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Lauren and Rob Hudson: Positive message for youth about exceptionalism through competition

Columns for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa What can be wrong with having a competitive spirit? We should want to win and be the best, shouldn’t we? Some people think this way, but others don’t like competition, mainly because it can often feel more peaceful and comfortable not to compete. It’s easy to say we want everybody to be happy and win, but with competition,...

Keven Moore: Restaurants need to prepare for transparent response to hepatitis A outbreaks

In the spring of 2018, there were a total of 660,755 restaurants in the United States and according to an article in TheSimpleDollar.com, Americans on average eat 4.2 commercially prepared meals per week. In other words, as a nation, we eat out between four and five times a week. This number equates to 18.2 meals per month eaten outside the home. There is no doubt that owning and operating a restaurant...

Hearing an ‘Oooh, that’s cool!’ is sign of successful Fayette County science fair

It took several hours for the judges to make their way around to more than 650 science fair projects, so most students passed the time by chatting, reading or gaming. (Photo provided)   By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   As some 700 students stepped up to explain their projects to judges in the Kentucky American Water Science Fair, two veteran presenters weren’t worried in the least...

Competitors give best efforts in district science fair involving 700+ students

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   More than 700 students competed Feb. 7 in the annual Kentucky American Water Science Fair, presenting projects in a variety of disciplines such as chemistry, plant sciences, engineering and physics.   The overall winners included Dorottya Gal, fourth grade, Meadowthorpe Elementary; Meenakshi Ambati, fifth grade, Cassidy Elementary; Evan Winkler, sixth...

State ag department is taking applications for 2015 Farm to School Junior Chef competition

Students, sharpen those knives: The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Junior Chef competition will launch its third season this spring. High school cooking teams must apply this month.   “The Junior Chef competition is a great way for kids to learn basic cooking skills and gain an appreciation for local foods,” Commissioner James Comer said. “At the same time, contestants...

Poetry Out Loud competition gives students creative outlet and chance to win trip to D.C.

  Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest, celebrates its 10th year in Kentucky schools in 2015.   The contest starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to schoolwide competition, then to the state competition, Feb. 19 at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort. Fifteen Kentucky schools, including three that are new to the Poetry Out Loud program, will compete for the chance to represent...