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Lexington is a ‘stop’ on 60-day tour to raise awareness of senior transportation issues

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    In Fayette County, 35,120 Americans are 65 or older – that’s more than one in 10 residents. As they age, many will find themselves losing the ability to safely drive. The problem more often affects suburban or rural …

KU volunteers distribute thousands of filled backpacks, supplies at various local schools

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For the 11th straight year, more than 280 employee volunteers and family members joined together for the single largest volunteerism event, called Day of Caring, held each year by Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company.   Volunteers …

Project grants available to help lower instances of hunger for rural children

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The Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky is accepting grant applications to help lower instances of childhood hunger in some of the nation’s most persistently poor areas.   About 85 percent of all persistently poor counties …

Annual Summit on Philanthropy will address philanthropy’s role in economic development

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The Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative will convene the seventh annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington on Sept. 29 and 30. For the third year, the summit will be presented in partnership with …

Making a Difference: Bobby Petrino Family Foundation establishes Covenant Scholarship

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  A gift from the Petrino Family Foundation has established the Cardinal Covenant Petrino Family Foundation Scholarship, which will be awarded this year to a student from the West End School Program.   Ra’vonte Harbin, who attended the West End …

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass and its employees donate four tons of food to Salvation Army

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  Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass and its employees replenished the Richmond Salvation Army’s food bank shelves in a big way following a donation of food and money.   BPBG, a Richmond business with 1,400 employees, collected four tons of food …

BCTC’s North American Racing Academy receives grant from Thoroughbred Charities

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  Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s North American Racing Academy (BCTC-NARA) has received a $5,000 grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA).   These funds will help offset daily care costs related to the care of 15-18 Thoroughbreds that live …

KU employees volunteer for ‘Day of Caring’ for KY, VA school supply drives

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For the 11th straight year, more than 280 employee volunteers and family members joined together Saturday for the single largest volunteerism event, called Day of Caring, held each year by Kentucky Utilities Company and Louisville Gas and Electric Company.   …

Volunteers across state honored for service during annual Governor’s Service Awards

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  Fourteen groups and individuals from across the state have been honored for their volunteer and service contributions.   Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Audrey Tayse Haynes presented the Governor’s Service Awards …

It’s Miracle Treat Day – beat the heat and raise funds for Kentucky Children’s Hospital

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    Kentucky Children’s Hospital is giving Lexington families a way to beat the heat and, at the same time, raise funds for the hospital, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network.   It’s the 10th Annual Miracle Treat Day, …