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Health department shares its spray schedule
for mosquito control and tips to avoid bites

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To help control mosquitoes, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer. Spraying will start in the evening hours when mosquitoes are most active.   The schedule for August 2014 is:      * Portions of …

Coach Colene: How does the world see you? Find out with this fascinating assessment

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By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   When I was growing up I was OBSESSED with quizzes. I would beg my mom to let me get the newest Seventeen Magazine and spend several minutes learning about “How to get a boy …

‘Hidden gambling problem’ among vets, service members focus of week-long effort

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  According to a joint program of public-private gaming officials, many U.S. military veterans and active-duty service members have a hidden gambling problem. Next week’s 2014 Responsible Gaming Education Week on Aug. 4-8 will focus on a growing body of …

Intrepid Urban Farmer: Resist the temptation in the dead of winter to buy every green seed

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By Ginger Dawson Special to KyForward   Looking back to January, you remember that being in the house all of the time really got old. Cabin fever really had its claws in you. Your thoughts turned to gardening, of course, …

Weighty Matters: What began productive, ended up destructive and causes weight gain?

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  By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   Here’s a riddle for you: What’s six letters, begins and ends with the same letter, and is both productive and destructive at the same time?   The answer is STRESS and boy, have …

First-ever Health Impact Series to address issues plaguing E. Ky.; CDC head to attend

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The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will participate in four events in Eastern Kentucky next week to discuss and look for solutions to the many health issues that plague the region.   Dr. Thomas Frieden …

Massachusetts study finds parents challenged by what to pack in kids’ school lunch boxes

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  Packing a healthy lunch that kids will eat is an ongoing challenge for families, and a challenge that is often not met, according to a study by researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.   “When deciding what to …

Keven Moore on Insurance: Everything
about right-side driving just seems unsafe

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The tradition of rural U.S. Postal Service carriers driving from the passenger side of their vehicles while delivering the mail leaves me stupefied every time I run across this practice.   I am sure the safety issue was hammered to …

Everyday Heroes: Sharing a father’s love
for Kentucky and the people who inspire

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By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   This is the introduction to Steve Flairty’s first book in the Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes series. The series also includes two more books, along with a kids’ version. Steve is currently working on No. 4, …

Body of Kentucky marine killed in action in WWII to be laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

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Marine Pfc. Randolph Allen, from the town of about 3,000 called Rush in Northeastern Kentucky, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, July 29, at 11 a.m. He was killed during World War II and his …