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Peoples Exchange Bank makes $50,000 donation to God’s Pantry Food Bank to help fight hunger

Peoples Exchange Bank has announced a $50,000 donation to God’s Pantry Food Bank. Bank Board of Directors authorized the donation in response to the increased need for food assistance brought on by COVID-19. The donation will provide financial support in the fight against hunger in Central and Eastern Kentucky as the Food Bank adapts to changes within volunteers groups and an increased demand for...

KDA Hunger Initiative results in donation of 560,000 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods to Feeding Kentucky

Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced the donation of more than 560,000 eggs from Cal-Maine Foods to Feeding Kentucky as part of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hunger Initiative. “Kentucky agriculture continues to step up to the plate to fight hunger during the coronavirus pandemic,” said Quarles. “Thanks to Cal-Maine Foods, more vulnerable Kentuckians have access...

Penn Station East Coast Subs launch campaign to support local Down syndrome organizations

Penn Station East Coast Subs is beginning a system-wide round-up campaign to support local Down syndrome organizations throughout the country. From March 1 to March 21, customers will be able to round up their change or their dollars as a donation to their local Down syndrome organization. Customers who donate $2 or more will receive a coupon for a free small sub with any sub purchase to use on a future...

Keeneland Association donated $25,000 to Parkinson’s Disease research, honoring Ann Hanley

The Keeneland Association donated $25,000 to Parkinson’s Disease research in honor of Ann Hanley, wife of WinStar Farm General Manager David Hanley.   Hanley, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 49, founded the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund in 2016 to underwrite research into an experimental treatment available only at the University of Kentucky.   “For more than 80 years,...

WEKU celebrates 50th anniversary in October, launches new 50 Club to raise funds

On Oct. 7, 1968, radio listeners in Central Kentucky woke up to a new and exciting alternative – WEKU-FM. The public radio station at Eastern Kentucky University will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a “major” announcement about its future and the launch of a new 50 Club. The station’s fall membership drive runs Oct. 5-12, but the station is focused on a “Power Hour” from 7 to 8 a.m....

University of Kentucky ceremony
celebrates body donations as gifts to medicine

Lacey Bittel didn’t know much about the woman on the table she saw on her first day of anatomy class at the University of Kentucky.   A small card had the fewest of details about her: She had died at age 92 from Alzheimer’s disease and pneumonia and had been a homemaker.   But Bittel soon grew close to her, even giving her a name, Agnes.   “I tried to study her as if I knew her,” said Bittel,...