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Unemployed? Need new career? Central Ky. Regional Career Fair may be ticket to jobs

(Photo by Staci L. May)   What do you get when you bring 60 employers and hundreds of job seekers together in the same room? Central Kentucky’s largest job fair.   Set for June 18 at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Leestown campus conference center in Lexington, the inaugural Central Kentucky Regional Career Fair is designed to connect people looking for jobs with the companies...

Student journeys from no English to AP courses to dual BCTC-UK degree program

Going to college can be an exciting time, but for some students it also can be challenging because of personal or financial hardships. Some who graduated from Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington this weekend overcame a number of obstacles to complete associate degrees and move toward a bachelor’s degrees. Here is the story of one of them.   Sofia Calleja (Photo provided) Sofia...

‘Never let go of your dreams’: Woman meets challenges head-on to get college degree

Going to college can be an exciting time, but for some students it also can be challenging because of personal or financial hardships. Some who are graduating from Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington this Saturday overcame a number of obstacles to complete associate degrees and move toward a bachelor’s degrees. Here is the story of one of them.   * * * * * * * * * * * *   When...

Winter storm closes campuses at UK, BCTC and EKU on March 3, other colleges on delay

Staff report   A blast of wintry weather across the Bluegrass has led to several local universities canceling or delaying classes on March 3.   The University of Kentucky has canceled classes and all academic offices are closed. UK HealthCare remains open. The only employees required to report to work are Plan B employees. All Bluegrass Community and Technical College classes and offices...

Ribbon cut for new Eastern State facility, once nation’s second-oldest psychiatric hospital

The new Eastern State Hospital facility is located at UK’s Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington. (Photo from UKNow)   By Kristi Lopez Special to KyForward   Lexington leaders, state officials and representatives from University of Kentucky HealthCare were on hand today for a ribbon-cutting at the new Eastern State Hospital facility. The new hospital is located at UK’s Coldstream...

Reinterment service held for remains
of people found, exhumed at Eastern State

A ceremony of remembrance today marked the reinterment of the remains of 178 individuals that were exhumed in 2011 on the Eastern State Hospital Campus in Lexington, now home to a new Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) education facility.   A short graveside memorial, given by Sister Clara Fehringer, of St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, followed the ceremony in the existing...

North American Racing Academy wins big with $20K in donations from Turfway, HBPA

From left, Chip Bach, Turfway general manager; Marty Maline, executive director, KHBPA, Clifford Reed, president/CFO Turfway; Dr. Augusta A. Juliain, BCTC president/CEO; and Remi Bellocq, executive director NARA. (Photo provided)   The retired racehorses used for teaching at the North American Racing Academy in Lexington gained $20,008 in donations from Turfway Park and the Kentucky Horsemen’s...