Lexington beautillion celebrates excellence for young black men

On Saturday night Lexington Center was the scene for a beautillion, a rite-of-passage celebration in which 39 young black men or “beaus” were introduced to the community. The event was the fourth organized by Black Males Working or BMW, a privately funded program that promotes excellence in African-American youths. Beautillions are more common in the South, but more are popping up across the country to counter negative images of black youths trapped in unemployment, violence and unintended fatherhood.

Farms to Food Banks to end hunger in Kentucky

In honor of the one in six Kentuckians who lack consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, the Kentucky Association of Food Banks is recognizing National Nutrition Month. Sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, it is a nutrition-education campaign that promotes making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

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College mining competition in Georgetown

Mining students from around the world compete in old-school mining skills at the 39th International Intercollegiate Mining Competition in Georgetown, Ky.
Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com
College mining competition in Georgetown 1:34

College mining competition in Georgetown

What Calipari and the Cats said of game against UNC 9:03

What Calipari and the Cats said of game against UNC

Joel Berry: I believe we're the best team in the country 0:48

Joel Berry: I believe we're the best team in the country

Justin Jackson says North Carolina has to slow Malik Monk 1:12

Justin Jackson says North Carolina has to slow Malik Monk