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Kentucky’s expanding aerospace industry could move state’s economy in new direction

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  By Greg Paeth Special to KyForward   As Kris Kimel recalls the genesis of the space satellite program in Kentucky, he had flown to Mountain View, California, in January of 2006 to get an update on a project that …

From Breakfast with the Grinch to hayrides with Santa, state parks ready for the holidays

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  The Kentucky State Parks are prepared for the winter holidays with decorations, candlelight tours, special meals, entertainment and other unique events planned.   State parks are a great place for Christmas and holiday gatherings in November and December. All …

Baskets difficult to find for Montana State as No. 1 Kentucky soars to overwhelming win

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  Devin Booker scored a career-best 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 14 and No. 1 Kentucky held Montana State scoreless for several stretches Sunday night to race to an 86-28 victory at Rupp Arena.   The Wildcats (5-0) finished just …

Jamie Vaught: Bell County product Morris latest star from mountains to join UK Hoops

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  In 40 years of UK varsity women’s basketball, the Wildcats — formerly called the Lady Kats — have featured a share of players from mountainous southeast Kentucky such as Stacey Reed (London), Sarah Elliott (McKee) and Geri Grigsby (East …

Two candidates remain for acting superintendent of Fayette County schools

Only two candidates remain for acting superintendent of Fayette Country Schools, Board of Education Chair John Price has announced.   Carmen Coleman has withdrawn from consideration, saying she would be applying for the permanent position. Coleman is with the University …

Boston puts up a fight, but No. 1 Kentucky pulls away late behind Harrison, Booker

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  Aaron Harrison scored 19 points, Devin Booker added 15 and top-ranked Kentucky shot 59 percent from the field to pull away from Boston University for an 89-65 victory Friday night.   Three days after holding No. 5 Kansas to …

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Despite early cold, there is still plenty of waterfowl in the state

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By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   The holiday commercials already swamping our collective brains along with winds straight from the North Pole remind us that short-sleeve weather is now months away. Winter is here.   Waterfowl hunters don’t see …

Foot Health: Children’s sports injuries should be evaluated, never ‘play through the pain’

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  By Dr. Sarah Voelkel KyForward columnist   This time of year children are very active in numerous sports activities and we often see many different types of sports related foot injuries. Children’s sports are very competitive and any injury …

Study says HIV/AIDS drugs could also be
treatment for age-related eye disorder

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A landmark study published in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky, reports …

James Halcomb: New Disney/Marvel hybrid Big Hero 6 saved by quality of animation

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“Big Hero 6” is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup of movies; they have truly put Marvel in their Disney or Disney in their Marvel. Either way this collaboration continues to shine, this time in animation form.   The film takes …

Churchill Downs back in action, will make up lost weather days by increasing daily race card

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  Following back-to-back cancellations due to a frozen racetrack, racing at Churchill Downs Racetrack will resume Friday with its regularly-scheduled 10-race program.   “Our superb track maintenance team has diligently worked around the clock to ensure that we have a …

Judy Clabes: Lexmark’s Rooke, UWBG’s Farmer call CEO summit to support schools

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When Bill Farmer, CEO of United Way of the Bluegrass, saw the state’s latest school performance ratings, he had two immediate reactions: (1) his organization’s Big Bold Goal was on target at the right place and the right time, and …

Chef John Foster: Consider apple pie or crisp as Thanksgiving dessert alternative this year

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  As a devotee of local foods and a strong proponent of letting the ingredients speak for themselves I feel I must re-visit a topic that I’ve covered before; apples.   I won’t bore you with a long discourse on …

Russ Brown: Showdown at Notre Dame figures to be a big one for Louisville, Petrino

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   Growing up in Helena, Montana, Bobby Petrino spent most Saturday mornings in front of the television watching Lindsay Nelson host a show featuring highlights from the previous day’s Notre Dame football game.   …

Leslie Combs: Hard political lessons can be learned from students who cut the clutter

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  By State Rep. Rep. Leslie Combs Special to KyForward   Like virtually every voter, I thought the most recent election season was especially tiring and trying. There has to be a better way, I said.   And then I …

One year later, U of L doctor says Affordable Health Care Act is working for Kentucky

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  One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D., both physicians with the University of Louisville Department of Medicine, wrote a New England Journal of Medicine “Perspective” article about “Tommy Davis,” their pseudonym-named patient who delayed …

STEAM Academy students use day out of school to sample new technology program

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  For about three dozen students, this particular day out of school meant fun and games of a whole new variety. Teams from host Bryan Station High, the STEAM Academy and The Learning Center at Linlee (TLC) tackled the “solar …

Ashley Scoby: Win over Louisville, spot in a bowl game would put the icing on the cake

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  Say you’re making a cupcake. You mix just enough batter to make a three-inches-across pastry with no frills. But when you open the oven, a whole, fluffy cake is there.   And suddenly, you find a can of frosting …

Was Banksy in town? No, though he’d
be welcome, but that big mural is MTO’s

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  Staff Report   Social media was atwitter recently – these things have a way of re-inventing themselves – with the news that Banksy, the world renowned public art genius, had been in Lexington and was responsible for the extravagant …

Kentucky’s October unemployment rate shows biggest one-month decrease since 1976

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Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in October 2014 at 6.2 percent from a revised 6.7 percent in September 2014, according to the Office of Employment and Training (OET), an …