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Shocked and saddened Cardinals will try
to refocus, move on against Seminoles

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   Louisville’s basketball players will try to set aside their shock and sadness at the sexual assault charges against former teammate Chris Jones and get back to the business of basketball this weekend.   …

The Jockey Club purchases majority stake in Blood-Horse magazine; John Keitt new CEO

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The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. has purchased a majority ownership interest in Blood-Horse magazine. The purchase also includes related digital and custom printing properties of Blood-Horse, …

Hope Carleton, host of Kentucky Afield television program for 23 years, dead at 89

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Former Kentucky Afield television host Hope Carleton Sr. died Thursday at his home in western Kentucky. He was 89 years old. Carleton appeared on the show for 23 years, serving longer than any other host.   “He was a consummate, …

Flavorful strawberry variety showing promise for Kentucky growers – and consumers

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By Aimee Nielson Special to KyForward   Strawberry lovers may be able to buy locally grown berries in Kentucky as early as May, thanks to a new variety that is showing great potential for commercial growers, according to horticulture specialists …

Capitol Notes: Bills dealing with fracking, online sweepstakes, ‘Siblings’ plate advance

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Senate unanimously passes new ‘fracking’ regs   For the first time in more than two decades, the state Senate has passed legislation that would modernize Kentucky’s regulations on high-volume hydraulic fracturing, often referred to as “fracking.”   The legislation, known …

Ashley Scoby: Arkansas looks good on paper, but will it be enough to bring Wildcats down?

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  If you put Arkansas’ season statistics in a bubble, they would look well-balanced and impressive.   Eight players average 14 minutes or more. Two players are in double figures scoring for the season (Bobby Portis with 18.3 points a …

EatKentucky: With state’s signature dish, all roads lead to Louisville and the Brown Hotel

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   Few things are more uniquely Kentucky than the hot brown. Not only is the dish virtually impossible to find outside of Kentucky, you rarely find anyone beyond Kentucky who even knows what …

Chef John Foster: Big-city food diversity calls, but Lexington has the promise of opportunity

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  I spent a quick couple of days in New York City in early February as a culinary adviser to a Sullivan Lexington student chosen to be one of nine regional contestants for San Pellegrino’s “Almost Famous” culinary competition. The …

Dismissed Louisville guard Chris Jones enters not guilty pleas to charges of rape, sodomy

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By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–Former University of Louisville basketball player Chris Jones pleaded not guilty Thursday morning on charges of rape and sodomny involving two women, while UofL released a statement on the matter.   Judge Sheila Collins …

Foot Health: Slipping on ice can hurt more than your pride; sprains are common injury

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  By Dr. Sarah Voelkel KyForward columnist     Rolling of the ankle joint can be quite a debilitating injury. To cause insult to injury, imagine hobbling around in an orthopedic boot or crutches and navigating the ice & snow …

Kentucky’s Governors: First chief executive, Isaac Shelby, first served in a log cabin

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This year, as they do every four years, Kentuckians will elect a new governor. Prior to the Nov. 3 general election, independent historian Paul L. Whelan will share profiles of the 58 people who served previously in the state’s highest …

Capitol Notes: Ignition interlock device, human trafficking, KEES, P3 bills advance

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  Ignition interlock device bill approved by House   A bill that would replace hardship licenses for DUI offenders with an “ignition interlock license” if an ignition interlock device is installed on an offender’s vehicle passed the House by a …

Bill Straub: It’s now clear that the once-great, once-proud Courier-Journal has lost its way

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WASHINGTON – Be forewarned. As Margo Channing once advised, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.’’ So leave us proceed.   The Courier-Journal of Louisville, once one of this nation’s great newspapers, is an embarrassment. It is …

Jamie Vaught: Even a team of SEC All-Stars might not be able to challenge these Cats

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  The Wildcats, with a historic 28-0 mark, are still rolling along, enjoying a season of mostly blowouts.   No one in college basketball is able to find a way to stop Kentucky, which has been ranked No. 1 every …

This ‘Neighborhood’ holds great promise for kids in Clay, Jackson and Owsley counties

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  By Beth Dotson Brown Special to KyForward   When Kentucky released its kindergarten-readiness scores in January, the Berea College Promise Neighborhood staff celebrated. And with good reason.   Since 2012, the scores in the college’s “neighborhood” of Clay, Jackson …

Lyles, Aaron Harrison drive the offense as Wildcats extend streak to 28 wins in a row

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  Staff report   Less than five minutes into the second half Wednesday night, visiting Kentucky found itself locked in a tight four-point contest with Mississippi State.   A jumper by Roquez Johnson pulled the Bulldogs within 41-37 of the …

New study offers snapshot of agriculture’s total impact on Kentucky’s economy

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  A new University of Kentucky study released today has found agriculture’s total impact on Kentucky’s economy equaled $45.6 billion in 2013, an 8.3 percent increase over figures from 2007, when the most recent study.   The Community and Economic …

Jeff Rubin: Older adults vital to Kentucky; how can we become more ‘age-friendly’?

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The impact of aging is being felt by more and more communities across Kentucky, as it is across the nation. Yet despite the warning signs of our changing demographics it remains a topic many of us seem to not want …

Beshear letter urges Kentucky delegation
to act immediately to fund Homeland Security

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Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has called on members of the state’s Congressional delegation to take immediate action to approve funding for U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which also supports emergency preparedness.   A bill that would fund DHS through the …

Variety of seating options for Breeders’
Cup at Keeneland available on March 4

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  Tickets for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 30-31 will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 4, an unprecedented three months earlier than the normal release date.   It’s …