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Study shows low wages, fewer jobs await Ky. high school grads who don’t attend college

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A new study of recent Kentucky high school graduates shows that approximately 60 percent of those who did not attend postsecondary education entered Kentucky’s workforce and earned less than $8,000 in the year following graduation.   The “No College = …

Legendary Kentucky three-way sports star Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones passes away at 88

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  Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, the last surviving member of the famous Fabulous Five, passed away Sunday at the age of 88.   Jones, who also played football and baseball at Kentucky, joined with Alex Groza, Cliff Barker, Ralph Beard …

Beware of bogus mailings with unclaimed property message, state treasurer warns

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Kentuckians should be wary of suspicious mail, emails or other contact regarding unclaimed property that does not include the official Kentucky State Treasury letter head, State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach. The treasurer’s office was recently notified of the suspicious mailings by …

Filmmaker recounts the making of ‘Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West’

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  By Kent Masterson Brown Special to KyForward   Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West takes you back in time to the battleground that was the Kentucky frontier; it traces the life of Daniel Boone from his …

Artist creates line drawings of memories from her Covington childhood seven decades ago

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  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   She would sing, “Strawberries, get your nice cold watermelon! Get your nice cold apples, potatoes and tomatoes,” remembers Leanette Pingel Bockweg of Annie Steenken’s peddler truck, an almost daily sight during her …

The Fast Track: First graduate of accelerated rural medical program going home to practice

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Ashley Flanary Jessup always wanted to be a doctor. She just never imagined that along the way she would blaze a new trail for medical education in Kentucky.   Jessup, from the rural town of Benton in Western Kentucky, received …

Drink to Your Health: Smoothies provide good nutrition, calories for cancer patients

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Video produced by UK Public Relations and Marketing   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   Good nutrition is critical during cancer treatment, but side effects of chemotherapy and radiation can often cause patients to lose their appetites at a …

STEAM Academy students already on track
to success after summer in real chemistry lab

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  By Jenny Wells Special to KyForward   Just because school is out for summer doesn’t mean every student is taking a break from learning. Many students from the Fayette County Public School’s STEAM Academy have participated in labs and …

Monthly cooking class helps families learn
to prepare nutritious meals on limited budget

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  By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward   Inside the La Grange YMCA, mothers and grandmothers bounced babies to quiet them, while people of all ages sat in chairs, along walls and stood in the adjoining gym to watch Christine …

Gallup: It’s beer over wine and liquor (again) for Americans who drink, new poll shows

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  By Lydia Saad Gallup.com   As they have for most of the past two decades, Americans who drink alcohol choose beer over wine and liquor as the type of alcohol they imbibe most often. This year, 41% of U.S. …

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Flowing waters like Cumberland River best fishing in heat

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  By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   The dog days of summer settled over Kentucky in the last week, bringing the hottest temperatures of the year. The summer heat in July and August make fishing reservoirs a tough prospect. …

Pitch competition gives potentially life-saving company a boost; more contests on the way

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  A potentially life-saving startup company has received a significant boost in accelerating its business.   Chris Bailey presented his company, GearBrake, to a panel of local judges during the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s entrepreneur pitch competition in Louisville …

Beshear touts Kentucky, SOAR initiative at White House rural opportunity conference

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In his keynote address at the White House Rural Council’s Rural Opportunity Investment Conference, Gov. Steve Beshear discussed economic opportunities in Kentucky with investors, rural business leaders and government officials and highlighted the Shaping Our Appalachian Region or SOAR initiative. …

Season at a Glance: LexPhil’s season of Pure Emotion adds Saturday evening concerts

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  Well into its fifth decade as Central Kentucky’s professional orchestra, the Lexington Philharmonic is overcome with emotion. No, wait. That’s Pure Emotion, the symphony’s theme and title for its upcoming 2014-15 season.   “For generations, artists have inspired us …

Lex What Wear: Comfort reigns this summer, whether you’re at the ballpark or office park

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  By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   Since I’ve been in New York City, it’s been a dream of mine to watch the Cincinnati Reds play at Yankee Stadium. When I found out that my beloved Reds were playing the …

Chef John Foster: ‘Three Sisters’ approach
to planting, cooking embraces nature’s best

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  Check out my new (and hopefully improved) succotash recipe below.   Nature seems extremely capable of striking a balance between the extremes. At once frenetic, it can calm to a solitary sunset of unimaginable beauty. Provide bounty in one …

Betsy Waters: Theater, ballet and horses are all part of unique end-of-summer activities

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  Summer break is coming to a end, but there are still some great events planned for you and your family to enjoy before heading back to school. There are arts events like the Lexington Children’s Theatre Summer Family Musical, …

Millersburg native to receive Henry Clay award from Kentucky Society of Washington

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Staff report   The 2014 Henry Clay Distinguished Kentuckian award will be presented tonight in Washington, D.C., to William Kent Suter who grew up in Millersburg and served for 20 years as the 19th clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court. …

Greater Lexington ‘snapshot’ provides insight into citizens’ views on important health issues

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  In Fall 2013, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health (formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) sponsored the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, a telephone survey to find out what Kentuckians think about various health issues …

The smaller the better? Some in show horse industry looking to preserve one-night events

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  By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   For those in the show horse industry, this is the busiest time of year with events held nearly every week all across the state and region. While many of those shows take place …