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New team serving autistic adults named semi-finalist in the Business For Good Competition


  WISE, a Lexington-based start-up social enterprise serving adults with autism, has announced that they have been selected among 160 entrants as one of 10 semi-finalists in the 2014 Business For Good Competition. This annual competition, held by the Social …

Foundation uses ‘Knock Knock’ jokes to fund medical grants and knock out kids’ diseases


Why is 6 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9!     Knock Knock. Who’s there? Tuba. Tuba who? Tube a toothpaste.     Have you laughed yet? Kids will … at this new Little Book Big Laughs Joke Book …

Cancer survivors, supporters focus on holistic health during LIVESTRONG at the YMCA


More than 150 cancer survivors, family members, officials and supporters gathered to celebrate survival and encourage holistic well-being during the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.   The YMCA and nonprofit LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a …

Down Syndrome Day celebrated locally with red carpet film festival at Kentucky Theater


The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky will host a Red Carpet Celebration and Film Festival to celebrate community members with Down syndrome in observance of World Down Syndrome Day.   The free event is open to the Central Kentucky …

Philanthropy conference to be ‘force for good’ and bring together fund raisers, nonprofits


An educational conference bringing together fundraising, nonprofit and business leaders from across Kentucky will take place in Louisville at The Parklands of Floyds Fork on Thursday, May 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.   The Louisville and Bluegrass Chapters …

First honor flight from Bluegrass Airport
to D.C. memorials set for D-Day on June 6


  An application deadline is approaching to get a veteran on board the first Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. from Lexington allowing him or her to visit the war memorials on the 70th anniversary of D-Day.   March 31 is …

Lexington Central Library offers ‘Tweet Service,’ thanks to Bryan Station art students


  Students from Bryan Station High School National Art Honor Society hope their latest art project will help put Lexington residents in the mood for spring.   The students have made and decorated 20 clay birds, which will be hidden …

Lexington sets sights on collecting shoes
to help Soles4Souls fight global poverty


  Attention anyone with a closet and spring-cleaning plans: Those shoes you no longer want are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.   That’s the message being delivered by Soles4Souls Inc., which has launched an ongoing …

Trooper Island camp raffle for children in need features vehicle for work and play


  The Kentucky State Police Trooper Island raffle features a vehicle ready for work or play this year.   Newly re-designed and re-engineered for 2014, the GMC Sierra 1500 SLE pickup includes an Iridium Metallic exterior and Jet Black interior; …

Nutrition grant helps pediatric partnership between Lindsey Wilson College and Kosair


  Lindsey Wilson College has received an $80,000 grant from Kosair Charities of Louisville to support a pediatric partnership between the college’s baccalaureate nursing program and the Center for Courageous Kids of Scottsville. It will also be used to develop …