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Frazier History Museum offering daily screenings of multimedia production KentuckyShow!

A multimedia production about the state of Kentucky is now being screened daily at the Frazier History Museum. KentuckyShow! is a 32-minute program narrated by Emmy-nominated actress and Kentucky native Ashley Judd that explores the history, landscapes, culture, and commerce of Kentucky. “Frankly, the show is hard to describe,” Executive Producer Sharon Potter said. “It is at once a documentary,...

Move over Ashley Judd, there is another Hollywood personality who bleeds Big Blue

By Jamie Vaught KyForward contributor   In the near future, we could be seeing the male version of notable actress Ashley Judd, who grew up in Kentucky and attended UK.   There is a rising Hollywood actor from Kentucky that you may be watching at a movie theater or reading articles about fairly soon. His name is J.D. (John David) Gregory, a former UK football player from Louisville.   “I...

Ashley Judd is out! Actress, humanitarian decides not to run against McConnell

Staff report   In a message to her followers on Twitter and on her website, actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd announced today that she will not run in 2014 for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.   Jonathan Miller, on his website The Recovering Politician, posted the following statement from Judd:   After serious and thorough contemplation,...

Lesley Cissell: ‘Know-it-all’ commentators shouldn’t get between me and Ashley Judd

I don’t personally know Ashley Judd, but I have friends who do. What I do know is Kentucky – unlike the legions of know-it-alls who feel compelled to educate us about the dangers of a potential Judd Senate run. From bloggers to politicos to TV talking heads, there is no shortage of opinions not just about Judd but about me as a Kentucky voter and what I should know but obviously don’t.   Ashley...

Paul L. Whalen: If Judd not willing to do
hard work, then she needs to get out of way

As chair of the Campbell County Kentucky Democratic Executive Committee, I am extremely interested in who will run against Kentucky’s senior U.S. senator. It should be noted that I am writing this as an individual and my opinions do not express those of the Campbell County Democratic Party.   While the race for Sen. Mitch McConnell’s U.S. Senate seat is important, most commentators nationally...

Paul L. Whalen: If Judd not willing to do hard work, then she needs to get of the way

As chair of the Campbell County Kentucky Democratic Executive Committee, I am extremely interested in who will run against Kentucky’s senior U.S. senator. It should be noted that I am writing this as an individual and my opinions do not express those of the Campbell County Democratic Party.   While the race for Sen. Mitch McConnell’s U.S. Senate seat is important, most commentators nationally...

Judy Clabes: D.C. Bluegrass Ball big success, buzz around Ashley Judd dominates event

Actress Ashley Judd, center, joined a number of Kentucky dignitaries on stage during the 2013 Bluegrass Ball in Washington, D.C.   The 100th anniversary of the Kentucky Society of Washington and the 2013 Bluegrass Ball, a nonpartisan pomp-and-circumstance celebration of all things Kentucky, converged for a very successful event at the historic Wardman Park Marriott over the weekend. Called “the...