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2013 Review: What is news? Not just fires, crimes – but varied details of community life

Don’t want to wax too philosophically about “what is news?” – because we’d probably all define that differently, boiling it down to “we know it when we see it,” which translates to “that’s news to me.” We understand the tendency to classify news as “good” or “bad” and – sometimes – the tendency to blame the messenger for the latter. Perhaps – waxing philosophically...

2013 Review: Come smile with us as we recall funny, off-beat stories, learn ‘feet’ have ‘legs’

Life is full of sober realities of the kind that make news, challenge our thinking and inspire resolve or responsibility or action – the things required of good citizens in a democracy. Those are important things, high-level things and important, and most of us rise to the occasion when required.   But, sometimes, we just need a good laugh. The full-bellied kind or the chuckle kind or just...

2013 Review: A salute to our faithful, interesting stable of regular columnists

KyForward is celebrating its third end-of-year review with you, happy that we can revisit an abundance of rich, deep content by writers who share their experiences and expertise on a regular basis. These fine writers have helped us accomplish one of our primary goals when KyForward was created – to provide a forum for a variety of voices on a wide and deep range of subjects that inform and entertain...