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Annual Evening with the STARS sets new
record for Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation

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The 26th annual Evening with the STARS Gala raised a record amount of more than $100,000 for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health. Proceeds from event are used to further the success of Saint Joseph Hospital’s, Saint …

International equine welfare charity the Brooke names Nicholson, Lunn to board

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The world’s largest international equine welfare charity, the Brooke, is announcing the appointment of two new members to its U.S. board of directors. Dr. Paul Lunn, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, and John …

Dress for Success VIP Sale featuring clothing; benefits going to women’s training services

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Dress for Success will hold its VIP Sale this weekend, featuring clothes and accessories, with proceeds benefiting its programs and services.   Dress for Success provides career-appropriate clothing and training services for women entering or re-entering the workforce. Their boutique …

Lexington Habitat for Humanity hosts fifth annual auction to raise money for new homes

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This December, a family from the Congo — Memba, Anjelani and their five children — will become Lexington Habitat for Humanity’s 400th family served through homeownership.   Having fled their beloved Democratic Republic of Congo due to war, they lived …

Unused cellphone drive from Verizon turns into $50,000 grant to help abuse victims

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A group of state and local officials including First Lady Jane Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and chair of Kentucky Commission on Women Madeline Abramson gathered in Louisville Wednesday to present a Verizon $50,000 grant to the KCW.   The …

Grow Appalachia, Greenhouse 17 focus
of upcoming Food News & Chews

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Food News & Chews TV Show, hosted by Lexington chef Jeremy Ashby and Brasabana manager Sylvia Lovely, explores the good works of Grow Appalachia during the month of November.   Chef Jeremy and Sylvia meet David Cooke, executive director of …

Local ‘rising star’ joins Kickstarter campaign to turn 1969 trailer into a mobile art studio

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  Josh Nadzam, a former University of Kentucky track and field athlete, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $8,000 for renovation expenses to turn a vintage trailer into a mobile art room for at-risk youth.   Under the name …

Fayette Heating & Air accepts nominations for annual ‘gift of heat’ to local family

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For the eighth year in a row, Lexington’s Fayette Heating & Air is giving heat for Christmas to a lucky local family. Nominations for an individual or family in need of a new furnace are now being accepted through noon …

Fund-raiser at Red Mile Round Barn ‘raises the roof’ on research to fight heart disease

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Baptist Health Lexington and the Lexington Cardiac Research Foundation plan to “raise the roof” of Lexington’s iconic Red Mile Round Barn to shed light on life-saving research studies being conducted in the Bluegrass to fight America’s No. 1 killer.   …

Annual Kentucky Book Fair provides nearly $400,000 in grants to school, public libraries

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  Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon and the Beatles.   The book fair, Kentucky’s premier …