Former UK athletics publicist Rice staying busy with new basketball book

By Jamie Vaught If you have UK football or basketball books on your bookshelf, you likely will have..

Greensource: New year is an opportunity to do new, better things; join GreenForce

By Ashley Bryant Cheney KyForward columnist Whether you reflect proudly on your many accomplishments in the past year or..

Top-ranked Wildcats survive OT test against Ole Miss behind Harrison

By Ashley Scoby Mississippi’s athletic trainers might be stocking up on potassium products this week. With 4:09 to play..

This year, put away the doubt and focus instead on the possibility of success

By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist Happy New Year! It’s officially 2015. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready..

Many start an exercise regimen, few able to continue it throughout the year

By Grant Gensheimer Special to KyForward One of the most common New Year’s resolutions involves getting more exercise. This..

Two-thirds of Kentuckians want statewide smoking ban; Stumbo says it’s time for vote

Kentuckians have remained steady in their support for a comprehensive statewide smoking ban with two-thirds supporting it,..

Kentucky General Assembly opens 30-day session, with final adjournment set March 24

The 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly begins today and will last 30 legislative days. As..

Sports Notes: Loss to Kentucky just a minor bump in the road for Cardinals

By Glenn Osborne Turns out Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals have recovered quite nicely from their loss to top-ranked..

2015 is Year of the Woman Veteran; 33,000 Kentucky women veterans will be recognized

The Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs will spotlight Kentucky’s 33,000 women veterans throughout 2015, which Gov. Steve..

The Power of the Network: New program helps entrepreneurs who need legal advice

By Rachel Gilliam KyForward correspondent Entrepreneurs across the state now have a new resource to help them succeed. A program..

Russ Brown: Some rebuilding is in store for UofL, but Petrino ‘looking forward’ to 2015

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE – Louisville’s first football season as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference..

Paintings bring smiles to critically ill kids

By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward Children treated in the pediatric intensive care unit at Kentucky Children’s Hospital are..

If quitting smoking is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, here’s how to get started

Every Jan. 1, people all over the world make New Year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the..

EatKentucky: Dad’s Favorites moves beyond cheese spread to create one heck of a deli

By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward Tucked away in Garden Springs Shopping Center on Lane Allen Road in Lexington,..

Russ Brown: Maturity, listening skills are issues for Cards as ACC campaign begins

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE – Rick Pitino claims he isn’t sure what he’s getting into as his..

Fish and Wildlife Department extends life of Christmas trees through recycling

A natural Christmas tree is a holiday season tradition in many households. Cherished are the memories made around..

State will use settlement funds to provide heroin overdose kits to three hospitals

Kentucky will put more than $100,000 to provide heroin overdose reversal kits to hospitals with the highest..

Jamie Vaught: Despite breakout game, UK’s Jennings still a work in progress for Mitchell

By Jamie Vaught Before this past Sunday afternoon’s UK-Tennessee State hoops matchup at Memorial Coliseum, freshman Alexis Jennings, for the..

Coach Colene: Say goodbye to 2014 and prepare to make 2015 your best year yet

By Colene Elridge KyForward columnist How in the world did this happen? It’s the end of December, which means..

Beshear says Kentucky accomplished much in 2014, sees “great momentum” for 2015

Gov. Steve Beshear has released what he considers Kentucky’s Top 10 accomplishments of 2014. Following are some..

Sports Notes: Calipari’s platoon system prevents any controversy at point guard

John Calipari answered the question before anyone could get around to asking it. Top-ranked Kentucky had just finished..

UK students tackle food waste problems, while also helping feed Lexington’s hungry

Video Produced by UK Public Relations & Marketing A new program at University of Kentucky is fostering community..

U.S. study finds Medicaid patients may have trouble finding doctor; Kentucky in minority

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The expansion of Medicaid in Kentucky and other states under federal health reform..

Proponents hope second year of pilot projects continue momentum for hemp production

By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent The journey to renewed industrial hemp production has been a slow-go since legislation creating..

Mayor names Mark Barnard new police chief

Mayor Jim Gray announced today Mark Barnard will be Lexington’s next police chief. Barnard, now Assistant Chief, is a 28-year..

Mayor, Council to be sworn in Jan. 4

Mayor Jim Gray, Vice Mayor Steve Kay and new and returning members of the Urban County Council..

Turning It Up: Effort to bring community radio to Lexington moving full steam ahead

An effort to bring low-power FM radio – and a platform for local voices – to Lexington..

Midway’s new ’boutique’ McDonald’s is a test for the big corporation, franchisee says

By Caitlin McPherson Midway Messenger The McDonald’s restaurant opening in Midway today is a guinea-pig store, testing out a..

Kentucky’s unemployment rate drops to 6%, lowest rate in more than six years

Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years in..

Greensource: Buying used toys is good for the pocketbook, good for the environment

By Emily Casey Special to KyForward The holiday shopping season is now in full swing. According to a recent..

Holiday Travel Forecast: Christmas Eve storm to impact millions, including in Kentucky

By Alex Sosnowski A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East – including..

New LexCall 311 app puts City Hall at your fingertips

Updates to the City’s LexCall 311 app for mobile devices are making it easier than ever for..

EatKentucky: Trusty Meadowthorpe Cafe serves up good food with a side of quirkiness

By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward In an environment of new cafes and diners, Lexington’s Meadowthorpe Café is an..

Russ Brown: No decision yet on who the quarterback will be for U of L in Belk Bowl

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE–Here’s the long-awaited news on Louisville’s quarterback situation for the Cardinals’ Belk Bowl game..

Owsley Co., one of nation’s poorest school districts, leads discussion about innovation

By Melissa Landon Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues  School administrators and teachers from several Kentucky counties gathered..

Everyday Heroes: ‘The Can Man’ of Johnson County left legacy of self-sacrifice, kind acts

This story is reprinted from Steve Flairty’s 2010 book, “Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes #2.” Charles Whitaker died last..

Sports Notes: Cats compensate for Poythress, but Ulis may be the one who’s irreplaceable

By Glenn Osborne When Kentucky forward Alex Poythress went down in practice after tearing a ligament in his..

Special Recipe: Cynthiana man makes it his business to provide dogs a well-balanced diet

When Avi Bear’s 6-year-old border collie, Zigler, became sick four years ago, his homemade solution became the..

Lexington-Fayette Co. Health Department sees increase in highly contagious shigellosis

An increase in gastrointestinal illnesses has the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department encouraging parents, schools, daycare centers, food..

Eighth-graders attending Southern’s Career Fair discover they have varied career options

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward For many 13-year-olds, settling on a definite career choice is like nailing..

Kaintuckeean: Meadowthorpe, Lexington’s first true subdivision, also site of first airport

By Peter Brackney Special to KyForward Last month, a historic marker was dedicated at the Lexington intersection of Leestown..

With new marching orders (again), state’s only military school will try to reinvent itself

By Kristy Robinson Horine KyForward correspondent Dakota J.K. Prieschen usually gets up at 6 a.m., cleans all the common..

UK sophomore Myers’ passion for agriculture pays off with election to national FFA office

By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent Boyle County native and University of Kentucky sophomore Ruth Ann Myers may be young,..

UK alum among ‘The Ebola Fighters’ recognized as Time Person of the Year

University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is one of the Ebola fighters in West Africa named Time magazine’s Person..

Torn left knee ligament will end season for Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress

University of Kentucky junior forward Alex Poythress will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the..

Elementary students encouraged to try new and different things while ‘book-tasting’

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward With the library set up like a restaurant, third-graders at Mary Todd..

Archer Daniels Midland to open new Erlanger IT center, creating 200 high-paying jobs

“I am delighted to celebrate ADM’s location of a new IT center in Erlanger,” said Gov. Steve..

Kentucky public health officials report ‘widespread’ flu activity; vaccination urged

Kentucky Department for Public Health officials reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week..

Regional approach to workforce development at risk as Fayette aims to create own district

By Judy Clabes KyForward editor The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council unanimously approved a resolution to separate from the Bluegrass Workforce..

Patients and visitors alike get creative with a little help from their Markey Center friends

By Allison Perry Special to KyForward With a table stacked full of pre-cut patterns, markers, stamps and various creative..

General Fund growth in November a ‘positive sign’ of state’s improving economic conditions

Kentucky General Fund receipts grew 12.8 percent in November, compared to last year, with total revenues for..

Military academy to close temporarily, will re-emerge as Millersburg Military Institute

Forest Hill Military Academy in Millersburg, formerly the Millersburg Military Institute, will temporarily close its main school..

Gena Bigler: Elf on the Shelf should focus on generosity, not on who’s naughty or nice

After weeks of repeated requests from my 6-year-old, I succumbed to the pressure and bought the very..

Scammers posing as city leaf collectors prompt another warning to Lexington citizens

Officials from Lexington’s Division of Streets and Roads and Division of Police are warning citizens to beware..

Ready or not, Fizza creators hope carbonated milk gives soft drinks a run for their money

By Greg Paeth KyForward correspondent Is America ready for a product described as a “Sparkling Dairy Nutrient Beverage”? George and..

A life-size maze, building-block puzzles, even Frozen’s Elsa help BTW students learn coding

Dec. 8-14: Computer Science Education Week By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward Amid a life-size maze and building-block puzzles,..

Ashley Scoby: Ivy Leaguer Columbia throws a punch, but UK responds with a comeback win

By Ashley Scoby To understand what the heck happened when Ivy Leaguer Columbia came into Rupp Arena Wednesday..

People says Transy fraternity’s lip dub among 2014′s best ‘mouth movers and booty shakers’

A Transylvania University fraternity’s lip dub of Taylor Swift’s hit “Shake It Off” continues to garner attention. People magazine..

Young epilepsy patient overcomes obstacles to pursue dream of performing professionally

 By Laura Dawahare and Allison Perry Special to KyForward Celeste Shearer beat leukemia at the age of 5 only..

Everyday Heroes: Caregiver Linda Allen embraces the mantra to ‘love one’s neighbor’

This story will be included in Steve Flairty’s book, “Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes #4,” scheduled for release in..