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USDA announces grants for education, workforce training, health care opportunities in rural Kentucky

Hilda Legg, USDA Rural Development State Director, has announced that USDA Rural Development is awarding grants for three projects to increase access to job training, educational and health care services in rural Kentucky. “This critically important education and telemedicine technology enables our grantees to reach more individuals in need, in a more timely and cost-effective way,” Legg said....

Trump in Richmond to support Congressman Andy Barr; Joe Biden rallied for Amy McGrath Friday

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today RICHMOND, Ky. (KT) – President Donald Trump urged his supporters to re-elect U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in the November midterm elections on Saturday at a raucous campaign rally and underscored the reason why. 
“The election of Andy is a really important thing,” Trump told the crowd of 6,100 in Alumni Coliseum on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. “It could...

Trump, Biden coming to Kentucky for candidates Barr, McGrath in hotly contested congressional race

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky’s heated Sixth District Congressional race, which has already been receiving some national attention, will soon be getting even more. 
The campaigns of Republican incumbent Andy Barr and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath both announced some high-profile people who will be coming to Kentucky next week on back-to-back days to stump on behalf of their candidate. 
Former...

Participants Selected for Kentucky Foundation for Women’s 2018 Summer Residency Program

KFW has selected residents for the 2018 Summer Residency Program, which will take place from June 10 to June 16, 2018, with the aim of connecting artists to further social change. The program is held at Hopscotch House, KFW’s retreat center, and is open to visual, media, and performing artists. Founded in 2006, the SRP encourages women to advance their artistic development, participate in building...

During hospital stay before birth of twins, staff becomes family to Owingsville mom

Special to KyForward   “Perfect” might not be how many would have characterized Christie Carter’s family vacation to Destin, Fla., in late June 2011.   It was hot, her son Colt was a typical 11-month-old and required lots of attention, and Christie – 20 weeks pregnant with twins – was having back pain. Yet perfect is the word Christie chose to describe the getaway on her blog...