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With skin cancer on the rise, Surgeon General issues Call to Action to prevent deadly disease

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Skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, is a major public health problem that requires immediate action, according to a new Call to Action released by the U.S. Surgeon General.   Even though most skin cancers …

Whimsical painting captures Orb’s ‘joyful’ personality, is gift for Derby winner’s owners

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  And they’re off!   The 2013 Kentucky Derby 3-year-olds are put to the test. Orb gallops coolly and confidently at the back of the 19-horse pack under jockey Joel Rosario.   Third to last coming into the backstretch and …

Weighty Matters: What began productive, ended up destructive and causes weight gain?

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  By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   Here’s a riddle for you: What’s six letters, begins and ends with the same letter, and is both productive and destructive at the same time?   The answer is STRESS and boy, have …

Art Landers’ Outdoors: Save money, get better accuracy by hand loading ammunition

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  With the high price of factory loaded rifle and pistol ammunition, plus limited supplies in some calibers, the argument for hand loading ammunition grows stronger every year.   Assembling ammunition by hand saves money and gives the target shooter …

First-ever Health Impact Series to address issues plaguing E. Ky.; CDC head to attend

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The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will participate in four events in Eastern Kentucky next week to discuss and look for solutions to the many health issues that plague the region.   Dr. Thomas Frieden …

New standards mean snacks must be smarter in school cafeterias, stores, vending machines

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  By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   Schools will have to provide students with healthier snacks and beverages during the school day this year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snacks in School” standards.     …

Pythons, bullfrogs, tarantulas … oh my!
In any language, children go wild for animals

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   What do a giant African bullfrog, a 30-pound capybara and a 9-foot Burmese python have in common?   Answer: They have the ability to fascinate youngsters – including several Fayette County …

Keven Moore on Insurance: Everything
about right-side driving just seems unsafe

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The tradition of rural U.S. Postal Service carriers driving from the passenger side of their vehicles while delivering the mail leaves me stupefied every time I run across this practice.   I am sure the safety issue was hammered to …

Everyday Heroes: Sharing a father’s love
for Kentucky and the people who inspire

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By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   This is the introduction to Steve Flairty’s first book in the Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes series. The series also includes two more books, along with a kids’ version. Steve is currently working on No. 4, …

In what might have been his last interview, ‘Wah Wah’ Jones recalls Wildcat Memories

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  In tribute to Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, who died at the age of 88 this past weekend, University Press of Kentucky shares an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Wildcat Memories by Doug Brunk; Wah Wah’s chapter might be the …

Body of Kentucky marine killed in action in WWII to be laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

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Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen, from the town of about 3,000 called Rush in Northeastern Kentucky, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, July 29, at 11 a.m. He was killed during World War II and his …

Constance Alexander: Fire may have wiped out Far Lands prop shop, but memories linger

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  Last week, when fire gutted two buildings on the courthouse square in Murray, and rendered serious smoke and water damage to others, 40 years’ worth of community theater treasures went up in smoke. Playhouse in the Park’s costume and …

Study shows low wages, fewer jobs await Ky. high school grads who don’t attend college

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A new study of recent Kentucky high school graduates shows that approximately 60 percent of those who did not attend postsecondary education entered Kentucky’s workforce and earned less than $8,000 in the year following graduation.   The “No College = …

Legendary Kentucky three-way sports star Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones passes away at 88

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  Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, the last surviving member of the famous Fabulous Five, passed away Sunday at the age of 88.   Jones, who also played football and baseball at Kentucky, joined with Alex Groza, Cliff Barker, Ralph Beard …

Beware of bogus mailings with unclaimed property message, state treasurer warns

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Kentuckians should be wary of suspicious mail, emails or other contact regarding unclaimed property that does not include the official Kentucky State Treasury letter head, State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach. The treasurer’s office was recently notified of the suspicious mailings by …

Filmmaker recounts the making of ‘Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West’

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  By Kent Masterson Brown Special to KyForward   Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West takes you back in time to the battleground that was the Kentucky frontier; it traces the life of Daniel Boone from his …

Artist creates line drawings of memories from her Covington childhood seven decades ago

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  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   She would sing, “Strawberries, get your nice cold watermelon! Get your nice cold apples, potatoes and tomatoes,” remembers Leanette Pingel Bockweg of Annie Steenken’s peddler truck, an almost daily sight during her …

The Fast Track: First graduate of accelerated rural medical program going home to practice

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Ashley Flanary Jessup always wanted to be a doctor. She just never imagined that along the way she would blaze a new trail for medical education in Kentucky.   Jessup, from the rural town of Benton in Western Kentucky, received …

Drink to Your Health: Smoothies provide good nutrition, calories for cancer patients

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Video produced by UK Public Relations and Marketing   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   Good nutrition is critical during cancer treatment, but side effects of chemotherapy and radiation can often cause patients to lose their appetites at a …

STEAM Academy students already on track
to success after summer in real chemistry lab

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  By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward   Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean every student is taking a break from learning. Many students from the Fayette County Public School’s STEAM Academy have participated in labs and …