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New park managers named at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Mineral Mound State Park

New park managers have been named at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park and Mineral Mound State Park, Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland announced Tuesday. Chris FugateChris Fugate has been promoted to the park manager position at Buckhorn Lake. Fugate, a state park veteran of more than 20 years, began at Pine Mountain State Resort Park as a cook and transitioned to the position of a chef at Buckhorn Lake...

Jamie Vaught: At 91, Bell County native Homer Rice looks back at career as football coach, administrator

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part column about Kentuckian Dr. Homer Rice who had an illustrious career in football coaching and athletic administration. He also recruited Greg Page of Middlesboro who became the first black football player to sign with UK. If you follow sports, you probably have read or heard about former UK assistant football coach Dr. Homer Rice even though the...

Eastern Kentucky ‘Promise Zone’ designation aimed at accelerating progress in region

An eight-county region of Eastern Kentucky will be among the areas named as “Promise Zones” by the White House, state officials announced. The designation means the federal government will partner with these zones to accelerate public-private partnerships, promote job creation and education opportunities, and improve access to federal grant programs.   “As we know, there is no single solution...

Bell County’s ‘fresh approach’ to curbing chronic disease showing signs of promise

The Team Up 4 Health pilot project is the result of a partnership between Humana, Bell County Health Department and Microclinic International. (Photo captured from YouTube video)   By Alan Player Special to KyForward   Anyone who wonders whether people can take ownership of their health and make progress in curbing preventable chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, ask...