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Wanted: Bone marrow donors to help 15-year-old Owen McMasters battle leukemia

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  Staff report   Sometimes it takes a village, a community or an entire state to wage a fight. That’s certainly the case in 15-year-old Owen McMasters’ battle against leukemia.   Owen, from Louisville, is fighting cancer for the second …

Watch out for all volunteers cleaning 4,800 miles in Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week

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Volunteers will be out in force next week to “fall sweep” Kentucky highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that Sept. 15-21 is Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week.   “For 26 years, our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers have worked selflessly to keep roadways in …

UWBG announces Big Bold Goal to improve lives of families at ‘party with a purpose’

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  United Way of the Bluegrass announced its Big Bold Goal at a public event in downtown Lexington Tuesday that included participation of dozens of partners that will help make the goal a reality.   The goal: 10,000 more Bluegrass …

State’s SOAR initiative chalks up $24 million federal grant to improve Mountain Parkway

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  The Mountain Parkway Expansion, the first major extension and widening of a crucial transportation link to Eastern Kentucky in a half century, received approval Tuesday of a $24 million federal TIGER grant that will speed construction of a crucial …

Second Time Around: One can almost sense the ‘Great Emancipator’ at his Lincoln Cottage

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  Northern Kentucky author, attorney and KyForward columnist Rick Robinson is back in Washington, D.C. where he spent years on the staff of then-Congressman Jim Bunning.   As a busy staffer on “the Hill,” it’s easy to miss the beauty …

Rural Blog: Lawrenceburg journalist tackles topic of depression, writes about own battle

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By Tim Mandell Special to KyForward   Depression is a subject people often shy away from discussing, but a large percentage of Americans suffer from, or have suffered from, serious depression. Around 50 million have become seriously depressed at some …

Faster Internet speeds anyone? Lexington
to gauge interest in fiber-optic network

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Can Lexington become a “Gigabit City”? You know, a city with dramatically improved Internet speeds based on fiber-optic technology for businesses and residents?   If Mayor Jim Gray has his way, the answer is yes.   Gray has announced his …

House party takes on new meaning when BG Trust, Jr. League honor two Gratz Park homes

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  The Junior League of Lexington and the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation are holding a celebration of the bicentennials of the Bodley-Bullock House and Hunt-Morgan House from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Gratz Park. …

Former hospital in Clark County to be public green space; design shown to public soon

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  Clark County will become home to the “most ambitious and imaginative public green space in the region,” according to The Greater Clark Foundation, which will unveil the design concept for the 30-acre space in a series of events at …

American scholar John L. Esposito to discuss ‘Future of Islam’ at UK; community invited

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An American scholarly authority on Islam, John L. Esposito, will visit the University of Kentucky Wednesday, Sept. 10, to discuss “The Future of Islam: Assessing the Elements of Reform, Revival and Fundamentalism in the Muslim World.” The community is invited …