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|Lexington mom needs help finding locket carrying late son's ashes - WKYTGoogle News / 5 h. 34 min. ago more|
WKYTLexington mom needs help finding locket carrying late son's ashesWKYTLEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Lexington woman's post is going viral. Saturday, she posted on Facebook she lost a locket and it's gotten more than 16,000 shares, but what makes this locket more special than anything is is what she keeps inside it. "That's ...Lexington Woman Searching For Special Lost NecklaceLEX18 Lexington KY Newsall 2 news articles »
|No. 3 Louisville routs Kentucky 87-63 in Bluegrass rivalry - Lexington Herald LeaderGoogle News / 10 h. 41 min. ago more|
Lexington Herald LeaderNo. 3 Louisville routs Kentucky 87-63 in Bluegrass rivalryLexington Herald LeaderLouisville (13-0) was intense throughout against the rebuilding Wildcats (8-4). The Cardinals never trailed and broke it open in the second quarter to lead 47-25 at halftime. Durr followed three straight baskets by Hines-Allen early in the third with ...CRAWFORD | No. 3 Louisville women blow by Kentucky 87-63, eye bigger prizesWDRBInstant analysis of Louisville women's basketball's win over KentuckyThe Courier-JournalA fast-paced game ends in Louisville's favorKykernel.comWTVQ -Kentucky Kernelall 19 news articles »
|Police: Grandson shot during Sunday morning argument with grandfatherKentucky.com / 14 h. 51 min. ago more|
A man is dead after being shot during an argument with his grandfather in Laurel County. The shooting happened in a home on Arthur Ridge Road in East Bernstadt, according … Click to Continue »
|3 Charged After Robbery Near Downtown Lexington - LEX18 Lexington KY NewsGoogle News / 17 h. 39 min. ago more|
LEX18 Lexington KY News3 Charged After Robbery Near Downtown LexingtonLEX18 Lexington KY NewsLEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Three people, including two juveniles, have been arrested after an early morning robbery near downtown Lexington. Police say that the robbery occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday this morning on East Third Street near ...Robbery on East Third in LexingtonWTVQall 2 news articles »
|As holidays approach, police say guns are being stolen from carsKentucky.com / 18 h. 6 min. ago more|
In the last 30 days, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office has responded to a several calls for service regarding vehicles being broken into. During the Christmas season, there is usually … Click to Continue »
|Why is Santa downing shots and singing naughty carols? Because SantaCon has come to town.Kentucky.com / 1 d. 5 h. 53 min. ago more|
Santas trouped from one bar to the next around downtown Lexington Saturday night, jingling all the way. “Come on, Santa,” they called to each other. There were naughty carols to … Click to Continue »
|Family of three displaced after Hampton house fireLexington News / 1 d. 8 h. 51 min. ago more|
Jaylen Shaw scored 23 points, Zac Cuthbertson finished with 22 and the two combined to shoot 14 of 20 from the field as LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Hamidou Diallo added 20, including a big 3-pointer with 50 seconds remaining, and No.
|Georgetown youth softball coach charged with child sexual abuseKentucky.com / 1 d. 9 h. 49 min. ago more|
A youth softball coach in Scott County has been accused of sexually abusing a child, but police say the victim was not a team member. Robert R. McGee, 53, of … Click to Continue »
|One teen killed, another critically injured in Laurel crashKentucky.com / 1 d. 11 h. 44 min. ago more|
One teenage girl was killed and another critically injured in a crash in Laurel County early Saturday, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root. Root’s office did not release the … Click to Continue »
|McCracken County School District boasts strong enrollment growthLexington News / 1 d. 13 h. 23 min. ago more|
The McCracken County School District claimed the fourth-highest increase of new students in the state, which may lead to more funding for the school system, according to director of pupil personnel Brian Bowland.
|Louisville martial artist kicks butt in new Hollywood movieKentucky.com / 1 d. 15 h. 31 min. ago more|
You might know him from back in 1996, when he was "Mr. June" in the annual Kentuckiana Men calendar produced by Louisville TV station WHAS11's "Louisville Tonight Live." Today, Louisville … Click to Continue »
|Pikeville plant to employ hundredsLexington News / 1 d. 17 h. 59 min. ago more|
A maker of lithium batteries is promising to provide an economic jolt to the Appalachian region, announcing plans Friday to relocate from California to Kentucky and build a factory employing hundreds of workers in an area reeling from the coal industry's decline.
|Police: Lexington homeowner shoots woman in self-defense - WKYT - WKYTGoogle News / 1 d. 21 h. 41 min. ago more|
WKYTPolice: Lexington homeowner shoots woman in self-defense - WKYTWKYTA woman was shot Saturday morning, after police say she tried to force herself into a stranger's home.Woman Recovering After Being Shot Trying To Enter Home - LEX18 ...LEX18 Lexington KY Newsall 3 news articles »
|Firefighters save veteran's flag during house fireLexington News / 1 d. 22 h. 48 min. ago more|
A disabled veteran was forced to watch as fire destroyed his home but firefighters would be able to save at least one item of significance. On Wednesday, a fire destroyed the home of Jeff Dailey, a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran in Lexington, Kentucky but not all was lost thanks to two firefighters who went beyond the call of duty.
|UK Basketball Recruiting: Canadian recruit AJ Lawson visiting this weekendLexington News / 2 d. 3 h. 49 min. ago more|
AJ Lawson is a 6'7" forward from Ontario, Canada that is being labeled as the top Canadian recruit of the 2019 basketball class. Although he has not received an official rating or ranking from national recruiting agencies, he is a target that is drawing interest from top programs.
|Ex-fugitive lawyer facing more chargesLexington News / 2 d. 9 h. 14 min. ago more|
Charges are piling up against a Kentucky lawyer whose capture in Central America ended his six months on the run to avoid prison for his role in a massive Social Security fraud case.
|‘I got bigger plans.’ UK basketball manager who survived brain cancer among December graduatesKentucky.com / 2 d. 9 h. 35 min. ago more|
More than 1,000 University of Kentucky graduates crossed the stage on Friday at Rupp Arena for the December commencement ceremony, including a man who was told years ago that he … Click to Continue »
|Drugs were found in two closets. Now four people indicted on federal charges.Kentucky.com / 2 d. 11 h. 25 min. ago more|
A federal grand jury indicted four people this week for drug crimes related to the distribution of large quantities of the painkiller fentanyl. Fentanyl is an extremely potent opiod, which … Click to Continue »
|They’re big, ugly metal boxes. The city is dressing them up to promote safety.Kentucky.com / 2 d. 14 h. 22 min. ago more|
Lexington is transforming some of its mundane infrastructure into public service announcements. Starting in October, the city used specially designed wraps to decorate eight large silver signal cabinets at key … Click to Continue »
|Kentucky artists perform holiday music and more on TV through Christmas Day - Lexington Herald LeaderGoogle News / 2 d. 15 h. 15 min. ago more|
Lexington Herald LeaderKentucky artists perform holiday music and more on TV through Christmas DayLexington Herald LeaderThings kick off Friday night with KET's broadcast of the 25th anniversary edition of the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre's “Grand Night for Singing” showtune and pop song revue. The show includes many favorites from years gone by plus appearances ...
|UK fan seems stunned to learn she attends its rivalKentucky.com / 2 d. 15 h. 43 min. ago more|
After wisdom teeth surgery, a University of Kentucky fan appeared stunned at the realization that she now attends University of Louisville, according to a video circulating on social media. Haley … Click to Continue »
|Woman says bullet hit her inside home as she held her child - WKYTGoogle News / 2 d. 15 h. 52 min. ago more|
WKYTWoman says bullet hit her inside home as she held her childWKYTLEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police are looking for the person who fired several shots into a condominium, injuring a woman inside. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. Friday in the 3600 block of Appian Way. A bullet struck a woman inside the ...Police Investigate After Man Robbed At GunpointLEX18 Lexington KY Newsall 6 news articles »
|A battery maker is bringing hundreds of jobs to Eastern Kentucky and Lexington - The Courier-JournalGoogle News / 2 d. 15 h. 55 min. ago more|
Lexington Herald LeaderA battery maker is bringing hundreds of jobs to Eastern Kentucky and LexingtonThe Courier-JournalGov. Matt Bevin and other Kentucky officials on Friday hailed the plans for an advanced battery maker to create a new facility in Pikeville as a game changer that would transform Eastern Kentucky and the entire state. "We're in the front end of ...Battery factory could help replace coal jobs in Eastern Kentucky ...Lexington Herald Leaderall 28 news articles »
|County said no to deal that could have brought 3,500 jobs. Why that’s a good thing.Kentucky.com / 2 d. 16 h. 3 min. ago more|
Offered a deal that could have created 3,500 good jobs but ruined the beloved rural character of a corner of Bourbon County, Fiscal Court members did a remarkable thing in … Click to Continue »
|Can Kentucky charter schools have basketball teams? (And other burning questions)Kentucky.com / 2 d. 17 h. 8 min. ago more|
When public charter schools open in Kentucky in the coming months, they will be under no obligation to provide sports and other extracurricular activities. But they can if they want … Click to Continue »
|School bus t-bones SUV in Lexington crash - WKYTGoogle News / 2 d. 19 h. 58 min. ago more|
WKYTSchool bus t-bones SUV in Lexington crashWKYTLEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Fayette County school bus was involved in an injury crash during the Friday morning commute. The crash happened shortly after 7 on Harrodsburg Road at Old Higbee Mill Road. The school bus t-boned an SUV in the intersection. No ...and more »
|In battle of farmland or jobs, Bluegrass Station expansion meets its demiseKentucky.com / 3 d. 6 h. 51 min. ago more|
A plan unveiled last week to expand Bluegrass Station with a 2,500-acre industrial park and an 8,000-foot runway is now dead after Bourbon County magistrates voted Thursday night to kill … Click to Continue »
|Is help coming for financially strapped school districts in coal country?Kentucky.com / 3 d. 12 h. 27 min. ago more|
In August, Knott County Schools Superintendent Kim King said there was “no fixing” her district’s dire financial situation after taking hits of $1 million or more from a combination of … Click to Continue »
|New smoking study supports a stronger banLexington News / 5 d. 4 h. 55 min. ago more|
By Laurel Black The Paducah Sun Local doctors and others in favor of strengthening Paducah's existing smoking regulations have found support for their cause in a recent study of smoke-free laws and lung cancer rates in Kentucky. The study is timely since Paducah's city commission is set to consider amendments to strengthen the city's smoking ban at its Dec. 19 meeting.
|Community Rallies Around Fire VictimsLexington News / 5 d. 9 h. 18 min. ago more|
ROWAN COUNTY, Ky It only took a few minutes for a Rowan County family to lose everything they owned in a fire that broke out late Sunday night. "Next thing I know, the alarms went off, the house filled up with smoke.
|BBB Warns Of Website Scams While Buying GiftsLexington News / 5 d. 9 h. 18 min. ago more|
As many gifts fly off the shelves, consumers turn to the internet to try and track down popular items, but that may get your debit card into some trouble if you are not careful. "Too good to be true low prices, lots of it in stock when all the reputable retailers don't have any left, and no way to contact somebody by phone," said Heather Clary, the Better Business Bureau Director of Communications.
|Bourbon and beer: A match made in KentuckyAce Weekly / 5 d. 10 h. 58 min. ago more|
Roll out the Barrels Inside this family-owned distillery rackhouse located in Bardstown, Kentucky, the intoxicating aroma of aging bourbon combined with the visual of barrels stacked on top of each other provides an image and experience that has become synonymous with Kentucky culture. Outside the rackhouse, bourbon barrels can be heard rolling down the track, sounding as if a roller coaster was picking up speed, the charred white oak barrel turning over and over until it reaches the end and is loaded into the truck. For the group of bourbon and beer enthusiasts gathered around on Monday, it’s a spectacle. For the Lexington, Kentucky brewers in attendance at the historic Willett Distillery, it’s the beginning of a process. As members of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers, Lexington’s biggest names in the brewing industry along with brewers from around the state, are here to collect selected used barrels for an experimental series of beers to release at the second annual Kentucky Craft Bash festival in June. “It’s fun for us as brewers to get everyone together and partner with an awesome distillery with a crazy good name [Willet Distillery],” co-founder of Country Boy Brewing Daniel Harrison said. “To partner with them and to be able to release these beers for the Craft Bash next year, to be the only place where you can come and meet all of the brewers and taste all of the beers in one spot, it’s a pretty unique experience for the drinker and for us.” Born and raised in Georgetown, Kentucky, Harrison was a longtime craft beer enthusiast but according to him, the idea of Country Boy Brewing started in…Japan. After his friend and eventual Country Boy Brewing partner, Nathan Coppage, moved to Japan to teach English, Harrison joined him. Looking at Harrison with his big beard, ball cap and bright orange company jacket, imagining the country boy in Japan is hard to grasp. While in Japan, He and his partner had a blog about craft beer in English and it was one of the only ones at the time. They called it ‘Good Beer and Country Boys.’ It was also where they met Brian Baird who has a brewery in Japan, which is still very popular. He took them under his wing and infected them with his passion for craft beer and when they came back to Kentucky in 2010, they decided to start a brewery in Lexington. It finally Daniel Harrison (Co-founder of County Boy Brewing) Kore Donnelly (CFO of Blue Stallion Brewing Company) Andrew Bishop (Co-founder Ethereal Brewing) opened in 2012 and their success has resulted in Country Boy building a facility in Georgetown that opened in February of this year. Harrison is one of the founding members of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers where he now serves as Vice President. When it started, there were only a handful of them sitting around a picnic table for meetings. Now, it’s a common occurrence to see 100 to 200 people in a meeting thanks to how the state has embraced craft beer. Country Boy Brewing’s four Kentuckian co-founders have come a long way since they opened on a dual two-barrel system and fermented in dairy cream separators while making their first beer “Snake Bite,” which Harrison described as “terrible” before finding their groove. He now has a vision for their brand. “I want to sell beer on the moon one day,” Harrison laughed. “Now we’re just country boys and girls trying to make the best damn beer in America and represent Kentucky well.” Strolling through the distillery’s tasting room, fellow brewers and craft beer fans are seen congregating around Lexington’s Blue Stallion Brewing Company founder Kore Donnelly. He’s well respected in this market and he sees the KGB event as a chance to mingle with friends instead of being competitors. “We already have a built-in camaraderie among the breweries,” Donnelly said. “There’s a pretty thorough understanding that it works a lot better for all of us if we can create more craft beer drinkers instead of trying to fight each other for the existing craft beer drinking market. “ According to Donnelly, the hope is to expand the market, get people who used to drink national brands to try craft beer, to try their brands and if Country Boy can create a craft beer drinker out of a national brand drinker, that person will eventually try everyone’s beer. If he creates one, they will try everyone’s beer as well. They understand, on some level, that they’re all in this together so events like this to prepare for the Craft Bash festival lets them get together and laugh and share notes on what they’re doing professionally and build on that camaraderie. It was West Sixth Brewery who helped Blue Stallion with paperwork and any questions they had, which Donnelly wants to pay forward. Blue Stallion Brewing focuses mostly on German-style lagers and British Ales, Munich-style Dunkel, Amber lagers and offer a decent amount of American styles in house but their flagships are German style. It’s the result of discovering what they loved most during their days of homebrewing. With the exception of one co-founder who’s from Germany, the other partners are all from Lexington and have been homebrewing for over a decade. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, seeing that there wasn’t much of a beer scene in Lexington, they discovered home brewing and felt it was obvious that the city could be a great market to make and sell what they love. “I have a hobby and love for science, chemistry and biology. The hobby of home brewing gave me an outlet to explorer chemistry and the intricacies of that and all of the variations you can get with yeast and ingredients,” Donnelly said. “after a year of doing it, it became obvious that craft beer isn’t happening in Lexington and then Alltech opened up and ultimately helped develop the pallet of Lexington for craft beer. It gave us the opportunity to have an audience so we weren’t doing all of the work to build an audience.” Members of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers standing in front of the Willettt Distillery. The transition from homebrewing to brewing on a big system was interesting to Donnelly. Everything was a lot more automated. You have pumps and gadgets rather than you doing a lot of the work. He found it to not be drastically different than home brewing. Just more water and a lot more grain and according to him, as long as you understand what’s happening chemical wise, you can have a pretty good system. After four years of finding its niche in the Lexington market, Blue Stallion and Donnelly wants to build on its reputation and believes the bourbon barrel craft beer could build to a legacy and help further their climb. “We want to be a household name in Lexington,” Donnelly said. We want to brew as much as we can and fill the Lexington market and we’re not far from that dream.” Standing in front of the rustic door that leads to the distillery and dons the emblem of Willett’s iconic Pot Still, Ethereal Brewery’s 31-year old co-founder, Andrew Bishop, comes off as a personable and passionate brewer whose ambition and potential is clearly evident. “With an event like this encompassing multiple breweries, it’s neat because you get pigeonholed with certain things. When somebody hears you got a beer coming out of a bourbon barrel, the first thing they usually think is a Dark Stout,” Bishop said. “What’s neat about this opportunity with 12 or 13 different breweries filling these barrels, is that you can put an IPA in a barrel and have it come out great. When we do release these at the Kentucky Craft Bash, you’re going to see a wide range of beer styles and flavors but the one thing they have in common is they all came out of these Willet barrels where can pick up some of the undertones and the nuances.” Typically for an ale, Bishop says you can go from grain to glass anywhere from 15-18 days. But they still have that same time frame except after those 18 days, it will go into a barrel and they’ll usually age between 8-10 months to give enough time for the beer to pick up some of the character. If you put it in and pull it right back out, it hasn’t had any time to really mature with the wood but if you put it in too long, it oxidizes and you could pick up too much wood. You want to find the sweet spot,” Bishop said. “After a certain amount of time, you start opening up the barrel and tasting it and deciding when you need to pull it out. “ Bishop, a Tates Creek High School alumnus and also a psychology major at the University of Kentucky, got the bug for homebrewing when he was 19 after visiting his uncle that worked for Summit Brewing in Minnesota and who was also working on his third bath for a nanobrewery he was opening. “On the surface, it looked really easy to make beer so when I got home, I got online and discovered you can buy a homebrew kit without being 21 because there’s no alcohol in it,” Bishop said. “You just buy all of the ingredients so they don’t check your age and at 19, I was at 125 State Street in Lexington, making beer on the stove top and fermenting in the closet and really, it was just to say, ‘I’m 19 and don’t need someone to go buy a beer for me.’ It really started more about saying that and snowballed from there.” Derek Selznic (Executive Director Kentucky Brewers Guild) and Andrew Bishop (Co-founder Ethereal Brewing) While he was in college, Bishop ran into his old high school classmate and now Ethereal partner, Brandon Floan, at a house party. Floan learned to brew in Asheville, North Carolina with his brother and he had some of his beer and Bishop had some of his own beer and since they already knew each other, they decided to brew together. They did that for four years for fun and then after that, despite pressure from their family, decided that they were going to school for the wrong reasons and left to see if they could make a career out of beer. As homebrewers, they were brewing about 10 gallons at a time, which can give you around 90 or so twelve ounce bottles. Bishop and Floan were selling their beer to friends and family just enough to pay for the batches. Two years before they opened their brewery in the Pepper Distilling building, the duo discussed a business plan and invested in equipment and worked on repetition. “A lot of people think coming up with a good recipe is the hardest part of brewing but really, as tough as that is, the hardest part is making that beer taste exactly the same time after time,” Bishop said. “It’s the reason you name a beer and people order it by name because they want to taste that exact same thing so we spent a lot of time refining our practice so that if we named a beer and somebody ordered it, it didn’t matter if it was the first time we brewed it or the 100th time we brewed it.” Despite the craft beer market becoming very competitive with new brewers having dollar signs in their eyes and an average of two breweries opening up every day in the United States, Bishop sees the brewery’s role as an organic result of passion for the art and a way to build a relationship with the community, which is a large reason why his brewery is participating in the Craft Bash festival next summer. “We were brewing for four years before we even got the itch to do it professionally. We were brewing just to make beer for ourselves, friends and family and then found out we could turn this into a profession,” Bishop said. “We’re looking to stay small, stay beautiful and staying close to our community and having fun with what we’re doing.” Taste the results of the bourbon barrel-aged beers on Saturday, June 23rd, when Kentucky Guild of Brewers host its first annual Kentucky Craft Bash located at Louisville Waterfront Park. The Kentucky Craft Bash will be the state’s largest beer festival that will exclusively feature beers produced by Kentucky brewers and made in the state. The event will showcase over 30 Kentucky breweries and feature over 70 varieties of beer. [See image gallery at www.aceweekly.com] Subscribe to the Ace e-dition for Lexington news, arts, culture, food, and entertainment news delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning. Call today to advertise in Ace’s online holiday guides.
|Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Film RoomLexington News / 5 d. 13 h. 52 min. ago more|
The college hoops season is in full swing, and the Kentucky Wildcats are working toward another special season in Lexington. Use this stream to keep up with all of our in-depth analysis and breakdowns of the Cats as they work toward championship banner No.
|Tuesday morning's commute could be icy. - Lexington Herald LeaderGoogle News / 5 d. 21 h. 53 min. ago more|
Lexington Herald LeaderTuesday morning's commute could be icy.Lexington Herald Leader“Please remember that conditions vary throughout the community,” Deffendall said. “One end of the county may be clear while other areas remain treacherous. With student safety as the guiding priority, FCPS makes decision based on what's best for the ...
|PHS welcomes two new board membersLexington News / 6 d. 9 h. 25 min. ago more|
The Presbyterian Historical Society recently welcomed Ben Chandler of Versailles, Kentucky, and the Reverend Michael Livingston of Trenton, New Jersey, to its board of directors' class of 2021. With many years of experience serving the public interest through government and nonprofit organizations, Chandler and Livingston bring a shared passion for history to their board leadership.
|When are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day Church Services 2017, LexingtonAce Weekly / 6 d. 14 h. 16 min. ago more|
Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, and Christmas Eve services may vary. A sampling of Lexington area Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2017 church services: CHRISTMAS EVE, SUNDAY DECEMBER 24, 2017 BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH 2500 Harrodsburg Rd. Lexington, KY, Christmas Eve service at 10:45am and a candlelight service at 5pm. CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (Catholic) 299 Colony Blvd Lexington KY, mass at 4pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm, and midnight. CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST 2800 Tates Creek Road Lexington KY, Christmas Eve service at 9:45am. They will also hold candlelight worships at 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, and 11pm. CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH 205 E. Short Street Lexington KY, Christmas Eve service at 11am. They will also hold candlelight communion services at 5pm and 11pm. CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (Episcopal) 166 Market Street Lexington KY, Christmas Eve services at 5pm and 11pm. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 1000 Tates Creek Road Lexington KY, Christmas Eve services at 5pm and 9pm. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 171 Market Street Lexington KY, Christmas Eve service at 10am. They will also hold candlelight communion services at 3pm and 5:30pm. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 200 W. High St Lexington, KY, Christmas Eve service at 11am. They will also hold candlelight services at 5pm and 7pm. GOOD SHEPHERD (THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD) 533 East Main Street Lexington KY, Christmas Eve services at 4pm, 7pm, and 11pm. MARY QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH at 601 Hill N. Dale Drive Christmas Eve mass at 4pm, 6pm and midnight. NORTHEAST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 990 Star Shoot Parkway, Christmas Eve service is at 4:30pm. PAX CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH 4001 Victoria Way Lexington KY, Sunday mass is at 9:30am and Christmas Eve mass is at 6:30pm and midnight. SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 460 East Main Street Lexington KY, Christmas Eve service at 11am and 5pm. They will also hold candlelight worships at 8pm and 10pm. SOUTHERN HILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2356 Harrodsburg Road Lexington KY, services at 9:30am and 11am. They will also hold candlelight services at 5:30pm and 7pm. SOUTHLAND CHRISTIAN CHURCH 5001 Harrodsburg Rd, Nicholasville KY & 2349 Richmond Rd, Lexington KY, Christmas Eve services at 9:30am, 11:15am, and 5pm. ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST at 2351 Alumni Drive Lexington KY, Christmas Eve service at 11am. They will also hold candlelight services at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. WOODLAND CHRISTIAN CHURCH 530 E. High Street, Christmas Eve service is at 5pm. CHRISTMAS DAY, MONDAY DECEMBER 25, 2017 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING (Catholic) 299 Colony Blvd Lexington KY, Christmas Day mass is at 9am and 11:15am. CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (Episcopalian) 166 Market Street Lexington KY Christmas Day service at 11am. FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 1000 Tates Creek Road Lexington KY, Christmas Day service is at 10am. GOOD SHEPHERD (Episcopal) 533 East Main Street Lexington KY, Christmas Day service at 10am. MARY QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH at 601 Hill N. Dale Drive will hold Christmas Day mass at 10am. PAX CHRISTI CATHOLIC CHURCH 4001 Victoria Way Lexington KY, Christmas Day mass is at 9:30am and 12pm. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition for Lexington news, arts, culture, food, and entertainment news delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning. Call today to advertise in Ace’s online holiday guides.
|Where to eat and drink Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2017 in Lexington?Ace Weekly / 6 d. 14 h. 27 min. ago more|
What if you get hungry on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day 2017 in Lexington? Are any bars, breweries, pubs or restaurants open on December 24 and December 25? Applebee’s in Lexington will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day Asian Wind in Palomar will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Asuka Japanese Grill and Sushi at 2300 Sir Barton Way will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bigg Blue Martini at 369 West Vine (in the Hilton) will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Bonefish Grill in Hamburg will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Buddha Lounge will be closed on Christmas Eve and open on Christmas Day . Chatham’s has closed since our last Christmas guide. Cheesecake Factory at Fayette Mall will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant on Clays Mill will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Columbia Steakhouse downtown will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Cracker Barrel will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Cru at the Summit will be open Christmas Eve. Doodles on Limestone will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Grey Goose on Jefferson will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Golden Wok will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Hananoki has closed since our 2016 Christmas dining guide. Hunan on Southland Drive, a popular mainstay for Christmas Eve fans of A Christmas Story, has closed since our 2016 Christmas dining guide. iChing Asian Cafe at 2312 Sir Barton Way in Hamburg has closed since our 2016 Christmas dining guide. Le Deauville will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Local’s will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Malone’s (Hamburg, Lansdowne, and Palomar) will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. Middle Fork, in the Distillery District, will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Nick Ryan’s will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Osaka off Man O’ War will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Peking Bistro at Beaumont will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. PF Chang’s at Fayette Mall will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Pies and Pints (in the Square) will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Ramsey’s will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.. Sage Rabbit will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Saul Good (all Lexington locations) will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Shanghai Bistro on War Admiral will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Smashing Tomato most locations in Lexington will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. Starbucks Chevy Chase (808 E. High Street) will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Sutton’s will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Ted’s Montana Grill now has two Lexington locations, one in Hamburg, and one in the Summit. Both locations will be open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. Tolly Ho will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Waffle House at 859 S. Broadway is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year if you want to get your griddle on. Windy Corner Market will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. The Summit has opened in Lexington since our 2016 Christmas guide, and Christmas Eve/ Christmas Day hours will vary by venue. What BARS and Breweries are open Christmas Eve/Christmas Day 2017 in Lexington? Glad you asked. Below is a small sampling. The Beer Trappe on Euclid will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Buddha Lounge will be closed on Christmas Eve and open on Christmas Day. Cocktails will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Country Boy Brewing at 436 Chair Avenue will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Ethereal Brewing in the Distillery District will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Lynagh’s at 384 Woodland Avenue will be closed Christmas Eve and open on Christmas Day. McCarthy’s Irish Bar at 117 S. Upper will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Mirror Twin Brewing at 725 National Avenue will be open on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Pivot Brewing Company on Delaware Avenue will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Tin Roof on Limestone will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Click to add your bar and restaurant events in Lexington to the ace calendar. Click here for information about advertising in Ace, print and online. For more Lexington, Kentucky arts, food, culture, and entertainment news, click here to subscribe to the Ace digital e-dition, emailed to your inbox every Thursday morning.
|What’s Open, What’s Closed, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2017 in LexingtonAce Weekly / 6 d. 14 h. 41 min. ago more|
What’s open, what’s closed, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2017 in Lexington Kentucky (because you’re still going to need to buy batteries somewhere). Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, which may result in more closings and early closings. Best Buy in Lexington will only be open 7 am to 6 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Costco in Lexington will only be open 9 am to 5 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Fayette Mall will only be open 6 am to 6 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Fresh Market in Lexington will only be open 7 am to 6 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Most Kroger stores will be open on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas day. Kroger pharmacies in Lexington will only be open 11 am to 5 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Liquor Barn in Lexington will only be open 1 pm to 9 pm on Christmas Eve and will be open 9 am to 8 pm on Christmas Day. Lucky’s Market will only be open 8 am to 6 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Most Meijer stores will be open on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas day Most Target stores will be open on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas day Most Walgreens stores will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day but may vary from location to location Most Walmarts stores will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas day but may vary from location to location . Whole Foods in Lexington will only be open 8 am to 6:30 pm on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Lexington area banks will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017, Christmas Day. Banks will also be closed on Sunday, Christmas Eve. Check with your local Lexington branch to see if they have modified hours on Saturday, December 23. Most Lexington Post Offices will be closed Sunday, Christmas Eve and Monday, December 25, Christmas Day. FedEx and UPS will be closed on Christmas Day. Pickups and deliveries will resume on Tuesday, December 27. Lexington Public Libraries will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. LexTran will operate on a reduced Sunday schedule on Christmas Day: December 25th Trash collection days have changed with the Christmas holiday. Those who normally have pick up Friday, December 22, 2017 will have pick up Wednesday, December 20, 2017 this MAKEUP DAY PRECEDES THE HOLIDAY. Those who normally have pick up Christmas Day: Monday, December 25, 2017 will have pick up Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Cinemark Fayette Mall will be showing films on both Christmas eve and Christmas Day Regal Cinemas in Hamburg will be showing films on both Christmas eve and Christmas Day Movie Tavern at Brannon Crossing will be showing films on both Christmas eve and Christmas Day. Treecycle This: How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Lexington? Christmas trees can be recycled with yard waste. Put trees on the curb for normal collection day. Make sure all ornaments and tinsel are removed from the tree. Contact LexCall 3-1-1, or 425-2255 if Christmas Tree is not collected on your normal collection day. Apartment and businesses should call LexCall for information on Christmas tree pickup. Fayette County residents can recycle holiday lights and other electronics such as computers, monitors and televisions at the city’s Electronic Recycling Center at 1306 Versailles Road. For a list of restaurants and bars that will be open and closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, click here. For a sampling of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Lexington, click here. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning. Click here for a little information about advertising in Ace, print and online. To advertise in our online Christmas and New Year’s editions, email ads @ aceweekly . com.
|Firefighters Collect Bikes To Make Holiday Bright For Kids, ParentsLexington News / 7 d. 10 h. 10 min. ago more|
"We can't buy this many bikes at one time to give to kids," said Lexington firefighter Todd Houston. "We can't buy this many toys to give to kids on our own, so the donations, especially like this are big."
|Police Arrest Man Accused Of Threats On Social MediaLexington News / 7 d. 14 h. 30 min. ago more|
LEXINGTON, Ky. Police have arrested a man who they say made threats to police and public facilities in social media posts.
|Snow Melts TodayLexington News / 7 d. 19 h. 4 min. ago more|
The snow is finished and conditions will return to normal as we progress through the end of the weekend. Snow and ice remain on roads and other surfaces as temperatures have stayed consistently below freezing since the snow started yesterday.
|Ace December 2017 IssueAce Weekly / 11 d. 18 h. 20 min. ago more|
Click here to page through the December 2017 digital edition of Ace, or pick it up now on newsstands everywhere in Lexington, KY. Inside the December 2017 edition, you’ll find a story on some of the influential figures Lexington lost in 2017, artist Louis Bickett, restaurateur Lucie Slone, Kentucky native son, actor Harry Dean Stanton, and adopted son, playwright and actor, Sam Shepard. Chef Tom teaches you how to make a perfect Christmas Country Ham. Find out what seasonal events are happening in Lexington in our Holiday Guide Subscribe to the Ace e-dition newsletter for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.
|Live Music in Lexington, KY December 2017Ace Weekly / 11 d. 19 h. 7 min. ago more|
FRIDAY DEC 1 Acarya | Radiolaire | Sempervivi 9 pm Best Friends Bar Johnny Conqueroo | The Summit | Joslyn and The Sweet Compression | Devine Carama | Sunny Cheeba | Robert Frahm 6 pm The Burl “Big Easy Fridays in December” 7 pm Creaux The Yonders, 5:30 pm Lynagh’s Kyle Eldridge 9 pm Lynagh’s SAT DEC 2 Grayson Jenkins & Resolutions | Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound | Wayne Graham | Sean Whiting 9 pm The Burl. Born Cross Eyed 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Nativity Singers | Easy Fiction | FuzzCuzz 10 pm Green Lantern The AmpFibians 8 pm Lynagh’s David Austin 9 pm Whiskey Bear Rebel Without a Cause 9:30 pm Willie’s MON DEC 4 Olivia Mainville & The Aquatic Troupe | He’s Dead Jim | Buck The Taxidermist 9 pm Al’s Bar Janet Jackson 8 pm Rupp Arena “Roots Music Summit Spectacular” at Woodsongs 6:45 pm The Lyric TUE DEC 5 Jeff Taylor & Janita 7:30 pm The Burl THU DEC 7 Sedcairn Archives & Michael Raintree | Blood Handsome 9 pm Al’s Bar Small Batch Englishman 9 pm The Burl Dopapod | Earphorik 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Kneebody 7:30 The Lyric FRI DEC 8 Fida’s Reggae Night 8 pm Al’s Bar Magnolia Boulevard | Restless Leg String Band 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s “Big Easy Fridays in December” 7 pm Creaux Johnny Conqueroo | Bendigo Fletcher | Sylmar | Champs of The Sun 9 pm Green Lantern Johnny Roy & The RubTones 5 pm Lynagh’s Jockey Onassis | Josh Fayne 9 pm Lynagh’s The Savage Radley | Derek Spencer | Fate McAfee 8:30 pm Willie’s SAT DEC 9 Souled Out 9 pm Al’s Bar The Allman Butter Band | Grits & Soul 9 pm The Burl StarDevils 9 pm Lynagh’s Maggie Lander 9 pm Whiskey Bear Maybe April 9:30 pm Willie’s SUN DEC 10 The Local Honeys | Bill and the Belles | Darrin Hacquard | Short & Company | Maiden Radio | Tim Lancaster | Luna and the Mountain Jets | Kristofer Bentley 7 pm The Burl Lee Carroll’s Soul Jazz Quartet 11 am Willie’s Secret Sisters | Brian Dunne 8:30 pm Willle’s MON DEC 11 The group will be joined on stage by several UBMNA mentors including Grammy-nominated BB King Entertainer of the Year JANIVA MAGENESS, Grammy-nominated and 2017 Male Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year KENNY NEAL and award winning recording artist GARY DAVENPORT. 6:45 The Lyric TUE DEC 12 Drivin N Cryin | The Summit 9 pm Willie’s WED DEC 13 Bri Murphy 8:30 pm Willie’s THU DEC 14 Billy Strings | Madison Lewis 9 pm The Burl Aqueous | Dynamo 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Lisa Allen 6 pm Lynagh’s Woodford County HS Jazz Band 7pm Willie’s FRI DEC 15 Sempervivi | Magnolia Wind 9 pm Al’s Bar Justin Wells 8 pm The Burl “Big Easy Fridays in December” 7 pm Creaux Robert Fram 6 pm Lynagh’s The Ark Band 9:30 pm Willie’s SAT DEC 16 Shooter Jennings | Jason Boland 9 pm The Burl Gitsum | Lucas The Flow | PotPocket | Ronnie The Roze | Chrstvferd 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Dom Wier 9 pm Lynagh’s Thirsty Boots 9 pm Whiskey Bear The Summit | Magnolia Blvd 9:30 pm Willie’s SUN DEC 17 The Raleigh Dailey Trio 11 am Willie’s Jill Andrews | Nicholas Jamerson 8:30 pm Willie’s MON DEC 18 Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn at Woodsong 6:15 pm The Lyric THU DEC 21 Volare String Quartet 8 pm Al’s Bar FRI DEC 22 Sheisty Khrist 9 pm Al’s Bar Ryan Hahn & The Believers | Bryan Minks and the Kentucky Sons | Jarrod Ray Stratton 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s “Big Easy Fridays in December” 7 pm Creaux Liam’s Fancy 5:30 pm Lynagh’s Fort Defiance 9:30 pm Willie’s SAT DEC 23 Fida’s Reggae Night 8 pm Al’s Bar Johnny Conqueroo | The Slaps 9 pm Kelly Richey 9 pm Whiskey Bear Restless Leg String Band | Kentucky Hoss Cats 9:30 pm Willies WED DEC 27 Chris Burch 5 pm Lynagh’s FRI DEC 29 Vandaveer 9 pm The Burl Unknown Hinson 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s “Big Easy Fridays in December” 7 pm Creaux SAT DEC 30 The Wooks | The Local Honeys 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s George Molton 9:30 pm Willie’s The Sway 9 pm Whiskey Bear SUN DEC 31 New Year’s Eve The Binders | Fanged Robot 9 pm The Burl The Wooks | The Other Brothers 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Gail Wynters and Company 11 am Willie’s Joslyn and The Sweet Compression 9:30 pm Willie’s This article can be found on page 12 in the December 2017 print edition of Ace. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition newsletter for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.
|How to make a Perfect Christmas Country HamAce Weekly / 11 d. 19 h. 18 min. ago more|
PIG IN A BLANKET A Christmas Country Ham How-To BY TOM YATES I only know one way to prepare and cook a Christmas country ham. Marge and Dad married when I was 14 years old. After they married, we moved from my grandparent’s house to the other side of the farm into a home that my father built by himself from the ground up. Shaded under a patch of maple trees alongside Barren River Lake, the house was a fantastic base camp for an adventurous kid hell-bent on summertime shenanigans. Our house was special. It seemed to change and breathe with the seasons as if it were part of the landscape. In the fall, multicolored maple leaves burned brilliant silhouettes into the crisp blue sky. Come winter, the bare branches danced over the house like floating sticks while casting flickering thin shadows across the frozen ground. In an unassuming way, holidays in our home were low key and wonderfully magical. Year after year, sometime during the Thanksgiving weekend, we’d pile into my father’s orange GMC pickup truck to scour the farm for the perfect cedar Christmas tree. After hauling the tree home, we’d rearrange the furniture and gently secure the tree into its corner before decorating it with handmade wooden ornaments and fresh cranberry garlands. During the days and weeks leading up to Christmas, banisters were magnolia-ed and and wreaths were hung until the house was bedecked. Christmas in Port Oliver. Even so, it wasn’t quite Christmas until the country ham arrived. Now, the ham didn’t just appear on the Christmas table in the blink of an eye. It took days to prepare, relegating it to the status of house guest. Working in tandem, Marge and Dad prepped, scrubbed, soaked, simmered, wrapped, and baked the beloved ham for Christmas Eve dinner. For years, I watched closely and learned how to prepare country ham the old fashioned way. While there are countless methods for cooking a whole uncooked cured country ham, I only know of one way to capture the taste of my Christmases past. With my family’s early Christmas gathering looming on the horizon, I journeyed home. Christmas Ham. A good Christmas ham starts with a great ham. Browning’s Country Ham, from Dry Ridge, cures and ages their hams for 12 months. Both mild and robust, it’s one of the go-to hams around these parts. When I had a hard time locating a retail source for their hams, I simply called them. Boom. In three days, a 14 pound whole uncooked country ham arrived on our front stoop bundled up to keep the varmints at bay. Cleaning, Soaking. Simmering. Wrapping. Finishing. Although I was forewarned to expect mold, it got the best of me. When I ripped open the butcher paper surrounding the ham, plumes of green-ashen powdered mold exploded from the package. Caught by the rays of the morning sun, the dust cloud dangled in the light for what seemed like an eternity. When the ash finally settled, I was covered in pungent funk. It was hysterical. After a quick wipe down and clean up, I scrubbed the ham under warm water with a sturdy brush to remove the mold. Luckily, I had an enormous canning pot large enough to accommodate the ham. After plopping it into the pot, I filled it enough water to cover the ham, maneuvered the lid over the protruding bone (most folks remove the hock), and scooted the ham into a corner of the kitchen to soak for 2 days, changing the water every 12 hours. On the third day, I drained off the water and lifted the pot containing the plumped ham onto the stove top. After filling it with cold water, I topped it off with 6 bottles of Ale-8-One soda and a cup of pure maple syrup before cranking the heat to high. When the sweet gingery water came to a boil, I reduced it to a gentle simmer, covered the pot, and let it rip for 5 1/2 hours, about 25 minutes per pound. When the internal temperature reached 160 degrees, I carefully removed the pot from the heat before wrapping the entire pot with several old quilts to let the ham slowly steep in its own juices overnight. Yep. Overnight. Pig in a blanket. When I was a kid, I knew it was coming on Christmas when the quilted ham made its way out to the enclosed back deck for its overnight rest. The next morning, I carefully removed the ham to a roasting pan and discarded the cooking liquid along a fence row in our backyard. Still hot from the quilted insulation, I removed the skin from the ham and trimmed some off some of the fat. I lightly scored the soft fat cap on top of the ham, splashed the meat with bourbon, slathered the entire surface with good dijon mustard, and encrusted it with a thin layer of light brown sugar before sliding it into a preheated 400 degree oven. When the brown sugar dissolved into the mustard and started to caramelize, I pulled the ham from the oven to rest. At that stage, it could have been wrapped and chilled. Didn’t happen. After letting it rest for 30 minutes, I transferred the ham to a serving platter, scattered a few quartered Red Bartlett pears to the side, and finished with fresh lovage from my garden. A pure labor of love. A tender trip to Bountiful. This article can be found on page 11 in the December 2017 print edition of Ace. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition newsletter for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.
|Best Bites, December 2017Ace Weekly / 11 d. 19 h. 31 min. ago more|
NEWS Babalu Tapas and Tacos opened at the Summit. Babalu serves tapas and small plates. The Bridge Pizza has opened on Romany in Chevy Chase. Chatham’s has closed at the corner of High Street and Woodland Ave., in the space formerly occupied by Ramsey’s. The first Ramsey’s served its final meal at that location on Monday January 20, 2014 on Martin Luther King Day after nearly 25 years anchoring the corner. Chatham’s closed on October 30, 2017 after three years at the location. Earlier this fall, Cheapside placed a sign in the window stating “Closed for the Winter.” Cheapside celebrated its 30th birthday in 2015. (It has occasionally closed seasonally in that span.) Crēaux has opened in the location formerly occupied by Table 310 on Short Street. Drake’s has announced that they are opening a new location in the Brannon Crossing Shopping Center in 2018. Enoteca has closed at the corner of Jefferson and Second. Owners Seth and Renee Brewer also own Wine + Market across the street, which will remain open. The Gastro Gnomes Food Truck is opening up a brick and mortar location. The Julep Cup (formerly Cafe Jennifer) has closed at the Woodlands. The space is currently for lease. The Fayette Mall location of Newk’s has closed. (The Richmond Road location in front of Southland Christian Church remains open.) Wines on Vine owner/operators Larry and Julie Adams announced that Wines on Vine would close October 28, 2017 after 14 years in business on Old Vine Street. Their facebook post says that they’ve “been in contact with a group of investors who are interested in Wines on Vine on a different path, but still offering a unique spot for dining and spirits.” EVENTS Sunday Dec 10 Sorella Gelateria is celebrating its second birthday Sunday December 10 from 2 pm to 4pm. They will have music by Tatsiana McGee and Mike Mankel and all your favorite flavors in the case. Wednesday December 13 Key to Cooking Regional, Seasonal Eatables: Kristy Matherly will be on Wednesday December 13 at Food Chain at 6 pm. Friday December 15 Rock House Brewing is celebrating their 1 year anniversary. They will have live bands and special small batch releases all weekend long. To submit a Lexington, Kentucky food, wine, or spirits news item for consideration in Ace’s Best Bites, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit a Lexington Food, Wine, or Spirits Event to be considered for the Ace calendar, submit to email@example.com. For restaurant advertising, call Ace Advertising at 859.225.4889 x229 or email ads @ aceweekly.com. This article can be found on page 10 in the December 2017 print edition of Ace. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition newsletter for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.
|What to do to Celebrate the Holidays in Lexington, KY, December 2017Ace Weekly / 11 d. 19 h. 38 min. ago more|
FRI DEC 1 The 11th annual Lexington Junior League Holly Day Market begins on Dec 1. The Holly Day Market brings together vendors from across the country to Lexington for one weekend to give shoppers the opportunity to buy holiday gifts in one spectacular NEW location: the Lexington Center. Daily events, including pictures with Santa for children and pets, craft beer and bourbon tastings and a wreath auction, are sure to make the market a fun and memorable event for all. The Henry Clay Estate will be open and decorated for the Holidays through the end of the year. Experience Ashland “All Dressed Up for Christmas,” and enjoy touring the stately rooms decorated in all white and silver. Visitors will see how gentlemen and ladies once dressed, with each room in the Mansion featuring a period costume, one of which was worn by Lexington’s very own Belle Brezing. DEC 2 The third annual Kentucky Christmas at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate is a Christmas market featuring Kentucky Artisans and Kentucky Proud Vendors whose products make excellent gifts for friends and family alike. The market runs from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. Following the market, stick around for the Ashland Illumination at 5:15 pm. The trees and outbuildings around the mansion will be lit, creating a Christmas village atmosphere. Candlelight tours of the mansion will begin immediately after the Illumination. Last guests will be admitted at 7:00 pm. Come see Ashland “All Dressed Up for Christmas” with period costumes in every room and an all-white decor theme. Tickets are available for advance purchase and at the door. Lexington Ballet presents the Nutcracker on the EKU Center stage. Celebrating 20 years of the festive event, UK Choirs invites you to Collage: A Holiday Spectacular 2017. Three performances: December 2nd at 2:00pm and 7:30pm and December 3rd at 3:00pm. This concert is full of holiday favorites and features all UK Choirs as well as a number of guest ensembles and soloists. It will be held in the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The Summit at Fritz Farm on December 2 at 3 pm will welcome Santa, light up their giant Christmas tree and kick off the holidays Summit-style. From antique sleds and giant disco balls to gift card giveaways and samples, there’s something for every family member (even your furry friends)! Carolers, cocoa, cookies, and more will ring in the holiday season. Mrs. Claus’ Hot Chocolate Social is December 2 at Artworks at the Carver School (522 Patterson St.) at 11 am. Join Mrs. C and her holiday friends for story time, dancing, hot chocolate and cookies. UK Athletes, Scratch and Santa Deliver Cheer and Treats to Children at UK HealthCare. In addition to sharing their wish lists with Santa, Kentucky Children’s Hospital patients and UK HealthCare families will enjoy a hot breakfast, sing along to holiday carols, and receive goodies handed out by various UK athletes and volunteers. Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9 am. DEC 3 Come to St. Augustine’s Chapel (472 Rose St) December 3 at 7:30 pm for a quiet, candle-lit service of readings and songs to start your Advent off right. Home for the Holidays is a night of fundraising and holiday music for all ages. Sunday, December 3 at 4 pm. Artists will be performing your holiday favorites to benefit the Foster Care Council of Lexington, KY and GreenHouse 17. Have s’mores with Santa at Wilsons Nurseries on Palumbo from noon to 3 pm on Sunday, Dec. 3. Join Santa and his favorite Junior League elves on Sunday December 3 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Holly Day Market (430 W Vine St.) to create crafts, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and have your photo taken. Santa Cares is a special sensory friendly event for kids with special needs and their families to enjoy a visit and photos with Santa in a calming environment. Sunday, December 3rd from 9 am to 11 am at Santa’s Workshop in the Dillard’s Court of Fayette Mall. DEC 5 Lexington’s Christmas Parade is at 7 pm downtown on December 5 Join Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim for A Christmas Carol at the EKU Center of the Arts, December 5 at 7:30 DEC 6 Come see Big Blue Santa at the Fayette Mall on December 6 from 6 pm-9pm. Santa will be in his Kentucky Blue finest, along with the Kentucky Wildcat mascots. Wintersong is an event to celebrate Advent, Manchester Music Hall at 7 pm. DEC 8 Join Clara on an enchanted frozen journey this holiday season in The Nutcracker on Ice. This 90 minute version will be showing at the Thoroughbred Figure Skating Club (Eureka Springs Drive) December 8 -10 The Lexington Singers Handel’s Messiah performance features the most musicians on one stage in central Kentucky including a talented corps of guest soloists featuring Lexington’s own Metropolitan Opera tenor, Gregory Turay. A baroque orchestra rounds out the full sound and soul of this holiday staple. UK Singletary Center. SAT DEC 9 Forcht Bank’s Hamburg Banking Center on Sir Barton invites you to enjoy Pancakes with Santa on Saturday December 9 — free breakfast which include pancakes, donuts, fruit, and juice with Nate’s Coffee for adults. Enjoy reindeer games and crafts. Donations accepted to Visually Impaired Preschool Services (VIPS). Nate’s Coffee on National is hosting a Gingerbread House Decorating Class December 9 at 2 pm. Kids 7 and up are invited to decorate a gingerbread house, a snowman macaron, and a holiday wreath! Take everything you make home with you! Lexington Farmers Market’s Holiday Market is Saturday December 9 at 8 am. Ornament Wood Carving Workshop is December 9 at 10 am at the Artworks At the Carver School (522 Patterson St.) During this workshop, students will gain a basic understanding for creating sculptures in wood and the tools to do it by creating an ornament. It’s the third year of the Noise For Tots Christmas toy drive and live music event. Saturday, December 9th at 11th Frame Lounge (205 Southland Dr.) at 9 pm, offering music from some of the area’s best artists and musicians and a great cause. The Nutcracker will be at the Lexington Opera House from December 9 to 17. Celebrate holiday cheer and the Christmas spirit with the classical ballet, The Nutcracker. It’s not the holidays without the famous story, score and cast of characters! The Reindeer Ramble is a wonderful way to participate in a 5K run/walk while supporting scholarships for kids attending the YMCA summer camps. It takes place December 9 at Keeneland at 9am. Santa will be at Man O’War Harley-Davidson of Lexington for a photo opportunity. Bring the family for, professional pictures with Santa on December 9th from 11am to 2pm! Kids, pets, and adults are welcome. Pictures will be available online afterwards, and hard copies can be picked up at the store until New Years. SUNDAY DEC 10 University of Kentucky Opera Theatre proudly presents the 12th annual Celebration of Song at The Square, downtown. In the spirit of old-fashioned sing-alongs, the audience is encouraged to join in the renditions of holiday carols led by a chorus of award-winning musical talent. Take part in the celebration as voices ring throughout the atrium of The Square. DEC 13 Children’s Christmas Card Calligraphy Class is December13 at 6:30 at the Summit at Fritz Farm. The Barn for a children’s workshop where kids will learn the basics of calligraphy as they create their own holiday themed card. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas is coming to the EKU Center for the Arts December 13 at 7:30 pm. DEC 15 Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents the Nutcracker in One Act. Presented in a single, family-friendly act, this performance was created with younger audiences in mind, condensing the enchantment to capture the attention of kids. UK Singletary Center. DEC 16 LexPhil Holiday Series: A Cathedral Christmas makes its return to Cathedral of Christ the King to present an array of sacred repertoire in A Cathedral Christmas: Songs of the Manger. Lexington Chamber Chorale and Ecco join to present works by Holst, Respighi, Reger and Howard Blake. SANTACON Be Merry with Santa and friends on a walking tour of Lexington! Downtown locations are currently TBD will be pinned to the top with suggested times soon. This event will be loosely run and Santa chooses to sing songs, play games, and give away presents while bar-hopping downtown Lexington for an evening. YOU are Santa! DEC 17 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: The story of Christmas is told through music, scripture and congregational carols. Prelude begins at 6:30pm. Come early to reserve your seat as this service is often full. Additional seating available in the Chapel. No tickets required. Nursery for age 4 and under is available. 7 pm, Christ Church Cathedral. DEC 20 Paul Miller Ford invites you and your family to Story Time and Cookies with Santa on Wednesday, December 20, from 4PM – 7PM at the Ford showroom on East New Circle Road. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to children of Lexington in exchange for a photo with Santa. A Night in Bethlehem: A Drive Through Nativity Experience will be taking place December 20 and 21 at 6 pm at 1789 Tates Creek Rd. The Christmas story brought to life with drive-through living nativity. Experience the story of the Savior and His birth as you drive through each scene. There will be 5-6 stations to drive by, which you can do from the comfort of your vehicle. DEC 25 Merry Christmas. DEC 31 NEW YEAR’S EVE This article can be found on page 6 & 7 in the December 2017 print edition of Ace. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition newsletter for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.
|Lexington’s losses in 2017 include artist Louis Bickett and chefpreneur Lucie SloneAce Weekly / 12 d. 12 h. 37 min. ago more|
LOUIS According to his obituary, “Louis Zoellar Bickett II, 67, went home to glory, crossed over, passed away, was carried to paradise, fell into the arms of Jesus, gave up the ghost, petered out, kicked the bucket, croaked, faced the music, bit the bullet, left the building, did not go gently into the night, and died October 29th, 2017 in his archive, after engaging a long battle with ALS: ALS 1, LZB 0.” Bickett was born and raised in Winchester, but moved to Lexington in the 80s where he became a fixture in both Lexington’s art scene and culinary culture. In 1972, Bickett’s interest in documenting ordinary objects peaked after watching his mother sort family photos. Soon after, he began collecting and cataloging Louis Zoellar Bickett “Saving Myself” exhibit at UK Art Museum.Photo by: Kristina Rosen thousands of items from his daily life. This ongoing project became known as “The Archive,” and contains everything from dirt from the grave of Patrick Edward Madden to a knife and fork used by Seamus Heamy at a la lucie in 2006. As a self taught artist who used his life and the city of Lexington as his canvas, Bickett believed there is no separation between being in the world and making art. Items in his collection included self written post cards, coffee cups, receipts, photographs, newspaper clippings, and even bodily fluids. Janie Welker, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections for the UK Art Museum, said of his 2016 “Saving Myself” exhibit at UK Art Museum, “Louis’s collection consists of belongings, gifts, and souvenirs he has saved.” Welker continues, “But for a true artist, the act of making art is really what saves them. Louis’s life is his art.” Bickett was diagnosed with ALS shortly after his 30-year tenure as a server came to an end when a la Lucie’s closed. Bickett’s night job at lucie’s afforded him the economic support and stability that helped make his art career possible. As his obituary states, proprietor Lucie Slone-Meyers “was so supportive of his art career, allowing him to break from work for show openings, residencies, and his extensive travel around the globe—Paris 18 times!— made his time there a major part of his life, with Slone-Meyers being a prime contributor to his world view—Bickett often said she was the most opened minded, tolerant person he had ever known.” Bickett’s last performance was a memorial service written by him. Memorial donations may be made to Institute 193 (http://institute193.org) LUCIE On a hot July day this past summer, Lexington woke to the news that culinary icon Lucie Wellinghurst Slone Meyers had died at the age of 68, after battling lung cancer. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray recalled her “irrepressible spirit,” and ability to make “everyone feel special,” adding “she loved and understood what’s special and unique about Lexington.” A la lucie at 159 North Limestone ended an era in Lexington dining when it closed in the fall of 2015. The building that housed it for 31 years was sold, and Meyers said it was “time to move on,” throwing her energies into what would become Lucie’s Red Light Kitchen a few blocks north in the burgeoning North Lime neighborhood. She opened a la lucie in 1985, on Halloween, her favorite Holiday, at a time when larger-than-life women chefpreneurs weren’t yet trendy in Lexington (or anywhere else). She changed that. Chef Jonathan Lundy (his new restaurant, Corto Lima, now anchors the south end of the block where a la lucie once stood) got his start in her kitchen and has described her as Lexington’s “first celebrity chef.” A longtime anchor of downtown dining — the site of countless special occasion celebrations (from birthdays to bachelor parties) — most of what we wrote in a 1990 review of a la lucie was still true at the time it closed (though the prices included in the 1990 review changed a little): “a la lucie is a noisy, lively place. Smack in the middle of downtown on North Limestone across from the big post office and courthouse; it has a cosmopolitan feeling unique in Lexington. If you want a quiet evening in some undiscovered spot with soft music and relaxed ambiance, go somewhere else. But if you want to be in an exciting, almost boisterous atmosphere which, in many respects, has some of the best food in town, a la lucie is for you.” In the 80s, Slone introduced everything from artichoke souffle to escargots to a Lexington meat-and-potatoes populace that was starved for something a little wilder and more urbane. Always a Lexington restaurant pioneer, Slone once successfully took fine dining to the southside suburbs with the late great Roy and Nadine’s; brought Asian to Chinoe with Pacific Pearl; nearly resurrected Victorian Square with the Phoenix; and added one final exclamation point to her lengthy career when she opened the Red Light Lounge on North Lime on Valentine’s Day of this year. She was a consistent presence at the new venue, greeting diners with her signature throaty laugh, in her trademark chef’s pinks. Her culinary — and social — legacy in Lexington is secure. HARRY Harry Dean Stanton festival organizer Lucy Jones said this Fall, “When we programmed this year’s Harry Dean Stanton Fest, the last thing we wanted to imagine was that this year’s event might be a memorial. But now that it is, we are so grateful that we chose to close it with The Straight Story. The last three minutes of screen time are all Harry’s, and they are some of the most moving moments of his entire career. David Lynch has heralded this as his favorite collaboration with Harry, and we tend to agree. And when the camera tilts up to the stars at the end of the movie…we’ll be sitting under them.” The evening opened with the unveiling of Lexington’s newest mural, Harry’s face on the side of the Kentucky Fun Mall as designed and produced by Graham Allen and Geoff Murphy of SQUAREPEGS Design. She said of the legendary Kentucky native at the time of his death in September, ‘Harry would have wanted us to celebrate his life rather than mourn his death. We will continue to celebrate his incredible career and lasting legacy. He was truly one of a kind and we are grateful for all of the 91 years that he shared his presence on this planet. He will not be forgotten.” SAM Sam Shepard, 73, was a long-adopted son of central Kentucky, and died at his home near Midway in July after battling ALS. Shepard was known as a legendary playwright (Fool for Love), author, Oscar-winning actor (The Right Stuff), and occasional rock star. He was a famous fixture at popular Lexington and Midway restaurants, where he mostly blended in and would chat quietly with friends and strangers about anything from horses to music to the history of the Derby. His friend Patti Smith memorialized his passing in an essay for the New Yorker, “It was a Kentucky evening filled with the darting light of fireflies, and the sound of the crickets and choruses of bullfrogs. Sam walked to his bed and lay down and went to sleep, a stoic, noble sleep. A sleep that led to an unwitnessed moment, as love surrounded him and breathed the same air. The rain fell when he took his last breath, quietly, just as he would have wished. Sam was a private man. I know something of such men. You have to let them dictate how things go, even to the end. The rain fell, obscuring tears.” This article can be found on page 5 in the December 2017 print edition of Ace. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition newsletter for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.
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