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KU, LG&E Plant for the Planet grant program now taking applications for tree-plantings

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Applications are now available for Plant for the Planet grants from Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas and Electric to fund qualified tree-plantings by nonprofit or government entities.   The program awards matching grants in amounts of $500 to $5,000 to …

Grant gives GLSEN Bluegrass chance to host 2015 conference for LGBT youth and families

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The Bluegrass Chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network has received an $18,000 grant from the Kentucky System to Enhance Early Development to host a conference for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth and their families. The conference …

Joint Resolution 19 puts Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week in October

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Designating the third week of October as Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Appreciation Week, more than a dozen legislators and retired teachers turned out in Frankfort to witness or ceremonially sign the bill known as House Joint Resolution 19.   Gov. Steve …

Visiting sculptor strikes balance between nature, man-made materials in installation

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  LexArts and Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works will unveil and dedicate artist Brian Rust’s Signs of Change/No Away, the newest public art project of DEQPW’s EcoART program at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Raven …

Constance Alexander: Talk about Ebola virus causes ‘plague’ of Alzheimer’s to go unnoticed

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“When leaving his surgery on the morning of April 16, Dr. Bernard Rieux felt something soft under his foot. It was a dead rat lying in the middle of the landing. The doctor kicked the varmint aside and reported the …

Keven Moore: Ridesharing companies threatening taxi industry; are they safe?

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With invention of the Internet and smartphones the way we live and act has changed dramatically in just the last few years.   Think about it– at the click of a smartphone you can store your reward cards, plot storms, …

Everyday Heroes: Craig Williams’ work is one good thing that came from tragedy of Vietnam

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This story is reprinted from Steve Flairty’s 2008 book, “Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes.” Williams continues his quest to see the destruction of chemical weapons as the Kentucky Environmental Foundation’s project director in Berea. He is quoted nationally because of his expertise …

Your Kentucky Home: Five no-fear ways to get brewing with the season and decorate

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By Liz Toombs KyForward columnist   Are you planning a Halloween party? It’s the season and I’ve been seeing lots of spiders and cobwebs on display during my daily walks with my dog.   There are many simple ways to …

Initial phase of Mountain Parkway expansion set to begin west of Magoffin Co.’s Salyersville

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More than 50 years after the Mountain Parkway opened, Gov. Steve Beshear and Eastern Kentucky leaders marked the beginning of the Mountain Parkway Expansion – a 46-mile transformational construction project to improve mobility, safety and economic development in the Appalachian …

Virtual solar energy story map tours state projects as part of Energy Awareness month

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  In celebration of October as Energy Awareness month, the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence has released the virtual solar energy story map. For those unfamiliar with a story map, a story map uses geography to present information …