Best bets for week of July 14

July 13, 2014 

This 1960 construction photo shows a house Richard Isenhour designed and built on Jesselin Drive. The finished home is on the cover of a book his son, architect Larry Isenhour, has just written about his father's nearly 100 contemporary homes built in Lexington between the 1950s and 1970s. Bob Fox, second from left, and Leland Thompson, third from left, were two of his longtime workers.


July 17

Thursday Night Live

This week's featured band is Better Off Dead. The free outdoor event is 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Cheapside Park, 251 West Main Street. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Go to for more info.

July 18-20

Forecastle Festival

Some of the biggest musical acts out there, including Jack White, Beck, The Replacements, Nickel Creek and Trampled by Turtles, will perform at Waterfront Park in Louisville. Gates open at 1 p.m. daily. General admission is $184.50 for a weekend pass, $84.50 to $94.50 for single-day tickets. Go to for more info.July 19

Larry Isenhour signs 'The Houses of Richard B. Isenhour'

The book details 43 houses designed and built by Richard Isenhour in the Lexington area from 1956 to 1978. 2 p.m. Saturday at The Morris Book Shop, 882 East High Street. Go to for more info.

Harriett Hendren,

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