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Legislative Research Commission employees launch card-writing initiative for holiday season

The Legislative Research Commission (LRC) wanted to make residents of long-term care facilities across Kentucky a little less lonely during a holiday season marked by social distancing. That’s why LRC employees launched a card-writing initiative this month. The goal was to send at least one handwritten card to each of the state’s about 250 long-term care facilities, but some of those facilities...

Godolphin, TCA launch mobile application Cómo for backstretch workers, farm employees

Godolphin and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announced Thursday the launch of a mobile application for backstretch and farm workers. The app, called Cómo, connects Thoroughbred industry employees to the vital services they need through a network of chaplains and Thoroughbred industry organizations. Designed by The Jockey Club Information Systems, sponsored by Godolphin, and managed...

University of Louisville student group launches peer-reviewed undergrad research journal

By Baylee Pulliam University of Louisville A University of Louisville student group is launching a peer-reviewed journal to highlight undergraduate research and scholarship across all disciplines, from astrophysics to art history. The journal, The Cardinal Edge, will publish its first annual issue in the spring of 2021. Jahnavi Sunkara, a joint chief editor, said the goal is to help UofL undergraduates...

Kentucky Chamber launches statewide campaign to change stigma around substance use disorder

In an effort to help Kentuckians struggling with substance use disorder, assist businesses in developing recovery-friendly work environments, and engage Kentuckians interested in smart criminal justice reforms, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of “Kentucky Comeback,” a statewide initiative in partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The opioid epidemic has led to...

Program launches younger students into STEM and a new way of learning science

Mustfa Malik and Chase Smith work together building their design of an animal that could transfer pollen during Debbie Lewis’ second-grade class at Morningside Elementary School in Elizabethtown. (Photo by Amy Wallot)   By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   CaMareius Caldwell used pipe cleaners to poke tiny holes through a thin layer of modeling clay. His creation, if it worked,...