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  • My Kitchen, Your Recipe: Lemon Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

    The Lemon Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust is another recipe from one of my food columns 20 years ago. I featured this for Easter in 1991, and I’ve served it for most Easter dinners since then.

    When I used to make this, I couldn’t find lemon curd in Hardin County, so I included two different recipes for making it from scratch. I recently found it at Kroger though (the Dickinson brand) so I’m using the store-bought lemon curd this year. I’ve included the lemon curd recipes at left if you want to do everything from scratch.

  • Under Construction has more than 225 years experience

    Though they’ve been playing together as Under Construction only since last summer, the six core members of the bluegrass band have a combined experience of somewhere in the neighborhood of 225 years, member Ricky Allen said.

    Allen called the band members a bunch of “nice people” who care about the craft of music.

    “They always want to make you better,” Allen said.

  • 'Rio' crashes for your children, but could fly with an older audience

    Sitting in the theater watching “Rio,” I found myself laughing a bit and thinking it was kind of cute, then another thought crossed my mind. Is this a kids movie?

    “Rio” is about the last two blue Macaw birds in existence. One, Blu, voiced by Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”), was kidnapped as a little bird and find’s his way to Minnesota where Linda, his person, voiced by Leslie Mann (“Funny People“), finds him and they become friends for life.

  • Derby Festival happenings

    Derby Fest-A-Ville
    April 28 to May 6
    11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday
    Waterfront Park
     
    Great Balloonfest
    Balloon tour, 5 p.m. April 28, Indiana University Southeast
    Balloon Glimmer, 8:30 p.m. April 28, Waterfront Park
    Balloon Rush-Hour Race, 7 a.m. April 29, Bowman Field

  • Dash of Class: Family cookbooks keep recipes and history

    First of all, let me apologize for dropping the ball last week, and thanks to those who checked on me. I have a pinched nerve in my hip, and thank heavens and God above, it is much better. April 15, the day I started this column, was the first time I have been on my computer, other than to check my email. So, I’m back, thanks for your concern, and let’s get on with April and 2011.

  • An emergence of art: Roy Minagawa opens Gallery 31 West

    Roy Minagawa, former owner of Picassos in downtown Elizabethtown, has been an artist in the area for years but recently opened an art gallery called Galley 31 West.

    Throughout his life, he’s done projects to make money: portraits, pets, houses, landscapes, logos, signs and tourist items. Now he’s painting what he likes and said it’s like learning to paint again.

    The same is true of the art he keeps in his gallery.

    “If I don’t like it I don’t carry it,” he said.

  • Good things really do come to those who wait

    A little more than a month ago, our newest canine companion, Tybalt, was in an accident that led to the loss of one of his legs.

    When I wrote about it, I received kind and supportive messages from readers who asked me to occasionally write updates about Tybalt.

    My girlfriend, Rebecca Ricks, and I are both grateful our little buddy is still with us. But it understandably has taken some time for Tybalt to reintroduce himself as a member of the household.

  • Elvis, or Eddie, is back in the building

    A little less conversation and a lot more action will be hitting the stage of the Historic State Theater on Saturday with Elvis. Well, not actually Elvis, but pretty close.

    Bardstown native Eddie Miles will present a tribute show titled “A Salute to Elvis.”

  • Clay Underwood back in concert in Hart County

    Country music singer and songwriter Clay Underwood performs Saturday at his alma mater, Hart County High School in Munfordville.

    He described the concert, which is a fundraiser for the Munfordville Sports Complex project, as a special homecoming.

  • Former Vine Grove resident directs anniversary production of 'Crimes of the Heart'

    Steve Woodring, who grew up in Vine Grove, is directing a production of Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Crimes of the Heart” at the Bunbury Theatre in Louisville.

    The play made its world premier at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1979 before its run on Broadway in 1981. It was later made into a feature film staring Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange and Sissy Spacek.