A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

GRADD’s AmeriCorps Senior Connections program receives 510K grant to fund 38 full-time members

The Green River Area Development District, better known as GRADD, has been awarded $510,340 to fund 38 full-time members in the AmeriCorps Senior Connections program. Kentucky received nearly $6.7 million in AmeriCorps federal funding for 20 programs with more than 900 total members. Most of the programs were funded through an annual grant competition by the Corporation for National and Community Service,...

John Schickel: This holiday season, all Kentuckians should reach out to their communities, those in need

It is modern gun deer season in Kentucky and I have seen some great pictures of giant bucks that have been harvested by Boone County hunters as the leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort. This Thanksgiving...

FUSION, UK’s largest day of community service, expected to draw over 1,000 student volunteers

For Unity and Service In Our Neighborhoods (FUSION), the University of Kentucky’s annual largest day of community service, will begin 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. Over 1,000 students will be involved this year at Kentucky’s largest single day of service. Students will have the opportunity to serve the Lexington community for three hours, connect with peers, and learn about other community...