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2014-10-21 16:30:49

North Bullitt High School AP® Calculus Class Thrilled to Win Nationwide Selfie Contest SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Students at North Bullitt High School (NBHS) were surprised to learn today that Emmy-award winning actress and neuroscientist Dr. Mayim Bialik selected their entry as the winner of Texas Instruments' (TI) "Express Your Selfie" contest. Students at the Shepherdsville, Ky. school received the exciting news during a videoconference call from The Big Bang...

2014-10-20 23:04:12

Net Tango, a full-service technology firm which creates and delivers web solutions, announced today that it created the graphic design for the new Louisville Metro Government website. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Net Tango, a full-service technology firm which creates and delivers web solutions, announced today that it created the graphic design for the new Louisville Metro Government website. The new http://www.Louisvilleky.gov website, which serves as the City’s primary...

2014-10-20 23:01:52

Shriners Hospitals for Children® and UK HealthCare sign agreement to build new hospital on University of Kentucky Campus Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children® and UK HealthCare have signed an agreement that will change the current location of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington from 1900 Richmond Road to South Limestone across from the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The new facility will be a state-of-the-art...

2014-10-20 12:23:50

The Fourth Annual PLANET Gives Back Volunteer Event Will Provide Landscaping at Meyzeek Middle School and St. Vincent de Paul HERNDON, Va., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national landscape industry association, will hold its fourth annual PLANET Gives Back project, a volunteer landscape service event, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, during the Green Industry Conference (GIC) and GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky. GIE+EXPO is the largest lawn,...

2014-10-14 12:27:01

$10,000 Grand Prize Goes to Black Heart Saints FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is excited to announce the winner of the fourth annual Battle of the Bands is Black Heart Saints, from Austin, Texas. Through the month of September, fans voted online for their favorite of eight finalists and a panel of judges reviewed the top three vote getters to determine a winner for the $10,000 grand prize....

2014-10-13 08:25:01

Author Shirley M. Wickland depicts a story of survival that serves as inspiration and hope for all women seeking to fulfill their destiny. FOND DU LAC, Wis., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart Shaped Tears is a new novel, by author Shirley M. Wickland, detailing the journey of two different women through the cycle of abuse. Its unique perspective focuses on the often subtle and elusive path that domestic violence can follow, sometimes making it even more difficult to identify and...

2014-10-13 08:23:14

Fifty of the most affordable and ecologically-sound U.S. colleges are ranked in a new web article by Best Choice Schools. PARKER FORD, Pa., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- College students who are concerned with environmental issues can now explore 50 of America's "greenest" and cheapest universities in a new web article by Best Choice Schools. The "50 Great Affordable Eco-Friendly Colleges" in the article are all recognized leaders in energy conservation and sustainability, and they...

2014-10-07 23:12:37

Dr. Victor Kappeler and Dr. Pete Kraska with the EKU College of Justice & Safety have been asked to share their research on militarization and law enforcement. Richmond, KY (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Two EKU professors are sharing their expertise in what Newsweek magazine calls “the most comprehensive review in years of the militarization of local police and the federal government’s role in making that happen.” Dr. Pete Kraska, professor, graduate program director and online...

2014-10-02 23:12:32

Biotech Company Receives SBIR Grant, Identifies Lead Compounds and Files Patent Application Lexington,Kentucky and Queens, New York (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Gismo Therapeutics Inc. is pleased to announce funding received to investigate therapeutics directed against a newly identified disease pathway in Alzheimer’s disease. A grant award from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is entitled...

2014-10-01 12:35:49

Beshears, Abramsons Kick Off Domestic Violence Awareness Month by Donating First Devices for HopeLine® from Verizon Drive FRANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear joined Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and Madeline Abramson, chair of the Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW), as well as more than a dozen state and local officials, today in donating dozens of smartphones, cases and chargers they were no longer using to officially kick off a...


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Daniel Boone National Forest
2014-01-20 14:32:45

The Daniel Boone National Forest is the only national forest that is completely within the boundaries of Kentucky. When it was established in 1937, it was originally named the Cumberland National Forest, after the core region called the Cumberland Purchase Unit. Roughly 2,100,000 acres are encompassed within its current proclamation boundary, of which 706,000 acres are owned and managed by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, up from about 620,000 acres in the early to...

Mammoth Cave National Park
2013-04-25 16:05:17

Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the state of Kentucky in the United States. The park holds 52,830 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Many mummies and artifacts have been found in Mammoth Cave and surrounding caves to support this. It is thought that first man of European descent to visit the area was John Houchin or Francis Houchin. The legend says that one of the brothers was hunting a wounded bear that entered the cave to hide. The first documented discovery...

2012-06-14 11:14:09

Symbol: RIKE Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Rinodina (Ach.) A. Gray – rinodina lichen Species   Rinodina kentuckyensis Fink – Kentucky rinodina lichen

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2012-06-14 12:40:31

Symbol: POPRP2 Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N AK    I HI    I PR    I CAN    I SPM    I Synonyms:   POAG Poa agassizensis B. Boivin & D. Löve   POAN6 Poa angustifolia L.   POPRA Poa pratensis L. ssp. agassizensis (B. Boivin & D. Löve) Roy L. Taylor & MacBryde   POPRA2 Poa pratensis L. ssp....

2012-06-14 12:40:33

Symbol: POPRC Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: AK    I CAN    N GL    N Synonyms:   POALC2 Poa alpigena Lindm. ssp. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Jurtzev & V.V. Petrovsky   POALC3 Poa alpigena Lindm. var. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Schol.   POPRC2 Poa pratensis L. var. colpodea (Th. Fr.) Soreng   POPRV Poa pratensis L. var. vivipara (Malmgr.) B. Boivin Distribution: County...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.