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Tates Creek’s Erin Christopher latest local teen to compete in Jeopardy! tournament


Tates Creek High School’s Erin Christopher is the latest in a long line of Lexington teens to compete in the Jeopardy! teen tournament.   Christopher, the daughter of WLEX-TV news anchor Kevin Christopher and his wife, Rebecca, goes up against …

How does he do it? Lexington eighth-grader Lucas Etter ties world record in speedcubing


Lucas Etter, a rising eighth-grader at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School, has tied an official Guinness World Records mark in speedcubing. His record for “fastest average time to solve a 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube” – in 1.69 seconds – was set …

U.S. measles cases highest in 20 years, due mostly to foreign travel, avoiding vaccination


By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News   In the wake of the highest number of measles outbreaks in the U.S. in the last 20 years, it is important to make sure you and your children are fully immunized, especially if …

Children’s Garden at arboretum an apt classroom for incoming kindergarteners


  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward     When youngsters traipse through nature, chances are they learn something new. Maybe how hard it is to net a butterfly. Or how much fun can be had hopping on rocks …

Dunbar Beta Club wins fifth straight national quiz bowl title; three individuals recognized


  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward     For a fifth straight year, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School secured the quiz bowl title at the National Beta Club’s annual senior convention.   Three students also earned first-place honors …

Pioneers in paradise: Transylvania launches Panama student teaching exchange program


  Exactly one hundred years after the completion of the Panama Canal, citizens of the U.S. and Panama have come together again to open up new worlds. Transylvania University in Lexington, and Balboa Academy in Panama City, Panama, have partnered …

Dunbar senior named Youth Leader of
the Year; four other students recognized


  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward     Sahil Nair, a rising senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, has been named Lexington’s 2014 Youth Leader of the Year.   He received a $500 scholarship plus a trip, …

New Canadian study finds teens in school sports have less stress, better mental health


According to new research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, young people in Canada who participate in team sports in grades 8-12 experience less stress and have better mental health as young adults.   “It’s important that school administrators …

UofL experts offer advice to parents as
the back-to-school countdown begins


  As parents complete their back-to-school lists, they need to remember health checks for their children.   These exams are required for new and returning students.   Dental exams: Kentucky law requires that all children entering kindergarten receive a dental …

Cigarette smoking among Kentucky high school students drops significantly to 17.9%


Kentucky dropped to sixth place among surveyed states in 2013 for high school cigarette use, a significant improvement from the state’s first place ranking in 2011, according to a recently released Centers for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System …