Lunchbox: A good day to stay inside

Winter wonderland: Shocker! Today’s snow and ice storm is the lead story at every local news outlet. The C-J is on the story like white on snow (sorry, I couldn’t help myself). LGE is reporting 900 power lines are down. The Herald-Leader reports an estimated¬†400,000 are without power across the Bluegrass.

Game on: The inclement weather won’t keep the Cards from playing South Florida tonight at Freedom Hall. Chances are attendance will be low, so this should be a good opportunity for fans in the rafters to move on down to the front and see how the other half lives.

Effigy case dropped: A Fayette County grand jury has opted not to indict two Lexington men accused of hanging an effigy of Barack Obama from a tree during the presidential campaign.

Tainted peanuts: Federal officials say the Georgia peanut plant that shipped out peanut butter contaminated with salmonella knowingly distributed the tainted product a dozen times over the past two years. The salmonella outbreak linked to the company has killed eight people and sickened hundreds.

Mmmmm, bacon: Homer Simpson would surely approve of the “Bacon Explosion,” which The New York Times says is sweeping the nation (at least among carnivores). Here’s what it is: a¬†massive torpedo-shaped amalgamation of two pounds of bacon woven through and around two pounds of sausage and slathered in barbecue sauce. Whoa.