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Northern Kentucky organization looks to combat stress in preschool kids

05/02/2017 03:08 PM

COVINGTON – The Innovation Lab at Children, Inc., a non-profit United Way agency that has provided early care and education in Northern Kentucky since 1977, is working towards developing stress reductions for children faced with trauma. One new innovation the members of the lab are working on in 2017-18 is dealing with Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) and toxic stress and effective treatment to control or alleviate the problem. Innovative Lab Coordinator Sarah Zawaly says that one of the keys to... Read more 

WKU SGA proposal calling for free tuition as reparations for slavery about getting conversation started on attracting more diversity

04/28/2017 03:19 PM

BOWLING GREEN – A resolution passed by the Western Kentucky University Student Council last week has got the attention of many around the country. The resolution, which passed by a 19-10 vote with one abstention calls for, among other things, free tuition for Black students as reparations for slavery. WKU sophomores and Student Government Association Senators Andrea Ambam from Peculiar, Missouri, an African-American, and Brian Anderson, from LaRue County, a Caucasian, co-authored the resolution, which is similar to one passed... Read more 

University of Louisville racetrack clinic gets national recognition

04/27/2017 11:03 AM

The Kentucky Racing Health Services Clinic has been designated an innovative model by the American Academy of Nursing, the University of Louisville announced in a news release Thursday. The clinic is a nonprofit run by the U of L School of Nursing and funded by the Kentucky Racing Health and Welfare Fund. KRHSC opened its doors in 2005 to provide comprehensive health care services to the backside workers of the Thoroughbred racing industry and their families. The clinic is funded by... Read more 

County Connections: Stulls Country Store is a trip back in time

04/18/2017 03:00 PM

ANDYVILLE – Fourteen miles northwest of Brandenburg in Meade County, lays a treasure of a by-gone era, the country general store. Stulls Country Store began operation in 1972 on a site where a store has operated since the turn of the century. Stulls, was established and operated by Marvin and Linda Stull until they sold the business in 2006 to their daughter Marlinda Stull. It’s become the center of activity for the Concordia, Rhodelia, Battletown, Wolf Creek and Payneville communities of northern Meade... Read more 

County Connections: Otter Creek rebirth, a blessing for outdoor enthusiasts

04/18/2017 02:18 PM

BRANDENBURG – When Otter Creek Park in Meade County was closed because of budget constraints by the city of Louisville in 2009, residents of Meade, Hardin, and southwest Jefferson counties felt a void as their retreat was no longer available for them to fish, hike, picnic and enjoy the outdoors. In May, 2011, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources took over operation of the eastern Meade County Park and once again welcomed guests to get away from it all. Dirk... Read more 

Morehead Space Science Program looks to contribute to state's number one export industry

04/17/2017 08:08 PM

MOREHEAD – The Ronald G. Eaglin Space Science Center, on the campus of Morehead State University, is at the heart of the heart of MSU’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences, one of only five such programs in the nation where students and faculty have used the centers facilities to develop, test, validate and operate spacecraft systems. Students and faculty in the program work to support the commonwealth’s number one export industry which is aerospace manufacturing. In 2016, 37.1... Read more 

Fancy Farm organizers consider adding speakers during off-cycle election year

04/11/2017 01:47 PM

In Kentucky, the first Saturday in August is a time for mountains of meat, farm fresh vegetables and some of the best old-time political crowd interaction in the country. On the grounds of St. Jerome Catholic Church the 137th annual Fancy Farm Picnic will feature more of what Kentuckians have come to love, but in an off-cycle election year the event will seek to add a few extra speakers to keep things lively. Mark Wilson, chairman of the political speaking... Read more 

Rebuilding of Rabbit Hash General Store a labor of love

04/04/2017 12:50 PM

RABBIT HASH — When the Rabbit Hash General Store, established in 1831, was gutted by fire on Feb. 13, 2016, the heart of the small Boone County community along the Ohio River was ripped out. The store was a gathering place for the town’s citizens as well as its many visitors, and even as the timbers of the structure remained smouldering, folks in the tiny hamlet like Rabbit Hash Historical Society President Don Clare vowed that it would be rebuilt. “Between tears... Read more 

County Connections: Gallatin County News among a shrinking number of locally owned newspapers

03/28/2017 07:15 PM

WARSAW — For Charles and Denny Warnick, Gallatin County provided a prime spot at the right price to get their start in the publishing world. The Gallatin County News has been in the Warnick family since the couple bought the weekly newspaper for $48,000 in 1978. “It’s written in blood on my heart,” Denny said during a recent interview at the newspaper’s office, which is attached to her home in Warsaw. Since then, and despite a pitch from Shelbyville-based Landmark Community Newspapers,... Read more 

County Connections: Sixth-generation farmer's family has a Confederate veteran to thank for its start in agriculture

03/28/2017 06:46 PM

WARSAW — Skip Smith has seen a lot in his 69 years, most of which have been spent on the grounds he and his family still farm to this day. Smith partners with his brother, Joe Smith, and works alongside his sons and grandsons, farming roughly 1,500 acres — mostly soy and corn — plus nearly 100 heads of cattle. “I like to tell people in my own career when I was a kid, we were still using horses out here on... Read more 


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