• You, too, can become ‘King of the Grill’

    My dad was not always “king of the grill.” My brother and I endured many years of waiting patiently for the coals to turn gray, only to receive the charred remains of a once perfect handmade hamburger. We referred to these masterpieces as “hockey pucks.“ Hot dogs, bratwurst, steaks, all suffered the same fate.

    Apparently several years, and moving to Florida have improved his grill skills. No longer do I hear “Taps” being played in the background when my Dad says dinner is ready.

  • Food is big part of family life

    Growing up in New Jersey and being from a very large, Italian-Irish family gave me my love for cooking and entertaining.

    My family doesn’t just gather and eat — they embrace any opportunity to celebrate life with food, family and friends.

  • Warford-Cooley engagement

    Kevin and Danette Warford of Nashville announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany to Corey Cooley, son of Rick and Betsy Cooley of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride to be is a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2013, and is employed by MCM CPAs and Advisors as a certified public accountant tax supervisor.

    The groom to be is a 2008 graduate of Anderson County High School and is a student at the University of Louisville. He is employed as an operations analyst at Conifer Health Solutions.

  • Hendrix-Jones engagement

    Marty and Dianna Hendrix announce the engagement of their daughter Delana to Aaron Jones, son of Larry and Retia Jones of Monticello.

    The bride to be is a graduate of Anderson County High School and Campbellsville University. She is employed by the Christian County Board of Education and is a teacher at Pembroke Elementary School.

    The groom to be is a graduate of Hazard Independent High School and Morehead State University. He is employed by the Christian County Board of Education and is a music teacher at Millbrooke Elementary School in Hopkinsville.

  • Kate Savannah Sims birth

    Kate Savannah Sims was born April 28, 2016, at 3:57 a.m. at St. Joseph East.

    She weighed 7 1/2 pounds and measured 20 inches long at birth.

    Kate is the daughter of Spencer and Jenna Sims of Lawrenceburg. She has an older sister, Emily Grace, 17 months.

    She is the granddaughter of Brad and Susan Smith of Lawrenceburg, and Doug and Sherry Sims of Willisburg.

  • ‘Superfood’ rhubarb is now in season

    I prefer a great rhubarb mixed with strawberries in a flaky crust for that undeniable sweet, tart happiness that comes with long summer days.

    Rhubarbs true season is April through June, but you can find it in early spring and thru the summer months.

    When buying rhubarb always look for deep red stalks and leaves that are not wilted. You won’t ever use the leaves because they’re poisonous, but they’re a good indicator of freshness.

  • Go green this summer with kale

    The rest of the world is figuring out what Southerners have known for hundreds of years. Eat your greens.

    Kale is the latest trendy thing to eat. Kale is a “superfood,” cholesterol-lowering champion, cancer-fighting hero, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Okay, so maybe southerners didn’t know all of those things, or the fact that kale is rich in vitamins A, K, C, magnesium and fiber, neither did the rest of country until recently.

  • Milburn-Franklin engagement

    Ellery and Julie Milburn are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Maribeth, to the Rev. Kyle Franklin, son of Sharon and Ricky Thompson and Rick Franklin of Adair and Taylor counties.

    Maribeth graduated from Anderson County High School and Campbellsville University and is employed as a teacher at Taylor County Elementary School.

    Franklin is a graduate of Taylor County High School and Campbellsville University and is the pastor of Pellville Baptist Church in Hancock County.

  • Watts-Walling engagement

    Wesley and Michele Watts announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Chelsea Taylor Watts, to John-Tyler Walling, son of Angie and Steve Walling.

    The wedding is planned for 5 p.m. May 28 in Versailles.

    Formal invitations have been sent.

  • Plenty of grains, plenty of options

    Some of you out there will be able to relate to my recent experience in the supermarket. I was heading down the rice and grains aisle and I could not believe the variety of grains available.

    I thought, “Surely there can’t be 30 different kinds of rice and five varieties of quinoa. It felt like my brain went through the mill.

    Time to sift through all of this. Enough grain puns.

    Here are some of the more popular grains and their uses: