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UK Parkinson’s patient ‘felt different right away’ with promising new medical treatment

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  By Laura Dawahare Special to KyForward   To date, a cure for Parkinson’s disease remains elusive for the more than 50,000 Americans diagnosed yearly, despite decades of intensive study. But a newly approved treatment that might help ease the …

‘In My Own Backyard’: Lexington sixth-grader captures top prize with Earth Day photograph

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Griffin Shively, 11, a sixth-grader at Lexington’s Beaumont Middle School, is the winner of the fifth annual “Capture the Earth” photography contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet in celebration of Earth Day.   Griffin photographed a tufted …

Coach Colene: Face life’s challenges head on; you will never find peace through avoidance

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  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   I was the type of girl who mastered the art of avoidance. If I didn’t want to deal with something, I simply avoided it. If something was bothering me, I would avoid dealing …

School Boundaries: Board chair says final decisions about rezoning several weeks away

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Following is a message from Fayette County Board of Education Chairman John Price updating the community about the school rezoning process: Final decisions about future changes to school attendance boundaries in Fayette County are still at least several weeks away. …

After two years of investigation, ‘Pappy-Gate’ indictments handed down; nine are charged

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  By Wayne Stacy KyForward correspondent   In a case that has spanned more than two years, nine people in what was called “an organized crime syndicate” have been indicted on multiple counts including theft of bourbon from Buffalo Trace …

Creating new paper out of old scraps gives
art students an important Earth Day lesson

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to Kyforward   Earth, wind and fire converged at Lexington’s Clays Mill Elementary as students transformed castoffs into new forms of paper with a hand from Bluegrass Greensource. The art project directed their thoughts …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Tips and tactics for matching wits with a tricky, wary gobbler

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  They are educated, wary and sport the bling that hunters covet — thick, paint brush beards and curved, limb hanger spurs.   Older, adult gobblers rule the roost and ascend to that position in the flock by surviving two, …

Rep. Mike Denham: With Hollywood ties, Kentucky deserves leading role in TV, movies

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Kentucky may be a couple thousand miles away from Hollywood, but that hasn’t diminished our connections to the entertainment industry. Some of today’s most famous actors – George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Johnny Depp included – were born here.   …

Idea State U’s entrepreneur competition may include some of state’s next business ventures

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  The world’s next major corporation just might be born in Lexington this weekend.   Kentucky’s brightest college entrepreneurs will compete in the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Idea State U, April 24 – 25 at the Lexington Center. The nationally …

Lexington health inspectors making sure Blue Bell products removed from store shelves

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With the announcement that Blue Bell Creameries is recalling all of its products because of possible listeria contamination, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has dispatched its environmental health inspectors to make sure all Blue Bell products have been removed from …

Bold Conquest turns in quick workout at Churchill, but needs help to get to the Derby

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  The Ackerley Brothers Farm’s Bold Conquest worked five furlongs over a track labeled as “good” in 1:02.80 on an overcast Monday at Churchill Downs.   Working after the morning renovation break during the time reserved for Kentucky Derby and …

James Halcomb: Newest try at Daredevil is
a win for fans, the Marvel Universe, Netflix

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  Every episode of Netflix’s new series Daredevil often ends and begins the same way, with some horrific act of violence. That this show comes under the Marvel imprint is often shocking, because even the comic the show is based …

Lower jobless rates in all 120 Kentucky counties made 2014 an ‘extraordinary year’

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Annual unemployment rates were lower in all 120 Kentucky counties in 2014 than in 2013, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.   “Even though economic opportunities vary across the state, 2014 proved to be an extraordinary year …

Kentucky by Heart: For good or bad, directly or indirectly, UK basketball looms large

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By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   Steve Flairty grew up feeling good about Kentucky. He recalls childhood trips orchestrated by his father, with the take-off points in Campbell County. The people and places he encountered then help define his passion …

Sports Notes: Murray State sharpshooter Payne has prominent position in NBA Draft

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  While Kentucky basketball fans continue to speculate about the upcoming NBA Draft and where their favorite former Wildcats may wind up, a couple of other players with Bluegrass ties figure prominently in most mock predictions.   According to Sports …

Keven Moore: Every six minutes, a buried utility line is damaged; call before you dig

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  The snow has melted, the temperature is rising, plants are starting to bud, tax return checks have been cashed, and many of us stand ready to dive into that next big landscaping project.   The majority of homeowners take …

Police make third arrest in shooting death
of 22-year-old UK student Jonathan Krueger

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Lexington police have made a third arrest in four days in the April 17 fatal shooting of 22-year-old Jonathan W. Krueger, of Perrysburg, Ohio (near Toledo).   A 17-year-old juvenile was charged today with murder, robbery and tampering with physical …

Rick Robinson: What I saw at Earth Day
2015 in Washington, D.C., was bizarre at best

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When I learned that Usher was going to be the lead performer on the National Mall in D.C. for Earth Day, I was so excited that I immediately asked my wife: “Who the hell is Usher?”   Apparently – like …

No More Bullying: It might be easier to teach empathy than to walk a mile in glass slippers

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This column on bullying in schools will run periodically on KyForward.   By Melissa Martin Special to KyForward   Is empathy and emotional regulation the answer to bullying?   Consider the story of Cinderella. Step into her scuffed shoes as …

Former Dillard’s is now UK HealthCare
at Turfland; patients already being seen

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  A ribbon cutting ceremony today marked the official opening of UK HealthCare at Turfland, a new outpatient center on Harrodsburg Road in Lexington on the site of the former Turfland Mall.   UK HealthCare has leased and renovated the …