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Division of Forestry Taking Tree Seedling Orders
Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:15 PM
With fall just around the corner, the Kentucky Division of Forestry is encouraging Kentuckians to plan their tree-planting now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF). The Kentucky Division of Forestry operates two seedling nurseries for the purpose of planting on public and privately-owned land. These nurseries are located at Gilbertsville in Marshall County ...
Don’t Know Much about History?
Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 AM
Don’t know much about history? Don’t take this course! Prominent American architecture critic Martin Filler once observed: “The variable posthumous reputations of even the greatest artists and the unpredictable revivals of interest in even the most obscure ones tend to reveal more about those who make revisionist assessments than about those who are being ...
Western Kentucky Student Develops Ebola Tracker
Sunday, September 14, 2014 6:16 AM
A Western Kentucky University student has developed a way to track the Ebola virus outbreak. Armin Smailhodzic (smile-HO'-chih-itch) developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the virus. Western says the app could predict the spread of the virus. Smailhodzic began working on the app as part of his master's thesis in the homeland security program at Western. Initially, ...
Study: Sexual Violence Prevention Program Works
Friday, September 12, 2014 5:00 AM
Self-reported instances of sexual violence in 13 Kentucky public high schools dropped by more than half over the past five years, according to a new $2 million study based on more than 80,000 anonymous student surveys. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for the study beginning in 2009 to test the effectiveness of the Green Dot violence prevention program created at the ...
Police Nab Two Lawn Mower DUI Arrests in One Week
Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:08 PM
Authorities in Pulaski County, Kentucky say they have arrested two drunk lawn mower drivers in the same week. According to Lt. Brett Whitaker of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, 49-year-old Randy Whitaker was charged with DUI when a deputy saw him driving a lawn mower all over the road near Somerset. Whitaker allegedly told the deputy he had consumed 30 beers. His alcohol ...
Beshear Appoints Guess to Anti-Bullying Task Force
Thursday, September 11, 2014 4:05 PM
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed a 22-person committee to study bullying and how to stop it. The committee members include 11-year-old Morgan Guess of Paducah, who was diagnosed with clinical depression after being bullied as an 8-year-old. The experience prompted Guess and her mother, Susan, to start the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation. The Kentucky legislature passed ...
Senator Paul Visits New Hampshire
Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:47 PM
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a possible candidate for president in 2016, is headed to New Hampshire again. On Thursday night, Paul will attend a gathering of Generation Opportunity, a conservative group with links to billionaires Charles and David Koch. On Friday, he'll headline a Republican party ``Unity Breakfast'' to rally the party after this week's primary. Later ...
Paul Would Support Intervention Against ISIS
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:05 PM
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, says an "overwhelming" majority in Congress - including him - would authorize military intervention against militants in northern Iraq and Syria if President Barack Obama seeks approval when he addresses the nation tonight. Speaking to The Associated Press before a visit to New Hampshire, Paul's comments mark his ...
Grants Available for Artist Residencies in Schools
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 1:41 PM
Grants to bring professional artists into the classroom and help teachers continue to incorporate arts into the school curriculum are available in Kentucky. The Kentucky Arts Council's Teaching Art Together grant deadline is Oct. 1. The grants give teachers a chance to work with practicing artists during residencies lasting one to four weeks. Arts Council Executive Director ...
Serious Respiratory Illness May Be In Kentucky
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 7:54 AM
Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. Nearly 500 children have been treated at one hospital alone — Children's Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri — and some required intensive care, according to authorities. The ...
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