A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Journalist and horseman Gene Clabes, 74, dies after extended illness, a beloved family man

Gene Clabes, 74, community journalist, editor, horseman and entrepreneur, died Friday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital-Edgewood, after a battle with heart and kidney disease, surrounded by his loving family. Gene Clabes Clabes, a founder of KyForward and the NKyTribune and a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism, is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith Clabes, and his two...

Mary Ellen Slone, KyF Brand Marketing Group assemble top creative services team

Mary Ellen Slone, who founded Meridian Communications as a two-person office and grew it into one of the most respected, full-service marketing services companies in Kentucky, has joined the KyForward Brand Marketing Group, planning to help create another successful enterprise.   Slone will become a principal in KYFBMG, a subsidiary of KyForward.   Mary Ellen Slone (Photo provided) “We...

Greensource: We spent day ‘unplugged’ as part of a resolution to get outdoors more

A pair of bald eagles perch on a bare branch at Kentucky Dam Village where my family loves to go. (Photo by Donna Stinnett)   By Chris Clabes KyForward columnist   For those of you who joined Bluegrass Greensource in including getting outdoors more among your 2014 resolutions, I hope it’s one you’re actually going to keep. Beyond the obvious benefits of getting fresh air, vitamin-D...