Last week, I wrote a story from a book that a friend gave me long ago who had traveled through Kentucky recommended for me. This week, I would like to tell you about another place I long ago had visited and a place that I have visited several times. You may have too — South Union, Kentucky.

A note to my readers: I am sorry that I have not been able to keep the Kentucky Table running for the last few weeks. A run-in with my new (and beautiful and wonderful) cat one night lead me to the hospital, the doctors and the nurses of the North Carolina hospital where I grew up. I came to…

One day this week I was going through some old magazines that I had kept for several years. Why? I don’t know why. But now I do and I think that I might keep this one because of its few pages that I turned to were some things that I liked. They were paid advertisements, but they were nicely …

Grandmother, according to the Webster New Collegiate Dictionary “The second degree of ancestry” and from the Oxford Dictionary: Grandmother: “One’s parent’s mother.”

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Local musician Savannah Reeves has been selected for the San Francisco edition of The Voice Casting InstaBlinds. She has been playing music and singing locally for the last few years.

The library has been a good place to hang out during these cold, snowy days that we have been living through over the last few weeks. It has different sections you can move from: newspapers, records, movies for the night, a Scott County history room, book store and, yes, even a cafe and a fi…

Writer’s Note: I am going to try a new column, not a story of “all sorts,” that will be the same, but I want to try to send you a food column, really a history story by a long time friend of mine who is no longer, but who for many years wrote in New York, in Europe, in China, about the Chero…

In the Christmas issue of our paper I would like to share with you a poem that a friend of mind in North Carolina has written for a special Christmas program.  She is a young women who has gone through many serious health and other kinds of problems, but they have in no way stopped her from …

This is going to be a history lesson! A history lesson in Kentucky recipes! Recipes that we will never try to make, but then we might.

When you read into this story today or tomorrow, we will be in the last month of another year, 2018, starting probably the most wonderful month, December — a month of weather that we have a hard time depending on, and the most important event of the year, a time when we try to be ready for t…

It has seemed to me that the celebration of Halloween has become quite a celebration that begins early and is honored in all sorts of ways: yards decorated in dozens of ways, people both young and old wear costumes, trick or treat is an expected gift and porch steps, wall rails and drive way…

You might have heard or you might have seen that a few weeks ago I broke my right leg, broken in a usual way: I fell down the stairs. Yes, down four steps into the living room, face down. I immediately knew that I had broken something.

Dustin Collins, 30, originally from Bardstown, Kentucky, says that for him, music is about the experience."To me, rock and roll has got to be live." Collins said. "It's all about, 'can you play? Are you actually playing your songs or are you running tracks?'"Collins is a country musician, wh…

Some years ago a book club asked me to do a program for it.  It was in the fall, and I wrote and read this story to it. I did and it has been used in a number of a times as a autumn story in the paper. Here it is for another time and I thank you for keep wanting to hear it.

Two weeks ago I began the column with a note telling you that I would like to spend my newspaper space with information, stories, poems, pictures on autumn during the month of October. For two weeks, we have told the stories of Henry David Thoreau and his writing, his belief about that secti…

“Henry David Thoreau simplified his life to understand life... To him, nature rather than civilization was the repository of life, and living close to nature the means to mine that treasure.” — Adapted from Miriam Levine’s “A Guide to Writer’s Homes in New England.”

“Henry David Thoreau simplified his life to understand life. He wanted “to live deep and suck out the marrow of live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life.  To him, nature rater than civilization was the repository of life, and living close to nature the means …

The other day I was moving some books around in the living room bookcases when I saw the cover of a book that I had not thought about for a long time — a book that I had bought in England on my last trip there in 2007.

Sam Elliott stars in the 2017 film “The Hero,” directed by Brett Haley.

If you need a feel-good movie to watch on a late rainy night “Sing Street” hits every right note. Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is the new kid at a school in Ireland. He falls for an older girl named Raphia (Lucy Boynton) who lives near the school. To impress her and get her number he tells Rap…

“All Eyez on Me” is the story of Tupac Shakur, the iconic rapper, actor and visionary. Director Benny Boom takes us through Shakur’s life from his days growing up in New York, moving to Baltimore and eventually making his way out to California. We see into his childhood growing up with paren…

“All Saints” is the true story of pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett) trying to save a church in trouble. He is sent to a small Anglican church in Tennessee known as All Saints, only to preach until the church is sold. Soon after he arrives with his family they are met by Burmese refugees…

Welcome to "Riverdale". A lot of familiar faces are here in town. Archie Andrews is the golden boy, a football player and musician. Betty Cooper is the thought to be goodie goodie with a bit of an edge. Jughead Jones is the smart, yet troubled teen. Veronica Lodge is the once rich mean girl …

“Baby Driver” is a true thrill ride. Edgar Wright directs this visually stunning film which follows Baby (Ansel Elgort), a young, yet skilled getaway driver.

This review is a bit different. Instead of looking at what usually is a single feature film, we will be diving into a series of 13 episodes. Warning: There are spoilers.

“Power Rangers” delivers a kick of nostalgia with many familiar references to the television series while adding some originality.

“The LEGO Batman Movie”, directed by Chris McKay is a witty, yet sarcastically funny family film. Will Arnett is the voice of the iconic superhero known to Gotham City as Batman, while a surprising Zach Galifianakis brings life to the Joker.  The action carries on throughout and it is hard t…

“I’m Not Ashamed” is the story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine school shooting in April of 1999. The movie follows Rachel from age eight, and up until April 20th, 1999 when, then aged 17, she and twelve others were gunned down by two gunmen. We get a glimpse of…

“Minimalism: A Documentary” follows Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn, two former white-collar businessmen, as they tour the country promoting their new book. This is done while interweaving other self proclaimed “minimalists” and getting their views on a movement that is sweeping th…

Woody has just had a night that he doesn't want people to remember. The thing is, everyone already knows, except Woody's wife. He tries to keep her attention away from the news, but that doesn't last long. Pretty soon Woody is partying with Owen Wilson, a prince, a gypsy and is consoled by t…

 “Coin Heist”, a teen drama directed by Emily Hagins, follows four high school students who try and save their school from being shut down. Jason, the headmaster’s kid, is a troublemaker, Alice is a computer wiz, Dakota is the perfect student and Benny is the athlete. Coming from all differe…

You will be sucked into the action with this crazy adventure. From the point of view of the hero, Henry, the director Ilya Naishuller’s “Hardcore Henry” puts you in the center. Your eyes will not leave the screen.