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Ashley Scoby: Floreal’s dance moves have become part of Wildcats’ pregame ritual

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  Every team has its tics, its superstitions, its rituals. For the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats, their’s is EJ Floreal.   No one remembers how it started, or which game it preceded. But somebody on the team pushed Floreal in the …

Bryan Station food pantry part of school’s ongoing efforts to remove barriers to learning

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to Kyforward   Students at Bryan Station High School in Lexington have another source for food, thanks to God’s Pantry Food Bank, which is now stocking the Youth Services Center there. It’s the first …

Lexmark enters agreement to acquire software company Kofax for $1 billion

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Lexington-based Lexmark and California software company Kofax have announced a merger agreement that will nearly double the size of Lexmark’s enterprise software business. Lexmark will pay $11 per share for a total of $1 billion.   “The acquisition of Kofax …

Coming off strongest performance of the year, Pitino’s Cardinals appear to be over the hump

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   By Russ Brown Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has mentioned a couple of times this season that early in his career he got some useful advice from one of his mentors, Hubie Brown. …

Campbellsville’s bid for NAIA Championship winds up one game short after finals loss

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  Campbellsville has used its size and depth all year to take advantage of smaller opponents but the Lady Tigers met their match in the NAIA National Championship game Tuesday.   The Tigers came up one game short, finishing NAIA …

Last-minute agreements on key legislation
close out 2015 General Assembly session

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The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2015 session came to a close early this morning after Senate and House members reached an agreement on comprehensive anti-heroin legislation (see KyForward story here) and a measure to expand protective orders to include dating violence …

‘Balanced approach’ to counter state’s
heroin epidemic approved by legislature

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State lawmakers reached a compromise on anti-heroin legislation that supporters said balanced the need for tough penalties for traffickers with treatment options for addicts.   “The people of Kentucky fighting for public safety and people fighting … addiction have been …

Ashley Scoby: In the midst of a down streak, Booker due for yet another breakout stretch

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In basketball, the worst part about shooting is its streakiness.   But the best part about shooting? Its streakiness. No matter how up and down it may be, one piece holds true: The “up” streak always comes back around eventually. …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Shunned by some, ‘low tech’ cane poles never go out of style

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  There was a time when youngsters were introduced to fishing with a cane pole, a can of squirming red worms and a farm pond full of eager bluegills.   Cane poles were used a lot by crappie anglers too. …

‘Art is everything’ to young man with autism; his work will be exhibited to raise awareness

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  Not long before age 3, Cory Bond was diagnosed with autism. A short time later, he began expressing himself through art.   “Cory began drawing with sidewalk chalk at the age of three. Art is everything to him,” said …

Coach Colene: Have a great week … really!
All you need is a notebook, pen and calendar

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  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist     When was the last time you had a really great week … the kind of week where everything goes according to plan and and life is good? OK, you can stop laughing …

Billy Reed: UK’s quest for ninth national title not the only thing drawing tourney viewers

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  Even the inevitability of Kentucky’s ninth NCAA championship has not diminished interest in this year’s basketball tournament, and the reason has nothing to do with mesmerizing coaches or players.   It’s gambling.   I’ve read estimates that $2.5 billion …

Alzheimer’s Report: Many get diagnosis after it’s advanced, lose benefit of early treatment

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If you have Alzheimer’s disease, the chances are better than half that your doctor hasn’t told you.   The Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, released today, found that only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease …

After win over top-seed Freed-Hardeman, Campbellsville women a game away from title

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  For the first time in Campbellsville University athletics history, a team is heading to an NAIA national championship game after the Lady Tigers’ women’s basketball squad upended No. 1 Freed-Hardeman University in the NAIA Fab Four 56-52 Monday night. …

Eye Health: Ocular migraines are painless, but can affect vision, speech, hearing, more

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By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   It’s likely that you have heard of, or even experienced, a migraine. But, have you heard of an ocular migraine? They are painless, temporary visual disturbances that can affect one or both eyes. …

Funds will go toward ‘eliminating barriers’ that contribute to child hunger in Kentucky

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  By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Kentucky is one of just a few states that will be on the receiving end of $27 million worth of U.S. Department of Agriculture grants designated to help combat child hunger.   Agriculture …

World TB Day shines light on ongoing efforts to eliminate disease in Kentucky, across U.S.

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  Think tuberculosis – TB – is no longer a threat?   Think again. New cases continue to be identified each year – in Kentucky and around the U.S., according to Kentucky Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Stephanie Mayfield. …

Fayette Co. will add 30 minutes onto school day from April 20 through May 29 closing

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With the arrival of spring – and the belief that snow days are in the past – the Fayette Fayette County Board of Education has decided on a plan to make up instructional time lost because of winter weather. They …

Everyday Heroes: Marlana VanHoose’s inspiring voice trumps physical limitations

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  By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   Marlana VanHoose, at her young age, has performed before literally thousands via live or Internet audiences. Amazingly, she claims she never gets nervous.   “I am very comfortable singing or talking in front …

Keven Moore: Forget ‘Big Brother’; artificial intelligence now threatens to do mankind in

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The day was Friday, Nov. 2, 1984, the same year that was prophesied in George Orwell’s famous book, aptly called 1984. A place where human actions were to be scrutinized with an ever-watchful Big Brother, where a nonconformist defied the ban …