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Was Banksy in town? No, though he’d be welcome, but that big mural is MTO’s


  Staff Report   Social media was atwitter recently – these things have a way of re-inventing themselves – with the news that Banksy, the world renowned public art genius, had been in Lexington and was responsible for the extravagant …

Kentucky State Police now accepting applications for 93rd Academy Class


The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its 93rd Academy Class, scheduled to begin May 24, 2015. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website by clicking here.   Information available on the website includes an outline of the …

Bitterly cold weather makes frozen water lines a too common theme for the commonwealth


The winter of 2013-2014 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 …

After a car crash changed his life, Brad Fritz spends his time trying to help save others


  By Ryan Clark KyForward contributor   When Brad Fritz rolls into a room, he speaks volumes – and he does it without saying a word.   It’s because of the accident, which makes it difficult for him to speak …

Keven Moore: Brrr. . .are you really prepared for the ugly work of the Polar Vortex?


  Old Man Winter came early this year with snow arriving Halloween night as a trick rather than a treat, and the Midwest and upper Northeast have already seen their share of cold temperatures and snowfall.   New Yorkers may …

Three talented Shuck sisters, dancers-singers-actors, find spotlight in NYC, beyond


  The Shuck sisters of Lexington continue to make their mark on the stage – in the Big Apple and beyond.   Raleigh, Brooklyn and Sydney, talented daughters of Angie and TG Shuck, each have landed roles in musicals since …

Officials remind residents to be prepared with Winter Weather Awareness week Nov. 16-22


The Lexington Division of Emergency Management, along with Kentucky Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are setting November 16 – 22 as Winter Weather Awareness Week in the Commonwealth and encourage Kentuckians to take time out to prepare for …

Constance Alexander: The power of music a gift to those unable to speak for themselves


Now, many years later, I still know every word of the Sergeant Pepper’s album, and cannot resist singing along, or at least tapping to the beat, when I hear one of the tunes. My devotion to the Beatles is so …

Wildcat fans urged to ‘roll up their sleeves’
for 27th Big Blue Crush blood donation battle


Kentucky Wildcat fans should get ready to roll up their sleeves to prove they bleed blue because the 27th annual Big Blue Crush – the blood battle between Kentucky and Tennessee – is Nov. 17-21.   Kentucky, which has won …

Your Kentucky Home: Drama-free ways
to switch from one holiday to the next


  By Liz Toombs KyForward columnist   It may feel more like January than November in Kentucky, but Thanksgiving is coming up soon. The holiday is one where I like to be stress-free and count my blessings; I bet you …