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Stimulating Lives: Lexington couple’s story
of inclusion travels a road familiar to many

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“Good Lives, Good Lives” is an ongoing series of podcasts created by Debra Hensley and her Debra Hensley’s Social Stimulus project. The podcasts feature “stimulating” individuals in the Lexington community.   As Hensley contends, you may not have heard of …

Jones, Cassity top list of honorees for annual Bluegrass Tomorrow Vision Awards Oct. 30

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Former First Lady Elizabeth “Libby” Jones and Jessamine County Judge Neal Cassity will be presented with Bluegrass Tomorrow’s most prestigious Vision Awards at its annual awards program October 30.   Libby Jones will receive the 2013 Josephine Abercrombie Award for …

Billy Reed: It’s time for marching bands to dump the soldier suits, change with the times

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I have a wonderful idea for a new business, and I need to find some investors before the same idea dawns on the brains at Nike, addidas or UnderArmour. I want to start a company that takes marching-band uniforms out …

Candidates’ forum Oct. 30 part of domestic violence awareness efforts in Lexington area

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As Domestic Violence Awareness Month continues in October, Lexington’s Domestic Violence Prevention Board continues to reach out to citizens and professionals.   A candidates’ forum on Thursday, Oct. 30, will focus on interpersonal and family violence. It will be held …

Trustees say UK must invest in research
to address Kentucky’s most pressing needs

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  The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees have adopted a sweeping statement of principles, directing President Eli Capilouto to focus on the “most pressing” needs of Kentucky by determining how best to grow UK’s research enterprise through strategic investments …

Louisville food hub takes root, promises to be ‘green, job-creating machine,’ mayor says

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  By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   In the midst of a full-fledged “buy local foods” movement, the idea of growing the local food economy by way of a food hub seems to have come into its own.   One …

Jamie Vaught: Calipari unfazed by UK’s No. 1 ranking, will take unconventional approach

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  John Calipari covered nearly everything during his 45-minute news conference at Kentucky’s annual basketball Media Day festivities late last week. And he was in a pretty good humor.   The 55-year-old coach, who is beginning his sixth year at …

LSU defense shuts down Wildcats’ attack, Tigers romp to easy win in Death Valley

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  Facing arguably its toughest test of the season, the Kentucky football team suffered a 41-3 loss to LSU Saturday night in front of 101,581 at Tiger Stadium.   The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference), who saw their three-game winning …

Jesus Prom: Southland Christian’s popular Lexington event now shares name with book

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  Southland Christian Church’s senior pastor is challenging the 14,000 members of this Lexington mega-church and interested individuals to learn the active verbs Christ preferred, he says, and to act on them in his new book, Jesus Prom: Life Gets …

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Once thought to only exist in Kentucky, spotted bass abound

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By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.   In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the …

Gallup: Americans say equal pay top issue
for working women by nearly a 2-1 ratio

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By Jeffrey M. Jones Gallup.com   Nearly four in 10 Americans say equal pay is the top issue facing working women in the United States today, a sentiment shared by roughly the same proportions of men, women and working women. …

Kentucky-made international exports grow this year at rate three times the U.S. average

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Exports are at an all-time high for the Bluegrass state and that’s thanks in large part to Kentucky manufacturing, according to the state Cabinet for Economic Development.   The kinds of items exported are often surprising, says a cabinet press …

LexWhatWear: A hip new store, a great event for girls and an easy DIY scarf project to try

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  By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Now here is some exciting news: Urban Outfitters has opened its first store in Lexington. Located at 401 W. Main Street within the Victorian Square Shopping Plaza downtown, the 12,000-square-foot, two-story store is …

Ice storms, snow events, cold, rain … winter weather forecast has something for everybody

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  By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com   Though parts of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic had a gradual introduction to fall, winter will arrive without delay. Cold air and high snow amounts will define the season.   Farther south, ice storms and …

Ebola outbreak unlikely in Kentucky, but DPH officials say they are prepared to act

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Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials say they are coordinating multiple efforts related to Ebola preparedness to increase the level of readiness for hospitals, local health departments, other health providers and partners to deal with any potential cases of …

#17 Days #17 Ways: GreenHouse17 ends its daily tip campaign with an offer for everyone

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  The final GreenHouse17 tip to help end intimate partner abuse isn’t a tip at all, but an offer.   During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Lexington shelter for victims and their families has been making daily suggestions involving …

James Halcomb: Making list of my favorite ‘classic’ horror films means delving into past

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  Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns in which James Halcomb counts down his 10 favorite horror movies – just in time for Halloween.     We love the thrills horror movies bring us.   …

Chef John Foster: Making Portugese Caldo Verde puts some ‘greens’ into a gray day

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  The Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show at Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall in Lexington is now finished for another year, but it was great fun while it lasted.   On a drizzly, damp day with a home football game …

Ashley Scoby: Towles relishes the challenge presented by hostile environment at LSU

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  On third-downs at Commonwealth Stadium, when Kentucky is playing defense, the old AC/DC rock anthem “Hell’s Bells” tolls on the sound system to signify an impending crucial play.   But on the other side of the ball, it’s a …

Kentucky’s jobless rate plummets to 6.7%; represents biggest one-month drop since 1976

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Kentucky’s jobless rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in September, falling from a revised 7.1 percent in August to 6.7 percent in September.   It marks the single-biggest one-month drop in unemployment rates since 1976, …