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Legends, Whitaker Bank Ballpark will host South Atlantic League All-Star contest in 2016

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  Baseball’s stars of the future will come to Lexington next year when the Lexington Legends host the South Atlantic League All-Star game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Tuesday, June 21, 2016.   The All-Star game matches the Northern Division against …

Integrated Engineering named Small
Business of the Year by Commerce Lexington

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  At today’s Commerce Lexington Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon, Integrated Engineering was chosen among six different category winners as the Small Business of the Year. The company will now have the opportunity to be considered for state and …

Louisville athletics officials announce $55 million expansion for Papa John’s Stadium

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE — Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino believes the Cardinals already have a significant “homecourt advantage” playing in Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, and it’s about to get even better.   Call it a …

Superheroes and Spandex: Dallas Robinson recognized for teaching and inspiring others

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  You don’t have to wear spandex to be a hero… But it certainly doesn’t hurt. Just ask Dallas Robinson.   The former Olympian and soldier, who was just given a special concert by Justin Moore, may be called a …

Producers from Lexington, Danville and Lawrenceburg newest ‘Local Food Heroes’

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  Producers from Lexington, Danville and Lawrenceburg have been chosen by their fellow farmers as Kentucky’s 2015 Local Food Heroes.   Kathy Sink and Cindy Nabar of Lexington, Sidney Ratliff of Danville and Nathan Truesdell of Lawrenceburg were the top …

Matthew Shepard’s story, as told by his parents, adds depth to anti-bullying refrain

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Hearing from the parents of Matthew Shepard gave nearly 500 Lexington high school students a different take on a difficult subject – bullying.   “It brings the perspective of somebody who …

Candidates for education commissioner narrowed to five; one Kentuckian in the mix

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  The Kentucky Board of Education has announced the names of the five candidates it is currently considering for the position of commissioner of education. They are:   · Kathleen M. Airhart – Airhart serves as the deputy commissioner, chief …

EatKentucky: Bradford BBQ adds brick
and mortar location in Zandale Center

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   One of the earliest reviews I did for Eat Kentucky was a foray into the Lexington food truck scene writing about the Bradford BBQ truck. Way back then (months ago, even) I …

Billy Reed: American Pharoah’s Travers appearance like whistling past the graveyard

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  As one who has bestowed the mantle of greatness on American Pharoah, I admit I’m worried about the super horse’s next race, the 1 ¼-mile Travers Stakes on Saturday at ancient Saratoga race track in upstate New York. Since …

Keith Taylor: Boom Williams is expecting another big season in Kentucky backfield

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  Stanley “Boom” Williams burst on the scene and had a dynamic first season in Kentucky’s backfield a year ago.   Williams, poised to be the Wildcats’ top running back when the Wildcats open the season on Sept. 5 against …

Businessman Russ Hensley appointed to fill late Ed Lane’s seat for Urban County Council

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Mayor Jim Gray has appointed local businessman Russ Hensley the new Councilmember for the 12th District to fill the seat of the late Ed Lane.   “Since 2005, the voters of the 12th District have elected a businessman to represent …

Star Spangled Stakes offers racing fans chance to sing National Anthem at Keeneland Oct. 29

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Keeneland announced today that it will host a competition titled Star Spangled Stakes to select the singer to perform the National Anthem on Prelude to the Cup day, Thursday, Oct. 29.   The winner of the Star Spangled Stakes will …

Spreading the Word: Suicide prevention a crucial topic for middle, high school students

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  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   For the school community at Lexington’s Jessie Clark Middle, which lost a student to suicide two years ago, suicide prevention is a crucial topic to cover at the start of the …

Petrino’s deliberation over quarterback slot causing headaches for Auburn defenders

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE — While University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino continues to take his time naming a starting quarterback for the Sept. 5 opener against Auburn, he’s causing an extra workload for Auburn …

Former Reds’ player, broadcaster Flynn replaces Shuffett as host of Kentucky Life

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Doug Flynn, a former Major League Baseball player and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, is the new host of our popular series Kentucky Life. He steps up to the plate when the series premieres its 21st season in November.   “We’re happy …

Memorial service for Benton’s town dog shows ‘how unique and special’ community is

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In an example of the type of story that usually only happens in small towns and only gets covered by community newspapers, about 200 of the 1,300 residents of the Western Kentucky community of Benton showed up Monday for a …

Bill Straub: To his credit, Rand Paul among first to raise issue of criminal justice reform

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    By most accounts Sen. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign has all the sizzle of a wet rag. But the Kentucky Republican should attract at least a modicum of credit for raising an issue during this surreal electoral battle for …

Legislators seek assurance that Aetna will keep jobs in state after purchase of Humana

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  State legislators called Connecticut-based Aetna executives before them this week seeking a public assurance that the insurance giant still intends to keep jobs in Kentucky when it completes its $37 billion purchase of the Louisville-based Humana.   “I just …

Daily Yonder: Homelessness a problem in rural communities, too; ‘I had no place to go’

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    Homelessness isn’t just an urban problem, say staff of a shelter serving the coalfields of Eastern Kentucky. With poverty and a growing number of “love evictions” related to drug abuse, people from near and far rely on shelters …

Bluegrass Adventures: Improved connectivity one way to get more people to enjoy outdoors

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  By Daniel Leathers KyForward columnist   It is a sad, but true fact that fewer and fewer people are having outdoor experiences. With every generation that ventures afield less, the subsequent generation will continue the decline.   The number …