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Philanthropy and beer are both parts of the
West Sixth Brewing plan to ‘Pay It Forward’

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The words charity and beer are not normally heard in the same sentence, but they soon may need to be with the launch of West Sixth Brewing’s latest creation.   The Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter, soon to be canned, …

Summer Youth Employment students to learn about horse careers in state at Ky. Horse Park

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  Nearly 75 students in Lexington’s Summer Youth Employment Program will see unique and varied careers associated with Kentucky’s horse industry in an Equine Career Day visit to the Kentucky Horse Park on July 17.   A public-private partnership between …

‘Brown bag sale’ will help the International Book Project send packages of books overseas

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  The International Book Project will hold a half-price book sale on July 18 and 19. All books in the bookstore are going to be half price along with a fill-your-own $5 “brown bag sale”. The money that is collected …

Partners considered ‘Hollywood royalty’ give park to Vicco as thanks for fairness ordinance

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  Fifty years after its birth as a coal company town, Vicco in Perry County is receiving a birthday gift of sorts. Max Mutchnik, the creator of the popular television sitcom Will and Grace, and his partner, entertainment lawyer Erik …

Refugee family thankful they’ll ‘have a better place to live’ when Habitat home is finished

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Young Mwanjuma is already dreaming of the day she will have her very own room. She knows it will be purple and she also knows that none of her three brothers will be allowed to enter – ever.   “I …

Lending a Hand: Governor’s School for Arts students reach out to Danville community

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  By Caitlan Cole Special to KyForward   Students at the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts at Centre College recently stepped out of their studios and classrooms to take to the streets of Danville for a day of …

Finish off summer by the water with a bonfire, fireworks, races and more at River Blast 2014

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  Staff Report   On Aug. 16, the festival is coming to the river.   River Blast 2014 is an all-day KY River Water Trail Alliance special event with a goal of bringing awareness to the Kentucky River resource.   …

With help of Lexington Dream Factory, wish comes true for 8-year-old battling brain tumor

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In 2012, Brayden Taylor of Liberty was diagnosed with a low-grade glioma (brain tumor), associated with neurofibromatosis. Located on the brain stem, the tumor affects Brayden’s breathing and swallowing. Daily functions such as maintaining his balance, talking and eating are …

Don’t strike out – Pink Out at the Park as the Legends celebrate breast cancer survivors

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  Staff Report   Strike out breast cancer.   The Lexington Legends want to celebrate survivors of breast cancer with Pink Out at the Park.   A dinner celebration for survivors and their families will take place in the Kentucky …

The Henderson Community Foundation names new officers, praises new president

  The Henderson Community Foundation announced its new officers and members for the 2014-15 year.   The new executive leadership consists of Chase Fulcher as president, Dawn Kelsey as vice president, Curt Hamilton as secretary and Wes Sights as treasurer. …