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UK Cooperative Extension Service agent receives national award for leadership, innovation

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky An agent with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service recently received national recognition for her visionary leadership and innovative programs. Jennifer Bridge, Meade County family and consumer sciences extension agent, was the recipient of the National Distinguished Service Award from Epilson Sigma Phi, an organization dedicated to extension...

Kentuckian who witnesses 9/11 firsthand brings horror to stage in Sweeney Todd

Justin Glaser opens as the demon barber in Sweeney Todd at The Carnegie in Covington on Aug. 8. (Photo provided) By Jackie Demaline Special to KyForward   The Carnegie in Covington opens its 2014-15 season with some bloody fun, and Kentuckian Justin Glaser is glad to be a part of the bloody opener – Sweeney Todd.   Sweeney Todd, a genuine musical masterpiece, performs in Covington’s...

NKU Theatre bringing musical madness of Monty Python’s Spamalot to the stage

By Jackie Demaline Special to KyForward   Northern Kentucky University Theatre is looking on the bright side of life with Monty Python’s Spamalot bringing musical madness to the Northern Kentucky University main stage from April 17-27.   Lovingly adapted and expanded from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot irreverently recounts the legend of King Arthur and...

Rockin’ from the Sound Booth: NKU offers only rock concert tech degree in the country

By Terry Boehmker Special to KyForward   Rock concerts have become multimedia performances with music blasting from multiple speakers, vibrant light shows illuminating the stage, video projected on huge screens and fireworks exploding above the audience.   For students interested in learning the technical skills behind all that, Northern Kentucky University offers a degree in Rock &...