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Thoroughbred Charities of America awards more than $1 million to 70 equine-related organizations

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has announced that grants totaling nearly $1,070,000 will be awarded this year. A record 92 grant applications were received earlier this year during the organization’s annual grant cycle. Ultimately, 70 organizations were approved for a grant including 45 aftercare organizations, 16 backstretch and farm worker programs, five equine-assisted therapy organizations,...

Henry Luce Foundation awards Kentucky Museum $155,000 grant for Folk Art collection project

The Kentucky Museum will continue to catalog and digitize their Folk Art collection with support from a $155,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant will provide funding for a Curator of Folk Art, a Folk Studies graduate assistantship, and consultation with quilt scholar and folklorist Laurel McKay Horton, who will collaboratively catalog and digitize the Folk Art collection into the Museum’s...

Kentucky Chamber recognizes 11 legislators as MVPs of 2020 General Assembly for strong leadership

The 2020 General Assembly saw progress on many issues important to the business community. The Kentucky Chamber announced the recognition of 11 legislators who displayed conspicuous actions that helped ensure this success. Recipients of the 2020 Kentucky Chamber MVP Award showed strong leadership for the business community by sponsoring or carrying Kentucky Chamber priority legislation, showing leadership...

Beshear awards nearly $3 million in grants for improvement projects in Eastern Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear visited four Eastern Kentucky communities to present grants, support legislation to help miners and discuss key issues affecting Kentucky families including education and health care. In collaboration with the Department for Local Government (DLG) and the Transportation Cabinet, Beshear announced nearly $3 million for community improvement projects in Morehead, Sandy Hook and Louisa....

Kentucky Housing Corporation awards more than $12.4 million for affordable housing units

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) awarded more than $12.4 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits (Housing Credits) and other program resources last week, providing communities throughout Kentucky more affordable housing options. KHC awards Housing Credits to developers annually through a competitive process. Housing Credits are tax incentives allocated by the Internal Revenue Service and are designed...

Inman, Imhoff receive prestigious 2019 honors from Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) presented its highest awards for 2019 at the recent Installation and Member Recognition Luncheon – Realtors of the Year, Good Neighbor and Distinguished Service – honoring outstanding realtors within the Association. Mike Inman was named LBAR’s Realtors of the Year for 2019. He is an agent with Coldwell Banker McMahan and member of LBAR for...

UK extension agents earn national awards for innovative, outstanding programming efforts

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agents received national recognition for innovative programming and career accomplishments during the annual meeting of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. “All across Kentucky, family and consumer sciences extension agents are working to improve the quality of life for individuals...

Berea College announces winners of ‘Appalachian Narratives for Our Time’ awards

Berea College’s Loyal Jones Appalachian Center has announced the winners of the “Appalachian Narratives for Our Time” award for essays about how Appalachians thrive in the places they call home. The submitted essays focus on the authors’ compelling life stories and illustrate the challenges of coming of age, working and living in the realities of family and community. “Appalachia has a rich...

Kentucky Housing Corporation honors excellence in housing innovation at awards ceremony

Awards honoring excellence and innovation in affordable housing were presented during the 2018 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference in Lexington, which was held Aug. 21-22. Kentucky Housing Corporation, the conference host and state housing finance agency, sponsored the awards to honor innovative techniques and strategies used by our partners to meet the needs of Kentuckians as well as lifetime...

Kentucky State Police honors troopers and officers at awards ceremony in Lexington

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton joined Justice Secretary John Tilley and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders in recognizing 66 KSP troopers, eight Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers and 14 civilians for acts of bravery, life-saving, professionalism and dedication to duty at a ceremony held in Lexington on July 13. “You are the embodiment of what law enforcement does,” Hampton told those...

Multiple Kentucky, Louisville players on watch lists for college football awards

Brandon Radcliff celebrating during the 2014 Belk Bowl. (Photo from UofL Media Relations)   Staff report   Look out – five football players from Kentucky universities have been recognized on watch lists for college football awards.   The awards will honor excellent performances and versatility throughout the 2015-16 season.   Louisville junior running back Brandon Radcliff...

Beshear asks for nominations of exceptional Kentuckians for Governor's Service Awards

  For those who know an extraordinary Kentuckian or group who gives selflessly to help improve the lives of others, it’s time to consider making a nomination for one of the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards.   To honor these individuals and groups and highlight the impact of volunteerism and service, the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, an agency of the Kentucky...

Four Lady Topper tracksters recognized by coaches group for academic achievements

  A historic year for the WKU Track and Field program did not stop on the track as the Lady Toppers earned Scholar Team honors while four athletes were named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Teams.   The Lady Toppers, who won Sun Belt Conference Indoor and Outdoor titles in 2014, posted a team GPA of 3.07 to collect Scholar Team accolades...

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