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Kentucky Wildcats have great season

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Congratulations to the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team for a dream year of a perfect regular season that propelled the team into the Final Four of the national tournament. Pictured above: Kentucky head coach John Calipari shares a moment with Aaron Harrison against Vanderbilt. Photos by Tim Webb

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Take an education vacation

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Did you know that some penguins can swim up to 16 mph? (That’s more than twice as fast as Michael Phelps.) My kids learned this, and so much more, during their trip to the Penguin Encounter at the Newport Aquarium. Since launching in 2007, the Penguin Encounter has allowed more than 120,000 visitors to spend rare, hands-on time with eight African penguins raised by the aquarium’s Animal Ambassador Ric Urban. …

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2015 Best in Kentucky

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Looking for the best in the Bluegrass? Look no more. Kentucky Living readers have weighed in and selected these as their bests in Kentucky for 2015. So start planning your visits now! Congratulations to all the winners!

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Kentucky Culinary Trails

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Roasted turkey breast pillowed by toast points and finished with juicy red tomato halves and crispy bacon slices in a cheese bath…Kentuckians “get” the Hot Brown, a foodie fave served with such a delicate sauce at Shelbyville’s Bell House Restaurant it nearly drifts off your plate. “The turkey is tender, the bacon is crisp, the cheese sauce is light,” says Charlie Kramer, tour director at ShelbyKY Tourism Commission & Visitors …

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Smart Sprouts: edible garden plants

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I grew up on a small farm in rural Kentucky, and until I left for college my summers were spent working in two large vegetable gardens, which was a very important part of our family life. We planted, watered, weeded, harvested, and then canned or froze our harvest to be eaten later. Now I live in the suburbs, and while I am still a farm girl at heart, my garden …

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Glean KY = Feed Kentucky

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Volunteers glean or “harvest” excess food from growers and grocers, then deliver it to food programs that feed Kentucky’s hungry The beauty of Glean KY is how simple, and yet profoundly important, its mission is. By “gleaning”—or gathering—unused fresh fruits and vegetables from farms, orchards, and grocery stores, and distributing them to food pantries and service agencies who feed the hungry, GleanKY is helping address two problems with one solution. …

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Top 10 Tough Plants for southern gardens

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Use this list of 10 best plants, 10 gardening mistakes (not to make), and 10 online sites, and your garden will look better than your neighbors’ Experimenting with new plants is a must in the gardening world, but so is anchoring the site with perennials so tough you couldn’t kill them with a backhoe. Here are 10 true toughies to get you started, which probably include some you haven’t tried …

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Online Learning

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Online learning through Kentucky’s colleges and universities is growing 10 percent a year. Nontraditional students and those from rural areas are benefiting most. As 6-year-old Tyler pedals his bicycle around the block and 14-year-old Abby is busy with friends, their father, Tim Collins, heads to school. There is no need for a babysitter or even for gasoline to drive the 30 miles to Big Sandy Community & Technical College where …

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Customize your campus visits

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Tips from admissions experts and students for making the most of your campus visits While online tours and Web sites are a great source of information, when it’s time to finalize your top college choices, there’s perhaps no better tool than the campus visit. Growing up in Cincinnati, Kevin Wolber always assumed he’d follow most of his friends to a large Ohio university. But when he stepped foot on the …

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