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Billy Reed: Ali’s old ‘Rope-a-Dope’ strategy works again, this time Louisville’s the victim

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For the longest time on this chilly October night, it looked as if the biggest game ever played in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium had been scripted by the University of Louisville drama school.   The Cardinals were not only holding …

With Cats’ football program on the upswing, Barnhart announces new extension for Stoops

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  University of Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops’ contract has been amended to extend through the 2019 season, UK Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart announced Friday.   The new agreement extends the term from June 30, 2019, to June …

LexWhatWear: It’s fall, y’all, and sporting
the season’s looks has never been more fun

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By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Happy Halloween! I hope you have a fun – and fashionable – evening planned.   While I love to dress up for Halloween, I’m a little costume challenged. So, I’ll stick to more familiar …

Chilling story of the Tan Man of Pike County part of Kentucky’s rich legacy of ghost tales

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Kentucky has a rich legacy of ghost tales, and William Lynwood Montell has harvested dozens of them for his book, Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky.   Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, recounts many …

James Halcomb: A 30-year-old horror film tops my list of all-time favorite scary movies

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  Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series of columns in which James Halcomb counts down his 10 favorite horror movies – just in time for Halloween.     Like many favorites lists, my record of my …

Chef John Foster: What’s all the buzz about pho? Give it a slurp and see for yourself

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  Soup weather is upon us and with it the opportunity to make and enjoy homemade tomato soup with grilled cheese, hearty minestrone over a few days, and all sorts of purees from potato to butternut squash.   Simple, quick …

Ashley Scoby: For UK’s Dupree, getting that first road win equals a rowdy plane trip home

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  Bud Dupree has had a few too many quiet plane rides in his lifetime – or at least in his career at Kentucky.   Since he arrived at UK, Dupree – and the rest of his senior class – …

Hillary Clinton to campaign for Grimes in Lexington; McConnell, Paul joining forces

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The U.S. Senate campaign in Kentucky shows no signs of winding down before Tuesday’s vote.   Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Transylvania University in Lexington Saturday to stump for U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. …

Foot Health: Candy may satisfy your sweet tooth, but your toes may one day pay a price

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  By Dr. Sarah Voelkel KyForward columnist   We all know about the adverse effects of candy on our teeth. Some dentists are even buying Halloween candy back from the public as a way to promote oral health and prevent …

State treasurer says ghost of Elvis spotted in vault; was ‘king’ looking for unused tickets?

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  With Halloween approaching, Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants Kentuckians to know that even bean counters can get into the ‘spirit’ of the occasion. He claims to have witnessed the ghost of Elvis in the state treasury vault!   The …

Championship for 3-year-olds could also be on the line in $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic

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  When post positions were drawn Monday afternoon for Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, longshot Prayer for Relief drew the inside position.   And no doubt, a prayer for relief is exactly what the connections of …

Bill Straub: If nothing else, Grimes has one thing going for her – McConnell himself

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If Alison Lundergan Grimes should somehow pull off the monumental upset and defeat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next Tuesday’s election, don’t blame her.   Grimes, the Kentucky Secretary of State, has run one of the oddest campaigns since …

With end of Daylight Saving Time Sunday, take time to fall back into better sleep habits

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Sunday, Nov. 2, is the end of Daylight Saving Time this year and for those who already sleep poorly, it might mean further disruption to their sleep patterns.   Turning back our clocks by one hour in the fall can …

Greensource: Conserving water is more about what you don’t ‘use’ instead of what you do

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  By Ashley Bryant Cheney KyForward columnist   When people think about conserving water, they usually think about turning off the faucet while brushing their teeth or making sure the washing machine is full before running a load. The biggest …

Ashley Scoby: Mitchell may be changing his approach, but core principles remain firm

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  Matthew Mitchell is the same coach he’s always been: loud, exuberant, passionate and someone who relates well to his players.   He also pushes hard, and that’s something that won’t change this year: Point guard Jen O’Neill said Mitchell …

Coach Colene: Dreams do come true – in different ways; be open to recognizing them

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By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   If you could have a meal with any person dead or alive who would it be?   When asked that question, my answer was ALWAYS Oprah. I would envision going to her house for …

Gena Bigler: Gone are days of homemade Halloween treats; holiday creativity needed

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Popcorn balls were the ultimate trick-or-treat delicacy. Once upon a time, there was a sweet lady who made them every year and they were divine.   That was long ago in the tiny town of Hyden, Kentucky. Before parents had …

Heroin crisis gets ‘collective response’ as
N. Ky. task force moves to address issue

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Staff report   The worsening heroin crisis in Northern Kentucky is a complicated issue, but there is a “simple action” that could make a difference in how the problem is addressed: Talk about it.   So says Charlotte Wethington of …

Scott Stewart dominates Tuesday’s opening session of 131st annual National Horse Show

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  The nation’s top hunter and jumper riders have taken center stage at the Kentucky Horse Park as the 131st National Horse Show began Tuesday. The prestigious six-day show featured five full professional hunter divisions on opening day.   In …

Mason Phelps goes extra lengths to make long-running National Horse Show shine

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  By Elizabeth Adams KyForward correspondent   To get to Madison Square Garden in New York City for his first National Horse Show in 1967, a young Mason Phelps hitched a ride with a van hauling horses from Gladstone, New …