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Gallup: The ’40-hour’ workweek is longer – by seven hours, even more for salaried workers

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  By Lydia Saad Gallup.com   Adults employed full time in the U.S. report working an average of 47 hours per week, almost a full workday longer than what a standard five-day, 9-to-5 schedule entails. In fact, half of all …

NBC’s The Sing-Off winner Home Free comes to Transylvania on coast-to-coast concert tour

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  Transylvania University will present Columbia Records recording artist Home Free on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center’s Haggin Auditorium. The performance is part of Transylvania’s Dorothy J. and Fred K. Smith Endowed Concert Series. …

New ‘state of working’ report finds Kentucky still behind in jobs, wages, living standards

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A new report released recently by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy reveals downward trends in job opportunities, full-time work, wages and even living standards for many in the labor force.   The State of Working Kentucky 2014 outlines the …

Jamie Vaught: Lots to like about Cats’ win, but Ohio should provide stiffer challenge

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  Some leftovers from Saturday’s UK-UT Martin college football game:   – Second-year coach Mark Stoops’ troops are off to a great start after blasting the Skyhawks from UT Martin in a 45-point blowout. Even though UT Martin is a …

Have Chainsaw, Will Carve: Artist turns dying tree on CU campus into set of praying hands

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  By Joan C. McKinney Special to KyForward   A 100-year-old oak tree on Campbellsville University’s Stapp Lawn is now an 8-foot, 2,000- to 3,000-pound set of praying hands that will soon be placed on the school’s Stapp Lawn.   …

Ashley Scoby: Heard makes the most of his two carries, sparks UK’s 59-14 win in opener

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  Braylon Heard may just hang it up, according to Kentucky offensive coordinator Neal Brown. With a 58 yards-per-carry average, Heard could go down in history with that kind of number.   Of course, Brown was just joking after Kentucky’s …

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: A funny border crossing marks great fishing for bass, bluegill

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  By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   Study of the Kentucky border in Simpson County reveals a funny-looking half triangle just south of Franklin.   A surveying party in the fall of 1780 used a marked beech tree along …

‘Potato-Crusted Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche’ proves a winner for Owen Co.’s Cuisine Rebels

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  See Cuisine Rebels’ Potato Crusted Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche recipe below   Sporting aprons made out of their school’s maroon and silver football jerseys, and working together as a team, the Owen County High School “Cuisine Rebels” won the second …

History is on the move as State Records Center relocates 190,000 boxes to new home

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  Reminiscent of the final warehouse scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, more than 190,000 cardboard boxes being relocated to the new Kentucky State Records Center in Frankfort are filled with history of the Commonwealth.   The Kentucky Department …

BGADD takes ownership of office building
in step toward what auditor calls ‘real reform’

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  The Bluegrass Area Development District today took ownership of the office building it has been leasing since 1994, bringing an end to a controversial arrangement that was at the center of a scathing report by State Auditor Adam Edelen …

Who needs New York when so much coming to Louisville’s Kentucky Center for the Arts?

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  Looking at the 30th anniversary season lineup for The Kentucky Center for the Arts in downtown Louisville … or even the lineups for any and all of the Kentucky venues we’ve covered over the past five weeks, one might …

Chef John Foster: It’s amazing how little connection we have with raw ingredients

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  See my simple peach gelato recipe below I baked two batches of chocolate chip cookies this past weekend, one for home and the other to pack away for my college-bound sophomore son. As the last crumb disappeared several days …

Lex What Wear: Blue, blue and more blue … with a little white thrown in for good measure

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By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   This weekend kicks off another year of Kentucky football – and perhaps one of my favorite things to do: tailgate!   On Saturday, when the first official tailgate of the year begins (I cringe …

Team member drives home the 10 millionth Toyota 26 years after first U.S.-made Camry

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“It’s icing on the cake,” said Tom Keith about the white 2014 Camry hybrid he won in a random drawing on Wednesday. The 26-year, 4-month veteran of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in Georgetown took the keys to the plant’s 10 …

City, UK officials highlight changes in game day operations due to new CWS renovations

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  While University of Kentucky head football Coach Mark Stoops and his staff are working hard together with the Wildcat players to ‘Change The Game’ on the field this season, there are plenty of changes in store for fans attending …

Despite Supreme Court ruling, Woodford, Clark, Madison counties remain smoke-free

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  By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   Three counties in Kentucky with unenforceable smoking bans continue to be smoke-free by the people’s choice.   Clark, Madison and Woodford counties have smoking bans that can’t be enforced because they are …

Johnathan Gay: Despite Eastern Kentucky’s challenges, ex-Wildcat returns to his roots

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Editor’s note: This column was written as part of an ongoing response to The New York Times story What’s the Matter With Eastern Kentucky? The entire response can be found at www.ekyhelpingourselves.com, a collaborative project of entrepreneurs and the Kentucky …

Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announces addition of five new destinations from CVG

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Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced a major expansion with five new destinations from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, officials announced today.   The new destinations are Dallas/Ft.Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando and Phoenix. Frontier will now serve 10 …

Keeneland unveils ‘Kentucky proud’ dirt racing surface as new track opens for training

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  Keeneland today unveiled a new dirt racing surface that was installed this summer on its 1 1/16-mile main track. The dirt track is now open for training and will be featured when racing resumes at Keeneland for the Fall …

Gena Bigler: ‘Beef. It’s what’s for dinner’ doesn’t have to be true seven days a week

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  In America, and especially in the South, it is not uncommon to have some form of meat in every dish served for any given meal. From waffles, donuts, potato salad and even jam, bacon is everywhere. It’s so permeated …