University of Kentucky dental students to provide reduced cost screenings during two sessions

University of Kentucky dental students will participate in their annual $5 screening program on March 28 and April 1 at the College of Dentistry Building. Available on select dates, screenings include limited x-rays and a limited review for tooth decay. Participants can support UK dental students as they prepare for their licensing exam and get their oral health checked in the process. Dentist and...

Donors of all blood types needed to donate as Red Cross observes National Volunteer Month

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a profound difference in the lives of patients. Nearly 2.8 million generous people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes these volunteer blood donors who helped fulfill its lifesaving mission and invites others to roll up a...

Fifth annual ‘i know’ expo examining issues related to aging set for Lexington Center on April 2

The 5th Annual i know expo will be held Sunday, April 2, 2017, in downtown Lexington at the Lexington Center. The i know expo is a free event for people of all ages and life stages: living out their golden years; taking care of someone they love; coping with difficult health situations” or for individuals who would like to begin planning for their future. The i know expo aims to empower the...

Kentucky 4-H Foundation names Miller as executive director, Carr director of advancement

The Kentucky 4-H Foundation recently named Melissa Miller as executive director and Benjamin Carr as director of advancement. Miller is responsible for the oversight and management of the foundation, and Carr is the organization’s chief fundraising officer. Miller, of Elizabethtown, had served as the foundation’s interim executive director for the past year and is no stranger to Kentucky agriculture...

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary expands, adding 59 new acres along the Kentucky River to run total to 346

Floracliff Nature Sanctuary recently acquired an adjacent 59 acres in the Kentucky River Palisades region in southern Fayette County, bringing the total acreage of the sanctuary to 346 acres. The addition, known as Trail’s End, is protected with a conservation easement provided by the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund (KHLCF). Trail’s End includes mature second-growth forests and frontage...

One Parent Scholar House earns highest five-star rating from Kentucky All Stars

One Parent Scholar House Child Development Center has received a certificate stating their 5 STAR RATING, the highest rating offered, earned through excellent standards met in the Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. Such a high rating requires meeting rigorous standards of excellence which support the Child Development Center in increasing kindergarten readiness, creating...

Partners for Youth announces ‘I DO’ program list for free and affordable spring break activities

Partners for Youth will once again distribute their “I DO” program list for Lexington youth during the Fayette County Public Schools spring break. These programs, which take place April 3 – 7, offer a wide-variety of activities at no or low cost. A complete list of opportunities can be found on the Partners for Youth website at partners4youth.org/i-do/. I DO Initiative Info The I DO initiative...

For third consecutive year, UofL employees volunteering in community as part of Day of Service

For the third consecutive year, University of Louisville employees are dedicating a day to helping our community. The third annual Day of Service will be Friday, April 21. UofL staff members volunteering during the 2015 Day of Service (Photo Provided) The Day of Service, which is open to all UofL employees, will be held at five sites in Louisville: · Parkhill Community Center · Newburg Community...

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope expanding its equine-assisted programming

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope proudly expanded its equine-assisted programming when Charlotte Hiler Easley, licensed clinical social worker and equine specialist in mental health and learning, moved her office into the CKRH facility located in the Kentucky Horse Park. Her office is new, but Charlotte is no stranger to CKRH. While completing a Masters in Social Work from Asbury in 2011, she first...

Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing to recognize deaf champions, community’s rich history

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) urges everyone to celebrate National Deaf History Month, March 13 – April 15, by recognizing deaf champions and increasing awareness of the deaf community’s rich history. Gerry Gordon-Brown One of Kentucky’s champions, Gerry Gordon-Brown, a black woman with a profound hearing loss, was a student at Kentucky State College at the...

LexArts Fund for the Arts campaign kickoff, arts showcase, set for Tuesday at Transylvania

LexArts, Lexington’s United Arts Fund and community arts council, will renew its commitment to raising funds on behalf of Lexington’s arts and culture industry at a campaign kickoff and arts showcase on Tuesday, March 14. The even begins at 5:30 p.m. at Haggin Auditorium on the Transylvania University campus. Doors open at 5 p.m. Arts administrators, area business leaders, local government...

Voices of Hope offers $1,000 scholarship to support student in long-term recovery program

Voices of Hope, a Lexington-based advocacy group for people impacted by addiction, will award an academic scholarship to a student in long-term recovery who is pursuing post-secondary education in Central Kentucky. Students who have passed the one-year mark in a recovery program and completed one semester of college are eligible for the $1,000 Living Proof Scholarship. The scholarship, funded through...

Appearance by soccer legend Wambach to benefit Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Soccer legend Abby Wambach is coming to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m. to talk about the decisions, wins, losses and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world class athlete and leader she is today. Proceeds from A Conversation with Abby Wambach support The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Tickets are $50 ($40 for students) and...

Annual R.J. Corman 5K Run/Walk to benefit Chrysalis House set for May 20

Chrysalis House Executive Director Lisa Minton announced that the R.J. Corman 5K Run/Walk benefit Chrysalis House will be held Saturday, May 20, at R. J. Corman’s in Nicholasville. Walkers and runners may register online at www.cormanracesforchrysalis.com or call (859) 977-2502. Online registration will be available until 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 17. ($20). Early packet pickup will be Thursday,...

Cowboy Up for a Cure rides again at Kentucky Horse Park, raising money for pediatric cancer

The Cowboy Up for a Cure Rodeo rides again at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena beginning 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Cowboy Up for a Cure is hosted by the University of Kentucky’s FarmHouse Fraternity, Alpha Gamma Delta and the UK Rodeo Team. Gates open at 6 p.m. with a variety of activities planned for the whole family. Nash FM 92.9 will be providing live entertainment while families can...

Opportunities ahead to give blood as American Red Cross observes Blood Donation Month

All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass. With the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, donors can conveniently schedule and manage donation appointments, access their donor card, track the impact of their donations and earn rewards. Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at...

Thoroughbred Charities names Emerson, Down the Stretch Ranch Award of Merit recipients

Thoroughbred Charities of America has named equestrian Denny Emerson and Down the Stretch Ranch as its first TCA Award of Merit recipients of 2017. Award of Merit recipients are nominated by the leadership of state Thoroughbred owners and breeders associations and are presented at each state association’s annual awards ceremonies. “Originally started in celebration of our 25th anniversary...

UofL School of Music hosts free event to celebrate women and inspire students on March 23

The University of Louisville School of Music is collaborating with Frederick Law Olmsted Academy South, the only all-girls public middle school in Kentucky, to present a musical program titled “Because She Did, I Can” March 23. The event, which celebrates Women’s History and Music in Our Schools month, will feature the Olmsted Academy South’s string orchestra playing with the UofL Symphony...

Red Cross celebrates a century of serving Kentucky by hosting blood drive at Fair and Expo Center

March is Red Cross Month. The American Red Cross is celebrating by commemorating 100 years of compassionate service to the residents of Kentucky. From disaster response, health and safety classes, to blood collection and support of military members and their families, the Red Cross has served the needs of the Kentucky region for a century. To help kick off the celebration, the Red Cross is hosting...

Statewide day of online giving brings Kentucky communities together on April 18

Kentucky Gives Day – the statewide 24-hour online giving event – returns for a fifth year April 18. Nonprofit organizations interested in boosting or launching their online fundraising efforts are invited to participate. “Last year, Kentucky Gives Day broke the $1 million mark. On this fifth anniversary of the event, we look to increase the number of charities partnering with us to raise...