Chef Foster: How to preserve our food heritage while trying to keep up with current demand

As I write this column, I sit in a beach house, hundreds of miles away from Lexington on Edisto Island in South Carolina. Vacation — yes vacation — is at hand and with it a change of venue which only serves to reinforce the importance of local food systems and the people that work them. There is no fast food on Edisto, no corporate chains or even local restaurant groups. There are approximately...

Sacramento Kings grab UK’s Fox with No. 5 pick, Monk selected 11th by Hornets in NBA Draft

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It didn’t take long for De’Aaron Fox to hear his name called during the NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn. Former teammate Malik Monk wasn’t too far behind after waiting longer than expected. Fox, the former Kentucky point guard was the fifth pick of the draft and was chosen by Sacramento Kings. Monk also was a first-round selection and was taken 11th overall...

Kentucky Derby also-ran Patch among a host of race horses who lived up — or down — to their names

By Liane Crossley Special to KyForward Thoroughbred racehorses are much harder to name than pets or people with guidelines that include an 18-letter limit and restrictions against previously used monikers. Despite the challenge, owners cleverly christen racers with handles that might reflect pedigree, places, family, friends, occupation or trends. Runners in this season’s Triple Crown sported examples...

Setting the Pace: Dog owners walk 22 more minutes per day; state seniors rank low for physical activity

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Dog owners walk on average 22 more minutes per day compared to people who don’t own a dog, says a recent study. “Not only did we see an increase in exercise, but also the exercise was at a moderate pace,” study author Daniel Mills of the University of Lincoln, in the United Kingdom, told Allison Aubrey of NPR. The study, published in the journal...

New state laws, including charter schools, stronger opioid penalties set to take effect June 29

Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2017 regular session will go into effect on Thursday, June 29. The Kentucky Constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature unless they have a special effective date, are general appropriations measures, or include an emergency clause that makes them effective immediately upon becoming...

State officials gearing up for potential heavy rain, flooding due to remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today FRANKFORT – Kentucky Emergency Management officials are gearing up for potential heavy rain and flooding due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy. The Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort has been activated, according to Emergency Management spokesperson Monica French. “We are at Level 4 staffing on a scale of 1-5,” she said. “Right now, we are monitoring...

Keven Moore: Working from home doesn’t relieve employers from duty to provide safe environment

Thanks to evolving and improving technology, telecommuting from home has been a growing trend over the past two decades. It is defined as a work arrangement in which employees do not commute or travel by bus or car to a central place of work, such as an office building, warehouse or store. Telecommuters will use mobile telecommunications technology such as Wi-Fi equipped laptop, tablet or personal...

Fayette STEM students discover joy of gardening as part of summer academic enrichment club

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Rising fifth-grader Ester Maksimenko enjoys tending vegetable plants, making sure they’re healthy and getting enough sunlight and water. That’s why she signed up for the garden/stream group during June’s free summer school at The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek Elementary. “I knew a lot about gardening, and I could teach other people,” said Ester,...

Cardinals face daunting task — stay alive by winning three CWS elimination games in three days

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — A six-game winning streak in the NCAA Tournament has gone by the wayside, as has a bid to stay in the winners’ bracket of the College World Series past two games for the first time ever. So now the University of Louisville baseball team faces a daunting task: Win three elimination games in three days to advance to the best-of-three championship...

Bill Straub: According to Bevin’s view, you’re either for him or against him — there’s no middle ground

WASHINGTON – Ladies and gentlemen, meet the prophet from New Hampshire. Gov. Matt Bevin has, it seems, expanded his duties well beyond those generally assumed by a head of state, transforming before the naked eye into St. Matt the Divine, asserting that those laughing at one of his, shall we say, curious ideas “hate God’’ and, under a proper reading (his) of the gospels, are going to hell....

Keeneland’s fall stakes schedule offers total of $5.3 million; First Lady debuts as Breeders’ Challenge

Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet, which covers 17 days from Oct. 6-28, will present six Grade 1 races among 17 graded stakes worth $5.325 million and will showcase many of the nation’s top contenders aiming for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships during its signature Fall Stars Weekend on the first three days of the season. Among the most prestigious race meets in the country, Keeneland’s Fall...

Gators run up early four-run lead on homers, deal Cardinals first defeat in College World Series

No. 3 national seed Florida maximized its offensive chances earning a 5-1 victory against the No. 7 Louisville baseball team in Tuesday night’s College World Series winners bracket contest at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Gators (49-18) needed just five hits to score their five runs as both Austin Langworthy and Deacon Liput homered to lead the offense. On the mound, sophomore righthander Brady Singer...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Early Kentucky’s era of exploitation awakened conservation movement

This second article in a two-part series, in honor of Kentucky’s 225th anniversary of statehood, focuses on the 150 years from 1750 to 1900, with a timeline of human use of natural resources. The research for this article is courtesy of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Kentucky’s historical era began when Virginia physician and land speculator Thomas Walker passed through...

Study examines relationship between exercise and slowing the progression of early Alzheimer’s

By Allison Caban-Holt Special to KyForward Experts at the World Health Organization say that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. We all know that being active can reduce our risk for diabetes, heart disease or even stress. But might it also help ward off dementia? Lately, researchers have been studying the relationship between exercise and cognitive performance,...

State Transportation Cabinet revs up new paid apprenticeship program for future mechanics

Beginning this fall, students enrolled in an automotive or diesel technology program with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) can apply to gain paid, hands-on experience with local Department of Highways maintenance garages through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) new Transportation Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (TMAP). As the state’s first automotive technician...

Keith Taylor: Once thought to be out of the lottery, Adebayo could be a first-round sleeper choice

Bam Adebayo isn’t considered a lottery pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but could very be a sleeper choice in the first round. Adebayo, who averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game for Kentucky last season, worked out for the Charlotte Hornets Sunday. Adebayo played at High Point Christian Academy in North Carolina. During his workout with Charlotte Sunday, Adebayo showcased his shooting from...

Kentucky Supreme Court to hear arguments over Bevin’s power to abolish UofL board of trustees

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today FRANKFORT, Ky. — The political tug of war between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear will make its way into the Kentucky Supreme Court in August. Justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments on Aug. 18 in a case in which Beshear is challenging Bevin’s power to abolish the University of Louisville board of trustees and appoint new...

Kentucky by Heart: From the real McCoy to Floyd Collins, forgotten Kentuckians have interesting stories

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist When perusing the 15th state’s illustrious history, even Kentucky outsiders recognize such names as Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Henry Clay, and, of course, Secretariat. All have had a positive national impact and add to its treasured heritage. There are a whole passel of other Kentuckians, however, that are less known today yet certainly made impacts around...

Even routine summer activities can pose a risk, so following safety guidelines a must while outdoors

With summer upon us, KentuckyOne Health is encouraging all Kentuckians to stay safe while enjoying outdoor activities. Many people often think of the dangers associated with swimming during summer months, but everyday activities such as gardening, mowing the lawn, grilling, and riding a bicycle or skateboard can also be dangerous – especially for children. Following safety guidelines can help avoid...

After scoring historic victory in College World Series, Florida next challenge for Cardinals Tuesday

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — Now that the University of Louisville baseball players have made history, maybe they can do it again Tuesday. The College World Series was barely 24 hours old and the Cardinals were already more successful than they had been in their previous trips to Omaha. For the first time in four tries, No. 7 UofL (53-10) won its opening game in the CWS...