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Keep kids safe around home fireplaces; prevent accidental burns with these safety tips

By Sherri Hannan University of Kentucky Healthcare Fire can be friend or foe. We often think about fire as it relates to warmth thereby making it our friend during those long winter months. As the cold temperatures arrive, fire used to heat our homes may be a daily occurrence. When we use fire as heat source, we have to mindful of how dangerous it can be and take the appropriate actions to keep everyone...

Jim Beam to pay $600,000 fine, will reimburse KY Energy and Envionment Cabinet $112K for July fire

KyForward staff Jim Beam has agreed to pay a $600,000 as a result of environmental damage from the July warehouse fire in Woodford County. Image captured from WKYt video The fire, which was believed to have been caused by a lightning strike, destroyed a warehouse and contaminated parts of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers.  Jim Beam has also agreed to reimburse the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet...

Louisville-based Dogs Helping Heroes accepting application for emotional support, service dogs

Dogs Helping Heroes, a local nonprofit organization, is actively looking for heroes in need of a service or emotional support dog. Interested first responders – fire, police and EMS – military, and Gold Star Families may complete an application by the deadline of Monday, September 26. The organization will train a total of eight (8) service dogs that will be gifted at no cost to the awarded recipients...

Chef John Foster: Cooking is art and will always need a human touch, despite advent of cooking robots

I just finished reading an article about robots making food and I must confess that I’m a bit freaked out. I like the idea of consistency as much as the next chef or restaurateur but the thought of gleaming, sleek machines pumping out food at an accelerated rate with very little human involvement blurs the lines of the creative process. Someone has to set the concept, something could do the heavy...

Officials provide second update on repairs to Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts building

The Finance and Administration Cabinet on Friday provided a second update on the progress of restoration work on the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (KCA) in Louisville. The center sustained damage from a June 13 fire which began from sparks from ongoing construction on the building. Contractors, engineers, architects and others have made progress with the main theaters, bringing electrical...