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Kentucky native remembers his Uncle Vincent Steil, a World War II soldier and family almost forgotten

By Edward Ziegler Special to KyForward Whether it’s Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, or even the Fourth of July, whatever else I’m doing I end up thinking about my uncle Vincent Steil, a young soldier killed during World War II. During this 75th anniversary year of the end of World War II, I also find myself thinking a lot about his parents, my grandparents, Alvin and Ethel Steil, who both, I...

University Press of Kentucky celebrating 75 years with LexArts UPK75 exhibit, other initiatives

Three-quarters of a century ago, what would become University Press of Kentucky (UPK) got its start in the History Department at the University of Kentucky. Now, over 2100 books later, they are celebrating that history with a special LexArts Gallery Hop exhibit — UPK75 — opening on the second floor of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning May 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be entertainment,...

Keven Moore: Reflecting on three full decades of marriage, and sharing some advice with my children

Kevin and Liz Moore (Photo provided) This past Tuesday marked my 30th wedding anniversary. That equates to three full decades, or 10,950 days, or 262,800 hours, of living with the same person. In all that time, thankfully, I have never failed to recognize my anniversary. And I’ve been lucky enough to have remained married to the same beautiful person to whom I said “I do” back in 1987. As...

Pausing to reflect on a 48th wedding anniversary, looking to future of a shared life

Gene and Judy Clabes at their wedding in 1966 (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   May 28, 1966, a day emblazoned in my memory, the day of our wedding 48 years ago. I do not remember it as if it were yesterday; these days memories are both selective and precious. But I can still feel the giddiness of anticipation, the sense of adventure we had of the open road ahead of us,...