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Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announces addition of five new destinations from CVG

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Low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has announced a major expansion with five new destinations from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, officials announced today.   The new destinations are Dallas/Ft.Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando and Phoenix. Frontier will now serve 10 …

Keeneland unveils ‘Kentucky proud’ dirt racing surface as new track opens for training

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  Keeneland today unveiled a new dirt racing surface that was installed this summer on its 1 1/16-mile main track. The dirt track is now open for training and will be featured when racing resumes at Keeneland for the Fall …

Gena Bigler: ‘Beef. It’s what’s for dinner’ doesn’t have to be true seven days a week

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  In America, and especially in the South, it is not uncommon to have some form of meat in every dish served for any given meal. From waffles, donuts, potato salad and even jam, bacon is everywhere. It’s so permeated …

They Got the Beat: ‘Unique band’ at ‘unique school’ combines music and arts technology

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Toddlers who relish banging on pots and pans might wind up in the steel drum band at the STEAM Academy in Lexington, where about a dozen teenagers wield rubber mallets over …

Bill Straub: McConnell and the mule … or how the ‘second kick’ might not be so bad after all

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has suddenly discovered the second kick of a mule doesn’t hurt so bad after all.   The veteran Kentucky lawmaker, who stands a better-than-even chance of achieving his life-long ambition of leading the majority in …

Foot Health: Lawn mower injuries still common even in summer’s waning days

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By Dr. Sarah Voelkel KyForward columnist   Even though we’re nearing the end of summer, lawn mower injuries to the feet are common injuries this time of year.   These injuries can result in deep lacerations, severed tendons, and loss …

Kentucky gets $20M from National Science Foundation to grow ‘new energy economy

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  By Keith Hautala Special to KyForward   A project aimed at helping Kentucky transition to a “new energy economy” has been awarded $20 million from the National Science Foundation.   Kentucky was one of six jurisdictions chosen to receive …

‘Jumpstart Your Health’: Yearly UK College of Medicine community health fair almost here

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  By Kristi Lopez Special to KyForward   The University of Kentucky College of Medicine, in collaboration with the colleges of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, health sciences and communications, will host its annual free community health fair for underrepresented and uninsured …

Return of an Icon: K-Lair Grill is back on UK campus in newer, bigger, still greasy cool form

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  A University of Kentucky icon – K-Lair Grill – is making a comeback.   UK President Eli Capilouto, representatives from UK Dining and Student Government President Jake Ingram will cut a ribbon to celebrate the reopening of K-Lair on …

Sixth Summit on Philanthropy draws top speakers on social enterprise, innovation

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  Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will convene the 6th annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. For the second year, the Summit will be …

Stoops says his young Wildcats ready to hit
the field, show fans they’ve got what it takes

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  By Glenn Osborne KyForward sports editor   It’s been just over a week since Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops answered the question he’s been asked most frequently since the 2013 season ended.   Who’s your starting quarterback?   …

Signs are the ‘Slow Down Winchester’ campaign is catching on, improving safety

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  By Rachel Gilliam KyForward correspondent   Drivers in Clark County might have noticed some new signage in recent weeks. A group of local volunteers has been posting their “Slow Down Winchester” message with yard signs throughout town, and they …

Weighty Matters: Best researchers can say
is that more sleep might lead to weight loss

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By Lesley Cissell KyForward columnist   When we were children, our parents encouraged us to get enough sleep because sleep was when growing occurred … remember? If true, wouldn’t it seem that the reverse is also true, that not getting …

Coach Colene: Don’t let the enormity of your goals scare you away; take one step at a time

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Q. How do you eat an elephant?   A. One bite at a time!   Obviously, this is not a column about eating an elephant; it’s about achieving goals as enormous as the world’s largest land mammal. Do you think …

Jamie Vaught: Vitale recalls crossing paths with legendary Rupp during coaching days

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  Before he became a household name as a colorful TV broadcaster, Dick Vitale was coaching basketball.   One of his stops was at the University of Detroit, where he served as the head coach for four years during the …

Are elementary school start times too early for young students? UK team takes a look

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  By Gail Hairston Special to KyForward   It’s rarely easy to get a child out of bed, dressed, fed and off to school, especially when it’s still dark outside. Schoolchildren everywhere (their parents too, if they are being honest) …

Billy Reed: Simms uses national platform to broaden debate on offensive sports mascots

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Only a few days after becoming embroiled in the bitter Washington Redskins’ nickname debate, Phil Simms will visit a university that has been home to perhaps the most famous Native American athletes since Jim Thorpe was performing wondrous deeds for …

‘Significant investments’ in infrastructure needed to shore up 22-county BEAM region

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  A 51-member committee of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement has released an assessment of the region’s infrastructure, including roadways, waterways and fiber optic capabilities. The committee found that the 22-county BEAM region should make significant investments to shore up …

Georgetown College student eager for fresh start six months after transplant saves her life

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  By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   The notorious “Freshman 15″ is usually little more than a nuisance for new college coeds across the country. But when Georgetown College freshman Lynsey Farrar gained 15 pounds in a single week, …

Keven Moore on Insurance: Renewed focus on bleacher safety needed as accidents mount

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I can remember attending University of Kentucky football games at Commonwealth Stadium in the 1970s, when kids could wander off without the watchful eye of their parents. Often, I would venture beneath the end-zone bleachers, finding lost treasures while dodging …