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Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors Day of Giving benefits 10 local Lexington Charities

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) held a Day of Giving to support local charities during the holiday season. The project, coordinated through the Community Education and Outreach Committee of LBAR, selected 10 organizations and awarded each with a $500 donation to help cover necessary costs during a time of the year when funding is needed the most. LBAR presents check to LExington...

Beshear, Rogers announce more than $8 million in funding for Eastern Kentucky during SOAR summit

Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced two new projects in Pike and Boyd counties have been selected for more than $8 million in funding through the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Pilot grant program. The announcement came during the 2020 Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) virtual summit on Thursday. Pikeville Medical Center, if approved by the federal Office of Surface...

Beshear announces $8.5 million in funding for buses, other transportation improvements in Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear and other state leaders on Tuesday announced $8.5 million in transportation funding to replace about 170 buses and support other efforts to expand reliable and sustainable transportation in Kentucky. The funding will go toward the purchase of cleaner emission transit buses in areas of Kentucky challenged with meeting federal air quality standards. The funds are part of the $20.3 million...

Murray State program receives funding to support low-income, first-generation, disabled students

Murray State University’s Student Support Services (SSS) has been granted federal funding for the next five years through the United States Department of Education. SSS will receive $315,227 for the next budget period beginning Sept. 1 and running through Aug. 31, 2021. The grant is expected to renew annually for a total of five years. For more than 40 years of operation, the University’s SSS program...

KSP to hold ‘Cover the Cruiser’ during last week of July to support Special Olympics Kentucky

During the last week of July, Kentucky State Police (KSP) invites the public to ‘Cover the Cruiser’ in support of Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY). KSP posts across the state will have cruisers parked at designated locations (i.e. gas stations, grocery stores, etc.) and will encourage the public to cover their cruisers with custom SOKY stickers. For a minimum donation of $1, which will go directly...

Daily Yonder: Due to pandemic, 2020 Census rural count has become even more challenging

By Donna Kallner Special to KyForward For most people, replying to the 2020 Census is surprisingly quick and easy. Except when it’s not. And rural areas are particularly prone to conditions that can hinder getting a complete and accurate count — things like limited high-speed internet access, addressing and mail delivery challenges, and resistance to perceived government nosiness. As if that isn’t...

Stan MacDonald: Kentucky’s scholarly press is essential to telling our state’s story

The University Press of Kentucky is housed in a no-frills building with small offices on the periphery of a university campus. The understated appearance gives no hint at what this relatively small publisher of scholarly and general interest books has accomplished. The Press has gained a national reputation for its awarding-winning works of fiction and histories about Kentucky, Appalachia, the Civil...

Buy Local funds exhausted, Quarles cites ‘testament to the strength of Kentucky’s local food culture’

Funding for reimbursements under the Buy Local program has been exhausted for 2019, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced. Buy Local is a Kentucky Proud initiative that rewards participating restaurants, distributors, and other foodservice businesses for buying Kentucky food products. “This is a testament to the strength of Kentucky’s local food culture,” Quarles said. “More and more,...

Council recommends research fundingto Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted to recommend funding for three research proposals, one of which involves retirement facilities for racehorses.   The nine-person council, which met Wednesday, will take their recommendations in June to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, an independent government agency. Funding would start July 1, said Dr. Mary Scollay, Kentucky’s equine medical...

Council recommends research fundingto Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

    The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council voted to recommend funding for three research proposals, one of which involves retirement facilities for racehorses.   The nine-person council, which met Wednesday, will take their recommendations in June to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, an independent government agency. Funding would start July 1, said Dr. Mary Scollay, Kentucky’s...