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Photo Gallery: Creepy Cruise-In haunts Georgetown Drive-In over the weekend

Event featured Dr. Gangrene and Xander Harris from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
October 7, 2020

Living six feet apart: the importance and effects of social distancing

Illustration by Shelby Pennington.
Social distancing saves lives and prevents the spread of the novel coronavirus
April 13, 2020

As the novel coronavirus spreads through Kentuckiana, two words keep appearing everywhere: social distancing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing is “remaining...

Floyd County businesses support local community with food, sanitizer during coronavirus pandemic

Donum Dei, a brewery located in New Albany, has been using its facility to make hand sanitizer for the Floyd County community.
Local business owners use their time and supplies to help Southern Indiana residents and brighten people’s lives
April 13, 2020

Ever since Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb ordered restaurants and non-essential businesses to close, Floyd County restaurant and business owners have been finding new ways to stay connected with customers...

Famous magician Brent Braun guides aspiring illusionists in New Albany

Professional sleight-of-hand magician Ken Abbot performs a coin trick for a captivated audience member during J&B’s Thursday Night Magic Hangout.
J&B Magic Shop and Theater is a serene setting for sleight of hand
February 10, 2020

Downtown New Albany’s J&B Magic Shop and Theater on Spring Street—as people would guess—is more than meets the eye. The business acts as a store, magic consultancy firm, and a hangout spot for...

Exit Zero artist makes unlikely art at Falls of the Ohio

Al Gorman spots an orange sports drink on the beach at the Falls of the Ohio. He said the river learns to provide each river collector with exactly what they seek.
Al Gorman creates sculptures from trash floating down Ohio River to highlight littering epidemic
February 10, 2020

Al Gorman feels our planet is headed for trying times. He sees riverbanks lined with emptied automotive containers, detergent bottles, dolls with missing limbs, shoes, lighters, all found with rapidly...

Polly’s Freeze continues to dish out sweet service after 67 years of business

Polly’s Freeze continues to dish out sweet service after 67 years of business
Employees and owners of Polly’s Freeze share what the business means to them and to the community
November 9, 2019

Polly’s Freeze, the famed Georgetown ice cream stand, closed for the season after celebrating its 67th year of business Sunday, Oct. 20. In 1952, Polly’s Freeze opened as a local roadside stand...

Recbar 812 powering up downtown New Albany

Photo illustration provided by Corey Sims.
Jeffersontown arcade-bar’s owner looks forward to expanding
September 3, 2019

New Albany’s Pearl Street will soon be home to an expansion of Louisville’s popular arcade-bar known as Recbar. The New Albany Recbar location will occupy more than double the square footage of...

Flow and play in Louisville’s flow art family

Benjamin Lacy (Benjamin Dragon) spins fire poi at Cherokee Park during a Tuesday evening flow jam.
A look inside the history and people of Louisville’s flow art community
September 3, 2019

Down by the waterfront, off River Road in Louisville, adults and teenagers alike can be found dancing around with hula hoops, staffs and other objects that might look like circus instruments if you’re...

Multi-platinum sound engineer to speak at the Kentucky Center

Lexington native Finis “KY” White has worked with Lil Wayne, Drake, 2 Chainz and more, and he took time to talk to contributing reporter John Renfrow about his journey and his return to Kentucky.
July 29, 2019

Born as Finis White in Lexington, the now multi-platinum sound engineer “KY” (pronounced kay-why) is one of a select few names of hip hop pioneers from Kentucky making it on the biggest stage. The...

Horizon guide to Thunder over Louisville, Pegasus Pins, KDF

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5 Tips for making the most of Thunder Over Louisville on April 13, and kicking off the Kentucky Derby Festival
April 1, 2019

  1. Claim Your Spot Early The air show begins at 3 p.m., so you should plan to get there way before that. The committed people get there early in the morning to claim the best spot. If...

Authentic European-style pub comes closer to home

A curious patron, asks the bartender what he has on tap. Pints&union serves a plethora of classic cocktails and comfort beers. Photo by Bryce Shreve.
Pints&union owner talks brews, business and Billie Holiday
April 1, 2019

Eighteen years ago in the heart of Chicago, Joe Phillips visited a peculiar restaurant in a Victorian-style building. With the sounds of Billie Holiday filling the room from the ceiling to the rustic,...

Frank Oz – the character, not the voice

“Just because I’m here and now you think I do all these voices, it doesn’t mean it comes easy. It also doesn’t mean that just because you guys can’t do something now doesn’t mean you can’t do something later,” Oz said.
Frank Oz discusses his life as a puppeteer, director and human being during his visit to the Ogle Center at IU Southeast.
March 20, 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, Frank Oz spoke to a packed house about his career with The Muppets and Sesame Street, as well as his days as a director and experiences working with Jim Henson and George Lucas. “First...

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