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100 Doors to Success: Transylvania University mentoring program fuels students’ career aspirations

By Bill Bowden KyForward correspondent Transylvania University junior Rebecca Rumentzas loves listening to stories about the music industry from Charlie Taylor, a 1965 Transylvania graduate who combined nonprofit fundraising with a recording career that has produced three CDs of original songwriting. “I want to build a career in the music business by helping people with talent go somewhere,” says...

Long career in public service coming to a
close for Jessamine County’s Neal Cassity

By Bill Bowden KyForward correspondent   Jessamine County Judge/Executive Neal Cassity knows what it’s like to live with an unreliable water system. Growing up on a Jessamine County farm, he depended on a pump-driven cistern, as many families did at the time.   Neal Cassity “Sometimes you’d take a shower and get all soaped up, and the pump would quit. I can tell you, it’s hard to...

Judge/executive’s continuing campaign an unusual one – to abolish the office he holds

By Bill Bowden KyForward correspondent   More than three years have passed since Lexington defense attorney Jon Larson won election as Fayette County Judge/Executive with an unusual campaign promise: to fight for elimination of the office he was seeking.   Though it might appear to be a strictly local matter, it’s actually a state issue since Kentucky’s constitution mandates that each...