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Joe Arnold’s Frankfort Update │ At long last, pension crisis in the spotlight

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

FRANKFORT — A few years ago, when I was a frequent panelist on KET’s Comment on Kentucky, on the year-end edition of the show, I would bemoan how difficult it was for television reporters to relay the awful condition of Kentucky’s public pension systems. As a result, my self-critique was that I did not adequately cover that ticking time bomb of a story, despite the ever-increasing concerns of retirees, citizen …

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MFA programs nurture new writers

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Jayne Moore Waldrop worked as an attorney for nearly 15 years before looking for a more creative lifestyle. With several years as a full-time mother in between, Waldrop found the way to creativity through the low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Murray State University. Kentucky has long been a haven for writers, producing literary talent as thick as a field of goldenrod. Now, in addition to …

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Finding the major that is right for you

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Choosing a college major can seem daunting. After all, it’s an important first step in charting a potential career path after college. We quizzed students and faculty at several Kentucky colleges and universities for advice on how to make the college major selection process as stress-free as possible. Keep these tips in mind to find the college degree program that’s the perfect match for you. 1. Free yourself to explore …

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Kentucky Living 2016 College Guide

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Start your research here to the college of your choice. Whether you are a new student or finishing your degree, the Kentucky Living 2016 College Guide provides detailed information to help you choose a school best fitted to your needs. Download our up-to-date listing of Kentucky colleges, universities, proprietary, specialty colleges, and seminaries and Bible colleges with contact information, enrollment numbers, tuition, room and board cost, and student/faculty ratio. Are you …

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Alcohol, felony bills highlight busy week at Ky Capitol

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Intrigue over the balance of power in Kentucky’s House of Representatives took a back seat to actual legislation in the 2016 General Assembly’s first full week on the job. That said, three dates are circled on everyone’s calendar in Frankfort: January 26 – Governor Matt Bevin’s joint State of the Commonwealth and Budget address. March 8 – special elections to fill four vacancies in the House, where …

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Lancaster Grand Theatre restored to former glory

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

The old Lancaster Grand Theatre is living up to its name in the grandest fashion. Its stage, where Hollywood films once swept across a silver screen, now sizzles with live performances by world-class artists and entertainers drawn to this small central Kentucky town of 3,500 by the Grand’s rebirth. When the theater was built as a movie house in 1925—later to remain vacant for 50 years just off the town …

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Freeze tag meets Frankfort as Bevin era begins

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

LEXINGTON, Ky.  — Sporting a brace on his left wrist, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) suggested Thursday night that his broken bone came from pounding the heads of stubborn Democrats since he took office one month ago. In reality, the injury resulted from a Thanksgiving game of “freeze tag in the dark” with his kids, Bevin told the crowd of about 1,500 people at the 21st annual Kentucky Chamber Day …

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Work Ready Kentucky

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Jackson Energy CEO Carol Wright understands that her members need their cooperative to provide more than just dependable electricity. They need a co-op that’s a true community partner, committed to bettering the quality of life in the region. That’s why, when Wright learned about the Kentucky Work Ready Communities initiative, she knew Jackson County needed to be involved—and Jackson Energy approached community leaders to help make it happen. “Jackson Energy …

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New Twist on Tobacco

In Features, Life in Kentucky by Kentucky Living

Kentucky’s tobacco production has fallen dramatically in recent decades, with increased public awareness about the health risks of smoking. But thanks to cutting-edge research happening right now in Owensboro, the story of tobacco in Kentucky may have a new, brighter chapter—a story of saving lives. Owensboro’s Kentucky BioProcessing (KBP) made international headlines in October 2014 when ZMapp, a drug candidate to treat Ebola produced in its facility, successfully treated two …

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