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2015 R. J. Corman 5K Run/Walk May 16 to benefit Chrysalis House program for women

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  The R. J. Corman 5K Run/Walk to benefit Chrysalis House will be held Saturday, May 16, at R. J. Corman’s in Nicholasville.   Online registration will be available until 5 p.m., Thursday, May 14 ($20). Early packet pickup will be …

Ferdinand’s Ball Gala returns on April 30, announces new partnership with Ali Center

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The sixth annual Ferdinand’s Ball gala will kick off the Derby party season this year on Thursday, April 30.   For the first time, Ferdinand’s Ball will serve as a joint fundraiser for the gala’s venue, the Muhammad Ali Center, …

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with featured international speaker David Egan

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    The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky will host the World Down Syndrome Day Celebration this Saturday, March 21, beginning at 10 a.m. at North East Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Parkway in Lexington.   The free event …

Pets find their way home via Winchester Cinema event for Clark Co. Animal Shelter

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Make plans to enjoy a movie at the Malco Winchester Cinema and consider adopting a new furry friend to celebrate the release of Twentieth Century Fox & Dreamworks new animated film Home.   The newest Malco location (fully renovated) will …

Kentucky Equine Education Project unveils new license plate featuring Seattle Slew

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  A new license plate option for Kentucky drivers has been unveiled by the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation. The new license plate will feature a photo of the legendary Seattle Slew, and proceeds from the sale of each plate …

Overnight relay race the Bourbon Chase partners with the Alzheimer’s Association

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The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana has partnered with the seventh annual Bourbon Chase, an overnight relay race which celebrates the best that Kentucky has to offer; beautiful horse country, charming towns and communities, and historic bourbon …

FCPS raises more than $31,000 for United Way through student, faculty, staff donations

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By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   Fayette County Public Schools contributed $31,291.83 to enhance the lives of Central Kentuckians through its 2014-2015 United Way campaign. District employees raised some $20,000 in donations, and students at 18 participating elementaries …

Free community baby showers offered
for new, expectant moms in Kentucky

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WellCare Health Plans is offering free community baby showers for new and expectant moms in Kentucky, including one in Florence today. The showers are open to moms during pregnancy or within six months of birth.   The community baby showers …

Founder of Sweet Blessings wins Rare Life Character Award for birthday cake charity

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Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has named Ashley Boyd Gann of Lexington as the winner of the 2015 Rare Life Character Award. Eagle Rare will donate $5,000 to Gann’s charity, Sweet Blessings – which provides elaborate birthday cakes for …

KU, LG&E provide support to area shelters by increasing heating assistance contributions

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Many Kentucky shelters and families are still feeling the chill.   With area temperatures averaging more than 40 percent colder than normal, the frigid conditions are straining the resources of some agencies that serve the most vulnerable community members and …