Beth Underwood: First step to recovery is admitting the problem, but let me check my phone first…

People say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, so here goes. “Hello. My name is Beth and I may be a social media junkie.” The moment of truth came last Sunday morning. I was innocently journaling with a nice cup of coffee and minding my own business, thank you very much. On this particular day, things seemed to be off to a fairly good start. Weekend mornings are like that,...

Beth Underwood: My ‘baby’ turned 16 and, biggest surprise of all, doesn’t want his drivers’ license

I’ve been dealing with a rather perplexing situation, lately. In fact, the situation has been ongoing, harkening back to Colton’s 16th birthday two-and-a-half months ago. Maybe I should explain. For most of Colton’s pre-teen and teen years, he has discussed with great enthusiasm the day he’d be old enough to drive. He’s pointed to its benefits, like how he’d be able to assist on long drives...

Kentucky by Heart: ‘Talk Bourbon to Me’ takes something old and gives it a fresh spin

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist Lexington author Beth Underwood has shown that she’s capable of turning up her writing intensity to a high level; she can turn it down and soften the tone, too, especially after she takes a little time to cool down. Where her previous book was hard-hitting and full of the pathos of war, her newest, Talk Bourbon to Me: A Whiskey Lover’s Guide to Kentucky’s...