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Shelby County to celebrate beginning of cycling season with Parks Pedal Party fundraiser June 2

Avid bikers and outdoor enthusiasts can now explore Shelby County via 12 cycling routes that cover 346 miles of gently rolling hills, picturesque parks and paved country roads. The grand kickoff of the Shelby County Bike Trails takes place on Sat., June 2 with the Parks Pedal Party, including an “In the Park” ride at Clear Creek Park that’s perfect for families and children, as well...

Gov. Bevin appoints Leathers as commissioner for Department of Workforce Investment

Ray Leathers of Shelbyville, a decorated U.S. Army veteran with 40 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, has been appointed commissioner of the Department of Workforce Investment by Gov. Matt Bevin. Leathers replaces Beth Kuhn, who will now be overseeing the community engagement component of Kentucky HEALTH through the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. “Ray Leathers is bringing...

Community Foundation of Louisville reaches $500 million in assets, now among largest in nation

The Community Foundation of Louisville (CFL) is celebrating a major milestone in December, having surpassed $500 million in total assets. CFL is the largest charitable foundation in Kentucky, and in the top 40 of about 800 community foundations nationwide. Assets are up from $485 million at the end of 2016. Over the past 33 years, CFL has made more than $780 million in grants to nonprofits, most of...

Kentucky great-grandmother among finalists to be Eye of the Hunter’s ‘Extreme Huntress’

Marty Mason, 64, of Shelby County did not start hunting until she was 45. (Photo provided)   Special to KyForward   A Shelby County great-grandmother is among 10 finalists in Eye of the Hunter’s international competition to become its “Extreme Huntress 2014” and appear on the reality show on NBC Sports.   Marty Mason, 64, of Bagdad, did not begin hunting until age 45, but her pursuits...