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Brown says loss of suspended players won’t affect game plan against Gamecocks Saturday

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  Not that there’s ever a “good” time for four players on your football team to be suspended.   But in Kentucky’s case this week, the suspensions of Stanley “Boom” Williams, Dorian Baker, Drew Barker and Tymere Dubose came “early …

Greensource: Ready, set, go with the 2015 Live Green Lexington Business Challenge

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  By Beth Oleson KyForward columnist   Lexington professionals, listen up: if you’re interested in becoming more sustainable, you love saving money on your utility bills and you have a little bit of a competitive streak, this one’s for you! …

Bill Straub: Drought of political courage persists as candidates hack away at EPA

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Let’s stipulate for the sake of argument that campaigns rarely – strike that — never provide a forum for the display of political courage. After all, the one and only goal of running for office is to get elected and …

Bringing the Past to Life: Madison history teacher honored for fun, engaging methods

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  By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   Students in Sharon Graves’ eighth-grade social studies classes don’t just learn about U.S. history, they live it.   Students become bullets flying through the air during a Civil War battle, passengers …

Wayne Stacy: Daredevil family’s balancing act an entertaining stop on Kentucky ‘Fat Ride’

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  The things I see:   I’ve written in the past about the different kinds of travel: staycations, destinations, overnight trips on the town, etc. But I’ve never really delved into the different ways you can travel. Some choose to …

Foot Health: Be smart about getting a pedicure, especially if you have diabetes

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  Note: This is the second in a series of columns about pedicures – and what to look for to make sure you get the safest and most sanitary pedicure possible.   By Dr. Nicole G. Freels KyForward columnist   …

State health officials warn against drinking raw milk after four children hospitalized

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The Kentucky Department for Public Health is warning consumers about the dangers of consuming unpasteurized milk as well as other products that could lead to disease-producing E. coli infection, following a recent outbreak in north central Kentucky and the hospitalization …

State forest fire division using bloodhounds to catch arsonists as fall wildfire season begins

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  The Kentucky Division of Forestry is using noses and paws to catch arsonists as the fall wildfire season, which runs from Oct. 1 through Dec. 15, gets underway.   Bloodhounds trained to investigate arson cases will be available for …

Coach Colene: Managing your energy around your desires a big step toward meeting goals

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  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   Hola! I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Mexico. It was whirlwind because I was only there for a few days and worked a good chunk of the time. Yes, worked! …

President grants disaster declaration for four Eastern Kentucky counties damaged by floods

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Federal assistance has been authorized for four Kentucky counties that suffered significant damage as a result of severe storms and flooding this summer. Gov. Steve Beshear was notified last night that President Barack Obama OK’d a disaster declaration for the …

Sweeney Todd: McCorvey makes interesting substitution to bring opera thriller to all ages

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  How do you take a true crime story about murder, blood and cannibalism and make it accessible to all ages? Well, Everett McCorvey, director of the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre program, said you substitute confetti for blood.   …

KPI Summit: Author Rabb says ‘community connectedness’ key to business sustainability

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By Taylor Clements KyForward correspondent   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative kicked off its sixth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy Tuesday with a keynote speech by Chris Rabb, author of Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity.   Founded in …

Ashley Scoby: Nutty? Calipari believes Kentucky has a chance to be crazy good

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  Nutty.   That’s the word Kentucky head coach John Calipari used to describe the prospect of playing Willie Cauley-Stein, Karl-Anthony Towns and Alex Poythress at the same time during the upcoming basketball season.   Chalk that combination up as …

ColorFall: State program helps you get the most out of autumn’s ‘leaf-peeping’ pageantry

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      Fall has arrived, and with it the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism and the Kentucky Department of Parks are joining forces to help Kentuckians and visitors alike enjoy the colorful foliage and autumn events around Kentucky. …

Lean On Me: Anti-bullying month reminds us that ‘sometimes in our lives we all have pain’

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  Former teacher Karen McCuiston hopes everyone’s “eyes will be so opened” in October during Kentucky’s anti-bullying awareness month that organizational cultures, where needed, change from ones of harassment to cultures of kindness, especially in schools. There were more than …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Trick out Man Cave with this easy-to-construct shooting bench

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  Every outdoors enthusiast, man or woman, needs a place to stash their stuff. Popular culture coined the term Man Cave, so let’s run with it.   A Man Cave for the outdoors enthusiast is a place to relax, tie …

Ethics Reporter: Lobbying spending hits all-time high during first eight months of 2014

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Special to KyForward   Businesses and organizations lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly spent a record $13.6 million during the first eight months of 2014. Compared to the previous record of $13.2 million spent in the same period in 2012, lobbying …

Calling the Cats: Claude Sullivan echoes
loud and clear in new Voice of the Wildcats

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It has been said that the best sportscaster is the one you grew up hearing. College sports fans know that following a team means being part of its culture. They know the history, the team colors dotting the arena seats …

$10M grant to six KCTCS colleges will be used to train students for high-demand tech jobs

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Training for a new career in a high-demand information technology field like mobile app development or medical billing may now get faster and easier for Kentuckians.   The U.S. Department of Labor awarded six Kentucky community colleges $10 million to …

Headache treatment has come ‘long way from take two aspirin and call me in the morning’

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By Laura Dawahare and Allison Perry Special to KyForward   Chronic pain — including headaches — affects more than 36 million Americans. But the vague nature of symptoms and a lack of patient awareness often inhibit sufferers from seeking help. …