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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...