Sunday, April 10, 2011

2011 Southern Kentucky Book Fest/ Robert Penn Warren


BORN APRIL 24, 1905

The nation and Kentucky celebrate National Writer's Week. All the events in Kentucky are tied to Author Robert Penn Warren's Birthday. There are numerous activities and events. One of these events is:

2011 Southern Kentucky Book Fest

Carroll Knicely Conference Center

2355 Nashville Road

Bowling Green, KY

April 16, 2001

I will be participating in the 2011 Southern Kentucky Book Fest. The Director, Tracy Harkins has invited me to do a panel discussion. I am so honored and humbled by this invitation. My table number at the Book Fest is 44 and the presentation time is 12:00.

Be sure to stop by to check out my recently released new cookbook “Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities.” Mother’s Day is near and if you have a Mom, who is an ELVIS FAN or a Country Music Fan, this would be the perfect gift. Of course the Kentucky cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” will also be available. The Kentucky cookbook has a recipe for Robert Penn Warren. STOP BY FOR A FREE RECIPE!

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state's largest literary events and is presented by WKU Libraries, Warren County Public Library, and Barnes and Noble Booksellers. Held annually during National Library Week, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books. Their website is

The 13th Annual 2011 SOKY Book Fest is a fundraiser for the promotion of literacy in the Bowling Green community. This year’s Book Fest is on Saturday, April 16 and is from 9 am to 4 pm.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GOV. NED McWHERTER 1930-2011

Gov Ned McWherter


Former Gov Ned McWherter passed away yesterday, April 4. He was at the center of power in Tennessee for more than two decades, first as speaker of the House of Representatives for 14 years and then as a two-term governor from 1987 to 1995.

Ever folksy, Mr. McWherter often joked during his campaign that he would need just four vanilla wafers and a cup of coffee to be ready to start work as chief executive. Friends said that kind of talk was central to his appeal and was genuine.

He was probably one of the greatest leaders in Tennessee History. As governor, Mr. McWherter lived in Nashville but remained true to his rural roots with what he called his "95-County Jobs Plan," which aimed to stimulate economic development beyond just the state's biggest cities. Mr. McWherter also pushed through a sweeping education reform package that equalized state funding for schools & raised graduation standards.

He sent a recipe for my cookbook “Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities.” From Palmersville, is mother owned & operated a small restaurant in Union City. His son Mike said his father’s fondest memories were helping his mother in the restaurant when he was growing up. She served this cake Lucille McWherter’s Cold Oven Pound Cake at the restaurant.

Our sympathy and prayers go to his family.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Actor & Professional Football

Player Lee Reherman

Lee Reherman of Louisville was a standout at Cornell University before playing pro football with the Miami Dolphins as part of their offensive line. While working on his PhD. at UCLA he could be seen as “Hawk” on the television series American Gladiators. He sent a recipe for BBQ Chicken for the cookbook "Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities."


321 Broadway

Paducah, KY 42001


Susie Dawahare and David Boggs, Directors of Paducah’s BARBECUE ON THE RIVER have opened bbQ & MORE at 321 Broadway. They are planning an Official Grand Opening in the near future.

The store and BBQ on the River are Community Charitable organizations. The store is to help promote and fund the Sept. main event.

They have invited me to do a book signing at the Grand Opening with proceeds going to Barbecue on the River. Stop by and help a great organization.

More on Barbecue on the River:

Each September, more than 15 tons of chicken and pork is smoked, grilled, and barbecued at this Also, Marine Industry Days and children's events on the riverfront. An annual event in which local volunteers donate proceeds of barbecue sales to charities and non-profit organizations of their choice. Regional media personalities compete to become the Grand Champion in the Media Cook-Off Tournament!

It's serious fun on Paducah's riverfront today as backyard cookers and professional competitors challenge each other in four categories: chicken, pork shoulder, whole hog and pork ribs. They have to enter all four categories to win the coveted Grand Champion title. Free live music, booth shopping, and a variety of activities, including a race, towboat tour and line tossing contest, keep folks coming back the three days. Games, pig calling and chicken clucking contests make this a unique event that's fun for the whole family.