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Second Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards recognize well-known alongside the unknown

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  Louisville’s The Muhammad Ali Center brings back its Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards on Sept. 27 at the downtown Marriott. The Yum! Brand Foundation-sponsored awards are given to those worldwide who “are making differences in their community and beyond.”   …

Team member drives home the 10 millionth Toyota 26 years after first U.S.-made Camry

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“It’s icing on the cake,” said Tom Keith about the white 2014 Camry hybrid he won in a random drawing on Wednesday. The 26-year, 4-month veteran of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in Georgetown took the keys to the plant’s 10 …

Johnathan Gay: Despite Eastern Kentucky’s challenges, ex-Wildcat returns to his roots

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Editor’s note: This column was written as part of an ongoing response to The New York Times story What’s the Matter With Eastern Kentucky? The entire response can be found at www.ekyhelpingourselves.com, a collaborative project of entrepreneurs and the Kentucky …

Gena Bigler: ‘Beef. It’s what’s for dinner’ doesn’t have to be true seven days a week

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  In America, and especially in the South, it is not uncommon to have some form of meat in every dish served for any given meal. From waffles, donuts, potato salad and even jam, bacon is everywhere. It’s so permeated …

Agenda being finalized for 38th Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment

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Online registration is under way for the 38th Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, sponsored each year by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. The conference is Oct. 7-8 at the Lexington Convention Center at 430 W. Vine St. …

First-of-its-kind study at UK identifies what plants attract, protect bees in urban areas

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By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward   Abi Saeed of the University of Kentucky can tell you no two plant species are alike, especially when it comes to their abilities to attract pollinators.   Saeed and UK entomology professor Dan …

Rick Robinson: New book on Covington racing legend shows importance of the ‘journey’

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  Northern Kentucky author John Lucas has just released his first book detailing the auto racing career of Covington race car legend Stan Bowman.   His book The Bravest of Them All highlights Bowman’s rise to fame, aggressive driving style …

Signs are the ‘Slow Down Winchester’ campaign is catching on, improving safety

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  By Rachel Gilliam KyForward correspondent   Drivers in Clark County might have noticed some new signage in recent weeks. A group of local volunteers has been posting their “Slow Down Winchester” message with yard signs throughout town, and they …

Weighty Matters: Best researchers can say
is that more sleep might lead to weight loss

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By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   When we were children, our parents encouraged us to get enough sleep because sleep was when growing occurred … remember? If true, wouldn’t it seem that the reverse is also true, that not getting …

Coach Colene: Don’t let the enormity of your goals scare you away; take one step at a time

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Q. How do you eat an elephant?   A. One bite at a time!   Obviously, this is not a column about eating an elephant; it’s about achieving goals as enormous as the world’s largest land mammal. Do you think …