Events include fireworks displays, picnics, entertainment and more.   Some parks are having weekend …

James Halcomb: You cannot be a ‘superhero completest’ until you watch Unbreakable

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“There are 35 Pages and 124 Illustrations in the average comic book. A single issue ranges in price from $1 to over $140,000. 172,000 comics are sold in the U.S every day. Over 62,780,000 each year. The average comic collector …

Science Guy: Even guys can make a rainbow with nail polish, all you need is one kind

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You are not going to believe the science experiment you can do with clear nail polish. “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist show us how you can discover a rainbow in your clear nail polish.   Nail Polish …

Start your ovens: Entries sought for this
year’s Great American Pie Contest July 2

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  Pie bakers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in this year’s Great American Pie contest to be held at noon Thursday, July 2, at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park.   Awards will …

FootGolf: It’s a real sport and it’s coming to Lexington; course grand opening June 19

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Lexington golfers and soccer players can come together in a sport that mixes the two.   FootGolf is played using the basic model of golf, with a tee box, a green, bunkers, hazards, a similar scorecard and 9 or 18 …

Owensboro’s ROMP Festival spotlights award-winning artists in Bluegrass music

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John Prine, Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Balsam Range and Hot Rize are among dozens of award-winning acts set to perform at this year’s ROMP Festival, June 24-27, in Owensboro.   ROMP is a four-day, traditional bluegrass festival with music, camping, …

New skatepark now open at Berry Hill Park; additional work to continue through summer

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  Skateboarders, BMX riders and inline skaters have a new park in Lexington to perfect the latest tricks. The city’s Division of Parks and Recreation and the nonprofit group Friends for Skateparks announced the opening of the Berry Hill skatepark …

Not afraid to get messy? The FEAST Food Fight offers the chance to throw food for fun

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Mark your calendars: On June 26, from 6 – 9 p.m. Lexington Art League will be collaborating with CRAVE Lexington for FEAST Food Fight: A Fourth Friday Event. For this event, Good Foods Co-op and The Weekly Juicery will turn …

The Lexington Legends “Go Red” on June 19 in support of the American Heart Association

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On Friday, June 19, the Lexington Legends will “Go Red” with the American Heart Association, KentuckyOne Health and Passport Health Plan in honor of the Go Red For Women movement.   Fans are encouraged to wear red to the ballpark …

Fourth United Way 5K on the Runway
set for June 20 at Blue Grass Airport

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  United Way of the Bluegrass and BC Wood Properties have partnered with Blue Grass Airport to host the fourth annual 5K on the Runway.   The race will be held at Blue Grass Airport on Saturday, June 20 at …