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Keith Taylor: My first holiday season without Mom — coping and trying to find best way to move forward

The holidays are here and it all begins with Thanksgiving. Since Mom passed away on Oct. 5, I’ve been looking for a starting point, a reboot if you will, in an effort to return to normalcy. I’ve discovered there isn’t really such a thing as starting over. Coping and taking things one day at a time is the best way to move forward. The ongoing and seemingly never-ending pandemic hasn’t helped...

Jefferson County Grand Jury indicts former Louisville MPD detective in death of Breonna Taylor

Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced Wednesday the completion of the Special Prosecution Unit’s (SPU) investigation into the death of Ms. Breonna Taylor. The findings of the investigation were presented to a Jefferson County Grand Jury, and the Grand Jury indicted former Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) Detective Brett Hankison with three counts of wanton endangerment, a Class D felony. “The...

UK golfer Cullan Brown dead at age 20; battled osteosarcoma past year, inspired golf community

University of Kentucky men’s golfer Cullan Brown, who battled osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer in his left thigh, died on Tuesday. He was 20. “Our hearts are simply devastated over the loss of our brother Cullan,” Kentucky head coach Brian Craig said. “I have personally never known a more special or amazing young man. He was simply the most gifted person I have ever coached....

Legendary Madison Central High School baseball coach Don Richardson dead at age 88

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today A legendary figure in Kentucky high school sports has passed away. Longtime and retired Madison Central High School coach Don Richardson died Saturday at the age of 88. Richardson served as baseball coach at Madison Central for 35 years and compiled a 952-157 mark. In addition, he was named the top coach in the state in 1982 and 1983 after guiding the Indians to a perfect...

City of Lexington records first death related to covid-19 novel coronavirus, reminds residents to be vigilant

The first death related to COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) in Lexington has been confirmed, Mayor Linda Gorton and Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh reported Monday. The victim was a person in their 80s with underlying health conditions. Additional details about the person cannot be provided because of medical privacy laws. “This is a sad day for our city and especially for the family and...

Constance Alexander: Mary Thorsby finds fulfillment in helping others discover direction at the end of Life

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Mary Thorsby has spunk. Spunk in a good way. Spunk with the same brand of energy and hope encompassed in the opening of the 1970s “Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Even if that decade is well before your time, you are likely to have seen a clip of the main character throwing her hat into the air as the theme song assures, “You’re gonna make it after all.” Again...

Friends, colleagues, public invited to celebrate the life of KyForward’s Gene Clabes who died Friday

A celebration of life reception will be held Saturday for NKyTribune Associate Editor and KyForward.com founder Gene Clabes who died Friday in Northern Kentucky. “We promised Gene a party, so here it is,” said Judy Clabes, editor of the NKyTribune and his wife of 54 years. “His is an accomplished and purposeful life that deserves a celebration.” The event will be held on Saturday, 3-8 p.m.,...

Rep. Mike Denham: Ford was more than a statesman; laid foundation for generations

  FRANKFORT – Late last week, Kentucky lost one of its true statesmen with the passing of former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford.   Since then, there have been numerous accolades about his many accomplishments in Washington, D.C. – from helping to write and pass the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Motor Voter Act to promoting Kentucky’s signature coal and tobacco industries – but it...