Constance Alexander: Celebrating many happy Thanksgiving memories, past, present and future

I remember the year my sister dropped the turkey on the kitchen floor, as she was transferring it from roasting pan to platter. We invoked the 3-second rule and swore each other to secrecy, so my mother never found out. Whew! Making the gravy was always my least favorite part of the traditional meal preparation. No matter how careful you were to stir properly, lumps of flour lurked at the bottom of...

Students from 26 Kentucky counties among top finishers in FCCLA national conference competition

Students from 26 Kentucky counties were among the top finishers in competitions at the 2017 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. FCCLA is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education....

Kasman Piano Concert is a family affair: Father and daughter unite to make music

It will be a family affair when the University of Kentucky School of Music presents a concert of not one, but two award-winning pianists.   Yakov Kasman, a silver medalist in the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Singletary Center for the Arts. (Photo provided) Yakov Kasman, a silver medalist in the Tenth Van Cliburn International...

Science Guy: Create a work of art without using paint or a brush – with Alka Seltzer

  You may paint with a paint brush. Not our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey. Jason and a kid scientist show us how you can create a masterpiece by using a chemical reaction.   Chemical Reaction Splash     INGREDIENTS   · Alka Seltzer · Film Canister · Water · Food Coloring · 8” x 10” White Watercolor Canvas   INSTRUCTIONS   STEP...

Where Are They Now: ’79-’82 ‘Cat Bo Lanter following entrepreneur path to F5 STRONG

Former University of Kentucky Basketball player Bo Lanter has started F5Strong, a sportwear line. (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Bo Lanter is a born entrepreneur. He exhibited his entrepreneurial spirit early on when he left the Midwestern State University basketball team in 1978 after his freshman year, having decided he would take his chances as a walk-on for the University...

Pausing to reflect on a 48th wedding anniversary, looking to future of a shared life

Gene and Judy Clabes at their wedding in 1966 (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   May 28, 1966, a day emblazoned in my memory, the day of our wedding 48 years ago. I do not remember it as if it were yesterday; these days memories are both selective and precious. But I can still feel the giddiness of anticipation, the sense of adventure we had of the open road ahead of us,...

Legends’ Andy Shea a ‘Bigger Brother’
and mentor to wide-ranging ‘family’ of kids

Andy Shea and his extended family, Christian, Byron, Curtis and Daron. (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Andy Shea’s adult life has been consumed by baseball. That was until he met a kid named Christian. From there the world for Shea, a single, footloose sports-focused young professional, expanded dramatically.   Shea, general manager, president and CEO of...