Today's Features

  • The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation recently announced the Animal Refuge Center will receive $500 from the Animal Shelter Assistance program.

    The Animal Shelter Assistance program was funded for the second year from a donation made by Boyle County cattle farmer Jim Gage. Gage realizes the importance of helping your local animal shelters and knows that both farmers and shelters are in the business of taking care of animals. “I like donating to local animal shelters because I can see the animals and know who my donation is helping,” said Gage.

  • July 17 commemorated the sixth anniversary of Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. The program began in the basement of the College Heights United Methodist Church on July 17, 2006, and served two patrons. Meals were offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Warm Blessings, now at 609 E. Dixie Ave., where the program has operated since Dec. 14, 2009, serves meals frequently to more than 50 individuals at 5:30 p.m. weeknights.

  • A magical board game, jungle animals and Robin Williams join forces to provide entertainment for movie-goers Friday and Saturday when the Historic State Theater presents “Jumanji.”

    The 1995 movie shows at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

    A magical board game is the focus of the movie. When two children begin playing the game, they release a man trapped for decades and unleash a cavalcade of jungle animals in their home.

    Tickets are $5. For more information, call (270) 234-8258.

  • Growing up in the action-heavy era of the 1980s and 1990s, it’s hard to picture how a remake of “Total Recall” would work without Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Sure, Schwarzenegger isn’t the greatest actor in the world, but he was a larger-than-life personality in that film.

    The current remake with Colin Farrell (“Fright Night”) might have kept a few visuals and references to the original film but felt less than blockbuster.

  • A few weekends ago I found myself driving to Louisville on a Friday night. My friend Laura had invited me to help write the script for a short film for the 48-Hour Film Project.

    The crux of this competition is that filmmakers meet at a certain time and place on Friday night, randomly draw a genre, receive certain elements required to be in the film and have 48 hours to produce a work.

  • Wayne H. Hayes, left, was recognized by Glendale Lions Club president James Jeffries at the Aug. 2 meeting. Hayes is a charter member of the Glendale Lions Club, which was chartered in January, 1947.

  • The plastic snap-together vehicle — no bigger than a lunchbox — rolls forward, backing up and turning left slightly more than 90 degrees after it hits a barrier.

    “The backup’s fine now,” Ricardo Croft, youth lab technician and youth program assistant, tells a student. “The rotation needs to be a little less.”

  • The highlight of the July meeting of the Lincoln Trail Area Master Gardeners Association was guest speaker Margaret Shea. Shea is the owner of The Dropseed Native Plant Nursery in Oldham County. Shea gave a presentation on the benefits of using native plants in our gardens.

    After Shea’s presentation everyone was treated to homemade ice cream sundaes.

  • Like many who visit the Gulf Coast of Alabama, my family not only hits the beach, but also takes an eating tour of the region’s unique restaurants.

    Some are larger, touristy places and others are out-of-the-way nooks discovered by accident or on the advice of locals who haunt there.

    Sometimes these places can inspire you to try to figure out recipes once you get home. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

  • A groundhog, what some call a woodchuck or whistle pig, has been wreaking havoc in our yard and life this summer.

    I was first alerted to his presence when Mom pointed out something had been chewing on pots of parsley and dill by her door. Our son, Joel, had brought her and me the herbal gifts for Mother’s Day.

    Rabbits already had gotten into the garden and nibbled the tops of the first planting of green beans, as they did every summer, so I supposed they had become a little bolder.