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Kentucky Foundation for Women to honor Paducah’s Betty Dobson with 2018 Sallie Bingham Award

The Kentucky Foundation for Women announced Betty Dobson has been named winner of the 2018 Sallie Bingham Award. The award will be given at the foundation’s annual celebration of community, KFW Day, on Sunday, September 23th at Hopscotch House. Dobson was selected for her tireless work preserving and interpreting African American history at the Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah. Dobson co-founded the...

Kentucky Foundation for Women names Judi Jennings recipient of 2017 Sallie Bingham Award

Kentucky Foundation for Women has announced Judi Jennings as the recipient of the 2017 Sallie Bingham Award. The award will be given at the foundation’s annual celebration of community, KFW Day, on Sunday, September 24th at Hopscotch House. Dr. Jennings was selected for her work advancing art for social change both nationally and statewide and for her integral role in putting Kentucky at the forefront...

Everyday Heroes: Poor health took away much, but love of writing returned more

Dr. Judi Jennings, executive director of Kentucky Foundation for Women, left, with Trish Ayers at a celebration honoring Ayers as the 2011 recipient of the Sallie Bingham Award. (Photo from Silver Creek Writers)   This story is included in Steve Flairty’s 2008 book, Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes.   By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist   Even when award-winning photographer...