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First meeting of 10 SOAR working groups convenes in conjunction with conference

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The Shaping our Appalachian Region Initiative will convene the first official meeting of its 10 working groups on April 24 from 1-4 p.m., and in conjunction with East Kentucky Leadership Conference at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.   …

Report praises BCTC for work to graduate more Latino students with associate degrees

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  Excelencia in Education has released “Latino College Completion in 50 States,” a report highlighting state-by-state data regarding educational inequities faced by Latino students enrolled in colleges across the nation. Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Jefferson Community and Technical …

State seeking private sector help to build the ‘Super I-way’ for more high-speed broadband

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Kentucky companies, particularly municipal utilities and electric cooperatives, are needed by Frankfort to help high-speed broadband Internet access get to all homes and businesses in the Eastern portion of the state.   The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet has released …

Kentucky State University blood drive to be held in honor of 2-year-old cancer patient

Kentucky State University’s Betty White Health Center will host a blood drive in honor of a 2-year-old girl who was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma, cancer of the eye, when she was 3 months old. The drive will be from 2 …

Strawberries or fresh duck eggs? Buy both
at Halcomb’s Knob Field to Fork Festival

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  Gather together Saturday, May 10, at Halcomb’s Knob Farm for its fourth annual Field to Fork Festival with members of Kentucky gardening and agricultural communities to celebrate the bounty of the Commonwealth’s regional family farms, backyard gardens and local …

Daily Yonder: Mountain Eagle ‘impressario’ Pat Gish had passion, great sense of direction

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  Pat Gish, the impressario of the nationally acclaimed Mountain Eagle newspaper, died this week at the age of 87. She put out the paper, raised a family and knew the quickest route to the printer.   By Dee Davis …

Environmental efforts in Kentucky schools recognized at Frankfort Earth Day ceremony

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  Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear marked Earth Week in Kentucky by congratulating several schools for efforts in energy conservation.   “We need our young leaders of today to be just as involved in Earth Day 2014 …

Arts council puts arts, cultural development to work in two Eastern Kentucky workshops

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  By Lori Meadows Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Arts Council will present two separate forums in May, one for community groups and one for individual artists, through its “Putting arts and cultural development to work” series in Eastern …

Gena Bigler: Knee socks, door-to-door sales, camp; who wouldn’t want to be a Girl Scout?

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  I still remember the brown polyester uniform, brown knee socks with orange flash sock guards and a brown sash that constantly slipped off my shoulder. Being a Brownie was a memorable milestone in my life. It was more years …

Coach Colene: Whatever the situation,
don’t let nervousness get the best of you

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  Recently, I had a conversation with a friend I had not seen in awhile. She mentioned seeing me on TV a few times, and how much she loved it. She then said, “I don’t know how you do it, …