NEWS DIGEST: Aug. 1, 2014

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Addington to appear

on Food Network show

Louisville chef and Shelbyville native Kristina Addington will compete Sunday on the Food Network’s top-rated show Cutthroat Kitchen.

Known as the Vegan Temptress, Kristina attended culinary classes as Sullivan University, assisted in launching a caféin her hometown of Shelbyville in 2013, and has wholesaled baked goods locally. A private chef, she offers cooking classes, dinner parties, and prepared meals. 

“My goal is to show people that we can still enjoy those nostalgic dishes we grew up eating around our family’s table, while using ingredients that are more sustainable and easier on the environment, that don’t support the animal industry that inflicts so much cruelty, and our good for our body, mind, and soul. Educating people on the benefits of a plant-based diet, while showing them how delicious the food can be, drives me,” says Kristina.

Hosted by Alton Brown, Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000, and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors by winning items up for bid. The chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to outplot the competition.

Sunday’s 10 p.m. show is titled “Two Chefs, One Toga.”

Kristina said, “The opportunity to represent, not only our great foodie-city of Louisville, but vegan cooking as a whole, on a national platform such as Food Network, was a thrilling experience. No other vegan chef has yet appeared on Cutthroat Kitchen.”

The Mellow Mushroom in St. Matthews is hosting a viewing party and offering 20% off vegan items during the show.

More information about Kristina can be found at www.VeganTemptress.com


Fire destroys part of historic Main Street in Eminence

Five firefighters were hurt and three families displaced after a fire ripped through downtown Eminence early Sunday morning, but all directly involved consider themselves lucky.

“The potential was there for it to be much, much worse,” said Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas.

Lucas immediately called for support from other departments in the county to fight the fire that started in an upstairs apartment bedroom over what used to be Ann’s Kut ‘n Kurl. Initially Lucas was fearful the tenant might be in danger and require a rescue, but it was soon discovered that no one was inside the building. There were people in the building next door, in apartments over the recently opened Johnson Flooring Company. Everyone was evacuated with no injuries.

As the fire burned, it traveled to the building next door, creeping into the attic. At one point, smoke and gases built up inside the building, leading to a blow out.

“We call it a smoke explosion,” Lucas said. “It blew out the windows and some bricks on the alley side of the building.”

Firefighters battled the fire for hours, finally gaining the upper hand early the following morning.

When the sun came up, it was apparent the two buildings were a total loss.

“They’re both structurally damaged,” Lucas said. “They’ll have to come down.”

That means two businesses and five apartments in historical buildings will be gone, along with all the belongings and property inside.

The American Red Cross found temporary housing for the three displaced families and helped replace medications for one individual.



Kids left as dad attempts get-away from store

Timothy Delbridge attempted a fast getaway after shoplifting a drink from a Frankfort convenience store, police said, but he allegedly forgot something important — his children.

The 35-year-old is charged with shoplifting and two counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.

Frankfort Police Capt. Robert Warfel said Delbridge and his two elementary-aged sons went into the Speedway at the corner of U.S. 127 and Louisville Road Tuesday to get a fountain drink.

Employees told Delbridge he needed to pay for the drink when he started drinking it in the store and he allegedly took off running, leaving his children behind.

Warfel said he soon returned, yelling for the boys to follow him.

A Speedway employee followed him as he ran toward Kentucky Car Wash, Warfel said. When he tried to hide, car wash employees allegedly contained him in a break room until officers arrived.

Warfel said the children were crying and upset. They were sent with their mother when she arrived at the scene, he said.


Shelby Artists on Main Street meeting

The next “meet and connect” meeting for the Shelby Artists On Main Street will be at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 in the Hudson Room at the Shelby County Public Library. All artists and persons interested in the arts are invited to attend the informal meeting. For more information call Howard Griffith at 633-2763 or email jhgriffith66@gmail.com.


Squire Boone Day will be Oct. 4

Squire Boone Day will be from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct 4 2014 at Clear Creek Park.

The Squire Boone Foundation is still searching for sponsors for this year’s event, which will feature rising country music star and Taylorsville native J.D. Shelbourne. Booth space will be available for $25, and tickets will be $10. The foundation will also sponsor a Little Miss and Mr. Squire Boone contest and a Miss Squire Boone. Winners will be VIPs at all future events.

For more information about becoming a sponsor or entering a pageant, please call 502-220-9542.


SBDM Council meeting

  • Southside Elementary’s SBDM will have a special-called meeting at 4 p.m. on Aug. 5 in the new Southside Elementary Office.


Road repairs, delays

  • Interstate 64:Lane closures and delays possiblefrom the Welcome Center to ½mile east of KY 55 (mile points 27.9 to 32.8) due to roadway widening and paving.  Lane closures are always possible Sunday - Friday from 7:00 p.m. each evening until 5:00 a.m. the following morning and on Saturdays from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the following morning.  Access to the welcome center on eastbound I-64 (mile point 28.2) will be closed due to paving operations.  This closure is scheduled from 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 6 until 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9.
  • KY 1848:Shoulder closures and construction delays possible at the I-64 interchange (mile points 4.6 to 6.4) because of roadway widening. One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. The speed limit is reduced to 35 MPH in the work zone.


The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report.