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Coach Colene: Only through trial and error, practice, experience can we learn and grown

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  By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   I have a big secret to tell you. This secret should automatically make you feel a million times better about what you’re doing with your life. This secret should put you more at …

Belcan to expand in Lexington’s Vine Center, creating 100 jobs and investing $1.2 million

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Belcan Corp., an engineering services and technical staffing provider, today announced an expansion in downtown Lexington’s Vine Center that will create 100 jobs and mean a $1.2 million investment.   Belcan is planning to lease an additional 15,000 square feet …

More than 200 farmers markets, producers expand access to low-income Kentuckians

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  Low-income families can use their food assistance benefits to buy fresh, nutritious local foods at more Kentucky farmers markets than ever before, according to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.   Up to 225 farmers markets and individual producers now …

$15 million Rupp Arena project includes new video, scoreboard array, wireless Internet

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  Rupp Arena will receive a $15 million dollar technology overhaul that includes a new center-hung video, audio and scoreboard array, wireless Internet for fans and patrons and major roof structure improvements so the arena can attract more concerts and …

Born to Serve: Young entrepreneur discovers key to success is helping others find their’s

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  By Hiro Morris Kyforward intern   Growing up in Hazard in Eastern Kentucky, Jonathan Beatty was determined to escape the grip of poverty. Now, after successful stints in corporate America, the young entrepreneur is determined to go back; rather, …

Sports Notes: With new season on horizon, Stoops, Cats starting back with clean slate

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  The wait is nearly over for Mark Stoops and his Kentucky Wildcats’ football squad.   The UK players report for fall practice on Aug. 6. The annual Media Day spectacle is set for Aug. 7 and Fan Day will …

Kentucky by Heart:The Squire’s Sketches of Lexington ignites interest in city’s noted fires

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  By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   I recently picked up a copy of noted Lexington historian J. Winston Coleman Jr.’s book, The Squire’s Sketches of Lexington (Henry Clay Press, 1972). After reading through about a third of the text, …

Kentucky’s prescription drug law effective
in fighting abuse, yearlong UK study shows

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  Since Kentucky’s prescription drug abuse legislation took effect in 2012, the state has seen a decline in the number of prescriptions for the most commonly abused medications, doctor shopping has decreased by more than 50 percent and more Kentuckians …

James Halcomb: Southpaw tells an old boxing story with new, fresh performances

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Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw is an old-school boxing movie. A sports tale of pain and redemption, guts and glory, you have seen it a million times and you will see it a million more. I couldn’t have loved it more.   …

Report: Fewer Kentucky teens than ever are having sex; teen births also at all-time low

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  By Melissa Patrick Special to KyForward   Fewer teens are having sex now than did in the last generation, and of those that do, more are using some form of birth-control, according to a new report from the Centers …

Fifty years and 25,000 children later, Trooper Island still offering life-changing experiences

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  Trooper Island, a free summer camp operated by the Kentucky State Police, is observing its 50th anniversary this year by doing what it has always done: provide a fun, life-changing experience for underprivileged children from throughout the state.   …

Lexington citizens can weigh in on Civil War statues, marker at public meeting in August

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A public meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to give all Lexington citizens an opportunity to express their opinions about the location and presentation of two of the city’s Civil War statues and an historic marker. …

Bluegrass & Backroads: On-the-farm visits just part of the job for equine veterinarians

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    Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue.   KyForward’s Kristy Horine Robinson profiles Bluegrass & Backroads hosts …

Kaintuckeean: Chinn biography a must-read for those who appreciate Kentucky history

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By Peter Brackney Special to KyForward   Published posthumously by the late Professor Carlton Jackson of Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn is a must-read for those who appreciate Kentucky history. Chinn …

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Unusual summer high water makes for dangerous conditions

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  By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   The middle of July usually means less grass mowing because of the parched, brown conditions of most lawns. Streams normally run low and clear in mid-summer and concern about drought clouds people’s …

Books that Shaped Them: UK profs look back on the books that impacted their lives, careers

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    Whether it’s an inspiring autobiography, the latest science fiction or re-reading the classics, many are immersing themselves in the books on their summer reading lists. For professors at the University of Kentucky, they are not only cracking open …

Board of education to consider appointing interim chief to serve up to two months

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By Brad Hughes Special to KyForward   It’s looking more and more like there will be a interim commissioner of education to span the time between Terry Holliday’s retirement and when his successor takes over.   The Kentucky Board of …

Lexington television stations join forces with United Way to air ‘Night to Unite’ special

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  Lexington’s WLEX, WKYT, WTVQ and WDKY are teaming up with United Way of the Bluegrass to work with local agencies, clients and community leaders to produce a television special to air across all four, local network channels simultaneously Saturday, …

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships get underway Monday at UK’s Boone Center

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  The Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships is back, beginning Monday at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center.   This $100,000 USTA Pro Circuit Challenger-level event has featured some of the top international and local tennis players to …

EatKentucky: Burgers are well done in
more ways that one at Smithtown Seafood

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   If you go to Lexington’s Smithtown Seafood of course you should get a burger, right? Well, as it turns out despite the counterintuitivity of getting beef at this seafood restaurant, it’s not …