Venture Connectors to highlight Greater Louisville Inc. talent attraction initiative Nov. 1

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, Venture Connectors will feature Lisa Bajorinas, vice president of entrepreneurship and talent with Greater Louisville Inc., who will provide an overview of market research and strategy that supports the economic development organization’s talent attraction initiative, Liveinlou.com. Bajorinas is responsible for leading EnterpriseCorp, GLI’s entrepreneurial support organization...

KEEP to honor Tim Capps, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope with Industry Vision Awards

The late Tim Capps and Central Kentucky Riding for Hope will be honored with the Industry Vision Awards during the Kentucky Equine Education Project’s second KEEP Equine Industry Conference this Sunday and Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. The Industry Vision Awards – which recognize an individual and an organization for outstanding contributions to the equine industry –...

UK Women’s Club Fun Run to raise money for scholarships set for Saturday at Wellington Park

The University of Kentucky Woman’s Club Scholarship Fun Run to raise funds for UK student scholarships will take place Saturday, Oct. 14, in Wellington Park near Clays Mill Road in Lexington. It is intended to be a fun activity for adults and children of all ages, while helping UK students. The untimed 3K run/walk begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with Scratch, the UK Athletics mascot, entertaining...

Donating blood in October another way to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Mary Alice Donofrio gave blood for the first time in memory of her mother who received several blood transfusions while being treated for breast cancer. “I had no idea what to expect, but the experience was very easy and quite rewarding. Ever since then, I...

UK faculty, staff making a difference in lives in Central Kentucky through United Way Campaign

Once again this year, University of Kentucky faculty and staff have the opportunity to improve lives and strengthen communities throughout Central Kentucky through the United Way Campaign in the Bluegrass. UK’s United Way Campaign runs until Oct. 31. Last year, members of the UK community contributed more than $254,176.91. Those contributions are now being put to work by United Way agencies...

Kids versus grownups at Mission Impossible laser tag battle in Georgetown for Wounded Heroes

By Robin Cornetet Kentucky Today It’s kids versus grown-ups at Mission Impossible, what could be the fastest-growing laser tag battle in the state with hundreds expected to attend on Oct. 13-14. “It’s become more than a Georgetown event, it’s truly a Kentucky event now,” said director Troey Stout. 
Sponsored by White Sulphur Baptist and Gano Baptist churches in Georgetown, Mission Impossible...

Kosair Charities grants more than $14 million to local organizations during third annual Crystal Ball

Kosair Charities hosted its 3rd annual Crystal Ball Oct. 7 at the Kosair Shrine Center. The Crystal Ball is designed to acknowledge and honor a select group of the area’s most distinguished members of the medical community, as well as to spotlight and garner awareness for the fantastic work of many exceptional Kentucky & Southern Indiana charities. “This year’s celebration continued the...

Hosparus Health celebrates community hospice advocates with 12th annual Candle Glow Gala

On Saturday, Nov. 4, Hosparus Health will once again celebrate community members who have had a lasting effect on hospice and advanced illness care. The nonprofit organization’s 12th annual Candle Glow Gala will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the gala benefit hospice patients and families,...

UK College of Law uses Trivia Night to raise record amount to benefit Law Legal Clinic

Thirty teams battled it out at HopCat last month for the University of Kentucky College of Law’s third annual Trivia Night. A record $1,540 was raised by students, faculty and staff to benefit the UK Law Legal Clinic. Approximately 200 members of the UK Law community came out to answer questions in categories that included horse racing, Kentucky sports and bourbon. The money raised will go toward...

Race Track Chaplaincy of America names White Horse Award honorees; ceremony set for Nov. 2

A hero is a person who is admired for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. There are heroes all around the horse racing industry and the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) recognizes some of these selfless servants through its White Horse Awards. Established in 2003, the White Horse Awards recognizes individuals within the horse racing industry for their acts of selflessness...

UK employee, students developing virtual reality game to provide distraction for kids with cancer

By Whitney Harder Special to KyForward It’s difficult to imagine how a child with cancer could escape the reality of the disease and their surroundings, but Nathan Stevens, a college media officer at the University of Kentucky, is trying to do just that through virtual reality. “The game will be simple, but engaging, transporting children from the hospital to another world,” Stevens...

Dental Students help survivors ‘Strut Their Smiles’ during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Actress Connie Stevens once said “Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.” Unfortunately, domestic and intimate partner violence have robbed many of their best accessory, often leaving them financially unable to replace them. In order to help restore beautiful, healthy smiles to the faces of women and children who have experienced violence, members of the American Association...

Thoroughbred Charities, Jockey Club fund flight to provide supplies to horses in Puerto Rico

A Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies departed from Miami at 4:30 a.m. Monday and landed in San Juan, Puerto Rico at approximately 7 a.m. The plane, funded by The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Charities of America’s Horses First Fund, is the result of a week-long effort undertaken by numerous equine groups to get aid to the more than 800 Thoroughbreds at...

Purple Purse Challenge to address emergency domestic violence needs of survivors across state

Gov. Matt Bevin and the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) today launched the Purple Purse Challenge, a statewide fundraising campaign to provide emergency assistance for survivors of domestic violence. The governor’s announcement also kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The challenge raises funds for the Purple Purse Emergency Fund, which is available to survivors...

Nominations sought for new Bill Fischer Award supporting Louisville-based visual artists

The Community Foundation of Louisville and Louisville Visual Art are pleased to announce a new award for working artists in Louisville. The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists is a $5,000 cash prize to artists that provides support for the execution and exhibition of artwork and other efforts to foster a professional career as a visual artist. Susan Barry, Community Foundation CEO, states: “The...

Lexington’s Sons of Single Mothers program among recipients of State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant

In just 10 days, 119,000 people cast 3.1 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 40 communities, in 24 states, including Kentucky, will be getting an assist from State Farm. State Farm is proud to announce the Top 40 vote-getting causes that will each receive a $25,000 grant to improve their communities. Organizations from Lexington, Morgantown, and Greenup all received grants. The...

Kosair Charities releases body safety guide to help caregivers teach children about body boundaries

The Kosair Charities Face It Movement has partnered with the Kentucky Association of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky to create a new tool, Body Safety 101: A caregiver’s guide to empowering your child and safe body boundaries. The new tool offers a guide for parents and caregivers on taking steps to surround children with safe caregivers in safe environments and talking...

Third annual Raven 10K Trail Run Oct. 1 to include Robin 5K; Both routes suitable for all skill levels

The third annual Raven 10K Trail Run offers an opportunity for everyone to enjoy Raven Run, a unique nature sanctuary bordering the Kentucky River. This year, the race will also include the Robin 5K. The routes for both races welcome all abilities, seasoned trail runners to leisurely walkers. Water will be available throughout the courses. Food and refreshments from sponsors will be provided at the...

NKy Community Action Commission, two others to be presented with 2017 Kentucky Nonprofit Awards

Kentucky Nonprofit Network will recognize Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission of Covington; Cyndee Burton of Henderson; and Erica Horn of Lexington at the 15th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Forum Oct. 25 in Lexington. Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission of Covington will receive the 2017 Innovative Nonprofit Award, which recognizes an organization that implements inventive,...

UK HealthCare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit hosting annual Walk to Remember at The Arboretum

On Oct. 1, UK HealthCare’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Labor and Delivery Unit will host the Walk to Remember at 4 p.m. at The Arboretum at the University of Kentucky. Each year, about 100 families mourn a loss from miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death at UK HealthCare, the region’s only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit. The ceremony – open to all families who have suffered...