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Lexington’s Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center announces search for new executive director

The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center recently announced the opening of the search for a new executive director. The search will be led by a committee comprised of Lyric Board members, with the assistance of nonprofit consultant Lee Ellen Martin. The executive director is responsible for the overall administration and management of the organization, including fundraising, arts and cultural programming,...

Activities scheduled around Lexington as city celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

By Kathy Johnson Special to KyForward The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday will be celebrated by thousands in Lexington Monday with a march and a special program among a number of activities planned for the day. Lexington’s annual celebration and commemoration of King’s life will begin with the Freedom March through downtown at 10 a.m. (line up begins 9 a.m. at Lexington Center’s Heritage...

Encouraging Fairness: From courts to the arts, civil rights Hall of Famers teach equality

Editor’s Note: The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights inducted 23 Kentuckians into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2014. This is the second in a series of stories highlighting those inductees.   Kentucky’s Commission on Human Rights has been in existence since 1960 and was created “to encourage fair treatment, foster mutual understanding and respect, and discourage...

Everyday Heroes: Grundys still devoting lives to uplifting, empowering African Americans

This story is reprinted from Steve Flairty’s 2010 book, “Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes #2.” Chester Grundy is now senior diversity adviser to the dean, UK College of Medicine. Recently, he received the Lifetime Award from the Lexington-Fayette County Human Rights Commission and, along with wife Ann, received the Lifetime of Waging Peace Award from the Central Kentucky Council...