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Former UK quarterback in thick of COVID-19 battle; provides supplies, services as company president

By Tony Neely University of Kentucky The moment from bowl week was routine: A former player who lives in the area of the bowl game visits practice, reunites with old acquaintances, revives memories from his days on the field. Such was the case last December when Kentucky quarterback Will Fidler, on an unseasonably warm afternoon in Charlotte, dropped by the high school where the Wildcats prepared for...

Daily Yonder: Study shows rural towns fare better with Wal-Mart than without retailer

By Kenneth Stone Special to KyForward   Editor’s Note: In 1988, Iowa economist Kenneth Stone conducted the first study of the impact of Wal-Mart stores that were then springing up across rural America.   Stone’s original conclusion was that, yes, Wal-Mart took business from local retailers. But, he found, if local retailers could differentiate themselves from the selection of goods...