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Closure of three driver licensing offices — Lexington, Columbia, Florence — extended due to virus

Three Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) driver license offices that were closed last week due to cases of COVID-19 will remain closed longer than had been expected. The offices are KYTC Regional Driver Licensing offices at Lexington and Columbia and a smaller, temporary field office at Florence. Four other offices that were closed at the same time – in Jackson, Catlettsburg, Bowling Green and...

KYTC temporarily closes seven driver licensing offices around state due to COVID-19 cases

Three regional driver licensing offices and four smaller field offices operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) have been closed temporarily due to COVID-19 cases. Each office will be thoroughly sanitized in keeping with KYTC Heathy at Work guidelines, and all are expected to be reopened next week. The affected KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Offices are in Lexington, Jackson and Columbia....

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Kentucky’s Green River Lake features a mixed creel of quality fisheries

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth article in a series about Kentucky’s major reservoirs. Green River Lake is located in Taylor and Adair Counties in south-central Kentucky. (Photo from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) Green River Lake is in south-central Kentucky, east of Ky. 55 between Campbellsville and Columbia, in Taylor and Adair Counties. The dam is 26 miles upstream of Greensburg, and...

Wildcats blow 14-point lead, fall to Gamecocks on last-second shot Wednesday night in Columbia

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky’s four-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday night in South Carolina. The 10th-ranked Wildcats suffered their first Southeastern Conference loss of the season with an 81-78 setback to South Carolina in Columbia. It was the first league victory of the season for the Gamecocks (9-7, 1-2), who rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half and used...

As Wildcats and Gamecocks both look for first SEC win, the two teams share some similarities

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky and South Carolina haven’t won a Southeastern Conference game this season, but that will change when the two teams meet Saturday in Columbia. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops termed the Gamecocks as the best 1-3 team in the nation earlier this week and much like the Wildcats, South Carolina is trying to find its way after losing their starting quarterback. Ryan Hilinski...

Wildcats dodge second-half surge by Tigers as Kentucky tops Missouri Tuesday in Columbia

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Missouri has only beaten Kentucky once in school history. The fourth-ranked Wildcats avoided a repeat of last year’s setback in Columbia with a 66-58 victory Tuesday night at Mizzou Arena. Kentucky (22-4, 11-2) remained one game behind first-place Tennessee and LSU in the Southeastern Conference standings with five games remaining. The Volunteers rebounded from their...

Astronaut, UK alum Story Musgrave: ‘I never come for a triumph, I come for tomorrow’

UK alum and former astronaut Story Musgrave returned to Lexington recently to help promote a book about Blue Grass Airport. (Photo from UKNow).   By Amy Jones-Timoney and Kody Kiser Special to KyForward   When you ask UK alum and former astronaut Story Musgrave about being the only person to have traveled to space in five different shuttles, he hesitates.   “I never come for a...

Everyday Heroes: Harvey’s three-wheelers
made difference in lives of special needs kids

  By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   This story is taken from Steve Flairty’s 2008 book, Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes.  Kendall Harvey still resides in Columbia with his wife Cecile.  Sadly, because of health issues, he can no longer build bikes. But his legacy of kindness will always be remembered by those whose lives he touched.   When Kendall Harvey retired from building...

Annual Great Backyard Bird Count goes international for first time this weekend

Staff report   It’s a cardinal. It’s a bluejay. No, it’s a robin!   Birdwatchers everywhere, including right here in Kentucky, start pointing, counting and recording all the winged ones they see tomorrow in the 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count which runs Feb. 15 to Feb. 18. Southcentral Kentucky watchers are sure to try and best last year’s record for most people...