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Four Kentucky organizations earn EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year awards

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Four Kentucky organizations received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Partner of the Year awards for 2015.   Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc., Kenton County Schools, Scott County Schools and the Kentucky School Boards Association earned …

Coach Colene: To appreciate your own light, don’t be afraid to explore the ‘dark side’ first

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  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   Several years ago I visited an energy healer. During my visit, she told me that I needed to curb my need for perfection and learn to embrace the messiness of all I bring …

Your Kentucky Home: Spring means sitting outside; three tips will perk up your porch

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By Liz Toombs KyForward columnist   In the south, we love a porch. Now that spring is in the air, a lot of porch sitting is in order.   Here are three tips to welcome spring and guests to an …

State to start $7 million painting, preservation of Carl D. Perkins Bridge on Wed., April 15

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  Contractors began marking detour routes today for the seven-month closure and painting of the Carl D. Perkins Memorial Bridge at South Portsmouth.   The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project, a complicated job requiring specialized equipment and 12,000 gallons of industrial-grade …

UK’s annual State of the First Amendment Address tonight features James C. Duff

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James C. Duff, director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts and a one-time walk-on for the University of Kentucky freshman basketball team, will deliver the annual State of the First Amendment Address Tuesday, April 14, on UK’s campus. …

State environmental quality commission recognizes Kentuckians for Earth Day 2015

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The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission presented its annual Earth Day awards to individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to environmental protection. This year’s event took place at the Berry Hill Mansion in Frankfort.   “It’s an honor to …

Keven Moore: Bipolar disorder in workplace presents challenges but can be overcome

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  Each week “resident riskologist” Keven Moore shines the light on America’s riskiest behaviors – from unsafe driving practices to workplace stress to common home accidents. And in the process, he provides the information needed to help people play it …

Wayne Stacy: Polson’s ‘local kid makes it big’ story more about faith than UK basketball

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  The things I see:   At the Wesley Village Community Center in Wilmore, former University of Kentucky basketball player Jarrod Polson held court recently. He brought four years of NCAA jewelry (including two Final Four rings and a National …

Urban Farmer: When starting seed, figure out what works best for you – and take good notes

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By Ginger Dawson KyForward columnist   The best time of the year is here. It is time to get the seed started.   I made a mistake in the past of starting seed too early. Each year, I have refined …

Ninety percent of Americans don’t know how much they can contribute to 401(k) plans

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Do you know how much money the IRS allows you to contribute to your 401(k) if you are under the age of 50? According to a recent survey from Fifth Third Bank, 90 percent of Americans do not.   “At …