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KCTCS receives $420,000 grant from national association to expand apprenticeship programs

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has received a $420,000 grant from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to participate in its Expanding Community College Apprenticeships project. “Although high school graduates will be part of the target market for this project, emphasis will be placed on recruiting the unemployed, minorities, women, incumbent workers...

Most women with heart disease just don’t get enough exercise; it’s the #1 killer of women in the U.S.

More than half of women in the United States with heart disease aren’t getting enough physical activity, and that number has increased over the past decade, a study says. In Kentucky, 4.9% of women reported they had been told by a health care provider that they had heart disease, compared to 3.2% of women nationwide, according to America’s Health Rankings. “Physical activity is a known,...

Bill Straub: Trying to figure out Mitch McConnell and apologizing for being too soft on him over the years

What happened to Mitch McConnell? It’s a question that has been bugging me and many others for years now. What transformed the Senate Republican leader, a seemingly earnest, hardworking lawmaker from Louisville into a political animal who has repeatedly in recent times brought disgrace to not only the legislative body he represents but, to a great extent, the republic as a whole? This is the man...

Baptist Health Lexington series for women addresses fears, uncertainties of cancer diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. The Empowerment Series for Women with Cancer is designed to help free women diagnosed with cancer from stress and fear as much as possible and provide answers to many of their questions. This free series of programs, sponsored by Baptist Health Lexington, gets underway on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Road in Lexington. The series...

Keven Moore: At the office alone at night, women need to be alert for potential workplace violence

All of us are very aware of the risks that workplace violence plays in our society these days. Incidents of such crimes stream across our televisions and smart phones more frequently than ever before. And that trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down. When people hear or speak of workplace violence, most of us visualize an active shooter scenario, but it can come in variety of forms, especially for...

Finalists announced for Prize for Women Playwrights, winner gets Lexington premiere

(Photo provided)   Three playwrights have been named finalists for the 2015 Prize for Women Playwrights presented by the Kentucky Women Writers Conference.   Selected from a pool of more than 300 submissions, this year’s finalists and their plays are:   · “The Silent Woman,” the strange, true tale of a painter who lived with an effigy of an ex-lover and coaxes his...