Beth Underwood: Though I despise whining, I really hate the cold more — so please let me vent

“I’m not yelling at you, I’m yelling to you,” I said to Colton. It was New Year’s Day, and the two of us were headed to my parents to ring it in with the traditional chocolate fondue. At this point in the holiday season, we’d all eaten enough chocolate/sugar/junk food to re-sink the Titanic, so what’s one more day, right? Except I really wasn’t in the mood. In fact, I had no desire...

Winter is here and cold weather can be deadly; the CDC offers helpful advice to stay warm and safe

KyForward staff Winter is in full swing and frigid temperatures are expected throughout the region for several days. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published guidelines on how to avoid, identify, and treat hypothermia. Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay...

With temperatures falling dramatically, here are some hot tips for dealing with the cold

With temperatures dropping throughout the day, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department asks residents to use caution when dealing with the cold weather. During the cold weather, stay indoors whenever possible. However, if you must go outside, dress warmly in layered clothing, including a hat, a scarf or knit mask to cover your face and mouth, sleeves that are snug at the wrist, mittens, a water-resistant...

KU, LG&E customers set new peak energy demand records; conservation still urged

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities continue to encourage customers to use energy wisely and voluntarily conserve energy. Customers’ efforts can help reduce demand on the energy system as the state continues to battle some of the coldest temperatures on record.   “Our system is sound and operating as intended because it’s designed with these types of extreme temperatures...