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Producers from Lexington, Danville and Lawrenceburg newest ‘Local Food Heroes’

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  Producers from Lexington, Danville and Lawrenceburg have been chosen by their fellow farmers as Kentucky’s 2015 Local Food Heroes.   Kathy Sink and Cindy Nabar of Lexington, Sidney Ratliff of Danville and Nathan Truesdell of Lawrenceburg were the top …

Jenny Wiley State Park to host annual conference on environmental education

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The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education invites you to its 39th Annual Conference, “Full STEAM Ahead.” The conference will be held at Jenny C. Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg on Sept. 10-12. Presenters represent a diverse set of agencies …

Advancing Broadband event coming in preparation for statewide broadband highway

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  As Kentucky prepares to build a statewide broadband superhighway and Lexington continues its drive to be a gigabit city, Mayor Jim Gray is inviting local officials and technology experts from across the Commonwealth to a broadband conference, Sept. 15-18. …

Memorial service for Benton’s town dog shows ‘how unique and special’ community is

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In an example of the type of story that usually only happens in small towns and only gets covered by community newspapers, about 200 of the 1,300 residents of the Western Kentucky community of Benton showed up Monday for a …

Duncan Park is 100; celebrate its centennial with music, games, projects and more Aug. 29

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  Duncan Park, a historic landmark located at 530 North Limestone Avenue, is turning 100 this year, and the park’s surrounding neighborhood associations and community partners have come together to host a Centennial Celebration.   “We can learn a lot …

‘Rebuilding West Liberty’ effort a model for entire country; to be featured on PBS show

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  In March 2012, the small community of West Liberty was nearly destroyed by a monstrous tornado. Seven lives were lost, 400 homes demolished, $50 million of damage incurred, and most of the downtown devastated.   Rather than view this …

Campbellsville University hosts attendees from 17 states at Ignite America conference

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Campbellsville University welcomed around 400 people on campus for Ignite America, a conference that calls those in attendance to ignite college campuses for Christ.   Attendees from 17 states across the nation engaged in worship, large sessions and prayer meetings …

Coach Colene: When you feel stuck in life,
only you have the power to break free

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  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   I have a friend who is beautiful, smart, energetic and an all-around great woman. She’s successful in her career and inspires me to be more of a free spirit in my everyday life. …

Kentucky native to share how she copes with sons’ deaths at suicide prevention conference

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  The University of Kentucky Office of Work-Life will present a one-day conference, “Suicide Prevention: Raising Awareness and Sharing Our Stories,” Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the William T. Young Library. The event features a talk by Kentucky native, Carol Graham, …

Bright Smiles, Brighter Futures: Knott Co. makes tooth brushing part of school day

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    By Mallory Powell Special to KyForward   Stephen Richardson isn’t a dentist – he’s the director of pupil personnel in Knott County schools – but his 27 years as a teacher and administrator in the county have taught …