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UK HealthCare partners with state to begin free community COVID-19 testing at two sites on Aug. 24

The ​Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Department for Public Health is partnering with the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare ​to begin free drive-up COVID-19 testing for the community at two sites beginning Aug. 24, UK officials have announced. “Kentucky remains at war with the coronavirus, and a robust testing program is essential to protecting one another, fully reopening our economy and...

Keeneland, Maker’s Mark partner to help disabled jockeys fund with commemorative bottle

Keeneland and Maker’s Mark have a rich history of working hand-in-hand to benefit the community and the horse industry. This year is no exception as the two iconic Kentucky brands have announced the 2020 Maker’s Mark commemorative bottle, with all proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), an independent charitable organization that provides financial assistance to jockeys...

Allison Ball, Kentucky Saves 529, KHEAA partner for Treasurer’s Summer Challenge; set for July

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball announced Monday a partnership with Kentucky Saves 529 and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) to offer the Treasurer’s Summer Challenge that will take place July 1 through July 31. The Summer Challenge is a unique financial literacy educational course for students ages 13-17. One winner will be selected for a $5,000 college scholarship. Allison...

American Red Cross, KFC YUM! Center to partner in Stars, Stripes & Pints Blood Drive July 7-9

July is typically a time for barbeques, fireworks, concerts and parades. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, parades and firework shows have been canceled and many celebrations are turning into virtual events. As hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments, there is also an urgent need for blood donations. That’s why the American Red Cross and KFC YUM! Center are inviting individuals...

Scott County High School students take advantage of BCTC Middle College program to earn credits

Scott County Schools partnered with Bluegrass Community and Technical College this fall to pilot the new Scott County Middle College program that offers an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to earn 15 credit hours each semester toward high school and college graduation requirements. Natalie Dellinger, along with 12 other Scott County High School students, enrolled in five college classes...

CHFS, Kentucky Department of Education partner on framework to improve student care and wellbeing

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) are collaborating on a framework to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of Kentucky’s youth, called Kentucky CARES. Kentucky CARES is a grassroots prevention campaign aimed at addressing the risk and protective factors associated with multiple forms of youth violence in schools, homes and...