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Tim Hanner dialing back a long, distinguished career in education for his ‘What’s Next?’ and new kidney

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Tim Hanner spent his career as an educator urging students to focus on “What’s Next?” because some new, unknown opportunity is always just ahead. Tim Hanner and grandson Charlie In his own fulsome experience in teaching and sharing with others, Hanner was a classroom teacher, a principal, an associate commissioner of education for Kentucky, a superintendent,...

‘Kidney’ husband returns to Churchill downs with wife on KY Oaks day to celebrate their good fortune

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor When Shaun McCarthy came to the Kentucky Oaks by himself last year from his home in Maine, he was on a mission. Shaun McCarthy wore this jacket to the 2018 Kentucky Oaks in the hopes of finding a kidney donor for his wife Stacey. His story went viral and Stacey Received a successful transplant of a kidney that came from Cincinnati on Oct. 30 (file photo) This...

Everyday Heroes: Saying ‘yes’ when sister needed kidney was a no-brainer for Jim Palm

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   This story is taken from Steve Flairty’s 2008 book, Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes. Five years later, Jim’s sister Melody Hofmann is doing well, living proof of the beneficial sacrifice that her brother Jim made. He continues to serve as superintendent of the Southgate Independent Schools in in Northern Kentucky.   The way Jim Palm...

Heart-lung transplant can’t keep longtime middle school teacher out of the classroom

Teacher David Morrow, who received a combined heart and kidney transplant at UK Chandler Hospital, is back in his middle school classroom. (Photo from UKNow)   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   After 34 years in the classroom, many schoolteachers might be looking to move on to new things.   Not David Morrow. The 57-year-old science and language arts teacher at East Washington Middle...