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Born to Serve: Young entrepreneur discovers key to success is helping others find their’s

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  By Hiro Morris Kyforward intern   Growing up in Hazard in Eastern Kentucky, Jonathan Beatty was determined to escape the grip of poverty. Now, after successful stints in corporate America, the young entrepreneur is determined to go back; rather, …

Dress for Success Lexington’s third Recycle the Runway returns to the stage Oct. 6

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  Recycle the Runway, a unique fashion show, silent auction and luncheon where local designers unveil runway-ready fashions made out of “unsuitable” garments, returns to the Grand Reserve on Oct. 6.   The event, which benefits the nonprofit Dress for …

Fifty years and 25,000 children later, Trooper Island still offering life-changing experiences

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  Trooper Island, a free summer camp operated by the Kentucky State Police, is observing its 50th anniversary this year by doing what it has always done: provide a fun, life-changing experience for underprivileged children from throughout the state.   …

Lexington television stations join forces with United Way to air ‘Night to Unite’ special

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  Lexington’s WLEX, WKYT, WTVQ and WDKY are teaming up with United Way of the Bluegrass to work with local agencies, clients and community leaders to produce a television special to air across all four, local network channels simultaneously Saturday, …

‘Cruisin’ for a Cure’ fundraiser set for Aug. 1; car and bike show to benefit Relay for Life

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  Cruisin’ for a Cure, a car and motorcycle show hosted by FCPS All together for a cure, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Rupp Arena lower parking lot. Net proceeds go to the …

Breeders’ Cup, Maker’s Mark teaming up to raise $1 million for charity outreach program

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  The Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international event, and Maker’s Mark, the original premium bourbon, have announced a new partnership that will target raising $1 million for charity over the next three years.   Beginning with the 32nd …

Dress for Success to hold summer sale Aug. 8; funds raised will support suiting programs

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  Dress for Success Lexington will host its second sale of the year on Aug. 6 – 8 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Eastland Shopping Center, located at 1301 Winchester Road, Suite 21. Three sales are held a …

United Way, NaviGo College and Career Prep to present scholars program in Central Ky.

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    United Way of the Bluegrass has joined forces with NaviGo College and Career Prep Services to present the NaviGo Scholars program to high school students in Central Kentucky.   The program engages local businesses, as well as community …

Legends Breast Cancer Awareness Night ‘Pink at the Park’ results in $13,000 in donations

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Pink baseball jerseys and pink bases helped raise more than $13,000 for the fight against breast cancer at the Lexington Legends’ Breast Cancer Awareness night, called “Pink at the Park,” held on Saturday, July 11.   The funds will benefit …

Big Brown Truck Pull for Special Olympics coming Aug. 29; kickoff meeting is July 21

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    The Biggest Challenge in Kentucky – the Big Brown Truck Pull for Special Olympics – will return to Texas Roadhouse in Lexington’s Beaumont Centre Aug. 29. More than 20 teams from local companies and organizations are expected to …