UK Cooperative Extension Service using arts, natural sciences to bring renowned writer’s works to life

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward The Greenup County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is using the arts and natural sciences to bring the works of a world-renowned writer to life for students in his native county. Anne Stephens, the county’s fine arts extension agent, collaborated with Greenup County Farm Bureau, Greenup County School District and Shawnee State...

‘Game-changer’: Braidy Industries to build $1.3B mill in Greenup, create 550 advanced manufacturing jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin and executives from Braidy Industries Inc. announced the company will build a $1.3 billion aluminum mill and create 550 advanced manufacturing jobs in Greenup County to produce sheet and plate for the automotive and aerospace industries. The announcement marks a turning point in bringing economic vitality to Eastern Kentucky, and comes just two days after the 53rd anniversary of President...

Steel Ventures to build 65-job galvanizing facility in Greenup County, investing $16 million in new plant

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Steel Ventures Inc., an affiliate of Huntington, W.V.-based Steel of West Virginia Inc., plans a $16 million buildout of an existing facility in Wurtland to establish a 65-job galvanizing and distribution operation. “Our administration is committed to helping breathe new life into the Eastern Kentucky economy. Significant investments from companies like Steel Ventures...

Rural Kentucky roots fuel medical student’s desire to return to Greenup County to serve

Ashley Loan and her finance Ryan Brown purchased 87 acres of land in Greenup County. Loan plans to practice in rural Kentucky following graduation from UK Medical School. (Photo from UKNow)   By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward   University of Kentucky medical student Ashley Loan eagerly anticipates the day she handles the chaos of the emergency room with a controlled calm.   Loan...

Battling Bullying: Trio of girls spreading positive thoughts – one sticky note at a time

Chelsi Fraley, left, Katherine Colt and Gabrielle Griffith, all 13, launched an anti-bullying campaign at Russell Middle School by posting positive messages on the lockers of every student in the school. (Photo by Tammie Hetzer-Woman)   By Tammie Hetzer-Womack Special to KyForward   Gabrielle Griffith, Katherine Colt and Chelsi Fraley are three musketeers, a trio of selfless preteens, vigilantly...

TranspARTation grants awarded to 10 Kentucky schools to send students to events

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded TranspARTation grants to 10 Kentucky schools that will use the funding to send students to arts events and performances at venues across the state.   TranspARTation grants provide funding to Kentucky classrooms for transportation to and from live arts events. Grants are based on the mileage from the school building to the arts organization or performance venue...