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UK sophomore Brooks embracing leadership role; averaged 4.5 points, 3.2 rebounds last season

By Tim Letcher University of Kentucky Keion Brooks finds himself in a unique position for the 2020-21 season. Brooks is the only returning player on the University of Kentucky basketball team who played significant minutes last season. In the world of Kentucky basketball, that makes him a veteran, especially with all of the new faces on the team, ones that he’s still getting to know. In the world...

Shelby County Vietnam War veteran Carlen Pippin recognized by AARP for service to fellow veterans

By NAdia Ramlagan Public News Service Every Wednesday, Vietnam War veteran Carlen Pippin can be found handing out food to fellow veterans in need. The 80-year-old retired veterinarian, a Shelby County resident, has received AARP’s Andrus Award for Community Service, the seniors advocacy group’s highest honor for volunteers over 50. Vietnam War veteran Carlen Pippin serves on the board of...

A single mom and combat veteran, ‘scared to death’ about losing daughter, suing CHFS social workers

By Judy Clabes KyForward special editor Nikkie Holliday is an army brat who followed in the footsteps of two career military parents to spend 10 years in the Army, rising to Staff Sergeant. She spent 27 months in Iraq and Afghanistan, unafraid to serve her country in the most dangerous places. But she was “scared to death” the day a social worker threatened to take away her three-year-old daughter...

World War II veteran Sidney Walton, making his way to all 50 state capitols, makes stop in Frankfort

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today One of America’s oldest living World War II veterans, who has made a goal of visiting every state capitol in the nation, was in Frankfort on Tuesday. Sidney Walton, who is 99 years old, met with Gov. Matt Bevin at the Governor’s office, the 10th stop on his trip which began April 24 in Providence, Rhode Island, and is scheduled to end on Feb. 11, 2019 – Walton’s...

Flag that draped veteran's casket flies at FFA camp; daughter asks others to 'Fly a Veteran'

By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   The American flag plays an important role with many organizations. The Future Farmers of America is no exception.   The flag is displayed prominently at all meetings where gathering members say the Pledge of Allegiance. It is also the central point at most FFA camps where members meet around the flagpole every morning and evening for poignant raising...

Flag that draped veteran’s casket flies at FFA camp; daughter asks others to ‘Fly a Veteran’

By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   The American flag plays an important role with many organizations. The Future Farmers of America is no exception.   The flag is displayed prominently at all meetings where gathering members say the Pledge of Allegiance. It is also the central point at most FFA camps where members meet around the flagpole every morning and evening for poignant raising...