December 24, 2007
Dear Editor, As a diabetic, I eagerly read the Sunday Kentucky Advocate article by Elizabeth Shelton, "Nutritional tips for individuals with diabetes. " To me, some of her statements were at the least surprising. She failed to emphasize counting carbohydrates, reading every label for hidden carbs, and she made no reference to serving size and the role of exercise and activity. And what about fiber? Personally, I could never tolerate "6-11 servings each day of grains and starches.
December 6, 2007
Lincoln County native Ellisa Cooper, a wine consultant in New York City, will be a contestant on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" today and tomorrow. The show airs on ABC at 12:30 p.m. A 1984 graduate of Lincoln High School, Ms. Cooper is the daughter of Dickie and Sue Cooper of Stanford. Ms. Cooper operates a wine store in New York City, where she designs wine lists and teaches wine classes in stores, homes and restaurants. Ms. Cooper's grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about two years ago, and she began watching "Millionaire" as part of what she called "preventative medicine" to keep her mind active in hopes of avoiding the disease, according to a news release from the show's publicist.
October 18, 2007
Ale-8-One of America, in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, introduced Bandy and Bailey's Ale-8-One Apple Butter at Court Days in Mount Sterling on Saturday. The infused apple butter is the third product the soft drink bottler has introduced through the Kentucky Proud program, which uses Kentucky produce to benefit local growers. Katelyn's Honey created it using a bi-product of apple cider produced by Evans Orchard and Cider Mill in Georgetown. The pulp remaining from the cider had been previously composted or fed to livestock.
September 26, 2007
Apple has named Marty Park, Clark County district technology coordinator, as an Apple Distinguished Educator for 2007. The Apple Distinguished Educator program provides a unique forum for Apple and exemplary educators worldwide to exchange ideas and information about the effective uses of new technologies in the creation of engaging learning environments that will promote student achievement and academic scholarship. ADEs are members of a select group of education professionals committed to the promise of educational technology in the classroom and beyond.
September 17, 2007
LIBERTY - Winners were picked Sunday in the Casey County Apple Festival baby contest. They are listed first through third place, and parents. 0-6 months: Girls, Kennedy Bryant Neat, daughter of Dustin and Shannon Neat; Camdyn Paige Allen, daughter of Edwin and Glenda Allen; and Madeline Lane Butcher, daughter of Brad and Jennifer Butcher. Boys, Austin Lane Luttrell, son of Jeremy Luttrell and Lacy Arthur; Parker Alan Gambrel, son of Natasha Ware and Alan Gambrel; and Dillon Resse Wilson, son of Dennis and Deana Wilson.
May 29, 2007
Local playwright Elizabeth Orndorff's "The Bathroom Cleaner" played for two performances Sunday at The Studio Theatre on 42nd Street in New York. It is being produced as part of the Wonderland One-Act Play Festival, put on by YouAreHere Productions. Directed by Whitney Aronson, "The Bathroom Cleaner" features an Equity actress in the role of Ardella, the bathroom cleaner. Sixty plays are entered in the festival and each receives two performances. Judges winnow those down to 20, then 10, then the top three.
February 21, 2007
Editor's note: Kevin Duke and Wilson Garrett, Centre College interns at The Advocate, will be investigating this area's history in a feature called History Hunters. See their video and blog at http://historyhunters.wordpress.com . PLEASANT HILL - Growing up in a city, it's hard for me to remember the last time I was out in a field doing any real work with nature. That changed last week when I went out to Shaker Village to try my hand at pruning some apple trees. While I was a little apprehensive at first, the whole experience turned out to be a lot of fun. Arriving at Shaker Village in cold, rainy weather, Kevin Duke and I met with Don Pelly, the naturalist and orchardist there, for some hands-on training in pruning at the apple orchard.
January 31, 2007
Weekends are the only time Paula Campbell's family has enough time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and before her head even leaves the pillow, she can predict what they might request. Apple Crisp. "They beg me to make it. It's a must. I can't have a slumber party for my daughter without preparing it," says Campbell, who has an 11-year-old daughter, Lyndsey Smyth. Her son, Chad Elmore, husband Brian Campbell and stepdaughter Katie Campbell also are big fans. Campbell, who lives between Danville and Junction City, says she took a recipe from a Betty Crocker cookbook and modified it. "I took the recipe and played with it a couple of times," she says, noting she only uses Granny Smith apples.
January 15, 2007
Apple has released its new iPhone device. The iPhone is a three-in-one device that features a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and an Internet communications device. The iPhone is very different from currently available mobile phones and communication devices. One noticeable difference is that it has a flat surface with no buttons. So instead of a stylus, users can use their own fingers to navigate the device. The first moments of the iPhone launch were pure bliss for Apple lovers.
January 9, 2007
THOMPSON TO SPEAK JAN. 25 AT LIBRARY Sharon Thompson, a Lexington Herald-Leader food and dining columist, will speak between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at Clark County Public Library's Book Lunch. She will discuss her new cookbook, "Flavors of Kentucky," that contains recipes for fried apple pies that were made by her mother, Myrtle Wiseman, and used for bake sales at the Franklin Avenue Church of God, now Church of the Living God. Seating is limited to 15, and those planning to attend must register by Tuesday, Jan. 23. LEARN ABOUT IDENTITY THEFT Identity Theft will be the topic of the program at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the Clark County Extension Office, 1400 Fortune Drive.