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2014-05-15 16:23:15

ST. LOUIS, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arch Coal Foundation announced today that 15 recent high school graduates were chosen as 2014 Arch Coal Scholars. Each student will receive a $2,000 annual scholarship to an accredited college or university for up to four years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120727/CG47668LOGO "We are honored to recognize the 2014 class of Arch Coal Scholars, an impressive group of young people," said John W. Eaves, Arch Coal president and chief...

2014-05-15 08:41:30

LEXINGTON, Ky., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) announced today that Paul Rooke, chairman and chief executive officer, will participate in Sanford C. Bernstein's 30(th) Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on May 29, 2014, in New York City. -- Rooke's presentation, scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT, can be accessed live from Lexmark's investor relations website at http://investor.lexmark.com. --...

2014-05-13 23:10:35

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that it has been selected by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to provide Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) services for its Medicaid Enterprise Management System (MEMS) Project. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that it has been selected by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to provide...

2014-05-12 23:08:22

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief medical officer search for Baptist Health Madisonville in Madisonville, Ky. One of the top executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated...

2014-05-11 23:01:15

During National Nurses Week, Eastern Kentucky University announced its respected, fully accredited RN-BSN program will be 100% online in Fall 2014. Richmond, KY (PRWEB) May 11, 2014 As more and more employers require registered nurses to continue their education, Eastern Kentucky University is preparing to meet the needs of working nurses by offering its widely known, fully accredited RN-BSN program 100 percent online in Fall 2014. EKU has offered quality nursing programs on its main...

2014-05-09 16:22:01

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) is continuing a longstanding tradition this year by awarding college scholarships to sons and daughters of company employees. The awards recognize outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. "Earning an AK Steel scholarship speaks volumes about the students and families associated with our company," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. "We congratulate all of our...

2014-05-08 23:12:37

Julie Butcher, a personal injury attorney in Lexington, Kentucky, and member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, commented today on the new requirement that medical examiners who certify interstate truck drivers’ fitness to drive be on a national registry of approved examiners. Lexington, KY (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Any medical examiner who conducts DOT-required physical examinations of interstate truck drivers must complete training, pass a certification...

2014-05-08 12:25:50

Expanded DAS Deployment by Mobilitie Successfully Supports Record Data Traffic Usage During One-Hour Period at Nation's Highest-Attended Sporting Events LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From the opening of the gates to the thrill of the final race, the wireless network at Churchill Downs kept the collective 260,000 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks attendees well connected this weekend. What helped make this possible was a unique wireless network configuration called a...

2014-05-08 08:40:10

- iPay Solutions acknowledged by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management, and the United Way of Central Kentucky - MONETT, Mo., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry. Its ProfitStars® division today announced that iPay Solutions(TM) was named among the 2014 Best Places to Work in...

2014-05-05 08:29:21

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People in Kentucky whose jobs mandate HIV/AIDS training now have a convenient, affordable, and accredited solution in the form of Dunham Writing's online testing portal: https://www.hivaidshealtheducationtraining.org/home.html. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140502/83810 Dunham Writing and Corexcel have partnered to provide "Kentucky: HIV Awareness in the Workplace" (approved as course # 0416-1612-M) for 0.6...


Latest Kentucky Reference Libraries

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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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