It's not unusual for poets to try their hands at pop music-making. Patti Smith was a poet before she was a rock star. In recent years, print-poets such as David Berman and Wyn Cooper have put out more-than-credible song collections. But Mary Karr, known more for prize-winning memoirs such as The Liars Club and Lit than for her excellent poetry, has taken a high-profile risk that's paid off.
A dark and stormy night; an isolated manor house; a knock at the door. These are the surefire elements that have kept Agatha Christie's play The Mousetrap creaking continuously on the London stage ever since its premiere in 1952. And these are the very same elements that make Sadie Jones' new novel, The Uninvited Guests, such a delicious romp to read.
Efforts to attract private donations for public projects continue to build steam. The Endowed Kentucky Program and Commission were established in 20-10 by the general assembly. The aim is to increase philanthropic activity across the Commonwealth. For example, Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder says they’re seeking inheritance for projects…such as parks, education and the arts.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse's latest project — their first together in nine years — is an album featuring American folk songs and the tunes many of us learned as children, performed with grit, wit and a whole lot of electric guitar.
The Environmental Protection Agency is weighing public comments and considering whether to cement its objections to 36 Kentucky coal mine permits. The agency heard from both the coal industry and environmental activists in a hearing in Frankfort on Tuesday.
University of Kentucky police are investigating after a group of juveniles apparently stole 11 golf carts and took them on a joyride that culminated in a demolition derby. University spokesman Carl Nathe said all of the golf carts had been recovered Tuesday morning, but most were damaged from being wrecked.
Two Northern Kentucky counties have decided to stop giving funds to a major mental health service provider. The Boone County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Tuesday night to cease funding for NorthKey Community Care for the 2013 Fiscal Year that begins on July 1. NorthKey has 18 locations throughout Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton Counties, including an inpatient hospital for children. It provides mental health, substance abuse and intellectual disability services. Earlier, Kenton Fiscal Court also pulled its NorthKey funding.