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Registration open for 2020 season of Poetry Out Loud; deadline to register September 17

The Kentucky Arts Council has opened registration for the 2020 season of Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation competition sponsored by the arts council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. “Poetry Out Loud is an important component of our arts education mission because it exposes students to great literature, allows them to work with some of Kentucky’s fantastic teaching...

Two Lexington teachers headed to nation’s capital for ‘White House History Teacher Institute’ in July

Lexington teachers Aaron Cain from Henry Clay High School and Delvin Azofeifa from Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence have been selected to attend the White House Historical Association’s exclusive “White House History Teacher Institute” in July. During their week-long visit to Washington, D.C., the teachers will take a private tour of the White House, learn about new education technology...

George and CJ Nichols named 2018 Western Kentucky University Philanthropists of the Year

George and CJ Nichols have been named the 2018 Western Kentucky University Philanthropists of the Year. “We are honored and humbled to be recognized as the Philanthropists of the Year,” said George Nichols. “We know that so many others have done so much more than we have even thought about. For WKU to consider our efforts worthy of such an honor makes us proud. We accept it on behalf of all the...

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives sponsor veterans for Honor Flight September 22

Sixty-nine Kentucky war veterans are traveling from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22 as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are set to participate in a one-day tour of memorials that are dedicated to their service and sacrifices. Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are paying all the expenses to send 34 veterans and their...

UK’s Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky earns national award

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky’s Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The honor recognizes CEDIK’s excellence in extension economics education programs, in particular, the...

UK Department of Agricultural Economics’ Academic Bowl team three-peats as national champions

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Department of Agricultural Economics’ Academic Bowl team recently earned their third national championship in as many years. The economics team, from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, won the double elimination tournament of 38 teams at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s annual meeting in Washington,...

Keven Moore: The pedestrian scramble — be sure to look both ways before crossing with the crowd

Last fall, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, in partnership with the University of Kentucky’s Pedestrian Advisory Committee and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, announced the implementation of Lexington’s first all-way pedestrian crosswalk, also known as a “pedestrian scramble” at the intersection of Prall Street and South Limestone. When I first read about this...

Kentucky Justice Secretary Tilley talks criminal justice reform at White House on Friday

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley traveled to Washington, D.C., on Friday as part of a Prison Reform Summit hosted by the White House, where he spoke as one of several leading experts on reentry programs for inmates. President Donald Trump organized the summit in support of efforts to lower the nation’s prison population, improve prison conditions and strengthen programs that help inmates successfully...