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  • Kentucky tops U.S. for ADHD

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    As a preschooler, Cherrish Slaymaker was a tiny tempest — at times defiant, other times bouncing distractedly from toy to toy at daycare, while other children were absorbed in play.
    Amanda Slaymaker hoped her daughter's troubling behavior was just a phase, but a medical evaluation showed otherwise — Cherrish had Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which afflicts Kentucky children at the highest rates in the nation.

  • Study: Kentucky earns a C in ‘fertility friendliness’

    By Margarita Cambest
    Kentucky New Era

    A study released last week by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association suggests Kentuckians experiencing trouble conceiving have a 50/50 chance of finding the help they need in the commonwealth.
    The nonprofit gave Kentucky a C in “fertility friendliness.”

  • Former cheerleader's lawsuit against website packs big impact

    By Amber Hunt
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    What are the rules for the Internet? Tech companies as large as Google and individuals as ordinary as the frequent commenters on your favorite website have a stake in the legal drama posing that question that will unfold in a downtown Cincinnati courtroom Thursday.

  • Photo contest celebrates National Historic Preservation Month

    Kentucky Press News Service

    May is National Historic Preservation Month and the Kentucky Heritage Council wants to know, where is your favorite Old Kentucky Home? Show the council by entering KHC’s “This is MY Old Kentucky Home” Facebook photo contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid weekend in Bardstown, site of Federal Hill, the house said to have inspired Stephen Foster to write our state song, “My Old Kentucky Home.”

  • Pension woes continue with state teachers' retirement

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    Kentucky’s next pension headache is closer than you think.

  • Tourism impact reaches $12.5 billion, report says

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The economic impact of tourism in Kentucky amounted to more than $12.5 billion in 2013, Gov. Steve Beshear and Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Bob Stewart announced today. The economic impact figure is a 2.6 percent increase from 2012.

  • Injured vets cycling from Covington to Nashville

    By Alyssa Harvey
    Bowling Green Daily News

    As bystanders waved American flags April 30 along Wilkinson Trace, 150 veterans on bicycles, handcycles and recumbents streamed into the Holiday Inn University Plaza parking lot.
    “Don’t stop!” several of the veterans yelled as they rolled in.
    The veterans were part of the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge.
    Ride 2 Recovery helps injured veterans improve their health and wellness through individual and group cycling.

  • Vintage steam train to chug into Danville

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate Messenger

    Train aficionados will be in for a treat May 17-18 when a vintage steam train full of passengers rolls into Danville.
    The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum teamed up with Norfolk Southern to offer an interactive, historical experience in a vintage train for passengers from Cincinnati to Danville, and back.
    According to Jennifer Kirchner, director of Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 670 passengers will disembark in Danville each day.

  • Democratic Senate candidate: Greg Leichty

    Greg Leichty, 58, and his wife live in Louisville. They have two daughters, who are 29 and 26 years old.

    Leichty grew up on a farm in southeastern Iowa, but he came to Kentucky in 1978 as a community service volunteer in the Hazard area. He went on to complete his master’s and doctoral degrees at the University of Kentucky. He taught at the University of South Alabama briefly before he was hired at the University of Louisville in 1991. 

  • Democratic Senate candidate: Tom Recktenwald

    Tom Recktenwald, 67, worked at the Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville, where he was a union representative, for 30 years until it closed. He recently retired after 14 years as the technology coordinator at Notre Dame Academy, a private elementary school in Louisville.

    He and his wife, Carol, have been married for 44 years. They have a daughter, a son and three grandchildren.