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Bluegrass Greensource kicks of fifth annual Main Street Clean Sweep in 19 area communities

Beginning today through April 27, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pickups in 19 different communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are accepting volunteers to help clear streets, streams, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris. There are multiple opportunities in Central Kentucky to get involved...

Falmouth’s Eric Garrison wins $50k lottery prize with same numbers his wife Linda used to win $2.6m in 1999

Staff report Eric Garrison of Falmouth matched four of the first five numbers of the Powerball jackpot’s November 1 drawing to win $50,000, the game’s third prize.  But the numbers he used were not new to the Kentucky Lottery. They were the same numbers that earned his wife, Linda, a $2.6 million Lotto Kentucky jackpot in 1999. No one had the ticket for the estimated $52 million Powerball...

Sadieville Mayor Christensen: He’s involved because he cares, knows how to get things done

By Kristy Robinson Horine Special to KyForward Nearly 15 years ago, Claude Christensen circled the globe in 21 days. He started in Washington, D.C. and during the course of his travels he stopped in London, Azerbaijan off the Black Sea, Kyrgyzstan, Kathmandu, New Dehli, Bangkok, Tokyo and Detroit. His travels brought him right back to our nation’s capital where he worked for five years with the Peace...

Romancing the Swarm: One woman’s love for hunting, finagling, capturing a swarm of bees

A swarm of bees looking for a new home. (Photo provided)   By Lyn Hacker Special to KyForward   Nothing quite puts the gleam in a beekeeper’s eye as the prospect of catching a new swarm. When that phone call comes, a small fire is lit in the breast of even the most seasoned apiarist. The moment is rife with the anticipation of the hunt, the stalking, finagling and hopeful capture of...