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Senior Services Commission seeking input
in quest to be an Age Friendly Community

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  Lexington Senior Services Commission is working to make Lexington even more livable – for everyone.   The Commission is preparing to seek official designation for Lexington as one of the World Health Organization’s and AARP’s Age Friendly and Livable …

For a cool $30 million, Central Ky.’s landmark castle could be yours; it’s on the market again

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  Staff report   If you have an extra $30 million lying around, you might be interested to know that the iconic castle in Woodford County is on the market again.   The castle, a 12,118-square-foot structure punctuated by turrets …

Kentucky Military History Museum, in old State Arsenal, needs volunteers on weekends

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  The Kentucky Historical Society, which runs the Kentucky Military History Museum in Frankfort, needs volunteers on Friday and Saturday afternoons this summer. They’re hosting an open house at the museum on Tuesday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to noon …

Johnathan Gay: Eastern Kentucky screaming for an artisan economy … why not embrace it?

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These days, there’s lots of talk about how to diversify the economy in Appalachia in the wake of the coal bust. But what are our options? It doesn’t appear that an industrial renaissance is going to hit the mountains anytime …

‘This is MY Old Kentucky Home’: Heritage Council contest focuses on shared history

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  Do you have a favorite Old Kentucky Home? Other than the one in Bardstown?   The Kentucky Heritage Council wants to know for its new Facebook photo contest running through midnight on Friday, May 23.   May in Kentucky …

Your Health: Simple things like sitting down to eat as a family can have multiple benefits

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  By Dr. Michelle Bennett KyForward columnist   Don’t you love it when someone gives you a book that speaks to you in that moment? For Christmas, I received a book called The Family Dinner, which opened my eyes to …

Weighty Matters: Experience always the best teacher, particularly concerning Big Macs

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  By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   I went to church on Easter Sunday and thereby placed myself squarely in the crosshairs of those who like to point fingers at “hypocrites” who only attend on major holidays.   It’s not …

Coach Colene: Don’t let your fears keep you from embracing life’s most joyful moments

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“In our moments of most intense joy, we realize how vulnerable we are.” -Brene Brown   I had an amazing weekend! It was one that was so close to perfect that I longed for it to stretch out a few …

‘We’re heading in right direction’: Kentucky highway deaths drop to a 64-year low in 2013

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Kentucky highway fatalities dropped to a 64-year low in 2013; a 14 percent reduction in deaths over 2012.   The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety today released final statistics for 2013. There were 638 fatalities last year, a dramatic improvement …

Tiny bug sucking life out of prime Kentucky hemlock trees; already in 30 state counties

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  Tens of millions of Kentucky hemlock trees are at risk from a bug just one-sixteenth of an inch in size that literally sucks the life out of the tree by feeding on the starches that are the tree’s food …