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Your Kentucky Home: Quick, cheap summer updates can breathe new life into your home


By Liz Toombs KyForward columnist   You may be expecting guests this summer, planning a big party, or simply spending a lot of time around the house. Whatever the reason, summer is a great season to refresh your home.   …

Retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Fields to speak at opening ceremony for traveling Vietnam Wall


Retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Fields will join Gov. Steve Beshear and retired Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry in speaking at the opening ceremony July 10 for the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.   …

Kentucky receives $3.7M in service grants; funding to help meet critical state, local needs


Kentucky received more than $3.7 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service for 12 programs.   Programs receiving funding include Teach for America-Kentucky in Hazard, Operation Unite in Prestonsburg and Disaster Services Corps in Owensboro. …

From Detention to Attention: Kentucky Spirit of Youth Award given to mentor, role model


A current Bluegrass Training and Therapy Center employee is the recipient of the Spirit of Youth award given by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Subcommittee of Kentucky Youth. Sam Marra of Louisville, who was sentenced to juvenile detention …

Mementos left at Vietnam Wall replica to be collected, possibly displayed at history center


  Mementos left at the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall when it visits Lexington July 9-12 may end up in a collection displayed at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.   Visitors to the wall, an 80-percent …

Constance Alexander: Long-term care is
more than a nursing home; think positive


Last week marked the final activity of the “Grace and Glory” grant to the Murray-Calloway County Endowment for Health Care from the Kentucky Arts Council. Seventeen people came to the library at 6:30 p.m. to talk about their reactions to …

Police warn of telephone scam: caller says he is Fayette Co. deputy sheriff


  The Lexington Police Department is joining the the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in warning Lexington residents of a telephone scam.   If you are contacted by this scammer do not send money. Get as much information about the caller …

Lexington pets now have temporary shelter when community emergency is declared


Lexington has new trailers to provide temporary shelters for pets during a community emergency.   “As we’ve seen in other communities, many people refuse to leave their homes for a shelter during emergencies because shelters usually cannot accommodate pets. That …

Campbellsville University professor speaks
as panelist on George Bullard’s network


“I wanted everyone to know that Christianity is alive and well and even flourishing in other parts of the world,” Twyla Hernandez, assistant professor of Christian missions at Campbellsville University, said.   Hernandez made the statement in a recent interview …

PVA discussion gets ‘physical’ in Frankfort; use of technology in evaluations is in question


State law requires Kentucky counties to do a physical examination of all their taxable real property parcels every four years. But with nearly half of all counties in the state using aerial imagery to help meet the requirement, the definition …