A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

The demand for locally-sourced foods continues to grow in Kentucky’s rural counties

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward On a hot, humid Kentucky summer morning, Bennie Winn methodically handpicks blackberries and places them in quart-size containers on his Muhlenberg County farm. Just a few hours later, Muhlenberg Countians will arrive well before the county’s Farmers Market opens to get in line to purchase Winn’s blackberries from his cousin John Winn, who is another market vendor....

Community Foundation of Louisville reaches $500 million in assets, now among largest in nation

The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) is celebrating a major milestone in December, having surpassed $500 million in total assets. CFL is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky, and in the top 40 of about 800 community foundations nationwide. Assets are up from $485 million at the end of 2016. Over the past 33 years, CFL has made more than $780 million in grants to nonprofits, most of...

Student archery program originated in Ky.
but is now embraced around the world

The South Wing of the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center holds 300 targets from one end to the other. Archers are moved from place to place by a series of whistle commands that are univerally recognized in the NASP organization. (Photo by Tim Thornberry)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Archery has arguably become one of the largest competitive sports, on the student level, in the...