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Kentucky Colonels to award $2.1 million in grants; $1.3 million helping those impacted by COVID-19

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) will award grants totaling $2.1 million in 2020, of which $1.3 million will be awarded this month to organizations directly helping those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. HOKC also has an additional $600,000 for emergency grants to be awarded during the remainder of the year. According to HOKC Executive Director Col. Sherry Crose, organizations that...

Kentucky Colonels donate $1 million to Team Kentucky Fund to aid those affected by pandemic

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is contributing $1 million to the Team Kentucky Fund, developed by Gov. Andy Beshear to deliver financial aid to those adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our Board of Trustees approved an immediate contribution of $1 million from our organization’s trust fund to Team Kentucky Fund for our citizens who find themselves in dire need of everyday necessities...

Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels calls for charities to apply for Good Works Program grant

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels is calling for established nonprofit charities to apply for a 2020 grant from the Good Works Program until Feb. 14. 501(c)(3) organizations with a five-year track record and who aid the citizens of Kentucky are eligible. Application guidelines and other criteria are posted on www.kycolonels.org. Through donations from Kentucky Colonels in the Commonwealth...

Kentucky Colonels call for 2019 grant applications from the Good Works program through Feb. 15

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) is calling for established non-profit charities to apply for a 2019 grant from the Good Works Program until February 15. 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that have been in existence for 5 years and who help the citizens of Kentucky are eligible to apply. Grant application guidelines and other criteria are posted on www.kycolonels.org. Through donations...

Commentary: Non-political stance focuses Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels on service to needy

By Pat Day, Bill Samuels, Jr. and Sherry Crose As politics can get in the way of doing good things, we would like to bring attention to an historic Kentucky organization that remains a non-political, charitable group dedicated to helping the neediest – the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels (HOKC). Pat Day First let’s clarify a few things. Many, even some appointed Colonels, think the title is...

Kentucky Horse Park Foundation receives grants to fund wheelchair accessible golf cart

The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has received two grants which will enable it to purchase a wheelchair accessible golf cart. Through funding provided by the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and the WHAS Crusade for Children, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation will ensure that all visitors, regardless of physical ability, have the opportunity to experience every aspect of the Kentucky Horse...

Community donates and decorates new van for Living Arts and Science Center field trips

The Living Arts and Science Center van was donated by Paul Miller Ford and wrapped by Beasley Digital. (Photo from LASC/Facebook)   Paul Miller Ford donated a 2012 Ford Transit Connect this summer to the Living Arts and Science Center and Beasley Digital wrapped it. Not in holiday paper, but in digital art.   The colorful wrap of stars, moon, clouds, paint brushes, a lizard and Kentucky was...