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Kentucky American Water says already time to take precautions to winterize water pipes

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The winter of 2013-14 was one we won’t soon forget, with the “polar vortex” plunging temperatures for a large portion of the nation’s mid-section below zero for an extended period of time. Water outages due to frozen lines was an …

Middle-schooler to the Rescue: Bryan Station student remembers lesson to save his friend

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   An ordinary stroll to class at Bryan Station Middle School turned into “a pretty serious situation” as a 12-year-old student performed the Heimlich maneuver to help a choking classmate. “We were …

Chilling story of the Tan Man of Pike County part of Kentucky’s rich legacy of ghost tales

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Kentucky has a rich legacy of ghost tales, and William Lynwood Montell has harvested dozens of them for his book, Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky.   Montell, emeritus professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University, recounts many …

State Police troopers raise $15,000 for memorial by hiking Grand Canyon rim

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  Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col. Jack Miniard recently returned from a rim-to-rim trek of the Grand Canyon which raised more than $15,000 for The Trooper Project.   The project by the Kentucky State Police is …

Foundation to present Alltech founder with Henry Clay Medallion for service to Kentucky

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  Alltech President Pearse Lyons will receive the 2014 Henry Clay Medallion for Distinguished Service on Dec. 11 at the gala hosted by the Henry Clay Society of Ashland, the late Kentuckian’s Lexington estate. The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation will …

State treasurer says ghost of Elvis spotted in vault; was ‘king’ looking for unused tickets?

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  With Halloween approaching, Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants Kentuckians to know that even bean counters can get into the ‘spirit’ of the occasion. He claims to have witnessed the ghost of Elvis in the state treasury vault!   The …

Kentucky fire marshal says the time change perfect excuse to check your smoke alarms

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Kentuckians “fall back” this weekend to standard time, and the Public Protection Cabinet’s Division of Fire Prevention reminds Kentuckians that it’s the perfect time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they are working …

With end of Daylight Saving Time Sunday, take time to fall back into better sleep habits

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Sunday, Nov. 2, is the end of Daylight Saving Time this year and for those who already sleep poorly, it might mean further disruption to their sleep patterns.   Turning back our clocks by one hour in the fall can …

Greensource: Conserving water is more about what you don’t ‘use’ instead of what you do

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  By Ashley Bryant Cheney KyForward columnist   When people think about conserving water, they usually think about turning off the faucet while brushing their teeth or making sure the washing machine is full before running a load. The biggest …

Safety can be ‘in the bag’ on Halloween if kids, parents, drivers follow sensible safety tips

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  Nationally, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than on other days of the year. But with some simple precautions, kids can stay safe.   “I’m especially concerned because Halloween falls on a Friday night this …