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Cecil Dunn, executive director of Hope Center for 24 years, plans to step down at year’s end

Cecil Dunn, who has been the executive director of the Hope Center for 24 years, will transition out of the role at the end of this year.Cecil Dunn The Board of Directors will begin to put a plan in place for the transition. “Making this announcement now gives us time to undergo a gradual and smooth transition,” said Cathy Jacobs, Hope Center board chair. “We are so grateful for Cecil’s leadership....

Johnny Carino's Hoops for Hope brings together 40 teams at Rupp to benefit shelter

Former Wildcats will join in on Johnny Carino’s Hoops for Hope benefiting Lexington’s homeless shelter Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. in Rupp Arena.   “This is a very unique event for the Hope Center, where the community can come together in a special way by shooting baskets at Rupp Arena and at the same time showing their support for those who battle addiction, mental illness...