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Despite increase in Kentucky highway deaths last year, statistics show ‘encouraging trends’

Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased in 2014 after a record low in 2013.   Kentucky Office of Highway Safety preliminary figures from a Jan. 16 report indicate 667 people lost their lives on Kentucky roadways last year, up from 638 …

Big Blue Slam blood battle against Florida begins Monday, Rupp Arena drive Wednesday

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  Big Blue Slam, the annual Cats versus Gators blood battle, is Jan. 26-30. Donors can prove they bleed blue at any Kentucky Blood Center location or blood drive, or they can have a little extra fun from noon to …

Economic Empowerment Project offers those who qualify free assistance this tax season

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  Eligible taxpayers can receive valuable help this tax season through the Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Project, which is providing free tax preparation assistance at 17 sites across Central Kentucky. IRS-certified volunteers will not only help families and individuals file …

Rainy Days and Outcomes: UKAg researchers look long-term at ramifications of acid rain

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  By Carol L. Spence Special to KyForward   Deep in the back hills of UK’s Robinson Forest flows Cole’s Fork, a headwater system for a 6,000-acre watershed. Getting there is its own adventure, jostled in a tin can of …

Former doctor to speak at Campbellsville University on sanctity of keeping a Sabbath

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  Dr. Matthew Sleeth of Lexington, founder of Blessed Earth, will speak at Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University.   Everyone is invited to the free event.   Blessed Earth is an educational nonprofit that equips people of …

Coach Colene: What do you and Beyoncé
have in common? Twenty-four hours a day

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By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   “You have as many hours in your day as Beyoncé.” This is one of my favorite memes on Instagram. I both love it and loathe it.   It’s true, the ever-successful Beyoncé and I …

Earth Day photography contest celebrates the beauty and diversity of nature in Kentucky

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  The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has kicked off its fifth-annual ‘Capture the Earth’ digital photography contest for all Kentucky students in grades 6-8.   Judges will look for originality and creativity, photo composition, and a brief explanation of …

Constance Alexander: Not enough lemons to make lemonade? Make mine mocha, please

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  Anyone who has visited a loved one in the hospital knows there comes a time when you find yourself in front of the vending machines, wanting something, anything.   It doesn’t matter that the best snacks are gone, leaving …

Auditions to perform the national anthem at Lexington Legends games set for Feb. 21-22

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  The Lexington Legends will determine at least one starting lineup in February – and that’s the lineup of singers and musicians who will sing or play the national anthem before each Legends home game in 2015.   The Legends …

New troopers join force after graduation
from the Kentucky State Police Academy

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    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 69 new troopers at ceremonies held today in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 910 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth. …