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Hats Off Day, a family fun tradition, set for Kentucky Horse Park on July 27; free event by Rood & Riddle

Presented by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hats Off Day on Saturday, July 27 celebrates a day of free admission to the Lexington-based Kentucky Horse Park. Now in its 17th year, Hats Off Day family-friendly activities will occur from 4 to 10 p.m. including horse and pony rides, face painting, inflatables, interactive educational booths, and a Grand Prix show jumping competition. Free hats,...

Bob Brown House breaks ground for Independence Homes, expanding housing for special needs adults

The Bob Brown House officially broke ground for Independence Homes at 507 Rogers Road on Friday. For more than 40 years, the Bob Brown House has provided a unique environment that enables special needs adults to live independently and affordably. The current residents range in age from 21-80. Each has his or her own apartment, but they share all meals together in a common dining room. They are family...

Lexington Philharmonic’s American Snapshots to present four uniquely American musical visions

The Lexington Philharmonic presents four distinctly American musical visions in American Snapshots on Friday, April 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center for the Arts. LexPhil kicks off the evening with John Harbison’s Foxtrot for Orchestra, followed by Erich Korngold’s cinematic Violin Concerto, featuring William Hagen. Closing the concert, the magic of Aaron Copland’s iconic Appalachian...

University of Kentucky to hold 29th annual Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 6 at Gatton College

By Carl Nathe Special to KyForward Will the bullish stock market of the past year continue throughout the rest of 2018? Is the outlook positive or negative for Kentucky’s economy? What impacts will the newly enacted federal tax policy have on government spending? Questions like these and many more will be addressed by a panel of experts on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the University of Kentucky hosts the...

Frederick Douglass student named winner of 30th Lexington Sister Cities Young Artist Competition

‘Diplomacy,’ by Rose Linn Rose Linn of Frederick Douglass High School is the 2018 winner of the Lexington Sister Cities Young Artist Competition, whose theme was “The Art of Diplomacy.” The annual contest, which is open to all Lexington students age 13-18, is sponsored by Central Bank and the John G. Irvin Galleries, as well as Lexington Sister Cities Commission. Rose Linn Rose’s...

Grand Champion ham attracts $325,000 bid at 54th annual KFB Country Ham Breakfast charity event

The 54th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast brought in an incredible $325,000 winning bid for the Kentucky State Fair’s Grand Champion Country Ham Thursday. Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney kicked off the remarks portion of the program. “Along with other agriculture organizations, we are committed to improving lives in rural Kentucky. We love Kentucky, because we believe...

Downtown Lexington Corporation, LexBeerScene announce 9th Annual Lexington Fest of Ales

Downtown Lexington Corporation (DLC) and LexBeerScene.com are pleased to announce the 9th annual Lexington Fest of Ales, presented by the Brewgrass Trail. This exciting event will be held on Friday, September 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Cheapside Pavilion. Tickets are $30, with participants receiving a collectible tasting glass and 20 beer samples. Tickets are pre-sale only and limited to...

University of Kentucky athletics, Central Bank announce new $18.1 million contract extension

Central Bank, in collaboration with JMI Sports, has announced that the bank will extend its contract as the Official Bank of University of Kentucky Athletics. This expanded commitment to UK Athletics comes in the form of a contract extension until 2030 and will total $18.1 million. In addition to this designation, Central Bank has expanded its enduring relationships with the University, including...

Nick Rowe is back home where he belongs, as head of KyAm Water — and everybody knows his name

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor Nick Rowe should just hang a big banner at the Kentucky American Water headquarters on Richmond Road, and it should read “I’m back. Right where I belong.” That’s how everybody around the place feels about it anyway. Including Nick. Yes, make that “Nick” too. A visitor checking in at the lobby says to the veteran security guard, Ed, “I’m here to see...

Grayson family building extensive legacy
of service, leadership and good citizenship

Trey, Susan and Mer Grayson (Photo by Judy Clabes)   By Judy Clabes and Roger Auge Special to KyForward   The Grayson family has been part of the fabric of Northern Kentucky for as long as anybody alive today can remember. The family legacy revolves around community involvement, support of all kinds of good works, leadership in countless organizations – and being all-around good neighbors...