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23 Blast proves that real life stranger, scarier than fiction, but is also more inspirational

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  Late October is the season for scary movies and stories of terrible fright, but in the mid-‘90s it wasn’t a movie that terrified Travis Freeman of Corbin. It was the fact that at 12 he’d gone blind overnight. Freeman’s …

Fayette’s Driver’s License Office moving
to new facility; ribbon cutting planned

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Fayette County residents will soon benefit from a new Driver’s License Office designed to better serve the public. The Driver’s License Office at 162 W. Main St. is moving from its current location in Lexington to the Village East Shopping …

EKU partners with Paintsville to help it earn Trail Town status, cash in on outdoor fun

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  Just as it did with Elkhorn City a year ago, Eastern Kentucky University is partnering with the city of Paintsville to help the Johnson County seat earn designation as a Kentucky Trail Town.   Dozens of EKU Recreation and …

Two workshops scheduled for public to give input in Armstrong Mill West Small Area Plan

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  A series of workshops for residents and other stakeholders will take place to discuss the Armstrong Mill West Small Area Plan on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 11, both from 6-8 p.m. at the Gainesway Community Center at …

UK’s Lifelong Learning Jubilee celebrates 50 years of ensuring ‘curiousity never retires’

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  University of Kentucky’s Osher Lifetime Learning Institute celebrates its 50th year with a Lifelong Learning Jubilee on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10:45 a.m. in the Keene Barn and Entertainment Center at Keeneland.   UK President Eli Capilouto will speak …

Dead Man Walking author speaks against death penalty at two Kentucky locations

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Sister Helen Prejean, best known for her book Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, will be in Kentucky this weekend to continue speaking against capital punishment.   The Congregation of St. Joseph …

Lexington landscape given four of five blooms by judges in 2014 America in Bloom ratings

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  Lexington landscaping was declared among the best in the nation recently at the 2014 America in Bloom national awards program held in Philadelphia.   The city received a prestigious “four bloom rating” and a special award for the best …

November Discovery Night at Living Arts and Sciences Center is all fizz, boom and color

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  Lexington’s Living Arts and Science Center is planning a November evening of hands-on chemistry and chemical reactions in Fizz, Boom, Color Concoctions! Discovery Night on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m.   Organizers say expect to “discover chemical interactions …

Statewide ‘Alive at 25′ defensive-driving program serves as wake-up call for teens

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  Ron Turley spent 27 years patrolling the highways of Kentucky as a state trooper. Ask him what the worst part of the job was, and he quickly answers: “Telling parents that their son or daughter was killed in an …

What will make Lexington more livable, age-friendly? Survey seeks senior citizens’ ideas

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A survey that begins circulating today will give Lexington’s senior citizens a chance to tell officials what the city can do to be more livable – and age-friendly.   The Livable Lexington survey is spearheaded by the Lexington’s Senior Services …