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Kentucky Republicans hold online state convention; grassroots leaders select RNC delegates, alternates

The Republican Party of Kentucky held its first-ever online state convention during the weekend, with grassroots GOP leaders from across the state electing delegates and alternates to the 2020 Republican National Convention, as well as a slate of electors for the Electoral College following this year’s presidential election. “Our first-ever online state convention was a great success, and I am...

Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony to be held virtually on June 28 due to COVID-19

The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation will present the first-ever virtual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony on June 28. “While we understand that this is the safest option for everyone, we are sad that we were not able to host our 2020 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards as originally planned in April and although we had hoped to reschedule the event to be held in person on June 28,...

Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp canceled due to pandemic; event to resume in 2021

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that it has canceled its annual Kentucky Bourbon Affair fantasy camp in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to resume the event in September 2021. The prestigious seventh annual event was scheduled for September 21–26. Ticket sales were set to open last week for more than 30 rare, one-of-a-kind experiences at 22 participating KDA distilleries,...

FCPS, Redwood Cooperative School named 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon honorees

While the state remains focused on fighting the novel coronavirus outbreak that has interrupted the school year, the U.S. Department of Education is honoring a Kentucky school district and a cooperative school for their environmental instruction efforts. Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) and Redwood Cooperative School in Lexington are among 55 national honorees name as 2020 U.S. Department of Education...

UK enrollment confirmation deadline moved to June 1; one of series of steps to increase access

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has announced the first in a series of steps that the Division of Enrollment Management is implementing, designed to increase access to more students and families who want to attend UK, but who are grappling with the impact of COVID-19. “At the University of Kentucky, we know that we will get through this together. And one of the things I look most forward...

Frontier Nursing University joins celebration of ‘International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’

In 2019, the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed that the year 2020 be designated the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” in honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The proposal was approved by the World Health Assembly. In addition to the significance of Florence Nightingale’s birthday anniversary, the designation was made...

Kentucky Personnel Cabinet accepting entries for 2020 Public Service Recognition Poster contest

The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet is accepting entries for the 2020 Public Service Recognition Poster contest. The annual contest combines visual arts and education by encouraging students across Kentucky to craft colorful works of art as they explore the various roles and value of public service. The 2019 first-place winning poster in age group 6-9 by Maya Muñoz (Image from Kentucky Personnel Cabinet) “This...

Could 2020 be the year you purchase an electric vehicle? Let LG&E and KU’s online Marketplace help

Choosing the right new car can be a challenge, but making a switch to an electric vehicle (EV) can feel even more complicated. That’s why Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are launching a new EV section of the utilities’ online Marketplace to help. Introduced in November 2019, the LG&E and KU Marketplace provides a one-stop-shop for those looking for energy-smart...

Kentucky by Heart: Highs and lows for 2019 — and learning from things to make a better 2020

By Steve Flairty Special to KyForward The year 2019 just ended for me with a procession of highs and lows. Guess that’s quite normal; but, being the analytical guy I am often spurs me to sort out the learnable things and make them work for a better future. First, here’s a recap. Aunt MaeIt was exciting to release my seventh book, the fifth volume of Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes; along with it,...

UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence accepting applications for summer USDA internship program

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Undergraduate students can apply for a hands-on research internship next summer with the University of Kentucky Grain and Forage Center of Excellence. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduates summer internship program allows students to complete meaningful projects in the UK College of Agriculture, Food...

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs applications now being accepted for NKU’s summer 2020 program

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE), a residential summer program in which 72 Kentucky teens focus on product innovation and business model design, has opened applications for its summer 2020 program. The 2020 GSE session will take place June 7 through June 27 at Northern Kentucky University. The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs brings students from across the state into a three-week...

Transportation officials encourage license holders to check card’s expiration date prior to holiday travel

With large numbers of travelers expected to take to the skies and roads this holiday season, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet encouraging license holders to check their card’s expiration date to avoid delays at airport security checkpoints and possible citations on the road. “Driver’s licenses are a common form of identification used for domestic air travel, and checking the expiration date...