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Unsung Heroes: UK’s Supporting Cast BY K.R.C.


ohn Wall. Brandon Knight. Anthony Davis. Karl-Anthony Towns. These are the superstars of Kentucky basketball for the last seven years; the NBA stars that have helped turned UK coach John Calipari into a recruiting legend and a Hallof-Famer.

Every true blue Kentucky fan knows those names and a handful of others guys that took the one-and-done route to the NBA, often leaving dozens of wins and Final Four appearances in their wake. But not every year can Cal’s Cats start with 30-something wins and a clear shot at a national title. And yes, this 2015-2016 season is one of those years. Sure, there’s Tyler Ulis and Jamal Murray: the two-man firing squad that has pushed and pulled UK into respectability this season. No one would dispute their growing development into two of the best players Calipari has brought into UK. But this isn’t about them. Nor is it about any of those guys mentioned above.

It’s about their wingmen, their supporting cast, the guys who had to hit the big shot when the opposing teams decided the superstar wasn’t going to beat them this game. Guys like Darius Miller, Josh Harrellson, DeAndre Liggins and this year: Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins.

None of those guys are likely to be NBA All-Stars like the ones mentioned at the top of this story. They never even lead the team in scoring while they were at UK. But they were crucial members of developing teams – upperclassmen in a world of one-year rental players that sometimes had to take the reins and steer clear of crushing defeat.

If you remember, it was the development of Harrellson as a legitimate big man, Liggins as a lockdown defender and Miller as a legitimate scoring threat that took a wobbly team led by a star point guard (Brandon Knight) from a potential first round knockout in the NCAA tournament to the Final Four If this year’s Kentucky team is to do anything significant, it will be for the same reasons. It will be because Derek Willis – a homegrown Kentucky player just like Miller – opens up driving lanes by being a dead-eye three point shooter. It means Hawkins will be used to hit the occasional shot (or several, in terms of this season’s win over Louisville) and lock down a hot shooter on the other team.

It will be because a supporting cast finally showed up around the two stars. In the 20102011 season it was the support of Harrellson, Liggins and Miller that fueled the stars of Knight, Terrance Jones and Doron Lamb.

In this season, it’ll be Willis and Hawkins to step up for Ulis, Murray and Isaiah Briscoe

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Derek Willis (left) and Dominique Hawkins (right) may not gather all the attention from this year’s University of Kentucky Wildcats but their contributions have been stellar. PHOTOS BY WALTER CORNETT (and, if recent games hold true, maybe even Isaac Humphries or Marcus Lee). With injuries mounting and without the help of a crystal ball, tarot cards or psychic abilities, it’s uncertain if the rising support cast will have the same results as the Knightled team. But what is certain is that the development of such strong upperclassmen role players means Calipari is more than just a great recruiter of future NBA all-stars who need a little seasoning before making the leap.

Before Calipari, Liggins, Miller and Harrellson were looking at short professional basketball careers, if they had any at all. And while none of them have turned into NBA AllStars, all have been on NBA rosters and have respectable pro careers. The same could be true for Willis – who at

6-foot-9 could be interesting as an off the bench shooter for an NBA team. Or even for Hawkins, who’s shorter height might prevent a substantial NBA career, but could promise a decade in the NBA Development League or in Europe. That’s without mentioning Humphries, Tai Wynard or Marcus Lee – a former volleyball player who could jump his way into the league.

The difference between just running through one-year players for short term success (cough Duke cough) and doing so while also developing underclassmen is a system monopolized solely by Calipari.

If asked at the beginning of this season if Derek Willis would be a key factor in possible SEC championships and a potential Final Four – 99.9 percent of Kentucky fans would have impolitely laughed until they cried.

But his nearly 8 points and 4 rebounds averages a game are crucial to many wins. Asked if Hawkins would be a factor with UK’s main guard trio, fans would have shrugged. But UK doesn’t defeat archrival Louisville without Hawkins.

Some years… Kentucky wins 30 games a win and is a lock for the Final Four behind a band of baby-faced freshmen. Other years it takes the unheralded veterans, who have sat on the bench for a few years, biding their time for a breakout moment. To be sure, no one knows where this Kentucky team will end its season (as of press day). But one thing is for certain… without Derek Willis, Dominique Hawkins and the other Unsung Upperclassmen this team wouldn’t be going anywhere at all.


Longwood Antique Woods’ George Gatewood

Reclaiming Wood, the original ‘Green’



e-purpose, re-use, re-cycle? Reclaimed wood with a live edge? George Gatewood at Longwood Antique Woods was setting this trend long before it hit Dwell Magazine. Or as he puts it, “I’ve been in this business for 23 years, and I was country, when country wasn’t cool.” Gatewood, who grew up in Mount Sterling, has come a long way since the days he built his first tree house out of barn wood, followed by the bar he built in college out of reclaimed wood. He owns and operates Longwood Antique Woods, a wildly popular salvage company that began offering ‘green’ wood in 1991. He and his team create flooring as well as beams, mantels, doors and furniture — even a log cabin if you so desire — all made from repurposed wood from historic buildings slated for demolition. Imagine making your next mint julep on a bar made from restored wood from one of the barns where five Kentucky Derby and Belmont winners were bred.

If you’ve been out to eat in Lexington lately, you’re already familiar with the warm glow cast by Longwood Antique Woods. Dudley’s, Pies and Pints, Crank and Boom, Tony’s, and the upcoming Goodfellas in the Distillery District are all home to the re-purposed lumber that George Gatewood and Longwood Antique Woods have been painstakingly rescuing for decades. atewood initially sold the wood he rescued and rehabbed to a company in New England, but ultimately decided to keep the wood local and mill the materials in Lexington, at his warehouses on Midland and Delaware avenues. He considers the best wood for flooring purposes to be oak, heart pine, chestnut, and poplar. “Wood such as hemlock or wood that has weathered too much finds new life as wall-boarding in restaurants such as Pies and Pints and Crank & Boom, and in Dudley’s downtown location, where the treatment was made using wood recovered from an historic Midway Farm — we installed the flooring at Tony’s as well.” They’ve also provided the wood for multiple Goodfellas locations, including the upcoming “Goodfellas Distillery” which is slated to open in Lexington’s Distillery District in the fall. Gatewood has been commissioned by Maker’s Mark along with Jim Beam distilleries to create conference tables and other items from antique recovered wood.


He is an affable fellow who puts you at ease right away. Of his faithful sidekick, Huckleberry (a St. Bernard of spectacular size), he says, “everybody knows him.” His showroom is located on Midland Avenue, and there you can find wood for flooring, wall décor and more. Much of the material has been recycled from old barns in the area, some even from Churchill Downs in Louisville. His customers include builders and remodelers,

If you’ve been out to eat in Lexington lately, you’re already familiar with the warm glow cast by Longwood Antique Woods. PHOTO PROVIDED BY LONGWOOD

businesses (restaurants and retailers especially), and homeowners.

Once we connected after a few rounds of phone tag, he was as neighborly and generous as Kentucky itself. He had just returned from a terrific trade show in Nashville, where he “very much enjoyed the music, displaying my wares, and a maybe more than a little beer as well!” He enjoys the feedback from the folks who attend the home and garden shows. Longwood Antique Woods on Midland Avenue showcases reclaimed wood from historic buildings, such as the original farmland in our community. He tells us, “When Hamburg was being developed, I took apart at least 1 5 barns on that property over the years that project was being completed. Even today, we have reclaimed wood from a barn which stood on the Costco property.” Also available at Longwood is material from Churchill Downs. “When Churchill had to clear two barns out of the way to install the JumboTron, I worked with the contractor, bought and removed the wood, then put it through the process of reclaiming.”

Gatewood’s crew includes a fulltime staff of de-nailers, woodworkers, and master craftsmen. He has been recognized in numerous national publications, including Garden & Gun (where he has a special connection, via the materials Longwood provided for their office space). He looks forward to showing his work at the Kentucky Horse Park for the Rolex 3-Day Event as well as hosting an exhibit at the Blue Grass Historic Trust Antique & Garden Show in March. Antique and reclaimed wood is the original ‘green’ way of home improvement.

George Gatewood of Longwood Antique Woods, photographed at home with Huckleberry.

LONGWOOD’S LEGACY Longwood Antique Woods has been in the business of reclaiming and recycling old wood for 23 years and has supplied countless material solutions for floors, doors, bars, beams, furniture art, and much more. The antique wood in their collections is salvaged from historic barns, warehouses, and cabins slated for demolition. “Our mission is to supply a green product with a unique history; whether it is from the barn of highly recognized War Admiral or rural farmer Papa Shepard. These products add to the architect’s ‘green’ ratings and the end user’s sense of environmental responsibility, all within an historical context without harvesting a single tree.” 7 March 2016

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Artist Reception, 2 pm, Arboretum

ART Glories of the Garden

The Market wraps up today at the Lexington Convention Center

ART Kentucky Crafted:

Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition, 2 pm, UK Singletary Center


Alison Brown, Frank Solivan, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, 7 pm, Lyric Theatre


You can follow him on Facebook at Carmine ThD — Therapy Dog at the Gill Heart Institute.

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Gwenda Bond, and Julie Kagawa, 7 pm, Joseph-Beth

READ V.E. Schwab,

Opulence: A Book Release Party for Crystal Wilkinson, 7 pm, Wild Fig Books & Coffee

READ The Birds of


Westbrook Trio CD Release Party, 5 pm, Farish Theatre


Series: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), 7 pm, Farish Theater

MOVIE Alfred Hitchcock

Catherynne M. Valente, 7 pm, Joseph-Beth

READ Best Selling Author

“Dirt Poets: Conceptual Clay,” noon, Transy’s Morlan Gallery (exhibition through March 30)

ART Opening Day of



Chieftains, with Paddy Moloney and special guests, 7:30 pm, EKU Center for the Arts


the Wheel by R.S. Belcher, 7 pm, Joseph-Beth

READ The Brotherhood of

presents The Messenger, 7 pm, Farish Theatre

FILM Bluegrass Earth

James Brashear, 12 pm, UK Art and Visual Studies Building (through Thurs)

ART Visiting Artist Series:


Dance Theatre: Titus Andronicus, 8 pm, Downtown Arts Center (through Sunday)

THEATRE Blackbird

Series: The 39 Steps (1935), 7 pm, Farish Theater

MOVIE Alfred Hitchcock

Jeremy (CHEW Dinner Series), 6 pm, NextGen Aviation (4144 Aviator Rd #100)

EAT Paris with Chef

BGT deTours: Lexington Country Club, 5:30 pm




presents Clybourne Park, 8 pm, Carriage House, Bell Court (through Sunday)

THEATRE Studio Players

English, 7:15 pm, Comedy Off Broadway (through Sunday)

COMEDY Clayton

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove, 7 pm, Rupp Arena (through Sunday)


Anne Bishop, 7 pm, JosephBeth

READ Patricia Briggs and


Batman, 8 pm, Al’s Bar

FILM Cult Film Series:

7:30 pm, Singletary Center

COMEDY Brian Regan,

Troubadour Series: Dwight Yoakam, 7:30 pm, Lexington Opera House


7:15 pm, Comedy Off Broadway (through Saturday)

COMEDY Brent Morin,

Festival: Poverty, Inc., 7 pm, Kentucky Theatre

FILM One World Film



Gryphon Trio, 8 pm, Centre College’s Norton Center


Poetry Slam, 6 - 9 pm, Farish Theater (through Saturday)

ART LexArts: Youth

new translation of Furukawa Hideo, 5:30 pm, Morris Book Shop

READ Doug Slaymaker’s


Musical, 8 pm, Lexington Opera House

THEATRE Flashdance The

with Chef Toa Green, 6:30 pm, Wild Thyme

EAT Thai Dinner Party

Antiques and Garden Show, Kentucky Horse Park (through Sunday)

HOME Blue Grass Trust

The Market, 10 am - 8 pm, Lexington Convention Center (through Sunday)

ART Kentucky Crafted:



12 An Evening With Joan Baez, 7:30 pm, Lexington Opera House


Adventure: Bourbon Dinner, 6:30 pm, Shaker Village

EAT Fresh Food

Natalie Baxter OK-47, 6 pm, Institute 193

ART Opening Reception:

Tweed Ride 2016, 4 pm, Courthouse Square


St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival, 11 am - 7 pm, downtown


Shamrock Shuffle 3K, 8 am, downtown


9 pm, Manchester Music Hall

CONCERT Houndmouth,

Poulenc Organ Concerto with Lexington Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Tates Creek Presbyterian


Disney’s Mulan Jr., 2 pm, Lexington Children’s Theatre (through Sunday)


Rupp Arena

BALL UK vs LSU, 2 pm,

Dreams of Sushi, 10 am, Kentucky Theatre

FILM One World: Jiro


On March 17, UK’s Gill Heart Institute invites you to Dr. Yousef Darrat’s talk “irregular heartbeats,” 6 pm, Beaumont Public Library.

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10 am, McConnell Springs

Patrick’s Celebration, 7:30 pm, Centre College’s Norton Center

MUSIC Danú: A St.

Library Grand Opening: ribbon cutting, kids’ events, workshops, yoga and tai chi, live music, and an allday Friends Book Sale, 10 am, 3000 Blake James Drive

READ Eastside Public



Sue Fosson Spring Humanities Festival, 6:30 pm, UK Singletary Center

Ceol Mhor: Irish music with a Welsh accent, 8 pm, ArtsPlace


pm, Comedy Off Broadway (through Saturday)

COMEDY Etta May, 7:15

School Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament, noon, Rupp Arena (through Sunday)

BALL Kentucky High


Clybourne Park, 2:30 pm, Carriage House Theatre

THEATRE Studio Players:

Basketball Regional Finals, 1 pm, Rupp Arena


Predestination (2014), 7 pm, Farish Theatre

MOVIE Future Cult Film:

Heartbeats: Everything you Need to Know with UK Gill Heart Institute’s Dr. Yousef Darrat, 6 pm, Beaumont Library Large Conference Room

HEALTH Irregular


Dance SCAPA, 8 pm, Lexington Opera House


Clybourne Park, 8 pm, Carriage House Theatre (through Sunday)

THEATRE Studio Players:

Girl Project: Masque Masquerade and Performance, 7 pm, Downtown Arts Center


reads and signs The Man Who Loved Birds, 6 pm, Morris Book Shop

READ Fenton Johnson

Hop, 5 pm, downtown

ART Lexington Gallery

18 Kentucky Ballet Theatre: “Director’s Choice,” 7 pm, UK Singletary Center


Dance SCAPA, 2 pm and 8 pm, Lexington Opera House


Easter Egg Hunt, 1 pm, Buffalo Trace


Hippity Hoppity Hunt (campers only), 11 am, Kentucky Horse Park Campground



Mommy Goose: Rhymes from the Mountains, 11 am, Joseph-Beth


READ Wandering

California Guitar Trio and Sugar Blue, 7 pm, Lyric Theatre


Cross: panel discussion with project artists and organizers, 5:30 pm, Farish Theater

EASTER Stations of the

Series: North By Northwest (1963), 7 pm, Farish Theater

MOVIE Alfred Hitchcock

House’s Rob Spillman, 7 pm, UK Niles Gallery

LIT A reading by Tin


Chapel Concert Series: Transy Singers and Pioneer Voices, 12:30 pm, Transy’s Old Morrison Chapel

EVENT Snapshot Bios

Special Program: RBR’s 500th Show, 8 pm, ArtsPlace


presents Power of One Voice, 7 pm, Farish Theatre

FILM Bluegrass Earth

Salon: Why Women’s History, 7 pm, Mary Todd Lincoln House

SPEAK Mrs. Lincoln’s

Storytellers, 7 pm, Farish Theater

Earth, Wind & Fire: Heart and Soul Tour 2.0, 7:30 pm, Yum Center (Louisville)

CONCERT Chicago and

Series: The Birds (1963), 6:30 pm, Farish Theater

MOVIE Alfred Hitchcock

Medicine Show (added show), 8 pm, UK Singletary Center


Theatre Undergraduate Studio: Menoti’s The Old Maid and The Thief 7:30 pm, St. Claire Studio (2640 Spurr Rd)


Meet & Greet with Louis Zoellar Bickett II, Julie Glover, Anne Kindl, Everett McCorvey, Kelsey Van Time, Frank X Walker, 5 pm, 21c Museum Hotel

Wes Walker and Dyl, 9 pm, Manchester Music Hall


Old Crow Medicine Show, 8 pm, UK Singletary Center


University Theater’s She Kills Monsters, 7:30 pm, Little Theater


Shoemaker, 7:15 pm, Comedy Off Broadway

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pm, Comedy Off Broadway (through Saturday)

COMEDY Etta May, 7:15

Kentucky Kitchen, 7 pm, Joseph-Beth

READ The Historic

Big Band Blast IX, 7:30 pm, UK Singletary Center


Revenge on Reality, 7 pm, UK Guignol Theatre

THEATRE Studio Season:

Convention (music by DJ West), noon - 5 pm, Lyric Theatre

SHOP Flysoles Sneaker

Tasting for the Springs, 11 am - 5 pm, McConnell Springs

DRINK Wine Barrel


The Haiti Hustle, 9 am, Coldstream Park

APR 1 Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show, Rupp APR 2 RunTheBluegrass Half-Marathon, Keeneland APR 7 Gregg Allman, Lexington Opera House APR 7 Lexington Legends Opening Day APR 8 Keeneland Spring Meet APR 23 LASC H’artful of Fun MAY 20 Taste of the Bluegrass


Park, 8 pm, Carriage House Theatre (through Saturday)

THEATRE Clybourne

Lex Phil Classics 4, 7:30 pm, UK Singletary Center


Revenge on Reality, 7 pm, UK Guignol Theatre

THEATRE Studio Season:

Basketball Regional SemiFinals, 7 pm, Rupp Arena


Fourth Friday Curator Conversation, 6 pm, Loudoun House

ART Lexington Art League

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WALK/LIT Story Time,

Series: The Lady Vanishes (1938), 7 pm, Farish Theater

MOVIE Alfred Hitchcock


Los Lonely Boys, 6:45 pm, Lyric Theatre


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Ballet Theatre: “Director’s Choice,” 7 pm, UK Singletary Center

DANCE Kentucky

Clybourne Park, 2:30 pm, Carriage House Theatre

THEATRE Studio Players:

reads from and signs Birds of Opulence, 2 pm, Morris Book Shop

READ Crystal Wilkinson


Sessions: Vandaveer, 7 pm, Downtown Arts Center

MUSIC Sunday

McCorvey presents Angela Rice’s Thy Will Be Done: An Easter Oratorio, 4 pm, UK Singletary Center

MUSIC Dr. Everett

Musical, 3 pm, Lexington Opera House

THEATRE Girls Night: The

Run for the Arts 5K, 2 pm, Coldstream Park


Lexington ComicCon wraps up today, 10 am - 4 pm, Lexington Convention Center



Husky Burnette | Ford Theatre Reunion | Goddamn Gallows | NP Presley | The Ghost of Jesse Garon 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s


Red Barn Radio: Michael and Carrie 7:30 pm ArtsPlace Restless Leg String Band 7:30 pm Blue Stallion Cradle of Filth 6 pm Bogart’s (Cincinnati) Ben Lacy and Corey Cross 7 pm O’Neill’s


Adia Victoria 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Dwight Yoakam 7:30 pm Lexington Opera House Harpeth Hill 10:30 pm Tin Roof


WRFL DJ Night 5 pm Al’s Bar NoneOfTheAbove | Graveyard Romeos | Alcatraz Shakedown 9 pm Austin City Saloon Mike Archer 9 pm Bigg Blue Martini The Devil’s Cut 7 pm Best Friend Bar Karen Slack and Cliff Jackson 8 pm Blue Grass Trust Mansion George Molton 9 pm Chevy Chase Inn Caught Red Handed 9 pm O’Neill’s Borrowed Blue 10 pm Stagger Inn Halfway to Hazard 10:30 pm Tin Roof


Kingslayer | Ponce | Last of the Dodo | Isle of Eight 8 pm Al’s Bar Mike Archer 9 pm Bigg Blue Martini Born Cross Eyed 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s New Bravado 10 pm The Green Lantern Houndmouth 9 pm Manchester Music Hall Caught Red Handed 9 pm O’Neill’s Borrowed Blue 10 pm Stagger Inn Rick Wilkerson 4 pm Talon Winery Triple Run 10 pm Tin Roof


Dropkick Murphys 7 pm Bogart’s (Cincinnati) Dressy Bessy | Big Fresh 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Warren Byrom Sqecial Media


Derek Spencer | Brandon Wadley | Derek Price 9 pm Al’s Bar Grateful Monday 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Edison 7 pm The Green Lantern Woodsongs: Alison Brown | Frank Solivan | Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley 7 pm Lyric Theatre TD Young 8 pm Tee Dee’s Blues Bar Whitney Acke 7 pm The Twisted Cork


Westbrook Trio CD Release 5 pm Farish Theatre


Gryphon Trio 8 pm Centre College Herobust | Shy Guy Says | Chuch Puppy | Crayons 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s The Hat Madder 9 pm The Green Lantern The Fever 9 pm O’Neill’s


FatBox | Vessel 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Red Mouth 10 pm The Green Lantern Vince Staples 9 pm Headliners (Louisville) Joan Baez 7:30 pm Lexington Opera House The Fever 9 pm O’Neill’s Travis Bowlin 4 pm Talon Winery Mike Archer 8 pm Wines on Vine


Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Sunday Sessions: Vandaveer 7 pm Downtown Arts Center

COME GET TATTOOED Kentucky International

Danú: A St. Patrick’s Celebration 7:30 pm Centre College


Red Barn Radio: Ceol Mhor 8 pm ArtsPlace Liam’s Fancy 7:30 pm Blue Stallion

Convention Center


Grayson Jenkins 9 pm Henry Clay’s Pub Radio 80 9 pm O’Neill’s The David Mayfield Parade 8 pm Willie’s


Jovontaes | Insect Policy | GIFT 9 pm Best Friend Bar Bone Thugs-N-Harmony 7 pm Bogart’s (Cincinnati) Kory Caudill 10 pm Cheapside Backup Planet 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Radio 80 9 pm O’Neill’s Sam Lewis 8 pm Willie’s


Quiet Hollers 9 pm Best Friend Bar I Can’t Drive 64 | Beat Awfuls | Cereal Glyphs 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Grayson Jenkins 10 pm Henry Clay’s Pub Thomas Birl 6 pm The Julep Cup Radio 80 9 pm O’Neill’s Soljam Band 4 pm Talon Winery Rihanna | Travis Scott 7:30 pm US Bank Arena (Cincinnati)

Charlie’s Kung Fu Grip 9 pm O’Neill’s Matt Woods | Big Shoals | Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers 8 pm Willie’s


Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s

Future Elevators 8 pm Best Friend Bar Grayson Jenkins 10 pm Henry Clay’s Pub WRFL Birthday Show: Faust | Peaking Lights | Noveller | Jovontaes | ATTEMPT 8 pm Manchester Music Hall Kung Fu Grip 9 pm O’Neill’s Whitney Acke 4 pm Talon Winery Harpeth Hill 10 pm Tin Roof The Wooks 9 pm Willie’s





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April 1st - 3rd



Tyler Childers | William Matheny & the Strange Constellations | The Jenkins Twins 8 pm Al’s Bar Travis Harris & The West Coast Turnarounds 8 pm Austin City Saloon


Grateful Monday 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s TD Young 8 pm Tee Dee’s Blues Bar

Grateful Monday 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Woodsongs: The California Guitar Trio and Sugar Blue 7 pm Lyric Theatre TD Young 8 pm Tee Dee’s Blues Bar




Dave Ponder Blues Jam 7:30 pm Blue Stallion Sassafraz 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s The Chieftains | Paddy Moloney 7:30 pm EKU Center for the Arts Jazz: Live at the Library 7 pm Farish Theatre Colt Ford 8 pm Tin Roof Fall Out Boy | AWOLNATION 6 pm Yum Center (Louisville)

March 2016

Red Barn Radio: Special Program: Red Barn Radio’s 500th Show 8 pm ArtsPlace Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters 7:30 pm Blue Stallion Hadley Kennary 6 pm Talon Winery


Vita and the Woolf 7 pm Best Friend Bar Mandy Ray 10 pm Chevy Chase Inn Jeff Austin Band (Formerly of YMSB) 10 pm Cosmic

Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s


Grateful Monday 9 pm Cosmic Charlie’s TD Young 8 pm Tee Dee’s Blues Bar


Eliot Lipp | Blockhead 10 pm Cosmic Charlie’s Chicago | Earth, Wind and Fire 7:30 pm Yum Center (Louisville)


Red Barn Radio: Boogertown Gap 8 pm ArtsPlace The Kentucky Hoss Cats 7:30 pm Blue Stallion

Ben Lacy and Corey Cross 7 pm O’Neill’s Dustin Prinz Music 4 pm Talon Winery Old Crow Medicine Show 8 pm UK Singletary Center Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils 8 pm Willie’s


Wes Walker | Dyl 9 pm Manchester Music Hall Matt Bednarsky 6 pm Shakespeare and Co Old Crow Medicine Show 8 pm UK Singletary Center



Look Who’s Back … Where ya been Willie’s?

“Willie’s is all about the music, but it’s also all about the food. Can a place be both? We think so.” — WILSON SEBASTIAN OWNER, WILLIE’S LOCALLY KNOWN

After months of renovations, Willie’s Locally Known will reopen in the former Show Me’s location on Southland Drive. The new venue will offer a larger stage, exciting sound system and expanded menu.



over the past few months, something has been missing here in Lexington. Things have been a bit quieter and the smell of hickory smoke over north Broadway has faded. After first hearing the news that Willie’s, the beloved music hall and barbecue haven, was closing its doors, many a non-habanero induced tear was shed. Its welcoming atmosphere, drool-worthy burnt ends and incredible live music soon became a go-to for locals and tourists alike. The demand led owner Wilson Sebastian to build bigger doors allowing even larger crowds to experience the musically delicious vibe that is the new Willie’s Locally Known. Sebastian grew up an aspiring musician and at an early age formed his band, The D Hawks. Originally a tribute band to revered alt-country-rock troupe The Jayhawks, the band found their own songs after a postcollege reunion. They would get a few breaks opening for some amazing acts at the sorely missed Lexington music hall, The Dame. Sebastian’s experiences there and his understanding of the dire need for another place like it gave him the idea to create Willie’s. With no experience in running either a music venue or restaurant, he decided to combine both. Soon he and his staff would learn through trial by fire as they faced the madness that is the service industry.

After a few years of making some of the

region’s best BBQ, a feature on the Food Network’s Burgers, Brew and ‘Que and hosting the likes of Alejandro Escovedo, Billy Joe Shaver, and the region’s top local acts, Willie’s became a staple.

After a few years of getting their feet wet and truly learning the ropes of the live music and restaurant businesses, Sebastian and crew felt they had outgrown their first home … and the packed house public agreed. A larger space was secured at the former Show Me’s on the now thriving Southland Drive. With many new locally-owned businesses thriving on Southland, and more on the way, the area is quickly becoming a boom corridor. I had a chance to sit down with the owner and see the new place in its final stage of construction.

Partnering with Greer Companies (Coba Cocina, Cheddar’s), the team has sourced local barn wood to cover the walls and floors and our state’s shape is prominently placed throughout the venue, even on their logo. Upon entering, I first noticed the long 30’ bar. Above the bar is an overhang with small hanging retro lights. The front of the overhang is painted a familiar color of red, an homage to The Dame. “The Dame is where I caught my bug for live music,” Sebastian explains.

The 20’x10’ stage is at the far right. Two sets of two high-end QSC line array loudspeakers hang above each side of the stage and will be run through their new digital Midas M32 mixing console, another fine piece. This system, along with the acoustic treatments added to the building, will ensure quality

sound for the audience and performers.

Willie’s menu will also see upgrades, but fear not, all of their original items have stayed intact. New head chef Tanner Stiff, formerly the sous chef at Jonathan’s and a BBQ master, will run the kitchen and add his own flavors and stylings. Being known for BBQ but not wanting to be pigeonholed, they prefer to describe their fare as “eclectic soul food.” With smoked meats still the focus, (you’ll be able to see one of the large smokers in action on the back patio), new salads have been added for the lighter side as well as vegetarian plates such as smoked tofu. They’ll also be curing their own bacon in-house and adding a bacon flight app with four of their own custom sauces which will be bottled and available for purchase. Patrons can watch their oysters being shucked at the raw bar behind their bar while enjoying a drink and a view of 75” TVs scattered throughout the venue. The many local and exotic craft beers and bourbons will increase as well and, staying Kentucky proud, they also plan to offer locally-sourced specials throughout the seasons. Needless to say, the Willie’s team has had little sleep over the past few months.

Revitalizing Lexington’s music scene was always the main motivation to open Willie’s in the first place. His love of and passion for music is what drove Sebastian to dive into this business head first. In the early days, he would often allow the touring bands to stay at his home and would even provide groceries

so they would be fed. He feels hospitality towards the artists is a key reason that bands want to return to Willie’s and has built their reputation in the music community as a great place to play. “Willie’s is all about the music, but it’s also all about the food. Can a place be both? We think so.” The scores of music buffs and foodies that continuously packed the original location seem to agree. With the returns of artists such as Billy Joe Shaver, Alejandro Escovedo, Unknown Hinson and scores of others already booked, the music buffs will be as happy as the food lovers. Also, the shows at Willie’s are all ages. So for parents young and old(er), it’s a blessing. Fun and funkiness is how Sebastian describes the atmosphere at Willie’s. When asked about a grand opening soiree, he kept that tone. “As far as we’re concerned, back to the funky vibe, we want to keep it as quiet as possible. It’s not a secret or mystery but everybody wants me to dig up Elvis for this big opening and we’re not even sure when the construction is gonna be fully finished.” One thing he is sure of is that whether or not every nail is hammered or bathroom painted, their soft opening will definitely begin on Thursday March 17 when they will host a three-night run that kicks off with The David Mayfield Parade. Americana at its finest, Sebastian laid it out, “Come hell or high water, we’ll be open for that show.” Kentucky weather in March? Could be either.

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Eat March: International food grabs spotlight NEWS

Abuelo’s at the Mall closed late February. The space will reopen around May as Oak Springs Grill, a new concept featuring comfort food and a selection of bourbons and wines. Every Wednesday evening, Alfalfa (on Main Street) hosts International night. The March lineup includes Polish Night, French, United Kingdom, Central American, and North African.

Al’s Bar has tweaked its menu in a new Cajun direction, featuring new entrees like Duck and Andouille Gumbo and Spinach and Artichoke Etouffee. Caldo has relocated from the Centered space on N. Ashland to Proof Fitness on Main Street. The Cheezy Mac at Fayette Mall has closed now as well, following in the footsteps of the closure of the Richmond Road location.

Ranada West-Riley, chef and owner of Lexington Diner, is opening Creative Table Kitchen and Catering: a kitchen for catering, private classes, and chef’s table dinners. It’s scheduled to open in March on Pasadena Drive. The wait is over: Lockbox at 21c is now open for business.

Maria’s Kitchen will have a new home on Broadway in March at the former Willie’s location (with Willie’s opening in the former ShowMe’s space on Southland Drive). The Seattle-based pizza chain MOD Pizza will be coming to the Hamburg area this summer. The fast-casual pizza restaurant, to be located at 2217 War Admiral Way, will occupy the building that housed Calistoga until 2011.

A big success could be on the way for the Lexington dining scene: Lexington Chef Ouita Michel (Holly Hill Inn, Windy Corner, Wallace Station, Smithtown Seafood and others) has been nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur. The James Beard Awards were established in 1990 and are called “The Oscars of Food.” Uncle Maddio’s Pizza opened on 630 E Euclid Ave, right next door to the Disco Kroger,

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on Feb 28. The pizza joint features homemade pizzas, gourmet salads, and toasted paninis. Select your toppings as you move through the line (like Chipotle, but with pizza).

Willie’s opens its doors on the new location on Southland Drive later this month. The barbecue and live music venue is shooting to open up mid-month and already has live music on the schedule.


The CHEW Dinner Series features Chef Jeremy Ashby of Azur on Wednesday, Mar 2 at 6 pm at NextGen Aviation (4414 Aviator Rd). Ashby will create a menu inspired by Paris, using a few ingredients from Paris, Ky. – the dinner will be hosted at the NEXGEN Aviation Hangar. Tickets include appetizers, bar, and the three-course menu – you must be 21 years old or older to drink alcohol.

Lexington Beerworks hosts its annual Flight Night on Mar 3 at 5 pm: a combo of West Sixth beer & Girl Scout cookies. This year’s pairings: Lemonades and West Sixth 2nd Fiddle Simcoe IPA; thin mints and Snake Eyes Imperial Stout; peanut butter patties and Cocoa Porter; DeLites and Bourbon Barrel Old Ale. The Kentucky Ale Pub Crawl for the Lexington Humane Society is on Friday, Mar 4. Pub crawl begins at 7 pm, but arrive early to start the pregame at SkyBar at 5 pm and pick up pre-ordered t-shirts. Win Mr. and Ms. Pub Crawl 2016, Wildcat Warrior, Most Ridiculous Drink Selection, Most Puppy Obsessed, and many more superlatives. Participating bars include SkyBar, Stagger Inn, Henry Clay’s, Wildcat Saloon, Bluegrass Tavern,

Cheapside, and Parlay Social. Wild Thyme Cooking School hosts a Thai Dinner Party with Chef Toa Green on Friday, Mar 4 at 6:30 pm. There will be a three-course meal with Chef Toa Green, owner of Crank & Boom and former owner/operator of Thai Orchid and Thai & Mighty. FRESH FOOD ADVENTURE: Bourbon Dinner at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is on Mar 12 at 6:30 pm. A sampling of Kentucky’s famous Four Roses Bourbon paired with a four-course bourbon-inspired meal by the fire.

On Mar 17, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope hosts a free wine tasting featuring homemade cheeses by CKRH volunteer Roger Shook at 6:30 pm at The Twisted Cork. There will be a variety of cheeses, including cheddar, havarti, and manchego.

Culinary historians Deirdre Scaggs and Andrew McGraw discuss and sign The Historic Kentucky Kitchen on Thursday, Mar 24 at 7 pm at Joseph-Beth.

McConnell Springs hosts a Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs from 11 am - 5 pm on Mar 26. The tasting will take place over many wineries in the Bluegrass area. Donors will travel in their own vehicle, at their own pace, to the wineries of their choice. SAINT PATRICK IRISH OPTIONS (full list available at Good Foods Co-op will provide a St. Patrick’s-inspired menu on Thursday, Mar 17. Entrees include corned beef & cabbage, Irish herb & cheese crusted cod, boxty, and

cabbage “steaks.” Sides include Irish champ, Irish parsnips & carrots, baked mushrooms, zucchini & Irish bleu cheese, Irish stout and beef stew, and chocolate stout cake with Irish whiskey ganache. On Thursday, Mar 17, the doors open at 11 am and don’t close until 2:30 am at O’Neill’s Annual St. Patrick Day Celebration. The group Radio 80 takes the main stage, and there will also be door prizes, traditional Irish food, and much more.

On Mar 17, St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at the Holly Hill Inn features Irish favorites as Chef Ouita’s restaurant visits Ireland for their Around the World in 80 Days Winter Dinner Club. Wear green! The Pub at The Mall hosts a St. Paddy’s celebration on Mar 17 as well. There will be specials on Jello shots, Guinness, green beer, and Irish whiskey. There will also be Guinness stew, banger dogs, and other traditional Irish meals. Liam’s Fancy plays live music from 8 - 11 pm.

Lynagh’s on 384 Woodland is hosting a St. Patrick’s Celebration on Mar 17, including Irish food and drink specials, and of course, green beer. To submit a Lexington, Kentucky food, wine, or spirits news item for consideration in Ace’s Best Bites, email acelist@ To submit a Lexington Food, Wine, or Spirits Event to be considered for the Ace calendar, please go to the Ace online calendar, and click “Submit” (upper right on the Menu bar). For restaurant advertising, call Ace Advertising at 859.225.4889 x229.


It’s time for Irish culinary traditions Eat your beer

You don’t have to dangle backwards from a parapet of Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone to feel a wee bit Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day. Whether slamming back a few pints with Jameson chasers, donning something green, watching a parade with friends and family, or chowing down on hearty Irish fare, most everyone embraces the revelry and spirit of the day dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland. Some of us might enjoy it a little too much. That said, it’s really all about balance. Eat, drink, and be merry.


Meat pies, in general, are fairly straightfoward. Meat + Pastry = Pie. Choose a filling, choose a pastry, and call it a day. Pretty basic. However, under the big umbrella of meat pies, things can get tricky. Which pastry dough works best for which filling? Shortcrust pastry, puff pastry, flaky pastry, rough puff pastry, suet crust pastry, or hot water crust pastry? Then, double crust, or single crust? It’s all subjective and a matter of personal taste. For something as robust as Guinness steak pie, I went very old school with a double crust hot water lard crust pastry.


I seasoned 4 pounds of Marksbury Farm beef short ribs with salt and pepper, dredged them with flour, shook off the excess flour, and set them aside. After heating 3 tablespoons bacon fat to the smoking point in a large dutch oven, I carefully browned the short ribs in batches until they developed a gorgeous crust, scooped them from the pot, and set them aside. While the pot was still smoking hot, I added 3 tablespoons vegetable oil to the smoky bacon fat. When the two fats melted together, I tumbled 4 sliced carrots, 3 sliced celery ribs, and 1/2 cup chopped onions into the hot oil. Just before the onions started to caramelize,


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I added 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic and 2 tablespoons tomato paste. After swirling the tomato paste through the softened vegetables, I let the tomato paste brown before deglazing the pot with 2 cups Guinness Stout bottled beer. Heads up. When the heady foam settled back into the pot, I added 3 cups beef stock, 2 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish, 1 heaping tablespoon dried shitake mushroom powder, 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar, salt, cracked black pepper, 1 tablespoon dried English mustard, 3 bay leaves, 1 sprig fresh rosemary, and 3 sprigs fresh thyme. I brought the stock to a boil, reduced it to a simmer, tumbled the reserved browned meat (with juices) into the stock, covered the pot, and slid it into a preheated 350 oven.

After 1 1/2 hours, I pulled the stew from the oven, loosened the base with an additional 2 cups beef stock, added 2 cups peeled pearl onions, and returned the stew to the oven. At the 2 1/2 hour mark ( an hour later), I pulled the stew from the oven to rest. When the short ribs were cool enough to handle, I pulled the meat from the bones and sliced it into 1’ pieces. After scooping the vegetables into a side dish, I tossed them with the cooked meat, covered the dish with plastic wrap, and set it aside. I skimmed the glistening visible fat from the surface of the stock, covered it with plastic wrap, and slid it into the refrigerator to chill.


Hot water pastry is an interesting beast. By breaking the keep-everything-well-chilled rule, it goes against the norm. In doing so, the process creates a strong flaky crust that can withstand the weight of any savory filling. After sifting 3 2/3 cups all purpose flour and 1 teaspoon salt into a large mixing bowl, I made a well in the center of the flour, poured 2 beaten eggs into the well, and feathered the

wall of flour over the eggs. Working over a medium high flame, I melted 2/3 cups lard in a small saucepan before adding 6 tablespoons milk and 6 tablespoons water. When the lard/ water/milk came to a rolling boil, I carefully poured the hot liquid around the edges of the flour and used a fork to pull the dough together. When it formed a ragged dough, I turned it onto a well floured bread board, kneaded it until the egg strands disappeared into the dough, patted the dough into flattened disc,wrapped it in plastic wrap, and slid it into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.

I divided the dough with a bench scraper and rolled the bottom crust into a jagged 16” x 1/4” circle, rolled the dough onto the rolling pin, and unrolled it over a 8” spring form pan, leaving a slight overhang.

I mixed the room temperature filling with the sauce, spooned the mixture into the pastry case, sprinkled fresh parsley over the filling, brushed the exposed pastry with a beaten egg wash, and carefully rolled the top crust over the pan. After trimming the edges, I brushed the top of the pie with the egg wash, crimped the edges to form a tight seal, sliced three vents to allow the steam escape, and shoved the massive pie into a pre-heated 390 degree oven.

After 45 minutes, I pulled the pie from the oven, released the spring form pan, brushed the sides of the crust with egg wash, and returned the pie to the oven for an additional 25 minutes to brown before pulling it from the oven to rest. Eat your beer. One bite at a time.

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Free Will Astrology

By Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Actress Blythe Baird writes about the problem that arises when her dog sees her eating a peanut butter and chocolate chip bagel. Her beloved pet begs for a piece and becomes miserable when it’s not forthcoming. Baird is merely demonstrating her love, of course, because she knows that eating chocolate can make canines ill. I suspect that life is bestowing a comparable blessing on you. You may feel mad and sad about being deprived of something you want. But the likely truth is that you will be lucky not to get it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “I do not literally paint that table, but rather the emotion it produces upon me,” French artist Henri Matisse told an interviewer. “But what if you don’t always have emotion?” she asked him. This is how Matisse replied: “Then I do not paint. This morning, when I came to work, I had no emotion. So I took a horseback ride. When I returned, I felt like painting, and had all the emotion I wanted.” This is excellent advice for you to keep in mind, Taurus. Even more than usual, it’s crucial that you imbue every important thing you do with pure, strong emotions. If they’re not immediately available, go in quest of them. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Some night soon, I predict you’ll dream of being an enlightened sovereign who presides over an ecologically sustainable paradise. You’re a visionary leader who is committed to peace and high culture, so you’ve never gone to war. You share your wealth with the people in your kingdom. You revere scientists and shamans alike, providing them with what they need to do their good work for the enhancement of the realm. Have fun imagining further details of this dream, Gemini, or else make up your own. Now is an excellent time to visualize a fairy tale version of yourself at the height of your powers, living your dreams and sharing your gifts. CANCER (June 21-July 22): It’s not always necessary to have an expansive view of where you have been and where you are going, but it’s crucial right now. So I suggest that you take an inventory of the big picture. For guidance, study this advice from philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: “What have you truly loved? What has uplifted your soul, what has dominated and delighted it at the same time? Assemble these revered objects in a row before you and they may reveal a law by their nature and their order: the fundamental law of your very self.” LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Sportswear manufacturer Adidas is looking for ways to repurpose trash that humans dump in the oceans. One of its creations is a type of shoe made from illegal deep-sea nets that have been confiscated from poachers. I invite you to get inspired by Adidas’s work. From an astrological perspective, now is a good time to expand and refine your personal approach to recycling. Brainstorm about how you could convert waste and refuse into useful, beautiful resources —not just literally, but also metaphorically. For example, is there a ruined or used-up dream that could be transformed into raw material for a shiny new dream? VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “There isn’t enough of anything as long as we live,” wrote Raymond Carver. “But at intervals a sweetness appears and, given a chance, prevails.” According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Virgo, you’ll soon be gliding through one of these intervals. Now and then you may even experience the strange sensation of being completely satisfied with the quality and amount of sweetness that arrives. To ensure optimal results, be as free from greed as you can possibly be. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “For a wound to heal, you have to clean it out,” says author Yasmin Mogahed. “Again, and again, and again. And this cleaning process stings. The cleaning of a wound hurts. Yes. Healing takes so much work. So much persistence.

And so much patience.” According to my analysis, Libra, you should be attending to this tough but glorious task. Although the work might be hard, it won’t be anywhere near as hard as it usually is. And you are likely to make more progress than you would be able to at other times. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “The other day, lying in bed,” writes poet Rodger Kamenetz, “I felt my heart beating for the first time in a long while. I realized how little I live in my body, how much in my mind.” He speaks for the majority of us. We spend much of our lives entranced by the relentless jabber that unfolds between our ears. But I want to let you know, Scorpio, that the moment is ripe to rebel against this tendency in yourself. In the coming weeks, you will have a natural talent for celebrating your body. You’ll be able to commune deeply with its sensations, to learn more abut how it works, and to exult in the pleasure it gives you and the wisdom it provides. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In his “Dream Song 67,” poet John Berryman confesses, “I am obliged to perform in complete darkness operations of great delicacy on my self.” I hope you will consider embarking on similar heroics, Sagittarius. It’s not an especially favorable time to overhaul your environment or try to get people to change in accordance with your wishes. But it’s a perfect moment to spruce up your inner world — to tinker with and refine it so that everything in there works with more grace. And unlike Berryman, you won’t have to proceed in darkness. The light might not be bright, but there’ll be enough of a glow to see what you’re doing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Here’s the dictionary’s definition of the word “indelible”: “having the quality of being difficult to remove, wash away, blot out, or efface; incapable of being canceled, lost, or forgotten.” The word is often used in reference to unpleasant matters: stains on clothes, biases that distort the truth, superstitions held with unshakable conviction, or painful memories of romantic break-ups. I am happy to let you know that you now have more power than usual to dissolve seemingly indelible stuff like that. Here’s a trick that might help you: Find a new teacher or teaching that uplifts you with indelible epiphanies.


Java Product Development Engineer (Lexington, KY) Develop web base reporting applications using Java technologies. Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Computer Science or closely related field and 5 years of work experience required. Must be highly proficient in JVM Performance tuning, Caching techniques, Agile and continuous integration. Mail resume to Oneiroi Consulting Services, Inc., 2333 Alexandria Dr., Suite #216, Lexington, KY, 40504 SR. DATABASE ARCHITECT (Lexington, KY) Install and configure Oracle RDBMS 11g R2/ R1, 10g, 9i on Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP UNIX, Patch and upgrade, and perform Database Migrations. Install and configure Oracle Enterprise Manager (Grid Control 10g/12c), Oracle DB Audit Vault, and Oracle Security. 2 years of work experience required. Oracle DBA Certification required. Must be proficient in Oracle Developer 2000, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Streams, Dataguard and Automatic Storage Management, Oracle SQL Plus, and PL/SQL Programming. Mail resume to Sitek, Inc., 841 Corporate Drive, Suite 203, Lexington, KY, 40503

Ace is now accepting applications for Summer 2016 interns in web/digital; editorial and content creation; advertising/promotion; and graphic design. To apply, submit resume, samples of your work (and/or portfolio link) and the name of your prospective supervising faculty advisor to: All internships are multidisciplinary, but include your area of focus in the subject line.


The Kentucky Christmas Tree Association’s 12th Annual Plant Auction will be held 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Fayette County Extension Office front parking lot, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, Kentucky. A variety of annuals, perennials, balled and burlapped trees and shrubs will be for sale. A portion of the proceeds will be used to provide one or more scholarships for students majoring in Forestry or related sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky. For further information call 859 223-1140.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to poet Tony Hoagland, most of us rarely “manage to finish a thought or a feeling; we usually get lazy or distracted and quit halfway through.” Why? Hoagland theorizes that we “don’t have the time to complete the process, and we dislike the difficulty and discomfort of the task.” There’s a cost for this negligence: “We walk around full of half-finished experiences.” That’s why Hoagland became a poet. He says that “poems model the possibility of feeling all the way through an emotional process” and “thinking all the way through a thought.” The coming weeks will be a favorable time to get more in the habit of finishing your own feelings and thoughts, Aquarius. It will also be more important than usual that you do so! (Hoagland’s comments appeared in Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts.) PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Unless you work at night and sleep by day, you experience the morning on a regular basis. You may have a love-hate relationship with it, because on the one hand you don’t like to leave your comfortable bed so early, and on the other hand you enjoy anticipating the interesting events ahead of you. But aside from your personal associations with the morning, this time of day has always been a potent symbol of awakenings and beginnings. Throughout history, poets have invoked it to signify purity and promise. In myth and legend, it often represents the chance to see things afresh, to be free of the past’s burdens, to love life unconditionally. Dream interpreters might suggest that a dream of morning indicates a renewed capacity to trust oneself. All of these meanings are especially apropos for you right now, Pisces.




Pet Pick


7 months old 32 lbs Shar pei/Heeler Mix

From the wrinkles on his forehead to the tip of his tail, Blaze is sure to make you smile the moment you meet him! This adorable puppy almost looks like he has mismatched parts – the face of a shar pei on the body of a heeler – but he just goes to show that sometimes mismatched is the perfect look. Blaze has lots of energy and is eager to explore the world with a new best friend by his side; if you think you can keep up, come meet him at our adoption center today or call 859.873.5491 to find out more about him! Photo by Regi Goffinet

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