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Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives sponsor veterans for Honor Flight September 22

Sixty-nine Kentucky war veterans are traveling from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22 as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are set to participate in a one-day tour of memorials that are dedicated to their service and sacrifices. Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are paying all the expenses to send 34 veterans and their...

Secretary of State Alison Grimes meets with Honor Flight veterans departing for capitol

Honoring the service of veterans across Kentucky on Memorial Day weekend, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Saturday morning met and welcomed World War II, Vietnam, and Korean veterans departing on a visit to the nation’s capital. “On this Memorial Day weekend, we join you in honoring the memory and sacrifice of those who stood by you in harm’s way. We also honor your...

UK Police Department, Raising Cane’s combine for fundraiser for university-sponsored Honor Flight

The University of Kentucky Police Department has partnered with Raising Cane’s to host a fundraiser from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Raising Cane’s at 544 S. Upper Street in Lexington. The event will support the first university-sponsored Honor Flight, and UK Police officers will be on site at Raising Cane’s to raise awareness for the program that honors veterans. The University...

UK will become first university to sponsor Honor Flight when service begins in May

On Saturday, May 20, the University of Kentucky will become the first university in the country to sponsor an Honor Flight. The University of Kentucky has a long and storied tradition of supporting the young men and women who have answered the call to duty. Memorial Hall and Memorial Coliseum, two prominent structures on the university’s campus, stand as stalwart tributes of gratitude to those...

Honor Flight takes off from CVG Tuesday as 72 tri-state veterans, guardians head to Washington D.C.

Seventy-two Tri-State veterans and their guardians will take an Honor Flight from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Tuesday, destined for Washington D.C. to see memorials and participate in ceremonies that honor their service to their country. A send-off ceremony is scheduled for 6 a.m., with a welcome home set for 10:15 p.m. Honor Flight Tri-State’s sole mission is to fly...