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Today is DAY ONE of KyForward’s NewsMatch campaign, reaching out for reader support

By Judy Clabes KyForward founder Our readers should already know, but in case you don’t, KyForward is a nonprofit newspaper, one of a growing body of nonprofit newsrooms across the country. Our emphasis is on local news and local public service. We are published by the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism. We are a group of professional journalists who believe in the importance of an...

Long-time Kentucky journalist, political commentator Al Cross joins KyForward as regular columnist

Al Cross, a Kentucky journalist with a long, distinguished career, has joined KyForward as a regular columnist. His column will appear at least twice-monthly at KyForward and its sister publication, NKyTribune.com, and is offered to publications throughout the Commonwealth, free of charge with attribution. KyForward and NKyTribune are published by the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism “We...

KYCIR: Devil in details; bill in Ky Senate could keep doctor discipline secret — and it’s not alone

By Eleanor Klibanoff Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting  If your doctor, social worker or therapist has violated professional standards, you have a right to that information under the open records law. But that could change under a bill before the state Senate. The purpose of the 269-page bill is a reorganization of Kentucky’s licensing boards. But the bill also includes new language allowing...

New television program with Northern Kentucky focus set to premiere Monday on KETKy

Staff report Inside Northern Kentucky, a monthly program, will be the first to focus on news and events in the Northern Kentucky region to appear on KET, the state’s prestigious educational television network, beginning Monday, Nov. 16. A production of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism, the nonprofit publisher of the NKyTribune, the program will tell “Top Stories from the...

The Licking River: A 300-mile journey
from mountains to thriving metropolis

  Part one of a seven-part series   The Licking River begins with a whimper on its 300-mile plus journey north from headwaters in the mountains of Kentucky to its crescendo as it converges with the Ohio River at metro Cincinnati. Veteran reporter Andy Mead undertook his journey in an aluminum canoe, braving the elements on and off over more than a year, to experience himself the good, the...

Pikeville’s Paul Keaton going to National Spelling Bee competition for second time

By Jonathan Coffman KyForward intern   “Foreordained.”   Incredibly, this was the word that earned Paul Keaton, an eighth grader from Christ Central School in Pikeville, his second consecutive University of Kentucky Spelling Bee win Saturday.   He will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., representing the UK Spelling Bee, sponsored by Kentucky Utilities,...