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Robert Treadway: Remembering ‘accidental historian,’ hero and friend Calvert McCann

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Editor’s note: Photographer Calvert McCann, who chronicled Lexington’s civil rights movement, died Sunday at the age of 72. KyForward columnist Robert Treadway counted him not only a friend but a personal hero. Treadway has written several columns about McCann, one …

Everyday Heroes: Mary Lynn Collins a fierce supporter, true friend of Kentucky’s libraries

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  By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   Mary Lynn Collins received her love of books and libraries honestly–from her mom and dad, who made literacy a priority as she was growing up. A few years back, when she was helping …

Keven Moore on Insurance: Tips to stop thieves in their tracks this Thanksgiving

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  Imagine this: You are off to spend Thanksgiving with family and leave your car in the long-term parking lot at the airport. When you return, you see that someone has broken into the car and taken your important papers, …

Kentucky’s four Veterans Cemeteries will participate in Wreaths Across America event

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  Kentucky’s four State Veterans Cemeteries will participate in the national Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 13, and ceremonies at each facility will feature families, volunteers and members of the public placing a wreath on each headstone and …

Lexington’s Gratz Park sculpture ‘Youth’ to be removed for restoration soon, returns in May

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  Lexington’s best known public art, ‘Youth’ in Gratz Park, is to be removed for restoration this week, if conditions are suitable.   The sculpture of a boy and girl playing with a sailboat was gifted to the children of …

State agency will verify brokers’ licenses for free to help prevent consumer fraud, theft

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  The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is urging investors to verify the license and registration of their broker or adviser, as well as the investment products being sold, after the Fayette County Grand Jury indicted four individuals on multiple …

State energy officials concerned that colder winter could lead to propane shortages again

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  Another colder-than-average winter could cause propane shortages across Kentucky for a second season in a row.   State energy officials and a propane industry trade group told state lawmakers last week that they have urged consumers to fill their …

Lexington fire department warns of dangers of premature disposal of smoldering embers

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  Residential fires have become a major problem for Lexington firefighters, according to Battalion Chief Joe Best of the Lexington Fire Department.   In the last 16 months, five large residential fires in Lexington have resulted in millions of dollars …

Was Banksy in town? No, though he’d
be welcome, but that big mural is MTO’s

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  Staff Report   Social media was atwitter recently – these things have a way of re-inventing themselves – with the news that Banksy, the world renowned public art genius, had been in Lexington and was responsible for the extravagant …

Kentucky State Police now accepting applications for 93rd Academy Class

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The Kentucky State Police is now taking applications for its 93rd Academy Class, scheduled to begin May 24, 2015. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website by clicking here.   Information available on the website includes an outline of the …