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  • 'Something Borrowed' speckled with reality but somewhat lacking

    “Something Borrowed” is the kind of movie that’s about more than just one relationship. It’s a romantic comedy but at the same time a dramatic look at many interpersonal relationships.

  • Some days can be transformed

    Not every day is golden. Some days start out as tarnished copper and are — as if manipulated by an exceptionally-skilled alchemist — magically transformed into something brighter and much more treasured.

    That was the case one particular day last week.

    The day wasn’t particularly bad; it wasn’t like I’d rank it in the top 10 worst days, or even the top 100, or even the top 1,000 or ... well, you get the idea. That’s why it got the classification of tarnished copper rather than rusty tin.

  • Brandenburg inn becomes setting for web-based fantasy series

    Witches, wizards and barbarians are on the menu at the Doe Run Inn in Brandenburg as production for a six-part live-action web series continues.

    “Brothers Barbarian” is being shot at the Brandenburg inn and includes in its cast two well-known fantasy and science fiction artists.

    Larry Elmore, a fantasy artist known, in part, for his work for Dungeons & Dragons gaming material, will portray a crazy old wizard. New York Times best-selling fantasy author Margret Weis, known for her Dragonlance series, plays a witch.

  • Dash of Class: Egg recipes

    “The Incredible Edible Egg.” Now, how many of you are humming that little tune made so popular by the American Egg Board on televisions across the United States several years ago?

  • Lip sync contest entries due today

    Today is the deadline to sign up for the 2011 Heartland Music Festival United Way of Central Kentucky Lip Sync contest. Organizers extended the deadline to line up more entries.

    “Anyone can join the lip sync (contest),” said organizer Jennifer Meyers, noting businesses, schools, civic groups, churches and any group of friends are welcome to enter. All entries must include two to 25 people.

  • Heartland lip sync contest entries due Friday

    If you sing along to your favorite songs with a hairbrush as a microphone, the United Way of Central Kentucky has a contest for you.

    Entries for the 2011 Heartland Music Festival United Way of Central Kentucky Lip Sync contest are due Friday. The entry must include the name of the group, name of song or songs with a five-minute limit, group contact person and music on a CD. The contest is limited to the first 15 entries and there is a minimum of two people per group or maximum of 25 persons in a group.

  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Jerianne Strange’s Banana Split Dessert

    Everyone always knows when they see a Jerianne Strange recipe, it’s going to be great, and this Banana Split Dessert is no exception. Jerianne said, “This is a tried-and-true fabulous dessert – great for a potluck, picnic, having friends over or just for the family.”

    This was a huge hit in the newsroom when I made it for the picture.

  • The hammer swings a bit wide

    Another Avenger hit theaters last weekend with much hype and expectation.

    “Thor” joins “The Incredible Hulk” and “Iron Man” in the Marvel Comics Avenger movie dynasty. This time British actor/director Kenneth Branagh is at the helm.

  • Asparagus, apricots are "A" great produce pick

    Starting today, we are going to take a culinary field trip through fruits and vegetables, and you won’t even have to get up from your comfortable chair. We will start with an “A” fruit and “A” vegetable and on the second Thursday of the month, we will continue our culinary tour alphabetically. I hope to provide you with some new recipes that will help you reach out to new tastes, especially for your family members and young ones.

  • Redbox killed the video store

    Driving on Dixie the other day, I realized another part of my childhood disappeared.

    I heard about this kind of thing from my parents. They would lament about the disappearance of record stores and turntables. The “good old days,” you might say.

    My lament is the death of the video rental store. Redbox and Netflix might be to blame for this.