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Kennedy Jr. to address ‘Green Capitalism’ as part of Transylvania’s Kenan Lecture Series

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Environmental lawyer and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will speak about “Green Capitalism” on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Transylvania’s Haggin Auditorium as part of the university’s Kenan Lecture Series.   A reception will immediately follow in Carrick …

Your Kentucky Home: Simple tips to make holiday parties welcoming, fun and stress-free

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  By Liz Toombs KyForward columnist   How is your countdown to the holidays going? I hope it’s filled with smiles, laughter and zero stress!   One of my favorite parts of this season is opening my home to friends …

Everyday Heroes: ‘The Can Man’ of Johnson County left legacy of self-sacrifice, kind acts

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  This story is reprinted from Steve Flairty’s 2010 book, “Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes #2.” Charles Whitaker died last week at age 97.   Though the sign on the back of his pickup truck says “Free road maps to heaven,“ he …

Keven Moore on Insurance: For better or for worse, rumble strips help keep drivers safe

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  In 1950, there were 33,186 people that were killed on U.S. roads with 50 million vehicles and 62 million drivers. By contrast, there are more than 212 million drivers and 254 million cars on American roads and there were …

Six Kentucky sites approved for listing in latest National Register of Historic Places

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  The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board approved six sites for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, nominations which will now be forwarded to the National Park Service (NPS) for final determination of eligibility. A decision on designation …

KET’s “One to One” program to feature discussion of Life Lessons from Cancer

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“One to One” with Bill Goodman will feature the authors of Life Lessons from Cancer, Keen Babbage and his sister-in-law Laura Babbage, on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. to discuss the book and its inspirational messages, especially the importance …

During height of holiday season, Lexington police urge citizens to drive, walk with care

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Lexington Division of Police have issued two warnings for the holiday season: “Drive with care and walk aware” and “Drive sober or get pulled over.”   “Drive with care and walk aware” is the message to drivers and pedestrians during …

The Death of Floyd Collins film revisits tale
of famous cave explorer and his sad fate

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By Michael Crisp Special to KyForward   The Death of Floyd Collins is a project very close to my heart. As a Kentuckian, I’m often attracted to projects that tell compelling stories about Kentucky people, and Floyd’s epic journey, as …

Gena Bigler: Elf on the Shelf should focus
on generosity, not on who’s naughty or nice

After weeks of repetitive requests from my six year old, I succumbed to the pressure and bought the very creepy Elf on the Shelf.   If you have been lucky enough to not know about the Elf on the Shelf, …

Scammers posing as city leaf collectors prompt another warning to Lexington citizens

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Officials from Lexington’s Division of Streets and Roads and Division of Police are warning citizens to beware of scammers posing as city leaf collectors.   This warning comes just days after Lexington police warned of Craigslist and other online scams …