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UK Art Museum reopens to public offering inspiration, respite in a safe environment

For months, Kentuckians have had limited arts and entertainment options available to comfort and inspire them during difficult times, as arts organizations of all kinds researched and problem-solved ways to open their doors amid a global pandemic. Starting today, University of Kentucky Art Museum reopens to the public offering the public an opportunity to take a break to peruse work from some of the...

New film ‘Silo’ combines farm safety education, entertainment; premieres in Kentucky on Oct. 12

A film about the dangers of entrapment in grain bins — “Silo” — will premiere in Kentucky at the Louisville International Festival of Film on Oct. 12 at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St. “I’m proud to say that the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm and Home Safety Program was consulted for this film,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said, noting much of the movie...

Keven Moore: It’s neither a bird nor a plane — OSHA is now using drones to improve inspections

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No…it’s an Occupational Safety and Health Administration drone? What? That’s right, folks, OSHA is in the midst of a technological revolution and has moved into the 21st century and is now using Unmanned Aircraft Systems to improve safety inspections. Whether these drones are called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Miniature Pilotless Aircraft or Flying Mini...

Dollywood holds open auditions for artists and performers, offers unique opportunity

Dollywood offers performers an opportunity to showcase their talents on stage. (Photo provided)   Several upcoming auditions throughout the Southeast offer performers the opportunity to put their talent on display for Dollywood’s award-winning entertainment team. Dollywood, which recently earned its sixth consecutive honor for Best Shows, seeks world-class entertainers ready to share their passion...

Finish off summer by the water with a bonfire, fireworks, races and more at River Blast 2014

  Staff Report   On Aug. 16, the festival is coming to the river.   River Blast 2014 is an all-day KY River Water Trail Alliance special event with a goal of bringing awareness to the Kentucky River resource.   (Photo provided) Kentucky American Water presents River Blast 2014, which aims to be “a unique river event that rivals ‘Water Fire’ in Providence (Rhode Island), riverfront...

Giving can be groovy; arts and entertainment event at ballpark will benefit local charities

  (Photo provided)   “Groove” is most associated with the ’60s, but Lexington is bringing it back.   With live and electronic music, multimedia art and fashion, Give Into The Groove is an event that benefits Lexington charities and entertains the crowd.   It is described as a “creative event for kids of all ages.”   Using all mediums to bridge...