UK entomologists answer students question from Antarctic station at Living Arts and Science Center

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward University of Kentucky entomologists in Antarctica recently shared a research update and answered questions from young Lexingtonians as part of the Living Arts and Science Center’s No School Day program. Nick Teets, UK assistant professor, and Leslie Potts, UK doctoral student, are currently located at Palmer Station, a U.S. research facility in Antarctica. There,...

University of Kentucky to hold 29th annual Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 6 at Gatton College

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward Will the bullish stock market of the past year continue throughout the rest of 2018? Is the outlook positive or negative for Kentucky’s economy? What impacts will the newly enacted federal tax policy have on government spending? Questions like these and many more will be addressed by a panel of experts on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the University of Kentucky hosts the...

University of Kentucky names marketing professor Steven Skinner interim dean of Gatton College

University of Kentucky Provost David W. Blackwell has named Warren W. Rosenthal Professor of Marketing Steven J. Skinner to the position of interim dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Skinner begins his new duties immediately. Blackwell had served as dean of the Gatton College until his appointment as UK’s provost. “Steve has served the Gatton College and the University...

The Arboretum offering Trees and Carbon Storage field trips to schools, youth groups through June

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward Schools and environmental youth groups are invited to tour The Arboretum in Lexington to learn more about trees reducing the effects of climate change. The Kentucky Association for Environmental Education and Kentucky State University Center for Environmental Education have provided funds to keep the field trips, Trees and Carbon Storage: How You Can Help Reduce...

H. Trigg Mitchell named vice president of Pikeville-based Community Trust Investment Company

H. Trigg Mitchell has joined Community Trust and Investment Company’s Wealth and Trust Management (WTM) team as Vice President, Relationship Officer for Private Wealth Services, CTIC president and CEO Andy D. Waters announced Wednesday. H. Trigg Mitchell (Photo by Mark Mahan) As a key member of Private Wealth Services, Mr. Mitchell’s responsibilities include overseeing client relationships, administering...

Kentucky’s Cats give fans the game they wanted, clobber Louisville 90-61

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Well now. Any questions? 
Kentucky gave its fans the game they have been expecting all season against its biggest rival, pulverizing Louisville 90-61 on Friday afternoon in Rupp Arena. 
Fans questioning the potential of the Wildcats need not worry any longer after a performance in front of a national television audience that let everyone know they have a lot to look...

Cats made it look so easy against rival Cardinals in rivalry blowout, 90-61

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today So we now know this much about Kentucky’s basketball team. They can play and play well. 
Kentucky’s 90-61 victory over Louisville on Friday was about as thorough as it was surprising. I mean, really, who saw this coming? 
Just last Saturday, the Wildcats were caught sleepwalking in an 83-75 loss to UCLA. Something was missing and it didn’t look good. This freshmen...

Louisville’s Mahmoud, Spalding looking to have some fun in return to Rupp against Cats Friday

By Russ Brown Kentucky Today Having grown up in Cairo, Egypt, Anas Mahmoud was about as isolated from the Louisville-Kentucky rivalry as he could possibly be, but it didn’t take long for him to grasp the importance of the feud on both sides.   
”The fans do most of the work for us,” UofL’s senior center said. “You’d be surprised how much I hear. Our fans telling...

Retiring Court of Appeals judge Janet Stumbo honored by colleagues at retirement reception

Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Janet L. Stumbo, who serves 22 counties in Eastern Kentucky, was honored by the chief justice, her fellow Court of Appeals judges, court system employees and others at a retirement reception Dec. 14 at the Court of Appeals building in Frankfort. “On behalf of the entire court system, what can I say except thank you for your years of service and the way you have cared...

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...

Gatton College of Business and Economics dean David Blackwell named UK’s next provost

Gatton College of Business and Economics dean David Blackwell has been named the University of Kentucky’s next provost. Blackwell will begin his duties as provost on Jan. 8, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto announced Tuesday in a campus-wide announcement. Blackwell has served as dean of the Gatton College since 2012, a time of tremendous growth and transformation. Most recently,...

HIV outbreak in Appalachian Ky. ‘just a matter of time;’ majority of counties have no syringe exchange

An outbreak of the human immunodeficiency virus, which leads to AIDS, is “just a matter of time” in Appalachian Kentucky because of conditions in the region and the lack of syringe exchanges for intravenous drug users in most vulnerable counties. That’s what Dr. Jennifer Havens, an epidemiologist at the University of Kentucky, told the Courier Journal’s Laura Ungar for a story updating...

New ‘bridge clinics’ at UK, UofL and in NKy link emergency care to opioid-addiction treatment

Patients with opioid addictions who are treated in emergency rooms at the University of Kentucky or St. Elizabeth Hospital in Northern Kentucky can now go directly into addiction treatment if they choose it. “An essential part of the substance-use-disorder treatment system is to be able provide treatment on demand rather than sending patients who are at risk for overdose death to treatment...

Former All-SEC, University of Kentucky football athlete, Joey Couch, dies at age 49 in Paintsville

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today Joey Couch, a former All-SEC nose guard at Kentucky and a legendary high school athlete at Paintsville High School, died Friday at the age of 49.   Couch died from an acute cardiac event, according to the Johnson County coroner. His wife, Angel, said in a Facebook post that he passed at 7:45 p.m. 
“Please keep myself and his boys, Tyler Couch and Braxton Couch,...

University of Kentucky trustees move toward demolition of Kirwan-Blanding residential complex

Focusing on the long-term needs of students and the campus, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved a proposal Tuesday to begin moving toward demolition of the Kirwan-Blanding Resident Housing Complex and Dining Commons. The demolition process  would be paid for with university resources and private funding and would occur over the course of the next few years, beginning in 2018 with...

UK to swap land with city of Lexington; city gets some acreage near Coldstream, UK gets city streets

By Jay Blanton University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a proposal for a potentially historic land swap with the city of Lexington that would create jobs and economic development, provide additional internship and career opportunities for UK students, and increase safety in and around the campus. The land swap would involve UK conveying two parcels of...

Central Ky’s most famous cold case the subject of new book by UK law professor Robert Lawson

On Oct. 26, 1961, the lifeless body of 19-year-old student Betty Gail Brown was discovered in front of the Old Morrison Building on Transylvania University’s campus. A new University Press of Kentucky book, “Who Killed Betty Gail Brown? Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery” by Robert G. Lawson, emeritus professor of law at the University of Kentucky, is the first book to examine Brown’s murder,...

University of Kentucky alumni to join Red Barn Radio for “An Appalachian Christmas” concert

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward A radio concert featuring some of the state’s best musical artists, including alumni, will celebrate the holidays in a very Kentucky way. “An Appalachian Christmas,” presented as part of the “Red Barn Radio” program, will showcase the talents of The Sara Holroyd Singers featuring UK alumni, My Brother’s Keeper, The Price Sisters and...

University of Kentucky study shows lower lung cancer rates in cities with tougher smoke-free laws

A recent study by University of Kentucky BREATHE (Bridging Research Efforts and Advocacy Toward Healthy Environments) researchers shows that fewer new cases of lung cancer were found in communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws. The study, “Lung Cancer Incidence and the Strength of Municipal Smoke-free Ordinances” was published in Cancer, an American Cancer Society journal dedicated...