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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 …

UK parking attendant passionate about tobacco-free policy because it’s personal

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  When patients arrive at University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center parking lot, they are greeted by the warm smile and friendly hello of parking attendant, Tracy Barlow. In addition to pointing out the best parking spaces, Barlow tells patients …

Bill Straub: Paul’s vote on NSA bill proves again that he is arming for bigger game

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WASHINGTON – If Sen. Rand Paul was, indeed, ever playing the Hamlet role to keep on-the-edge-of-their-seats Republican voters guessing about his true political intentions, he forfeited the game Tuesday night.   That’s the day when the Kentucky Republican, the man …

Legends release first-pitch times for 2015 home season, 19 fireworks shows on tap

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  Start times have been set for all 70 Lexington Legends home games in 2015, the 15th season of Legends baseball, with a total of 19 fireworks shows on the schedule.   The Legends will again offer Education Days and …

Winter chill forces Churchill Downs to cancel live racing program for second successive day

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  An early blast of winter weather that has sent temperatures plummeting into the teens with sub-zero wind chills prompted Churchill Downs Racetrack to cancel its live racing program scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19.   As a result of the …

Early scoring run, big edge on boards the difference as UK women handle Morehead

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  No. 13 Kentucky opened the game on a 14-0 run and went on to defeat Morehead State 91-62 Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum.   The Wildcats, coming off an impressive win over No. 8 Baylor on Monday night, improved to …

Kentucky gas tax set for New Year’s drop,
cost to road fund an estimated $129 million

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Kentucky’s “gas tax” on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will drop by 4.3 cents per gallon on New Year’s Day, resulting in a loss to the Kentucky Road Fund of about $129 million on an annualized basis. …

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates Kentucky’s job creators, innovative thinkers

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Gov. Steve Beshear is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week by recognizing those Kentuckians who create jobs and inspire new ideas here in the Commonwealth.   “Entrepreneurs drive Kentucky’s growing economy,” said Beshear. “Kentucky has made great strides to support our small …

UK biology professor plays role in bringing N.Y.-based biotech company to Lexington

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  Gismo Therapeutics Inc., a New York-based biotech startup, has recently relocated its company to the University of Kentucky Advanced Science and Technology Commercialization Center (ASTeCC), a business incubator housing new and emerging technology-based companies on UK’s campus.   The …

Coach Colene: Be honest with yourself to allow you to become the leader of your life

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By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist   I’ve never felt uncomfortable in leadership situations. I was the girl on the playground who rallied everyone to rousing games of hide-n-seek and convinced all the guys to let me be April when we …

EatKentucky: Burgers make trip up I-64 to Walker’s Family Restaurant well worth it

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  By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward   In a row of shops and old storefronts facing away from the main road, but toward the railroad track, in Olive Hill is Walker’s Family Restaurant (aka, Walker’s Grill). It’s in an …

Four Kentucky companies ranked among nation’s best for LGBT workplace equality

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, released the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including four …

Matching donation program for Community WinterCare continued by Kentucky Utilities

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  Winter is several days away, but with snow falling and temperatures in the region dipping below freezing, area residents are already beginning to feel the chill of the colder season.   To assist customers who may have difficulty paying …

Top-ranked Kentucky holds Kansas to just 11 baskets in dominating win over Jayhawks

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  Kentucky coach John Calipari made one simple adjustment to his game plan Tuesday night.   He scrapped the zone.   The Wildcats didn’t need it. Instead, a fierce man-to-man defense got No. 5 Kansas out of sync and No. …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Favorite seasonal recipes to kick off your holiday season

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Kentucky’s gun season for deer is like an early start to the holidays. In most of central and western Kentucky (63 counties), the season continues through the Sunday before Thanksgiving.   Deer hunting in the cold works up an appetite. …

Cold air expected to be less intense during holiday week, but travel trouble spots exist

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  By Alex Sosnowski AccuWeather.com   Cold air will be less intense and much less widespread across the nation during the week of Thanksgiving, but there will still be a few travel trouble spots.   Arctic cold will release its …

High expectations aside, Thomas More coach Hans knows his Saints have a lot of work to do

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By Terry Boehmker KyForward correspondent     Starting the season ranked among the top teams in the nation has put Thomas More College women’s basketball coach Jeff Hans in a difficult position.

   “Expectations are high, and it’s fun for …

Ashley Scoby: UK Dance Ensemble plays
major role in keeping arts program alive

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  Monet Proctor glides across the floor of the University of Kentucky’s Barker Hall dance studio, her movements bound together by magic, or glue, or an extra bunch of muscles that the rest of us just don’t have. What she …