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Berea named one of nation’s best colleges by Princeton Review’s ‘Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition’

The Princeton Review has once again included Berea College in its just-released publication of “The Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition.” Berea is nationally recognized for its high-quality education and its distinctive labor program, which hires every admitted student to help operate the school. Berea is also known for its Tuition Promise Scholarship that covers the $44,100 annual tuition cost for...

Austin Griffiths: March is Social Work Month, an annual opportunity to spotlight those helping others

It’s finally March in Kentucky, and we all know what that means. Nope, sorry, we’re not talking about basketball. March is Social Work Month—an annual opportunity to spotlight those who are dedicated to helping others to reach their full potential. The theme in 2019 “Elevate Social Work” is an appropriate way to recognize this honorable profession. Social work is often portrayed inaccurately...

Rep. Mike Denham: Volunteers and nonprofit organizations should be recognized for service

FRANKFORT – Those who say you can’t get something for nothing apparently have never met a volunteer.   About two-thirds of adults in our country actively help others like a neighbor, while roughly a fourth go a step further and donate time through their churches, civic groups, charities, schools and other helpful organizations.   That group provides about 8 billion hours of work for free...

Beshear asks for nominations of exceptional Kentuckians for Governor's Service Awards

  For those who know an extraordinary Kentuckian or group who gives selflessly to help improve the lives of others, it’s time to consider making a nomination for one of the 2015 Governor’s Service Awards.   To honor these individuals and groups and highlight the impact of volunteerism and service, the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, an agency of the Kentucky...

10 organizations receive arts assistance grants from the Ky. Arts Council to serve seniors

  The Kentucky Arts Council is awarding more than $50,000 to 10 community organizations that will provide hands-on arts programming to people 65 and older in its second round of funding through the Arts Access Assistance Grant.   “Creative aging and lifelong learning in the arts” was the theme for the fiscal year 2015 grant cycle.   Arts Access Assistance Grants support arts...