Monthly Archives: August 2015

World War II Veteran, Charlie Dyke, Gives Back with Handmade American Flags

It was Military Appreciation Day Sunday at the Kentucky State Fair, and I would be remiss in not mentioning a chance encounter I had with Charlie Dyke, one of a dwindling number of World War II veterans remaining in America. … Continue reading

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Quilts at KY State Fair Celebrate Life, Love & National Championships

The traditional craft of quilting has steadily been on the rise in popularity for decades now, and some of the best and most unique examples of yesterday’s styles mixed with today’s contemporary designs can be found in the Textiles Exhibit … Continue reading

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion for Oil Spill in Gulf

On August 26, 2010, I wrote a firsthand account of what life looked like on tiny Grand Isle, LA, after more than 100 days had passed since an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform killed 11 crewmen and released … Continue reading

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Lexington’s El Rancho Tapatio Has The Tacos

Independently owned Mexican joints are everywhere these days and thank goodness, because it used to be Chi-Chi’s was the best so-called “Mexican” food available around Lexington back in the day. Things have changed immensely for this city’s entire restaurant scene … Continue reading

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North Lime Coffee & Donuts Gets The Morning Moving

I recently was in Lexington for a couple mornings in a row to take the kids to classes at the Lexington Living Arts & Sciences Center. During the next break from school I recommend you check out their creative days … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Governor Needed To Run Kentucky

Democrats in Kentucky have a problem. Jack Conway, their candidate for governor, is not exactly likable. Democrats On primary election day in May, Conway was up 11 percentage points, 48 to 37 over the Republican nominee Matt Bevin. That lead … Continue reading

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2015 Forecastle Brings Bands, Bourbon & Healthcare

The Forecastle music festival returned to Louisville July 17-19 with its Kentucky-centric take on the outdoor summer music gathering. This is the premier live music event in Kentucky, catering particularly to the alternative music format, but included a healthy dose … Continue reading

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