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Utility’s 300 volunteers, part of 20 nonprofits in 10 towns make up annual Day of Caring

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For the 10th straight year, more than 300 volunteers will partner with nearly 20 nonprofit organizations in 10 cities in an outreach effort called Day of Caring on Saturday, Aug. 2. It is the largest annual volunteerism event led by …

Seventh Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest brings three jazz greats to benefit African American Forum

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  On Saturday, Aug. 9, Transylvania University will host an All Star Jazz Showcase of musicians on the lawn of Old Morrison during the Seventh Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest.   Presented by the African American Forum Inc., the Summer …

Thoroughbred Charities, Retired Racehorse Project team to create new marketplace event

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Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) have teamed up to create the TCA Thoroughbred Marketplace on Oct. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.   The event is built into the RRP’s second annual Thoroughbred Makeover, …

Hemmer sees Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky renovation as top 10 of his career

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  An extensive renovation is underway at the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky in Devou Park.   Paul Hemmer Company has begun a $3.6 million project that will result in a complete renovation and construction of new interior facilities and …

West Sixth Brewing’s Sixth for a Cause is for Kentucky Theatre renovations, maintenance

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West Sixth Brewing will continue its support of the Friends of the Kentucky Theatre with a Sixth for a Cause event set for 3-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at the brewery located at 501 West 6th St.   A minimum …

Community donates and decorates new van for Living Arts and Science Center field trips

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  Paul Miller Ford donated a 2012 Ford Transit Connect this summer to the Living Arts and Science Center and Beasley Digital wrapped it. Not in holiday paper, but in digital art.   The colorful wrap of stars, moon, clouds, …

New Lexington Cuban restaurant Brasabana donates to veterans Wounded Warrior Project

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A new Cuban restaurant in Lexington – Brasabana at 841 Lane Allen Rd. – has given $800 to the Wounded Warrior Project, a veterans service organization.   The money came from a Memorial Day weekend dining event in which 10 …

Restored Shinkle home site of August fund-raising soirée for Children’s Home of N. Ky.

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  The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky will host an Aug. 10 soirée at the historic home of its founder, Amos Shinkle, a prominent businessman in 19th-century Covington.   The Amos Shinkle House on Garrard Street, now owned by Children’s …

In-person registration for A Midsummer Night’s Run starts July 24, open until race day

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  In-person registration for the 2014 A Midsummer Night’s Run scheduled Saturday, Aug. 9, in downtown Lexington will begin July 24, during regular business hours at John’s Run/Walk Shop, 317 S. Ashland Avenue.   Registration at John’s will extend daily …

Kentucky groups, individuals honored
for ‘unselfishly serving and filling needs’

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Fourteen groups and individuals from across the state were honored for their volunteer and service contributions at the Governor’s Awards for Volunteerism and Service.   The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, a division within Cabinet for Health and …