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Georgetown College graduate Mariah Addington returns home to Russell to teach new generation

It’s a bit of a homecoming for recent Georgetown College graduate Mariah Addington. A graduate of Russell High School, she is returning home this fall as an English teacher, having just graduated from Georgetown this spring. So how does she plan to tackle this new challenge? “I once heard one of the best things you can do for your job is find the people who are like marigolds to you,” Addington...

Commentary: New generation set to lead Kentucky as torch is passed and challenges remain

By Ashli Watts and OJ Oleka Special to KyForward In 1960, as the American people entered a new year and, notably, a new decade, the electorate chose a new face to serve as its president. As the youngest president ever elected, John F. Kennedy’s historic victory signaled that a new generation of leadership was ready to serve. He would say so himself in his inaugural address: “Let the word go forth...