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Betsy Waters: Theater, ballet and horses are all part of unique end-of-summer activities


  Summer break is coming to a end, but there are still some great events planned for you and your family to enjoy before heading back to school. There are arts events like the Lexington Children’s Theatre Summer Family Musical, …

Millersburg native to receive Henry Clay award from Kentucky Society of Washington


Staff report   The 2014 Henry Clay Distinguished Kentuckian award will be presented tonight in Washington, D.C., to William Kent Suter who grew up in Millersburg and served for 20 years as the 19th clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court. …

Greater Lexington ‘snapshot’ provides insight into citizens’ views on important health issues


  In Fall 2013, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health (formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) sponsored the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, a telephone survey to find out what Kentuckians think about various health issues …

The smaller the better? Some in show horse industry looking to preserve one-night events


  By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   For those in the show horse industry, this is the busiest time of year with events held nearly every week all across the state and region. While many of those shows take place …

Weekly battles of NKU Dagorhir club both sport and game, with a lot of fun in between


  By Nancy Curtis Special to KyForward   Epic sword battles are not exactly common on college campuses.   But on the Griffin Hall lawn at Northern Kentucky University, a group of young women and men gather together weekly to …

Foot Health: Feet tingle? Burn? Feel like needles poking them? Could be nerve damage


By Dr. Nicole G. Freels KyForward columnist   Ever wonder why your feet tingle? Burn? Feel like needles are poking you?   There are multiple reasons for these feelings in your feet and that’s why it’s very important to find …

Coach Colene: Making a ‘hard-core’ bucket
list allows you to dream bigger, reach higher


By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   My good friend Sarah, who blogs at The Bluegrass Redhead, has been sharing glimpses of her middle school bucket list. She’s also been checking off some of the things that she can do now. …

Activities canceled at all Lexington public high schools after three explosive devices found


All student activities on all five Lexington public high school campuses (including the entire Tates Creek campus) are canceled today, July 23, “out of an abundance of caution,” according to the Fayette County Public Schools’ Facebook page.   “Three homemade …

James Halcomb: Graphic novel turned art house film full of sci-fi action and dark humor


  Through shocking violence and dark humor, Snowpiercer stands out as one of the most fun sci-fi/action films I have seen in quite some time.   It is a great throwback in the vein of The Omega Man and Soylent …

Kentucky groups, individuals honored
for ‘unselfishly serving and filling needs’


Fourteen groups and individuals from across the state were honored for their volunteer and service contributions at the Governor’s Awards for Volunteerism and Service.   The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, a division within Cabinet for Health and …

‘Love Your Neighborhood’ event part of effort to renew focus on public safety in Lexington


  As part of the Lexington Police Department’s concentrated efforts to increase safety in the community, they are joining Lexington Habitat for Humanity in a “We Care – Love Your Neighborhood” event in the Georgetown Street area Thursday, July 24, …

Two stints in juvenile detention was enough; Snyder now recognized for work with youth


  During his teenage years, Nathaniel Snyder was sentenced to juvenile detention. After two stints in the system, however, he changed course – even, at age 15, joining a volunteer fire department and working weekends at Kroger.   “I realized …

Weighty Matters: GSP scholars teach all, no matter their size, deserve R-E-S-P-E-C-T


  By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   A New Testament story is told about an early public appearance of Jesus with his disciples in which the 12 apostles try in vain to keep the kids from bothering the holy man. …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Scenic Kentucky
River is a natural for adventuresome anglers


  As fishing waters go, the Kentucky River is a natural for adventuresome anglers. This scenic and productive waterway flows through the heart of the state for 255 miles, and access points are an easy drive from almost everywhere in …

Tates Creek’s Erin Christopher latest local teen to compete in Jeopardy! tournament


Erin Christopher, a rising junior at Tates Creek High School, made it to the quarterfinal round of the latest Jeopardy! Teen Tournament, which concludes with a two-day final airing July 31 and Aug. 1.   “I watch periodically and made …

Bon Appetit Appalachia! guide highlights
48 Eastern Kentucky food destinations


Forty-eight food destinations in Eastern Kentucky are included in a new mapguide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission to promote culinary tourism throughout the region.   The ARC just announced the launch of the Bon Appetit Appalachia tourism mapguide showcasing …

Eye Health: Children are more susceptible
to damage from UV rays; protection is a must


By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   It seems as if I was just writing about the beginning of summer and now I’m talking about back-to-school eye exams. A lot of parents are bringing their children in for those exams, …

David Duttlinger reflects on first months
as head of beleaguered Bluegrass ADD


  By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   David Duttlinger stepped into the churning turmoil at Bluegrass Area Development District last fall at the most difficult of times. The organization’s former executive director was under fire, forced to resign in the …

With Kentucky’s crops keeping pace with 2013, could this be another record year?


By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   From a production standpoint, it would be difficult for Kentucky farmers to beat what they did last year.   Both soybean and corn production reached record levels, while tobacco prices rose to pre-quota buyout …

Keven Moore on Insurance: Read the fine print when using personal car for business


As a trained risk-ologist and someone who worked his way through college delivering pizzas, imagine my surprise when my insurance agent told me that my own pizza-delivering son would not be covered if he was involved in an accident while …