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#17 Days #17 Ways: Don’t wait for cases of high-profile abuse to speak out against it

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  By Curtis Bethel Special to KyForward   Everyone knows about high-profile intimate partner violence such as when Chris Brown hit Rihanna or the recent video showing NFL running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancée, now his wife, in an …

David Hawpe: Six most serious challenges facing Kentucky — got some solutions?

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Distinguished journalist David Hawpe, retired editor of The Courier-Journal in Louisville and lifelong Kentuckian, shared his thoughts on the major challenges facing his home state as he led a panel discussion at the recent Summit on Philanthropy held in Lexington. …

UK group needs votes to help win Campus Kitchen grant, raise awareness about hunger

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  University of Kentucky students will compete against students at four other schools through Oct. 21 to win a grant to start a Campus Kitchen.   If they win, student volunteers would provide free, healthy meals to older adults by …

#17 Days #17 Ways: Most HR departments need help dealing with abuse in or out of work

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  The effects of intimate partner abuse often extend to the workplace. Consider real stories from the Society of Human Resource Management:   • Shirley was shot 13 times by her ex-husband on the way to work.   • Delia …

AAWD brings Miss Kentucky to help domestic abuse victims get back much-needed smiles

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  By Ann Blackford Special to KyForward   Smiling is one of life’s simplest pleasures and has been scientifically linked with many health benefits, such as lower blood pressure, a boost in the immune system, and an increase in happiness …

Local community comes together to support children’s literacy in Lexington’s A CAT’s Tale

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  A beloved children’s book will come to life Oct. 17-18 at The Arboretum in Lexington through interactive exhibits, painted backdrops, costumes and activities.   Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree is the featured work of A CAT’s Tale festival from …

#17 Days #17 Ways: Build awareness of domestic abuse with letters to the editors

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  Intimate partner violence happens in every community and neighborhood, but sometimes we don’t hear about the issue in the news until the police are involved or the victim is harmed. Writing a letter is one way to build awareness. …

First 10 In fund-raiser connects 10 nonprofits with 10 local restaurants at Aviation Museum

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A unique fund-raiser on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. will involve learning about the work of 10 nonprofits while enjoying the food of 10 restaurants.   The First 10 In at Lexington’s Aviation Museum of Kentucky located on Airport …

#17 Days #17 Ways: Honestly ask yourself
if your behavior at work, home is abuse-free

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  By Dan Schlachter Special to KyForward   We often perform our daily habits without thinking about them. We get so caught up in the endless distractions and stresses of life that we rarely examine our own behaviors. If abuse …

#17 Days #17 Ways: Remembering the three women murdered daily can help to end abuse

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  The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics calculates that an average of three women are murdered by an intimate partner each day in this country and that these murders represent more than a third of all female …