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Meandering trails, adventure areas, garden space, more part of Clark green space design

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  The Greater Clark Foundation announced that it will create a public green space intended to draw visitors from throughout the state and the region while “creating a legacy of well-being in the community.” The project will transform nearly 30 …

Jamie Vaught: New Schnellenberger book contains much to interest Kentucky fans

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  During the early days, around 1960, when a young Howard Schnellenberger was working as an assistant football coach at Kentucky, he did something that was forbidden on the UK campus.   Since he was late for a team meeting, …

See KY: Fall at Shaker Village means hikes, paddle excursions, trail runs and more

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  With a 3,000-acre backyard, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg is an ideal location for health and wellness activities. Fall foliage makes for gorgeous views around the village, and the programming and events slated for fall give guests …

Chef John Foster: Amazing how a ‘little lump’ of pasta can be so good – and so hard to make

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  See my gnocchi recipe below Suddenly, I have a hankering for gnocchi, those beautiful soft pillows of pasta bathed in a parmesan cream or tossed with sage brown butter. The weather’s sudden turn to chilly brings out the sauces, …

No one showed up at first, but tiny Ludlow
got its groove on 150 years ago this month

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  By Bryan Burke Special to KyForward   What if someone planned a retirement community, bought land and everything, and no retirees showed up? That’s what happened 150 years ago in Ludlow.   For the last 15 decades, this tiny …

Ashley Scoby: UK’s fresh-faced newcomers bringing a refreshing swagger to the table

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  It was immediately thrown into the conversation as one of the best plays Kentucky football has seen in years, and maybe longer: Stanley “Boom” Williams earned his nickname when he turned a busted play into a reverse-field scamper into …

Billy Reed: It’s time for fans, media to hold sports heroes accountable for their behavior

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Regarding the current beleaguered state of the NFL, we all know there’s plenty of blame to go around. But just for a moment, let’s stop pointing fingers at Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Commissioner Roger Goodell and others. Instead, let’s look …

Bill Straub: Kentuckians’ aversion to Obama could be insurmountable burden for Grimes

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Kentucky businessman Bruce Lunsford told Barron’s magazine this week that he believes he would have defeated Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in a hard-fought 2008 campaign if it weren’t for one overwhelming issue – Barack Obama.   Lunsford, a Kenton …

Pet Smarts: It’s National Preparedness Month … remember to plan for your pets’ safety, too

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Let’s face it—there’s nothing quite as frightening as when a natural disaster strikes. Even fictional movies about natural disasters leave you on the edge of your chair. Whether in the movies or real life, the important lesson is that planning …

Despite risk of exposure, UK grad at home
in Liberia tracking spread of deadly Ebola

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By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward   Tracking the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from person to person in Liberia’s crowded capital Monrovia has proved a difficult task for emergency officials who are working to contain the disease as …

FCPS’ Shelton calls auditor’s report ‘deeply troubling,’ says district will take ‘bold action’

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In the wake of the release of a special examination by the Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen, Fayette County Public Schools officials today said they welcomed news that no money is missing and there has been no criminal activity. At the …

Coach Colene: Sometimes you have to dive right in to get the clarity you need in life

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  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   When I was in the fourth grade, I wanted to be a nun. I went to Catholic school, and had a nun named Sister Mary Noreen as a teacher. She was a great …

Gena Bigler: Kentuckians’ generosity hard to measure but easy to see in AmeriCorps’ faces

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When staying with my grandparents in Hyden, it was common to come home to find some random gift on the front porch. Sometimes it was fresh vegetables someone was sharing from the garden, or morel mushrooms someone had foraged.   …

FCPS audit finds fiscal mismanagement, benefit disparities; no sign of criminal activity

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Auditor Adam Edelen today released a special examination of Fayette County Public Schools, finding chronic mismanagement of the district’s budget and finances that have contributed to its financial instability.   Auditors did not find any evidence of alleged criminal activity; …

Kentucky author’s book leads to Medal of Honor for Civil War soldier – 150 years later

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Almost 150 years after his death in the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Alonzo Cushing has received the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. And it’s thanks in large part to Kentucky author and …

One-third of people with early heart attack ‘don’t make it to hospital’; know signs, risks

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By Shelly Whitehead Special to KyForward   Jerry Sigl is a likable fellow with a quick, self-effacing sense of humor. And, at 72, he was living the good life after retiring from Cincinnati Bell, parsing his time between the golf …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: First 10 days of deer season show promise of another banner year

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  With the season off to a fast start, it seems likely that archers will take a record number of deer during September, the first month of their 4 1/2-month season.   In Central Kentucky’s Zone 1 counties deer seem …

Johnathan Gay: Having an entrepreneurial economy requires a new way of thinking

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If you take a poll of the average person on the street and ask “what should Kentucky be most focused on?” the answer overwhelmingly would be jobs. Nothing is more important to our state than promoting, creating and saving good …

State funding made available to extend Lexington’s popular Town Branch Trail

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Lexington area runners, walkers, bicyclists and proponents of alternative transportation got some long-awaited news today: The popular Town Branch Trail will be extended by nearly 1½ miles.   Gov. Steve Beshear, in announcing funding for the project, also said funding …

Largest single gift in school history enables Centre to recruit first-generation students

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Recruitment has begun at Centre College for the new Grissom Scholars Program, a national scholarship opportunity for first-generation students established with the largest single gift received in the Danville college’s 195-year history.   Although the full amount is not being …