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Eastern Kentucky University professor David Zurick wins 2017 Nautilus Award for Lyrical Prose

His previous books have illuminated life in the Himalayas and the American South. Now, Eastern Kentucky University Foundation Professor Dr. David Zurick has won one of the publishing industry’s most prestigious honors – a 2017 Nautilus (Silver) Award – for his most recent work. “Morning Coffee at the Goldfish Pond: Seeing a World in the Garden” is one of only three Silver winners in the Lyrical...

Kentucky by Heart: Writing room provides many opportunities for virtual trips, enriching experiences

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist My sweet spot for leisurely travel destinations is almost always centered within the state of Kentucky. I don’t feel deprived at all in saying so about what might seem to be such modest expectations; Kentucky is a special place that I can both enjoy and feel a sense of pride as I travel it. Call me simple in tastes, but it won’t matter a bit to me. There’s...

Greensource: To help endangered monarch butterfly, plant milkweed, create ‘waystations’

By Deborah Larkin KyForward columnist   This season I enjoyed a plethora of butterflies in my yard and garden, mostly the beautiful tiger and eastern black swallowtails. The feeling seemed to be reciprocated, as they drank the nectar from my flowers and their larvae (caterpillars) chomped down on my dill and parsley. But one species was conspicuously absent – there were no monarchs.   Male...

Group of writers, musicians and activists plan an evening against a proposed I-75 connector

A map of four I-75 connector project zones the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has identified for further study (Photo from ky.gov)   A who’s who of Kentucky writers, musicians and prominent activists plan a rally Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington decrying a proposed I-75 connector project the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has been studying...