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Judy Clabes: With hearts full of gratitude, we thank you for kindnesses on loss of Gene Clabes

My family and our colleagues at KyForward and the NKyTribune extend our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have expressed your condolences during our darkest time, as we grieve the loss of Gene Clabes. Our husband, father, grandfather, brother, colleague, journalist, horseman, friend – a man of multiple and diverse interests and associations – passed away after an extended illness just after...

Early setback to Evansville served as a learning experience, wake-up call for Wildcats

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Kentucky has regrouped by winning four straight since a humbling 67-74 loss to Evansville nearly a month ago. The setback proved to be a learning experience for the Wildcats who dropped eight spots to No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25. Kentucky (6-1) remained ninth until earlier this week when the Wildcats moved up one spot to No. 8 following Duke’s stunning loss...

Former Wildcat Walter McCarty returns to Rupp, leads Evansville to stunning upset of No. 1 Kentucky

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today A week after Kentucky beat the No. 1 team, the Wildcats lost as the top-ranked team. Kentucky’s stay atop the Top 25 will last less than a week after the Wildcats dropped a stunning 67-64 decision to Evansville Tuesday night, ending the school’s 52-game winning streak against non-conference, unranked opponents. Much like their coach — Walter McCarty, who played...

Wildcats embrace top ranking, welcome former Ky. standout, Evansville coach Walter McCarty to Rupp

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Immanuel Quickley wasn’t surprised when Kentucky climbed to the top of the polls Monday. “We haven’t been No. 1 that long,” he said with a smile. “I think it’s been like 20 minutes. Still kind of getting adjusted. But I think we’ll have a good mindset. Coach does a good job of keeping us humble. We know we’re No. 1, but we know we’re not where we need...

Chief Ealum of Owensboro first African-American to lead Kentucky Associations of Chiefs of Police

Owensboro Chief of Police Art Ealum has been elected president of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP). Ealum, who last year was named KACP Chief of the Year, assumed the presidency in late July during the KACP Annual Conference, which was held in Owensboro. Chief Ealum succeeds Independence Police Chief Tony Lucas for the one-year term. Ealum is the first African-American to serve as...

Salute to Veterans: ‘Very rewarding’ military service changed Bill Parish’s life for the better

Bill Parish served in the U.S. Air Force. (Photo provided)   To honor those who have served our country in the military, KyForward has joined with a UK School of Journalism advanced journalism class taught by Dr. Michael Farrell for a series of stories on veterans and their personal experiences. We hope these stories provide insight for all of us and give special meaning to the celebration of...