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Kentucky School for the Deaf’s ‘Def Chefs’ finish third in national culinary competition in Las Vegas

Kentucky Teacher Six students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) placed third in the 2019 Deaf Culinary Bowl in Las Vegas over the weekend. The Def Chefs, as they call themselves, consist of seniors Sarah Joiner and Aeiral Collins, juniors Layne Adkins, Plah Meh and Benny Shirley, and sophomore Mi’Keyla Crumble. Seven schools from around the country competed at the event. Kentucky Education...

DeaFestival-Kentucky 2018 to present ‘There’s a Hero in All of Us’ on Sept. 1 at Galt House in Louisville

The state’s only daylong celebration of deaf and hard of hearing art, language and culture, DeaFestival-Kentucky 2018, will be held on Sept. 1 at the Galt House at 140 N. Fourth Street in Louisville. The public is invited to this free event. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. More than 50 visual and performing artists will combine to not only make DeaFestival a community, family-friendly day to remember...

Commentary: KSB experience proves every student can do great things if given the opportunity

By Stephen Pruitt Special to KyForward Last month, I had the pleasure to attend a book premier party, but this was no ordinary launch event. It was the kickoff for the book, “We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind,” authored by several current and former students of our own state school for the blind and visually impaired. As I have said many times before,...

DeaFestival 2016 will transform Kentucky Center into ‘Land of Oz’ on Sept. 3

The state’s only daylong celebration of deaf and hard of hearing art, language and culture, DeaFestival 2016 will be held Saturday, Sept. 3 in the Bomhard Theatre at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (501 West Main Street, Louisville). The public is invited to this free event. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. More than 50 visual and performing artists will combine to not only make DeaFestival...

Labor Day weekend in Louisville brings ‘pure imagination’ in DeaFestival and Worldfest

A showcase of short films by deaf filmmakers and a partnership with Louisville Worldfest are just two unique features of DeaFestival-Kentucky 2014. The state’s only daylong celebration of deaf and hard-of-hearing art, language and culture will be held Aug. 30 at the Kentucky Center in Louisville.   The theme of DeaFestival 2014 – Pure Imagination – can be seen in three performance...

Festival on the Green at Kentucky Schoolfor Deaf designed for community, family fun

  Kentucky School for the Deaf and the KSD Charitable Foundation will host the first community Festival on the Green Sept. 6-8 on the KSD Danville campus.   This family-friendly event begins in Danville on the corner of Martin Luther King and Second Streets. The festival runs Friday from 4-7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.   Artisan and craft booths...

185-year overdue book reminds community
of bond between Centre, Ky. School for Deaf

The inscription inside the returned book reads “Centre College Library, 1828,” making it unofficially 185 years overdue. (Photo from Centre)   By Mariel Smith Special to KyForward   No one likes paying library fines, least of all the one incurred by a Centre College library book recently found in a desk at Jacobs Hall Museum on the campus of Danville’s Kentucky School for...

185-year overdue book reminds community of bond between Centre, Ky. School for Deaf

The inscription inside the returned book reads “Centre College Library, 1828,” making it unofficially 185 years overdue. (Photo from Centre)   By Mariel Smith Special to KyForward   No one likes paying library fines, least of all the one incurred by a Centre College library book recently found in a desk at Jacobs Hall Museum on the campus of Danville’s Kentucky School for...

Program gives kids with visual, hearing impairments a better sense of the arts

Students at the Kentucky School for the Deaf learn hip-hop dance. (Photo from Kentucky School for the Deaf))   By Susan Riddell Special to KyForward   Music is meant to be heard. But hearing is not the only way to connect to music.   That’s a big message that students at Kentucky School for the Deaf received recently.   Through a grant from the Kentucky Center Access Services...