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Thoroughbred Charities of America’s 30th annual Stallion Season Auction set for Jan. 8-12 in Lexington

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the planning and preparations for the 30th annual Stallion Season Auction are underway. Held Jan. 8 through Jan. 12, the auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. “2020 marks the 30th anniversary of TCA and our Stallion Season Auction,” said Erin Crady, executive director of TCA. “The auction is TCA’s largest annual...

Kentucky cattle producers, clothing store ‘Raising the Steaks’ against hunger as part of KDA’s initiative

Kentucky’s beef industry is celebrating Beef Month by “Raising the Steaks” against hunger in May. For the second year in a row, the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, the Kentucky Beef Council, and Wildcat Wearhouse are teaming up on a T-shirt to honor the Commonwealth’s beef cattle industry while helping Kentuckians in need. Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to ceremonially sign House Bill 311 as...

Terry Mobley — Rupp UK superstar, long-time UK fundraiser, ‘consummate gentleman’ — dies at age 74

Terry B. Mobley – whose association with the University of Kentucky as a famed basketball player and groundbreaking leader of its fundraising efforts spanned more than five decades – passed away early Monday morning after a long illness. Mobley, 74, was surrounded by family members and loved ones at his passing. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Becky; son, Steve Stone (spouse, Leslie;...

Former foster child, Country Music’s Jimmy Wayne to perform at Sunrise Children’s Services fundraiser

Award-winning country recording artist, New York Times bestselling author, and keynote speaker Jimmy Wayne will be the featured performer at a Sunrise Children’s Services fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 26. The event will be held at Lexington Christian Academy (450 W. Reynolds Rd.) at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. A former foster child, Wayne plans to showcase his music and share stories about...

Mission Lexington to hold Fall Fling fundraiser Sept. 17 at Signature Club

  Mission Lexington is holding a Fall Fling fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at the Signature Club in Lexington.   Mission Lexington provides free primary medical care and dental care for uninsured patients who have no other place to turn. With primarily part-time staff and volunteers, it has provided more than 13,300 patient visits totaling more than $4.5 million in free services...

American Cancer Society to host annual 'Belles & Beaus Ball' fundraising gala Sept. 25

  The American Cancer Society will host its signature event, the Belles and Beaus Ball, “Best of the Bluegrass,” at the Carrick House in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 25.   This annual event is a community fundraising gala expected to draw 350 guests with the goal of raising $200,000. This event is crucial for helping the ACS and its mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem...

'Cruisin’ for a Cure' fundraiser set for Aug. 1; car and bike show to benefit Relay for Life

  Cruisin’ for a Cure, a car and motorcycle show hosted by FCPS All together for a cure, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Rupp Arena lower parking lot. Net proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign. Admission is $20 per entry; it’s free for spectators.   Awards will be presented for Best of Show, Rattiest Rat Rod, #1 Classic Car, Best Muscle...

Hats Off Day at the Kentucky Horse Park offers free family fun, creates awareness

  Hats Off Day, an initiative started by Rood & Riddle, is announcing a combined donation amount of over $76,000 to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.   (Photo from Facebook) “Hats Off Day and the Rood & Riddle Grand Prix provide the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation with much-needed philanthropic support, and we are proud and humbled to be named...

Wounded Wear’s Fitness Fest & Freedom 5K + Giveaway

In honor of Memorial Day and the sacrifies that all of our serviceman make for the greater good of our country, we wanted to let you know about the Wounded Wear Fitness Fest & Freedom 5k that’s taking place at Waterfront Park in Louisville on June 15th. The story of Wounded Wear began back in 2007. Jason Redman was a Navy Seal deployed overseas during the Iraq War when he was severely injured...

Running for a Cause: Robert Parks Johnson’s Story

Bob at this year’s Run the Bluegrass half marathon “Survivor.” It’s what they call you when you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, but it hasn’t killed you yet. It’s a title you’ll carry with you, for better or for worse, for the rest of your life. I became a cancer survivor in the recovery room at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington on April 16, 2010. That’s the day they slid my...