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ACLU of Kentucky marks 60th anniversary with panel, exhibit on display through Oct. 19


  The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky presents ACLU of Kentucky: Moving Justice Forward for 60 Years, an exhibit marking the 60th anniversary of the organization’s founding. The exhibit explores the ACLU of Kentucky’s rich history through the stories …

‘Drop, Cover and Hold On’: Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill set for Oct. 15


Following FEMA’s “National Preparedness Month” in September, individuals and communities throughout 14 midwest states will participate in the fifth annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill.   Held annually on the third Thursday of October, the ShakeOut International Day of …

Tire Roundup deemed success; tri-annual event brings in estimated 45,000 tires


An estimated 45,000 tires were collected during this past weekend’s free waste tire collection. The event, which provided an opportunity for Kentucky residents, farmers, and qualifying businesses to properly dispose of old tires at no cost, was hosted by Lexington-Fayette …

Stink bugs are on the move and they’re headed for a home, barn or shed near you


    Stink bugs – those small shield-shaped insects that, once squashed, come by their name honestly – are on on the move in Kentucky. Several species of these pesky invaders are common in the state, but the brown marmorated …

Eastside Tech students join pros to offer free inspections at Bluegrass Car Care Clinic


Eastside Technical Center students will work alongside some of Lexington’s top technicians at the 26th annual Bluegrass Car Care Clinic, which offers free vehicle inspections for FCPS staff, students, families and the general public.   The first-come, first-served inspections run from …

SOAR Executive Board approves criteria
and application process for KARD fund


Eastern Kentucky communities will soon have a chance to apply for grants of up to $250,000 each to support work on job creation, broadband expansion, health and more.   The SOAR Executive Board approved funding criteria and an application process …

‘Revitalized spirit’ at Ferrill Square complex continues as renovations get underway


Residents will soon see fresh paint, energy-efficient upgrades and a new roof at Ferrill Square Apartments, a housing complex for low-income seniors and disabled adults at 471 Price Road in Lexington.   Mayor Jim Gray celebrated the renovations with residents, …

‘Queen of High Heels’ is missing her daily bridge game but not her competitive edge


  By Tony Chamblin KyForward contributor   Things haven’t been quite the same of late in the daily bridge game at Richmond Place, a Lexington retirement community. The Queen of High Heels, 97-year-old Dorothy Farmer, has been missing in action. …

Bluegrass Greensource: Limited resources, abilities shouldn’t be barrier to sustainability


By Rob Gates KyForward columnist   Increasing residential sustainability has been one of the primary goals at Bluegrass Greensource since its inception in 2001. This goal serves a dual purpose in that it not only benefits the environment, it also …

Livable Communities: ‘If we get it right
today, we will get it right for tomorrow’


  By Kristy Robinson Horine Special to KyForward   They all stand at the crossroads at some point. One is a young mother, pushing a stroller. Another is a local high school lacrosse player. Another is a veteran who still …