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New life skills curriculum for at-risk earns Life Learning Center an innovation award

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Northern Kentucky’s Life Learning Center received the 2014 Innovative Nonprofit Award this week from the Kentucky Nonprofit Network for its at-risk curriculum.   The award was presented at a Lexington luncheon, and recognized the center’s “holistic, integrated continuum of education …

Georgetown home is one of five in U.S.
to be awarded to combat-wounded warrior

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  AT&T Kentucky has joined forces with the Military Warriors Support Foundation and Bank of America to present a mortgage-free home located in Georgetown to a combat-wounded hero through MWSF’s Homes4WoundedHeroes Program.   “Kentucky is the home of patriots who …

State Police troopers raise $15,000 for memorial by hiking Grand Canyon rim

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  Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer and Lt. Col. Jack Miniard recently returned from a rim-to-rim trek of the Grand Canyon which raised more than $15,000 for The Trooper Project.   The project by the Kentucky State Police is …

Heart transplant recipient to raffle off classic car to help Kosair Kids in need of new organs

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  A Kentuckian who received a new heart he calls “Ernie” will once again raffle off a completely refurbished classic car on Nov. 7 in Louisville to raise money for Kosair Kids in need of organ transplants. This is the …

78th Charity Ball for Children’s Home goes ‘Hollywood’ to support residential treatment

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It will be a night filled with glitz and glamour as the 78th Annual Charity Ball for the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky goes Hollywood on Saturday, Nov. 15.   The event is hosted by the Junior Board of CHNK …

Kentucky program coordinator for Operation Military Kids given National Guard award

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Tyrone Atkinson, program coordinator for Operation Military Kids at the University of Kentucky, recently received the Youth Development Volunteer Award from National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass at a national volunteer workshop in Oklahoma.   Atkinson was nominated by …

A building for Christmas? Firefighters issue public call for place to house 83rd toy drive

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Lexington’s Fraternal Order of Firefighters wants a building for Christmas.   They don’t want just any building, but one with 10,000 square feet and a decent parking lot to house toys for the more than 3,000 Fayette County children depending …

Covington police, community partners make Shotgun Row safer and win national award

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A multipronged approach in Covington to improving conditions and public safety in the Shotgun Row neighborhood has garnered national attention and an award that includes a $20,000 grant. Covington’s award was one of 11 chosen from more than 560 applicants …

Bad weather didn’t keep away 144 golfers from IHW Divot Up for Breast Cancer event

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  I Have Wings, a Northern Kentucky-based breast cancer foundation, reports a successful Divot Up for Breast Cancer golf outing at the Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club. Weather couldn’t keep 144 golfers away from the links.   The event …

Partners Over Coffee: Alltech, BCTC team up to benefit Lexington campus, Haitian schools

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  A new fund-raising partnership between Lexington’s Bluegrass Community and Technical College students and Alltech involves selling coffee from beans grown in Haiti. A portion of the proceeds will go to support education in two countries.   Alltech’s Café Citadelle …