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Bluegrass Greensource uses Walmart grant to promote school recycling in three counties

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Walmart has given Bluegrass Greensource a $50,000 grant to help promote more recycling and waste reduction in schools in three Kentucky counties – Boyle, Clark and Madison.   The program has existed for a number of years in six other …

Bluegrass Greensource has week of increasing school recycling, business challenge launch

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Walmart has given Bluegrass Greensource a $50,000 grant to increase recycling and waste reduction programs in Boyle, Clark and Madison County schools.   The check will be presented at an event at Conkwright Elementary in Winchester in Clark County on …

Toyota employees, families volunteer for the fourth year to improve Salato wildlife center

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  Power tools, paint brushes and rakes will be tree planting and site improvement tools of the trade for Toyota on Sunday, Oct. 5, when about 100 volunteers show up to work on the Salato Wildlife Education Center grounds in …

Durr Foundation, Henry Heuser to receive Commonwealth Award at KPI Summit

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Special to KyForward   Two philanthropists who have had extraordinary impact on Kentucky will be honored at the sixth annual Summit on Philanthropy to be held in Lexington Tuesday and Wednesday.   Henry Vogt Heuser Jr. of Louisville and Wilbert …

Sewing room makeover at Greenhouse 17 intended to inspire confidence and creativity

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Enchanted Makeovers and Baby Lock Sewing Machines are stitching up a surprise for five women’s shelters in five cities across the country this year, including the Greenhouse 17 shelter in Lexington. The new sewing room at the Lexington shelter will …

Buy a book to give a book is job of Kentucky Book Fair as eight libraries get KBF grants

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A Kentucky Book Fair grant committee recently announced eight monetary gifts to public and school libraries in the Commonwealth. Reading about poor conditions at the libraries even made one committee member cry.   “The conditions are so sad in these …

Lexington grandfather’s philanthropy ends up helping his granddaughter several years later

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There is a phone call Dr. Matthew Dawson will never forget.   While he was a medical resident in Utah, his father Stewart Dawson, then the chaplain for the Lexington Fire Department, called to ask him about a bispectral index …

Surplus ‘seconds’ making a big difference
but filling food bank shelves still important

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By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   For the first time since the Farm to Food Banks bill was enacted in 2009, Kentucky’s 2014 General Assembly funded the legislation that brings surplus produce that is considered “seconds” and unsalable from state …

Anonymous gift lets NKU join corporations, UC and invest in venture capital fund of funds

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Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns announced today that the university and the NKU Foundation have received an anonymous $1 million contribution to invest in Cintrifuse, a fund for corporations and venture capitalists.   The investment will be added to …

Louisville’s Danger Run haunted scavenger hunt goes ‘unbearably scary’ for Kosair

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  Louisville’s Danger Run Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt celebrates its 20th anniversary Friday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Sept. 27, with a special weekend for Kosair Kids charity.   Participants donate a stuffed animal and receive a free window cling.   …