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Mike Denham: The sky is the limit – literally; aerospace, aviation industries are booming


Most Kentuckians know that the commonwealth plays a major role in the auto industry – in fact, only two states produce more cars and trucks than we do – but far fewer are likely aware that our work in aerospace …

Rare white Thoroughbred breaks late to post first win at Belterra Park, topping Spaced Out


  After a series of three straight second-place finishes at different distances and surfaces Takemetohollywood starred in a winning role at Belterra Park on Sunday.   The rare pure white Thoroughbred rated just off the pace in a one mile …

‘World’s largest bourbon bar’ now at home
in Kentucky, where the spirit originated


  By Shelly Whitehead Special to KyForward   Quick – where is the “world’s largest bourbon bar”?   If you said right here in Kentucky, you are correct. In Newport to be exact.   Just a few months back, however, you …

Mike Denham: Legislators pledge to take action; ‘Those who protect us deserve no less’


When it comes to keeping us safe, it can be easy to take for granted those who protect us – until tragedy reminds us that their job can carry a steep price.   That thought came back to mind last …

ADM expands in Erlanger, invests more
than $8.3 million, adds 200 jobs in NKy


  A company celebrated its expansion in northern Kentucky with a ribbon-cutting today and has already begun hiring new employees.   Gov. Steve Beshear joined Archer Daniels Midland Company officials to announce the opening of an information technology and support …

Thomas More football, men’s and women’s soccer teams earn spots in national rankings


  Four weeks into the 2015-16 athletic season the Thomas More College has three teams ranked nationally in various Top-25 polls.   The football, women’s soccer and men’s soccer have each earned a national ranking.   The Saints’ football team …

Mike Denham: Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with a trip into nature


As a member of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, I am proud to join like-minded legislators from across the nation in celebrating the 43rd National Hunting and Fishing Day this coming Saturday, Sept. 26. In observance of this occasion, Gov. …

Turfway Park accepting reservations for Breeders’ Cup simulcasts Oct. 30-31


Turfway Park will simulcast the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, with reservations available for Saturday. Doors will open at 10 a.m. both days.   Admission and parking for the simulcast at Turfway are free …

Mike Denham: Legislators go back to school, too; celebrate Constitution Day tomorrow


It may not be celebrated as much as Independence Day, but Constitution Day is arguably just as important. While July 4 recognizes the birth of our nation, Sept. 17 commemorates the day we established the cornerstone of our government and …

Mike Denham: From chicken and bananas
to spoonbread and salt, fall is for festivals


While the temperature may not feel like fall just yet, many of the traditional signs of the season are starting to arrive.   One of the most telling is the sheer number of festivals that has already started to take …

Kentucky to get another $940,000 a year
to fight prescription drug abuse, heroin


The federal government will give Kentucky another $940,000 a year for the next four years to fight prescription drug abuse and heroin.   The money is part of a new program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which …

Kentucky by Heart: Finding a little piece of the past can make you appreciate the present


By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   Hot, tired, and with a bit of a cough, I slowly moved the aged and worn push broom through the last bit of dust, some mouse droppings, and loose pieces of grain. The concrete …

KMA elects officers, recognizes health
leaders at the 2015 Annual Meeting


The Kentucky Medical Association recognized several physicians and an Appalachian health activist for their work to improve the health of the community during the KMA 2015 Annual Meeting. KMA members also installed a new president and elected officers during the …

Q&A with CVG’s Candace McGraw about taking on leadership of Skyward, NKy’s future


  By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Candace McGraw is arguably the most high-profile woman executive in the region. As chief executive officer of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport since July, 2011, she had led a team that has earned …

Boone County is No. 1 on list of top 10 healthiest places in Kentucky to live


Kentucky may be a beautiful place to live, but where are the healthiest spots to call home? It can be a hard call to make, as there aren’t ugly spots in the Bluegrass State. Fortunately, County Health does a review …