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Fruit tree planting will help supplement public school lunches, food security program

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American Water Charitable Foundation and employees of Kentucky American Water are partnering with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation to plant an orchard at Todd County Central High School in Elkton. Volunteers representing the American Water Charitable Foundation, Kentucky American Water …

Little cowboy’s courage inspires rodeo to raise funds for Kentucky Children’s Hospital clinic

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By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward   The rough ride of cancer treatment hasn’t thrown Drew Shryock out of the saddle. Hanging his ever-present cowboy hat on IV poles, the 6-year-old patient at the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic …

Derby Rose Gala at Campbellsville University will stream live both TV, radio production

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  By Lindey Young Special to KyForward   Campbellsville University is set to hold the sixth annual Derby Rose Gala on Monday, April 14, with both a live TV and radio production as well as live streaming through www.campbellsville.edu.   …

Ten adventure camps in Kentucky and nearby states help military, their children reunite

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By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward   Service members and their teenage children can experience new adventures together through camps provided by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.   Extension is partnering with Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass …

Lexington’s Ronald McDonald House celebrates renovated ‘home away from home’

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Upon its 30th anniversary, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass commemorated its recent renovations with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the Lexington House location today.   Since opening in December 1984, the house has only undergone minor …

Two Lexington teachers of science honored with Inspire teaching award from Lexmark

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Lexmark’s Inspire teaching awards for science, technology, engineering and math teachers have been given this year to Elizabeth Cook and Ashlie Arkwright.   Cook teaches fourth grade at Northern Elementary in Georgetown.   Her students are the school energy team, …

Hospice of the Bluegrass president given leadership award at national conference

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The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the hospice community honored Hospice of the Bluegrass President and CEO, Gretchen Brown, during its 29th Annual Management and Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.   Brown received the inaugural Galen Miller Leadership …

Kiwanis all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast
to fund scholarship, other Scott Co. projects

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The Scott County Kiwanis Club will sponsor an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m.-noon April 12 at Lemons Mill Elementary School, 300 School House Road, Georgetown. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children 3-10 years old; children …

Midnight Tuesday begins 24 hours of online giving to nonprofits in Kentucky Gives Day

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  In a little more than 24 hours, Kentuckians will have a 24-hour window on April 9 to give online to their charities of choice in the 2014 Kentucky Gives Day, sponsored by the Kentucky Nonprofit Network.   This annual …

The Rev. Willis Polk, Baby Health Service honored as Lexington’s Public Health Heroes

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The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Board of Health has selected the Rev. Willis Polk and Baby Health Service as the 2014 Public Health Heroes. The award is given annually to those who have demonstrated their dedication to improving the health …