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Walk to End Alzheimer’s puts focus on ‘most expensive disease in America’ with no cure


  The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has set a goal of raising $354,000 at the Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Waterfront Park at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 9 and a …

‘Scholar House’ apartment-education project breaking ground on sixth complex in Newport


  A model program for breaking the cycle of poverty that is already making a difference in five other Kentucky communities will soon be available for eligible single parents in Northern Kentucky.   A ceremonial groundbreaking will begin construction of …

Making Health Fun: Duke Energy grant lets NKU, schools develop healthy habits game


  The St. Elizabeth Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from Duke Energy to improve science, technology, engineering and math skills among students while helping them learn better health habits.   Students from the Boone County school system will be …

R.C. Durr was legend in his own time; now
his legacy lives on through foundation’s work


By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Robert Charles Durr – best known to his friends as “R.C.” – was a local legend in his own time. An affable gentleman, born in Kenton County’s Atwood community in 1919, he was a …

Louisville chefs featured at Maker’s Mark Delectable Distillery Tour to benefit Apron


A Sept. 18 event at Maker’s Mark Distillery will benefit Apron Inc., a nonprofit emergency relief fund for restaurant workers in the Louisville area.   The second annual Delectable Distillery Tour, a bourbon-inspired dinner and drinks walking tour through the …

Race Track Chaplaincy hosts second annual golf tourney benefitting disabled jockeys


Race Track Chaplaincy of America will host their Second Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Griffin Gate Golf Club at 1720 Newtown Pike.   The cost is $400 per team, or $100 for an individual patron. A portion …

Oncologist competing in triathlon in effort
to provide better care to patients he treats


  By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   The Louisville Ironman – a triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim in the Ohio River, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run – is a competition that would test even the …

Second annual Dollars for Rogers Scholars
5K tells participants to ‘glow big or go home’


  The Center for Rural Development is challenging individuals and teams to “Glow Big or Go Home!” at the second annual Dollars for Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk to benefit the Rogers Scholars program.   This year’s event will be held …

Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Verizon help chronic disease patients monitor health


Verizon and the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation have teamed up to help select patients who have a chronic disease manage their condition from home, according to a press release from KentuckyOne Health, Saint Joseph’s parent organization.   The program will …

KEMI knows it takes a village of volunteers
to get schools ready for first week of classes


  By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward   When a helping-hands crew from KEMI rolled into Dixie Magnet Elementary, the teachers and staff could hardly believe their good fortune. After all, the week before school starts is a hectic …