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Fifth annual Waterfest brings public into Kentucky American Water for family fun


Kentucky American Water invites the community to a “fun and educational visit” during the fifth annual WaterFest on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 2300 Richmond Rd. in Lexington. The event will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free …

State council, university partnership for environmental ed host public meetings


The Kentucky Environmental Education Council is joining with the Kentucky University Partnership for Environmental Education to host a series of public meetings in August for input on Kentucky’s five-year environmental education master plan. The meetings are scheduled for the times …

Kentucky’s first lady congratulates Morehead, new ‘Trail Town’ at mouth of Sheltowee Trace


  First lady Jane Beshear announced that the community of Morehead is now a Kentucky “Trail Town,” and is part of the effort to promote and develop adventure tourism opportunities across the state.   “I’d like to thank and congratulate …

Coach Colene: Making a ‘hard-core’ bucket
list allows you to dream bigger, reach higher


By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   My good friend Sarah, who blogs at The Bluegrass Redhead, has been sharing glimpses of her middle school bucket list. She’s also been checking off some of the things that she can do now. …

‘Love Your Neighborhood’ event part of effort to renew focus on public safety in Lexington


  As part of the Lexington Police Department’s concentrated efforts to increase safety in the community, they are joining Lexington Habitat for Humanity in a “We Care – Love Your Neighborhood” event in the Georgetown Street area Thursday, July 24, …

Two stints in juvenile detention was enough; Snyder now recognized for work with youth


  During his teenage years, Nathaniel Snyder was sentenced to juvenile detention. After two stints in the system, however, he changed course – even, at age 15, joining a volunteer fire department and working weekends at Kroger.   “I realized …

Weighty Matters: GSP scholars teach all, no matter their size, deserve R-E-S-P-E-C-T


  By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   A New Testament story is told about an early public appearance of Jesus with his disciples in which the 12 apostles try in vain to keep the kids from bothering the holy man. …

Campbellsville coaches, trainers and athletes head to Costa Rica for week-long mission trip


By Chris Megginson Special to KyForward   Campbellsville University’s Athletic Department is sending 32 representatives to Costa Rica for a seven-day mission trip.   The group of coaches, athletic trainers, student-athletes and athletic department supporters gathered before leaving for a …

Bon Appetit Appalachia! guide highlights
48 Eastern Kentucky food destinations


Forty-eight food destinations in Eastern Kentucky are included in a new mapguide developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission to promote culinary tourism throughout the region.   The ARC just announced the launch of the Bon Appetit Appalachia tourism mapguide showcasing …

Keven Moore on Insurance: Read the fine print when using personal car for business


As a trained risk-ologist and someone who worked his way through college delivering pizzas, imagine my surprise when my insurance agent told me that my own pizza-delivering son would not be covered if he was involved in an accident while …