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Jamie Vaught: Remembering the good old days of the colorful, innovative American Basketball Association

If you have followed my sports column over the years, you may have read some of the stories about the old American Basketball Association. I was a huge fan of ABA which included the Louisville-based Kentucky Colonels.  The colorful league had featured a couple of radical innovations – a three-point field goal (which at the time did not exist in the NBA or college basketball) and the red-white-blue...

Jamie’s Bookshelf: Ten recently published books to curl up with as the frigid temperatures grip the state

By Jamie H. Vaught KyForward Columnist First of two parts   As the frigid temperatures continue their hold on the state, here’s a list of recently-published nonfiction books that offer some good winter reading. • “James Still: A Life” by Carol Boggess (University Press of Kentucky, $40) is a new lengthy biography about one of Kentucky’s most famous writers. Still first achieved...

Ashland, state education officials select 24 teachers to compete for teacher of the year

The Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. have selected 24 outstanding Kentucky educators as recipients of the 2015 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards. These teachers qualify to compete for the 2015 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced next month.   The 24 winning teachers, listed by school and school district, are:   · Abby Flake, Audubon Elementary,...