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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....

Extension class teaches teens with Down syndrome important skills with ‘Teen Cuisine’ series

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Olivia Miller put in her request the minute she arrived at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office for the fifth lesson in the Teen Cuisine series. She wanted to make Frappuccinos, she told Jacqui Denegri. She really wanted to make Frappuccinos. Denegri, University of Kentucky extension nutrition education program assistant, hated to disappoint Olivia,...

Kentucky Proud Evening in June shines a light on famous Lexington cold case

Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service will present the fourth installment of the Kentucky Proud Evenings series Monday, June 25 with guest author Robert G. Lawson talking about his book, “Who Killed Betty Gail Brown? Murder, Mistrial, and Mystery.” The free monthly series celebrates The University Press of Kentucky’s 75th anniversary with author discussions and samples from Plate It Up!...

UK Urban Forest Initiative offering free urban tree health and care workshops to neighborhoods

A thriving tree canopy can be a real asset to a neighborhood, but maintaining that lush resource might seem daunting at times. Storms, invasive species, diseases and an aging tree population can all take their toll. To help neighborhoods protect their trees, the University of Kentucky’s Urban Forest Initiative is offering free urban tree health and care workshops to neighborhoods in 20 Central and...

Fayette Farm to School Team receives service award for connecting students to agriculture

The Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has selected the Fayette County Farm to School Team to receive its 2014 Award for Community Service. This annual award goes to an individual or group that has promoted or enhanced the nutritional well-being of the community or has contributed significantly to the nutrition profession.   The team concentrates on these three Cs – classroom, cafeteria...