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Kentucky’s four Veterans Cemeteries will participate in Wreaths Across America event


  Kentucky’s four State Veterans Cemeteries will participate in the national Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 13, and ceremonies at each facility will feature families, volunteers and members of the public placing a wreath on each headstone and …

Kentucky State Police ‘Cram the Cruiser’ with food for needy families during holiday season


  The Kentucky State Police has kicked off its fifth annual ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive and food collection sites have been established at all 16 posts throughout the state as well as at the agency’s headquarters location in Frankfort. …

Annual Evening with the STARS sets new
record for Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation


The 26th annual Evening with the STARS Gala raised a record amount of more than $100,000 for the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health. Proceeds from event are used to further the success of Saint Joseph Hospital’s, Saint …

International equine welfare charity the Brooke names Nicholson, Lunn to board


The world’s largest international equine welfare charity, the Brooke, is announcing the appointment of two new members to its U.S. board of directors. Dr. Paul Lunn, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University, and John …

Dress for Success VIP Sale featuring clothing; benefits going to women’s training services


Dress for Success will hold its VIP Sale this weekend, featuring clothes and accessories, with proceeds benefiting its programs and services.   Dress for Success provides career-appropriate clothing and training services for women entering or re-entering the workforce. Their boutique …

Lexington Habitat for Humanity hosts fifth annual auction to raise money for new homes


This December, a family from the Congo — Memba, Anjelani and their five children — will become Lexington Habitat for Humanity’s 400th family served through homeownership.   Having fled their beloved Democratic Republic of Congo due to war, they lived …

Unused cellphone drive from Verizon turns into $50,000 grant to help abuse victims


A group of state and local officials including First Lady Jane Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and chair of Kentucky Commission on Women Madeline Abramson gathered in Louisville Wednesday to present a Verizon $50,000 grant to the KCW.   The …

Grow Appalachia, Greenhouse 17 focus
of upcoming Food News & Chews


Food News & Chews TV Show, hosted by Lexington chef Jeremy Ashby and Brasabana manager Sylvia Lovely, explores the good works of Grow Appalachia during the month of November.   Chef Jeremy and Sylvia meet David Cooke, executive director of …

Local ‘rising star’ joins Kickstarter campaign to turn 1969 trailer into a mobile art studio


  Josh Nadzam, a former University of Kentucky track and field athlete, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $8,000 for renovation expenses to turn a vintage trailer into a mobile art room for at-risk youth.   Under the name …

Fayette Heating & Air accepts nominations for annual ‘gift of heat’ to local family


For the eighth year in a row, Lexington’s Fayette Heating & Air is giving heat for Christmas to a lucky local family. Nominations for an individual or family in need of a new furnace are now being accepted through noon …