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KET: Help for families with out-of-control children; Campbell Judge Thomas leads on ‘holistic’ solutions

By Patrick Reed Kentucky Educational Television Network Families who have children with behavioral problems often are faced with major challenges as they attempt to set their kids on a path toward a normal, well-adjusted adulthood. Fortunately, there are many professionals and organizations that specialize in treating conditions such as autism, depression, and addiction. In the latest episode of Health...

Pioneering journalist Dorothy Gilliam: ‘It was important to succeed so I could open door for others’

By John Gregory Special to KyForward Sometimes one coincidence is all it takes. Like the day that Dorothy Gilliam went to her part-time secretarial job at Louisville’s African-American newspaper, and the editor asked if she could fill in for an ailing co-worker. Dorothy Gilliam Gilliam admits that the stories she wrote for the paper’s society page weren’t War and Peace, but there was something...

Clearing the Smoke explores smoking issues in Kentucky; guests urge smoking ban, note concerns

An old tobacco barn in Magoffin County, seen by thousands daily on the Mountain Parkway, has found a new purpose – to help people stop smoking. It once advertised Mail Pouch tobacco. Abbie Conley, tobacco coordinator for the county health department, told KET, “A lot of parents feel like, well, it’s not as bad as drug use or not as bad as alcohol. I’ve even heard of parents buying cigarettes...

Addressing Fayette Co. schools’ challenges a ‘moral imperative,’ new superintendent says

  By John Gregory Special to KyForward   On the first day of classes last month, the new superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools rode a bus with students, read stories to them, and even explained how he’s the person who cancels school when it snows.   Unfortunately, that’s the easy part of the job.   Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk must also shepherd a district that contains...

Addressing Fayette Co. schools' challenges a 'moral imperative,' new superintendent says

  By John Gregory Special to KyForward   On the first day of classes last month, the new superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools rode a bus with students, read stories to them, and even explained how he’s the person who cancels school when it snows.   Unfortunately, that’s the easy part of the job.   Emmanuel “Manny” Caulk must also shepherd a district that contains...

Long-awaited Lexington Community Radio
to hit the airwaves with ‘Amazing Radio Race’

Lexington Community Radio is located in the Lexington Steam Academy. The studio features artwork from Homegrown Press Studio and Gallery and freshly FCPS students. (Facebook photo)   Lexington’s new nonprofit, low-power FM station, WLXL-LP 95.7 FM, will start broadcasting Saturday, Sept. 19, with a scavenger hunt through Lexington’s North End called the “Amazing Radio Race.” Lexington...

Community activists Josh Nadzam, Tanya Torp offer two takes on healing powers of art

Activist Josh Nadzam, right, appeared on Renee Shaw’s ‘Connections’ on KET. He joined another activist, Tanya Torp, in discussing how disadvantaged individuals in Lexington can find healing through the arts.(Photo from Facebook)   By John Gregory Special to KyForward   Creative expression might not seem like a high priority when you’re struggling to feed your children...

Thirteen designers turning castoff clothing into wearable art for Recycle the Runway

What will designer Samantha Jean Moore do with this jacket to make it runway ready? See for yourself at Dress for Success Lexington’s Recycle the Runway Oct. at The Grand Reserve in Lexington. (Photo provided)   What do you get when you give 13 local fashion designers a bag of “unsuitable” clothing and challenge them to create something wearable?   You get Recycle the Runway, the...

‘Sleepless in Kentucky’ on KET examines
why lack of sleep is unhealthy, offers advice

We live in a country where a third of adults report that they get less than six hours of sleep a night, which doesn’t seem like a big deal until you consider the health risks that are associated with insufficient sleep.   The next edition of KET’s Health Three60 will explore these risks and advise how to improve your sleep quality. The program, “Sleepless in Kentucky,”...

To be fair or not: Focus was on five Kentucky towns’ experiences with fairness legislation

By Michael Monks   Five Kentucky cities now have laws on the books protecting its gay and lesbian citizens from discrimination and the mayors or other officials from those places shared a stage Thursday night, Oct. 3.   Just Fund Kentucky and the Statewide Fairness Coalition presented the Justice League of Kentucky Superheroes, a panel discussion of fairness ordinances across the Commonwealth...