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UK women’s golfer María Villanueva Aperribay captures medalist honors at tournament in Spain

Newcomer María Villanueva Aperribay is also getting in on the University of Kentucky women’s golf’s summer of championships. The incoming transfer is the latest Wildcat to capture a title at a summer tournament with a victory at the World Amateur Golf Rankings’ Championship of the Principality of Asturias Absolute Women 2020. For the 2020-21 UK roster, it’s the group’s...

García-Palencia twins provide double impact for EKU track and field program as freshmen

Two of the most impressive Eastern Kentucky University competitors at the 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships were freshmen from Spain. They share a last name. And were born two minutes apart. Emma and Pedro García-Palencia are fraternal twins – mellizos, in Spain. They were born prematurely, at seven months. Pedro had an issue with the umbilical cord, so a Cesarean...

Former EKU softball player Stacye Toups now on front lines of COVID-19 battle in Spain

It’s only been two weeks, but Stacye Toups has already seen 15 people die from coronavirus complications. She had to call the families of five of those patients. Toups is exhausted, both physically and mentally. Supplies are running low. And she knows there are many more weeks like this to come. Welcome to the life of a basic needs doctor at a nursing home in Madrid, Spain — the hardest-hit...

Kentucky Teacher: Visiting Teachers from Spain provides high-quality Spanish teachers to KY schools

By Alfonso De Torres Núñez Special to KyForward Visiting Teachers from Spain is one of two international programs developed by the Kentucky Department of Education with education authorities from another country to provide world language services to students and school districts in the Commonwealth. Visiting Teachers from Spain enables local school districts in Kentucky to hire highly qualified,...

Chef John Foster: An amazing experience in Spain, enjoying the people, the scenery, the fantastic food

Spain, was mind-blowing, a trip of a lifetime for me. Prime location in the Basque region, two must-see locations in Bilbao and San Sebastian. From the Guggenheim Museum to the gilt-edged romanticism of a seaport city, it was in many ways eye-opening. It was also a much-needed break and an anniversary with the one person in the world who probably appreciated it more than I did: my wife of 30 years....

A spectacle in the sky: Jets Over Kentucky week scheduled in July at Lebanon-Springfield Airport

The world’s grandest jet event rolls, loops and spins its way over the skies of Lebanon in July when the 14th annual Jets Over Kentucky week gets underway. Scheduled for July 8-15 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, the largest remote control jet show on the planet features nearly 200 pilots from around the world, an aerobatic jet show, private plane tent tours and more. Casual fans and remote...