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17 Days/17 Ways: Talk to your teen about healthy relationships, then talk some more


  Day 9: Talk to Young People About Healthy Relationships   Dating relationships, even healthy ones, are complex at any age. Do I trust my dating partner? Do I feel supported? Do we respect each other?   These questions are …

17 Days/17 Ways: Let’s talk about intimate partner abuse in the LGBTQ community


  Day 8: Let’s Talk About Intimate Partner Abuse in the LGBTQ Community   Intimate partner abuse is a pattern of behavior in which the thoughts, beliefs and conduct of an intimate partner are controlled through physical, emotional, sexual and/or …

17 Days/17 Ways: By supporting survivors, your actions send much-needed message


    Day 7: Volunteer Your Time and Talents   When you volunteer your time and talents to support survivors of intimate partner abuse, your actions send a strong message:   You are worthy.   You are important.   You …

17 Days/17 Ways: Even when physical abuse
is present, you can still take actions to help


    Day 6: Think About How You’d Respond   You hear yelling coming from the apartment upstairs again.   It sounds like someone just hit a wall.   What do you do?   We all know how to react …

Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland to benefit Kentucky kids with life-threatening illnesses


  Keeneland Race Course, in partnership with local Thoroughbred farms and equine facilities, will host Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The annual event raises funds to grant the wishes of Kentucky kids who are battling life-threatening …

17 Days/17 Ways: Everyone can do something to take a stand against intimate partner abuse


  It’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and each day through Oct. 17, GreenHouse17 will share one way to take a stand against intimate partner abuse. Some of the suggestions of the 17 Days/17 Ways campaign will be easy and …

UK Retailing and Tourism Management Club collects blue – jeans, that is – for denim drive


It’s that time of the year when Kentuckians donate their blue for a good cause. Members of the University of Kentucky Retailing and Tourism Management Club are collecting used denim for their annual drive that benefits families in need of …

Endow Kentucky tax credit program has had
a $15M impact since 2010, commission says


By Jerry Seale KyForward intern   The Endow Kentucky tax credit program has brought in more than $15 million in donations for permanent charitable endowments across the commonwealth since its inception in 2010.   “I think it’s always exciting to …

The Morris Book Shop joins bookstores
across the country in Crenshaw food drive


For the month of October, the Morris Book Shop will join bookstores nationwide to celebrate the release of Newbery Medal winner Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw.   In Crenshaw, readers are introduced to Jackson, a thoughtful fifth grader in a family that …

Governor, First Lady among four to receive Commonwealth Awards at KPI Summit


  Four distinguished Kentuckians who have had extraordinary impact on quality of life through philanthropic advocacy and investment will be honored at the seventh annual Summit on Philanthropy to be held in Lexington Tuesday and Wednesday.   Gov. Steve Beshear, …