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Eye Health: Vision therapy for children can correct problems that glasses, contacts cannot

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  By Dr. Dawn Stratton Special to KyForward   Vision therapy is a doctor-supervised, non-surgical and customized program of visual activities designed to correct certain vision problems and/or improve visual skills. You can think of vision therapy as being like …

On a Mission: Transy’s Cameron Kelley helps save stranger’s life with very special donation

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    Cameron Kelley is an interesting combination of gentle friendliness and bold courage.   As a sophomore in high school, inspired by a short-lived television show, he developed an interest in emergency room medicine. But not just ER work …

Louisville grabs No. 3 seed, home game with Morehead State in NCAA Regional Tourney

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–Dan McDonnell has been in this situation before and been successful. Twice, in fact.   For the third year in a row, McDonnell’s University of Louisville baseball team won a conference regular season …

‘What is your source of hope?’ Markey seeks to change narrative of a cancer diagnoses

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    By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   Storytelling has always been an essential part of the human experience. From prehistoric tales of the hunt, to fairytales, and even modern blockbusters, stories have reflected the culture, values and experiences …

Workouts by American Pharoah, Belmont contenders at Churchill to be open to public

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  With Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah and three other Belmont Stakes contenders stabled on the grounds, Churchill Downs Racetrack will offer free open to the public access to the 8:30-8:45 a.m. training period for those horses starting on Memorial …

Memorial Day: A solemn occasion to pay tribute to those who died while serving

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    By Jonathan Coffman KyForward intern   Memorial Day weekend is often considered the beginning of summer, but the reason for the holiday goes deeper than the deep end of all the swimming pools that will be opening.   …

Checking items off his bucket list, Wounded Warrior returns to UK to get dream degree

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  What do surfing, skydiving, hunting, meeting Toby Keith, riding in a NASCAR car, completing marathons, riding a hand cycle and earning a college degree all have in common? They’re all on Cpl. Matthew Bradford’s bucket list.   Bradford is …

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Safe experience on the water should be priority for state’s boaters

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  By Kevin Kelly Special to KyForward   FRANKFORT, Ky. – Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial start to summer and draws boaters to Kentucky’s lakes and rivers in droves.   “There’s nothing better than a weekend or a …

Long weekend signals the unofficial start
to summer; follow these tips to keep it safe

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    Click here for picnic safety tips from Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department The long Memorial Day holiday weekend – and the unofficial start of summer. To maximize the enjoyment, the American Red Cross has steps everyone can follow to …

Construction projects suspended to
ease Memorial Day weekend travel

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Drivers traveling along Kentucky roadways may find their path a little easier this weekend. Although road construction season is now underway, work on most major roadways in Kentucky is being suspended through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Nonetheless, motorists are …

Budding reporters at WWB have the Times
of their life, remind us all of what matters

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  By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   When an elementary school in Lexington, in the shadow of downtown and the state’s flagship university, is rated the worst-performing in Kentucky, that’s cause for both alarm – and action.   Rallying the …

Gallup: On social ideology, the left catches up to the right for the first time in Gallup record

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Thirty-one percent of Americans describe their views on social issues as generally liberal, matching the percentage who identify as social conservatives for the first time in Gallup records dating back to 1999.     Gallup first asked Americans to describe …

Up for the Challenge: Calipari’s Wildcats face demanding 13-game non-conference schedule

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  John Calipari demands the gold standard in every aspect of the Kentucky men’s basketball program. The Wildcats’ 2015-16 schedule will once again meet that demand with a 13-game non-conference schedule that features 10 games against teams that advanced to …

Economic Development Partnership Board to begin national search for cabinet secretary

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As chair of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board, Gov. Steve Beshear announced plans to conduct a national search to fill the role of secretary for the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet. Current Secretary Larry Hayes announced his intent to retire …

Centre College invites Kentucky gubernatorial candidates to debate at Newlin Hall Oct. 6

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While the outcome of the Republican gubernatorial primary election is pending, Centre College has extended invitations to Attorney General Jack Conway and his two potential Republican opponents, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin and Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer, to participate in …

See KY: The burgoo is bubbling, the meat
is smoking all summer long in Owensboro

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    Owensboro’s renowned International Bar-B-Q Festival may have already passed, but a summer of hickory-flavored festivities is just about to begin.   From now through the end of September, the area’s Catholic churches celebrate tradition and raise a bit …

Chef John Foster: Test your food knowledge, then hit the road to gustatory enlightenment

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  Red spinach, arugula, asparagus and Swiss chard all rolled into our culinary labs this week, purchased expressly for my Advanced Techniques students. I was like a kid at Christmas nibbling on slender stalks of succulent asparagus, tender and bursting …

UK student wins international competition, lands solo performance at Carnegie Hall

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  This Memorial Day, the University of Kentucky will be well-represented on one of the nation’s most prestigious stages as doctoral candidate Hye Jin Yeom performs at Carnegie Hall. Yeom was one of only 12 first place winners in the …

GM to invest $439M toward expansion of Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant

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  A major expansion is in the works at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant.   General Motors officials, along with local and state leaders, announced today that the company will invest $439 million for facility upgrades, including a new …

Calipari picks up Alltech 2015 Humanitarian Award for helping others ‘reach their dreams’

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Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday after addressing more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international …