• Arts bulletin board: July 25, 2014

    Marilyn Foulke to demonstrate

    during Berea’s Quilt Extravaganza


  • Arts bulletin board: June 20, 2014

    Jerry Bruckheimer

    book signing

    Film director/producer Jerry Bruckheimer will be signing copies of Michael Singer’s book “Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes – Four Decades of Filmmaking” at Nettie Jarvis Antiques/The Old Sugar Valley Country Store, 111-113 Taylorsville Road, in Bloomfield. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 5, and refreshments will be served.

  • Arts bulletin board: June 6, 2014

    13 museums offer free admission to

    active military personnel and families


    Thirteen Kentucky museums are offering free admission to active military members and their families this summer as part of the Blue Star Museums initiative. The window for free admission runs through Labor Day, Sept. 1.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 30, 2014

    Arts council offering grants to

    help add arts in curriculum


    The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications through June 15 from schools and school districts interested in having a consultant assist in developing plans and assessment tools for integrating the arts across the curriculum.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 23, 2014

    Young-Brown to sign copies of

    Kentucky-based cookbook


    Fiona Young-Brown, of Lexington, will sign copies of her cookbook, “A Culinary History of Kentucky: Burgoo, Beer Cheese & Goetta,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.

  • Shelby twins in new feature film

    Shelby County twins and students Gavin and Keegan Martion, active on the local acting and music scene, in August completed work on a  feature movie, In Gramps’ Shoes, which was filmed in Crossville, Tenn., and opens there on Saturday night.

  • Shelby County woman playing the new Queen of rock

    Shelbyville native Ruby Lewis is about to embark on her latest venture, co-starring in the national tour of the Queen musical We Will Rock You, which opens later this month.  

    Lewis will play Scaramouche alongside Brian Justin Crum, who was cast in the lead role of Galileo.

  • Former Shelby resident pens book about local legend

    Lisa Tindle Simpson, who grew up in Shelby County but now lives in Northern Kentucky, has published her first book, Crybaby Bridge, based on a Shelby County legend.

    At 5 p.m. Saturday she will be at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse to sign copies.

    Simpson's "urban legend" comes to life in novel form about a woman who was born in 1960 and kills herself and her newborn in 1978 by throwing the baby over the bridge and then jumping in, the water, too.

  • Li'l Abner from Broadway, movie now makes Shelby home

    From 1956-1959, Peter Palmer practically lived in the fictional town of Dogpatch as the star of both the Broadway and Hollywood productions of Li’l Abner, based on the popular comic strip that ran from 1934-1977.

    Now, more than 50 years later at the age of 81, Palmer lives in Shelbyville and can most often be found at a different kind of dog patch – the Red Orchard Dog Park.

    “I’m not retired,” Palmer says with a laugh. “The calls just don’t come anymore.”

  • Simpsonville’s former ‘Warrior’ publishes book

    When Walter Herd s retired from the military and returned to Kentucky from Afghanistan in 2007, he noticed a trend that concerned him – few people at home, even his friends, seemed to understand what the military was all about.

    “They learn about soldiers from Hollywood movies,” said Herd, who lives in Simpsonville.