Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen

Enough is enough: Lexington Council should let Boone Creek zip line reopen

After five years of controversy, lawsuits and changes in Lexington’s zoning laws, The Urban County Council votes Jan. 19 on whether to approve the Planning Commission’s unanimous recommendation that Boone Creek Outdoors be allowed to reopen. This kind of low-impact adventure tourism could be good for the local economy — and the future of the fragile Kentucky River Palisades.

Tom Eblen

Morris Book Shop to close Jan. 30. ‘We’ve had a great run.’

The Morris Book Shop, which became a Lexington literary institution during its nine-year run, will close for good Jan. 30 after owner Wyn Morris was unable to sell the business despite a lot of interest. Morris says it will be business as usual until Christmas, then a liquidation sale will begin. Manager Jay McCoy and partner hope to open a new local bookstore in Chevy Chase area.

Tom Eblen

The road back: Laura Babbage describes recovery from brain injury’s ‘darkest hours’

Laura Babbage, a hospital chaplain and well-known Lexington volunteer, has always given the opening prayer at the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red For Women luncheon. She was determined this year would be no different. Never mind that 15 weeks ago she had a bicycle accident in France that left her with a traumatic brain injury. But she says good care, family support and fitness have helped her bounce back.

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Winter's coming. Kentucky's ready; how about you?

With the arrival of cold weather conditions, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is storing massive amounts of salt across the Commonwealth. They say they are ready. Are you? Take a look at this video to help you assess your preparedness for winter.
Chris Ware cware@herald-leader.com
Winter's coming. Kentucky's ready; how about you? 1:51

Winter's coming. Kentucky's ready; how about you?

John Calipari can't wait for three-a-days 0:30

John Calipari can't wait for three-a-days

Mychal Mulder is looking forward to Camp Cal 0:28

Mychal Mulder is looking forward to Camp Cal

Derek Willis wanted to be more assertive 0:58

Derek Willis wanted to be more assertive