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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Smaller waters across state hold crappie just like big lakes

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  This is another story in the Spring Fishing Frenzy series. The series – detailing productive fishing opportunities across Kentucky – will continue until early summer.   The wild striped bass in a ginger and red wine sauce at a …

History buff lands museum curator job where fun means ‘you never have same day twice’

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By Tom Ramstetter Special to KyForward   The road to New Orleans for Kentuckian Brandon Stephens has looped through Roman ruins, German castles and military cemeteries, but for this 26-year-old history buff, it’s ended right where he wants to be. …

Family’s beloved mare ‘Buckets’ finds new home at Paris’ Our Mims Retirement Haven

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  Our Mims Retirement Haven in Paris welcomed a new resident to the thoroughbred retirement sanctuary on April 12. Exciting Bucket, a 1989 mare by Grey Bucket out of That’s Exciting, was donated to OMRH by Helen Fariello and her …

Foot Health: Rheumatoid arthritis affects
the feet in up to 90 percent of sufferers

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By Dr. Nicole G. Freels KyForward columnist   Have you been suffering lately from joint and pain swelling, fatigue or stiffness, especially in the morning or after sitting for long periods?   You may have rheumatoid arthritis. You’re not alone. …

The Week in Frankfort: Final gavel falls, legislation soon to impact Kentuckians’ lives

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When the final gavel falls on a legislative session, it’s often seen as a time to start looking back – a chance to review what passed, what failed, who won and who lost.   We’ve had a few days for …

Liane Crossley: First women jockeys faced ridicule, lack of acceptance, lack of demand

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  In a different era, Rosie Napravnik would have been a novelty in her trade. Today she maneuvers seamlessly as a woman competing in the male-dominated jockey world.   As one of the top riders at Keeneland this spring, Napravnik …

Lex What Wear: Discover a fun, flirty brand; cure a case of spring fever; win a Derby hat

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  By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Boy Meets Girl is a fun and flirty contemporary brand that’s caught the eye of celebrities such as Rosario Dawson, Rachel Bilson and Nina Dobrev. Inspired by the vibrant New York art and …

Chef John Foster: Popeye still would be loving spinach if he’d tasted that grown in Kentucky

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  Popeye was right all along. In his travels through 20th-century cartoon America, he became the de facto spokesman for one of the healthiest vegetables in the world. Low in calories, high in iron and folic acid, it may not …

The Naked Vine: Only through time, tasting can you decide how much oak is best for you

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  By Mike Rosenberg KyForward columnist   Go to any winery and you’ll find oak barrels everywhere being used for fermenting wine, for storage or just for decoration. But why? Obviously there’s some reason that, for years, wine and barrels …

Young becomes year’s first Wildcat
freshman to declare for June NBA draft

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  University of Kentucky freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection James Young will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year’s NBA Draft.   “My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I …

Greensource: This Earth Day, consider the small things you can do to help environment

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By Pattie Stivender KyForward columnist   April 22 marks the 44th annual Earth Day celebration. Earth Day events, held worldwide, demonstrate support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day saw 20 million Americans who peacefully demonstrated for environmental reform. Today …

Daily Yonder: Mountain Eagle ‘impressario’ Pat Gish had passion, great sense of direction

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  Pat Gish, the impressario of the nationally acclaimed Mountain Eagle newspaper, died this week at the age of 87. She put out the paper, raised a family and knew the quickest route to the printer.   By Dee Davis …

Dramatic cold blast should be distant memory when temperatures rebound this weekend

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  By Kristina Pydynowski AccuWeather.com   Many across the East may have thought that the calendar flipped back to winter due to the cold blast that brought a dramatic drop in temperatures and even snow to some communities. Residents who …

A ‘Course with a Twist’: Centre walking class still creating a buzz, gaining national attention

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  By Caitlan Cole Special to KyForward   Students at Centre College often expect the extraordinary, even when taking a course about the most ordinary of things — walking.   Stodghill Professor of French and German Ken Keffer has taught …

Lee Carter enjoys both the fun, challenge of organizing Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

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  By Elizabeth Adams KyForward correspondent   A baseball fan since he was young, Lee Carter explains the significance of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day event by relating the ultimate equestrian challenge to the World Series. And if Rolex is the …

City Slickers: Agriculture goes urban as more people want to reconnect with food source

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  By Jeff Franklin Special to KyForward   Rebecca Self sees a disconnect between urban and rural.   “Food seems the perfect conduit to connect people,” the founder of FoodChain said.   So when she visited examples of urban agriculture …

Gena Bigler: Knee socks, door-to-door sales, camp; who wouldn’t want to be a Girl Scout?

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  I still remember the brown polyester uniform, brown knee socks with orange flash sock guards and a brown sash that constantly slipped off my shoulder. Being a Brownie was a memorable milestone in my life. It was more years …

Coach Colene: Whatever the situation,
don’t let nervousness get the best of you

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  Recently, I had a conversation with a friend I had not seen in awhile. She mentioned seeing me on TV a few times, and how much she loved it. She then said, “I don’t know how you do it, …

End of basketball season hasn’t slowed Calipari as national book tour continues

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  Although it’s been just over a week since Kentucky fell to Connecticut in the NCAA Championship game in Arlington, Wildcat coach John Calipari hasn’t seen a break in his schedule.   He has spent this week on a whirlwind …

House Hunters: HGTV features Kentucky couple who trade historic home for hot sand

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Staff report   The Kentucky couple who moved last fall from cold Covington to warm Myrtle Beach will be on television tonight in the popular HGTV show House Hunters about their search for a home with as much character as …