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For past 25 years, UK Extension Homemakers have spread ‘Joy of Giving’ during Christmas season

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Before the tables were arranged, before the cookies were spread, before the doors were opened, residents of Pine Meadows Post Acute were lined up in the hallways, happy anticipation lighting their faces. Inside the activities hall, Fayette County Cooperative Extension Homemakers were preparing for the annual Joy of Giving, their county-wide gifting project...

Author Mike Norris takes center stage for whimsical, enchanting Kentucky Proud Evening on Dec. 5

Author Mike Norris will take center stage with his book, “Ring Around the Moon: Mommy Goose Rhymes,” at the next Kentucky Proud Evening at 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 in Lexington. The monthly series, hosted by Fayette County Cooperative Extension, regularly pairs captivating books from the University Press of Kentucky with author discussions and samples from Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud recipes. “Ring Around...

October’s Kentucky Proud Evening kicks off fall with homegrown mystery from author F.J. ‘Frank’ Messina

Readers looking for a little mystery and romance in the Bluegrass can find both when local author F.J. “Frank” Messina talks about his book, “Down the Rabbit Hole,” at the next Kentucky Proud Evening at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Fayette County Extension office. The first book in Messina’s series, “The Bluegrass Files,” “Down the Rabbit Hole” introduces private investigator Sonia Vitale....

Unemployed? Struggling to find a job? Join the club – the Job Club – for help, support

Fayette County FCS Extension Agent Diana Doggett spoke to members of the Job Club after a meeting at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office. (Photo by Matt Barton)   By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward   Finding yourself unemployed after years at the same job can sometimes be demoralizing. University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension and the UK Alumni Career Services are partnering...