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Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to China with a delegation from the University of Kentucky to advance several partnerships growing between UK’s colleges, departments, and universities and industries in a country growing... Read more

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The past couple of years might come to be known as the Kickstarter era. Across the nation, ideas have been converted from potential into real value. The breakthrough that powers this new era of commerce is the openness that connects... Read more

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Lexington could benefit from expanded recycling initiativesI teach environmental science at Transylvania University. Each semester, I take my students on a field trip to the LFUCG Recycling Center on Thompson... Read more

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The teachings of our faith traditions demand that we think spiritually 24 hours a day, not just in the moments when we sit in the pews of our houses of worship. To this end, we want to create an ongoing conversation that honors our respective... Read more

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Bluegrass Tomorrow has received a check for $35,000 to help continue its work with the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium. The contribution comes from the Bluegrass Area Development District (BGADD), whose board is comprised of area... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Mr. Stipes: I’m sure you’ve been inundated with responses to your comments in USA Today about the “Kentucky Kicks Ass” rebranding effort, in which you seemingly dismissed an effort by a group... Read more

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Here’s to Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, whose two-headed sculpture looks to the past and future — or left and right, depending on your perspective. Since 45 B.C., calendars have started with January, marking the beginning of... Read more

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In Kentucky, 110,000 teens and young adults and nearly 6.5 million in the U.S., are not enrolled in school and not employed, even part-time. These youth are failing to gain the skills employers need in the 21st century, and their untapped... Read more

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Less funding for schools. No employee pay raises. Service cutbacks for people in need. Construction projects cancelled. Job-creating programs put on hold. Still higher college tuition.These and other stark developments could become... Read more

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Much has been written about the underfunded pension plans challenging Lexington and the state of Kentucky and the negative long-term implications of not addressing these problems sooner than later. The numbers are worrisome and also... Read more

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Native son Henry Clay, who made a name for himself achieving solutions through the art of compromise, must be rolling in his grave these days.In this technologically isolating world, we as a people have become so sharply divided... Read more

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Winston Churchill famously said that “courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” At the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, we believe that it will take courage from concerned... Read more

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Ray Davis’ recent letter attacking funding for pre-K programs — and focused entirely on the Federal Head Start program — cites flawed data and fails to account for decades of research that show Head Start children and families... Read more

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Lexington has never shied from the spotlight when it comes to showing off the best the equine industry has to offer, especially when it comes to horse racing.In the Thoroughbred business, that is without a doubt Keeneland Race... Read more

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Across the United States, a growing number of states, counties and cities have enacted strong smoke-free laws that apply to all workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars. In Kentucky, 34 local governments have passed... Read more

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In response to your recent article in Business Lexington entitled “Talking to Children and Teens About Money,” I am excited to share how Girl Scouts is empowering girls to be financially literate one cookie at a time.For 100... Read more

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What are the differences between Lexington and Washington, D.C.? Lexington has a population of roughly 300,000, and Washington has a population double that. Washington’s neighboring Fairfax County, Va., has the nation’s highest median... Read more

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People love to remember the good old days — the time when something you bought lasted, when a new house and car meant you achieved the American Dream and when financial planning was fairly simple. Today, Americans are looking at online... Read more

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When my friend Al Smith wrote an opinion piece in the Herald-Leader, calling on Governor Beshear to fund pre-K programs in Kentucky, I got curious: How well have pre-K programs worked? The most familiar and longest running pre-K program... Read more

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Money doesn’t grow on trees!” Generations of parents reiterated this adage to children eager for a little extra spending money. Today, instead of getting, “Aw, shucks,” and eye rolls in response, parents are likely to hear, “Can... Read more

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