On a day when the rain and clouds disappeared by late afternoon, Pompilios Restaurant hosted more than 15 elected or appointed officials in shirt sleeves or ties on two soil courts for bocce ball. About 30 spectators drank in the action.   For Ken Rankle, mayor of Dayton, Ky., the annual bocce ball game at Pompilios is the only time he plays...

by Brent Owen   Giulia Rozzi is a quick witted Boston girl, raised by Italian Catholic parents who immigrated to the states before she was born. It's that background that has developed her rather blunt, deeply personal and highly animated style of comedy.   And for the record, for her, personal means talking a lot about her sex life....

By Whitney Hale   Almost 70 years to the date of combat in the small town of Tremensuoli, Italy, during World War II, the University of Kentucky's Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History along with a researcher in Italy have connected to reveal an amazing discovery about an American GI who served in the battle and left his mark on that communi...

In the commonwealth of Kentucky, a state that brushes against the edges of the Bible Belt, the religion of choice is basketball. Its followers are devout. Fanatical, even. They commit themselves to their faith completely, studyingtheir scripture day and night, making regular pilgrimages not only to their house of worship—the basketball cathedral, R...

Bonfiglioli USA, a leader in power transmission for mobile and self-propelled machines, is opening its first U.S. production line in Northern Kentucky.   The facility in Hebron, which also serves as the company's North American headquarters, is expected to create up to 42 new jobs, company officials said. Bonfiglioli has operated an 80,000-s...

by David A. Mann   A new Italian restaurant on Frankfort Avenue invited guests in for an open house Friday night. At The Italian Table, at 2359 Frankfort Ave., was opened recently by Italian American chef Gina Stipo, according to a news release. The restaurant offers both chef-table dinners and hands-on cooking classes. Guests are serv...

"The Other Italy" Lecture Series and Wine Tasting"Sicily"February 24,"Umbria,"March 34:00 PMHilary's in Horrigan Hall, Bellarmine University$15 members, $20 guests per dateReserve your spot by calling 502.938.8830 or by clicking on the event link under "Upcoming Events".With the publication of Frances Mayes' best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, Americ...