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One on One with Kentucky’s New Energy & Environment Secretary

In Energy, Features, Future of Electricity, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Charles Snavely says, “I boil down why our Cabinet exists into a three-point philosophy. First, we exist to enforce the laws. Second, our purpose is to keep people safe and healthy. But at the same time, the third thing we strive for is to help the business community to the extent that it doesn’t compromise our purpose and our reason for being here.” As Snavely begins his term as Kentucky’s …

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Chasing Olympic Dreams

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

The Olympics. The mere mention of the word brings to mind unparalleled international pageantry, unforgettable feats of athleticism, and inspiring stories of personal triumph. Many of the 10,000-plus athletes expected to make the journey to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer have been dreaming of becoming an Olympian their whole lives. It’s a dream that burns strong in the hearts and minds of several talented Kentuckians as well. By mid-May, …

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2016 Photo Contest Winners

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Nearly 3,000 photos made their way to Kentucky Living earlier this year. The quality was outstanding—a credit to the talent of Kentucky Living readers-turned-amateur-photographers all across the state. Six of our freelance photographers judged the categories, and we are proud to share the winners of the 2016 contest with you.

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Toyota plant celebrates 30 years

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Georgetown, Ky. – It started with an announcement in December 1985. Today it is a bustling operation that employs 8,000 people, sprawls 169 football fields (that’s just the building!) and represents a $6 billion (and growing) investment. When Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda announced Scott County, Ky. as the site for Toyota’s first wholly owned vehicle manufacturing plant in the U.S., he called it one of the proudest moments since the company …

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Alltech’s ONE Vision Shares Ideas to Change the World

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

You leave believing anything is possible, that with commitment, teamwork, leadership, and vision…your ONE idea—like Thomas Edison’s 1879 incandescent light bulb or Henry Ford’s Model A in 1903—can change the world. That is the theme of the 2016 Alltech ONE Ideas Conference, which ran May 23-25, 2016, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Founder and president Pearse Lyons, whose privately-held global corporation based in Nicholasville, brings education and interaction opportunities …

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Register now for Kentucky Military Family Camp

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Military families with young children can enjoy an adventure at a Kentucky camp designed to strengthen family bonds in a fun-filled atmosphere. The 2016 camp is June 10-12 at the University of Kentucky’s Robinson Forest, located on the Cumberland Plateau in southeastern Kentucky. It is open to families with at least one child who is 6 years old and under. Families must have a member serving in any active duty …

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Mars Fever

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

On February 17, 1600, in Rome, Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for his heresies. One of his “crimes?” He wrote that the stars were suns like ours and around them might be inhabited planets. He also wrote that the universe was infinite and that the Earth moved—ideas that, in his time, were not acceptable. Today, a great statue of him stands broodingly above the exact place where he …

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Everyone Cheers

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

“I can be myself, and everyone cheers for everybody else,” says Aliya White of why she loves to participate in Special Olympics. “And I love the medal and trophies.” Aliya, age 11, will join more than 1,400 athletes set to compete in the 2016 Special Olympics State Summer Games June 3-5 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The Games are Kentucky’s largest competition of the year. Although the word “special” …

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Making waves with river cleanup

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Despite how vital our natural waterways are to the environment and economy, there are precious few organizations dedicated solely to cleaning them up. And there is only one that operates out of a barge that carries more than 100,000 pounds of debris. Living Lands & Waters is considered the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization of its kind in the world. Though officially based out of Illinois, the environmental nonprofit’s …

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