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39th annual Children’s Charity Golf Classic set for June 21-22 at Griffin Gate Golf and Country Club

The 39th annual Children’s Charity Golf Classic will be June 21-22 at Griffin Gate Golf and Country Club, 1800 Newtown Pike, and Greenbrier Golf and Country Club, 2179 Bahama Road. The celebrity golf classic is the signature event for the Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass, which has raised more than $13.5 million for children in Central Kentucky. Last month, the Children’s Charity Fund...

Doug Flynn just a ‘born and bred Kentucky boy’ – and now new host of KET’s popular Kentucky Life

By John Gregory Special to KyForward Listen to Doug Flynn talk and he might have you believing that his major league baseball career and subsequent public service work were the result of a few lucky breaks. But don’t be fooled. Behind Flynn’s quick smile and self-effacing, aw-shucks demeanor is a gifted athlete and a man dedicated to his native Kentucky and a number of charitable causes. He’s...

Former Reds’ player, broadcaster Flynn replaces Shuffett as host of Kentucky Life

Doug Flynn, a former Major League Baseball player and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, is the new host of our popular series Kentucky Life. He steps up to the plate when the series premieres its 21st season in November.   “We’re happy to have Doug bringing his enthusiasm and love for Kentucky to the series,” said KET executive director Shae Hopkins. “He’s a natural storyteller that we think...

Former Reds' player, broadcaster Flynn replaces Shuffett as host of Kentucky Life

Doug Flynn, a former Major League Baseball player and Cincinnati Reds broadcaster, is the new host of our popular series Kentucky Life. He steps up to the plate when the series premieres its 21st season in November.   “We’re happy to have Doug bringing his enthusiasm and love for Kentucky to the series,” said KET executive director Shae Hopkins. “He’s a natural storyteller that we think...

Everyday Heroes: 30 years after iconic torch first lit, Bluegrass State Games going strong

Steve Flairty with former Gov. Martha Layne Collins, who created the Bluegrass State Games (Photo provided)   This article is reprinted from the June/July 2014 issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine.   By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   It was summer 1986 during the opening ceremonies of the second annual Kentucky’s Bluegrass State Games, in part spawned as the state’s answer to...

Children’s Charity Classic golf tourney in 33rd year raising funds for area children’s agencies

The 33rd annual Children’s Charity Classic Week kicks off today with a tee-off reception at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at Andover Golf and Country Club, 3450 Old Todds Road in Lexington.   The reception will feature check presentations of last year’s Classic’s proceeds of $375,000 to 26 area children’s agencies.   Today’s reception is the first of a week-long schedule of events that...

Children's Charity Classic golf tourney in 33rd year raising funds for area children's agencies

The 33rd annual Children’s Charity Classic Week kicks off today with a tee-off reception at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at Andover Golf and Country Club, 3450 Old Todds Road in Lexington.   The reception will feature check presentations of last year’s Classic’s proceeds of $375,000 to 26 area children’s agencies.   Today’s reception is the first of a week-long schedule of events that...