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Touch-A-Truck event at Keeneland supports Child Development Center of the Bluegrass


  Children can climb into the driver’s seat of their favorite big truck Aug. 30 during the Touch-A-Truck event, which raises funds for the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass based at the University of Kentucky.   The family event …

American Cancer Society to host annual ‘Belles & Beaus Ball’ fundraising gala Sept. 25


  The American Cancer Society will host its signature event, the Belles and Beaus Ball, “Best of the Bluegrass,” at the Carrick House in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 25.   This annual event is a community fundraising gala expected to …

United Way and NaviGo partner for event to bring community and businesses together


The United Way of the Bluegrass and NaviGo College and Career Prep Services are pleased to announce a convening of businesses on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. at the United Way of the Bluegrass. This convening will allow business …

Zayat Stables pledges percentage of American Pharoah’s purses to New Vocations program


  New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced Wednesday that Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of American Pharoah’s purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to support the program’s mission to rehab, retrain and rehome retired …

CASA of Lexington will receive grant from Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels


Kentucky Colonels from all over the world are partnering with CASA of Lexington to improve the lives of those living in the community.   On Sept. 9, CASA of Lexington will receive a grant from the Honorable Order of Kentucky …

Volunteer Nancy Wilson, 93, is faithful to sewing – and service – at Franklin Co. center


    By Kristy Robinson Horine Special to KyForward   Nancy Wilson leans over her work. She measures again, adds another stitch after a small adjustment, then ties off her thread and efficiently snips away the excess. She folds the …

Art To Go: On the Move Art Studio is ready
to roll with ribbon-cutting set for Sept. 10


  After months and months of renovations, the rallying of the community, setbacks, paint splatters, and eagerness, the On the Move Art Studio is ready to take art on the road.   In November of 2014, a group of local …

Volunteers needed in 35 counties to
review cases of children in foster care


Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 35 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. The boards are in need of volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care …

Even competitors are united around
United Way of the Bluegrass’ Big Bold goal


  Special to KyForward   Last fall, United Way of the Bluegrass CEO Bill Farmer paid a visit to WLEX’s President and General Manager Pat Dalbey to introduce him to the Big Bold Goal, a strategic initiative aimed at improving …

Lexington Habitat, Community Land Trust making homeownership reality in Davis Park


    Hazel Lambert has lived in Lexington’s Davis Bottom neighborhood (now called Davis Park) for over seven decades. With the Newtown Pike extension project, however, staying in her current rental home long-term became impossible.   Now, Lambert not only …