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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.,...

Everyday Heroes: Billy Edwards may struggle to speak, but his message in print is powerful

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   This story is included in Steve Flairty’s book, Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes.   His dark-haired, youthful appearance belies his early 50s age. He nearly rivets out of his wheelchair with genuine excitement as he greets his visitor. His eyes are bright and joyful, his voice struggles with articulation, but a positive message – I’m happy and...