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State Farm awards $10,000 grant to Prichard Committee to support parent leadership institute

State Farm is providing continuing support for the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence with its recent $10,000 grant to the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership. The grant, reflecting State Farm’s longstanding commitment to the work, will assist the committee’s efforts to provide training and a comprehensive system of supports to engage and empower parents to become vocal advocates...

Forecastle announces enhanced environmental activism efforts for 2018 Festival July 13-15

The Forecastle Festival has, since 2003, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. The activist arm of the festival includes several sustainability partnerships that help to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint, properly dispose of waste, and protect biodiversity hotspots around the globe. This year, Forecastle has expanded its activism efforts and will be more focused on...

State Farm reminds consumers of top fire risks during the holidays, provides tips to stay safe

The holiday season is the time of year when most people are thinking about shopping for gifts, office parties, and spending time with family and friends. Sadly, this is also the time when home fires peak. Approximately one-third of home fires and home fire deaths occur during December, January and February. State Farm reminds consumers that the potential for a home fire is highest during the winter...

Don’t Get Stuck: Carry items in your trunk that will help you avoid getting mired in the snow and ice

The first real taste of winter weather is coming. With snow and ice in the forecast, now is the time to make sure you have what you need in your car in case you find yourself stuck on the road. State Farm offers the following tips to be prepared with a “Trunk Transformation.” Doing so is easy and could prove to be quite beneficial in the event of an emergency. Take the time to get the junk...

Keven Moore on Insurance: When a dog bites, owner also feels the pain – in his pocketbook

Just recently, the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm, the nation’s largest writer of homeowners insurance, said that dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claim dollars paid out in 2013, costing more than $483 million.   When I read that, I had a flashback to the early 1970s and growing up in the Garden Springs neighborhood. I remembered...

Electric alley-oop advances EKU's Marcus Lewis to finals in Dark Horse Dunker contest

EKU’s Marcus Lewis will compete in the final round of the State Farm Dark Horse Dunker competition. (Photo from EKU)   Eastern Kentucky senior Marcus Lewis has advanced to the finals of the 2014 “State Farm Dark Horse Dunker” Facebook competition. The winner of the Facebook contest will compete at the State Farm College Slam Dunk Championship held in Dallas during the 2014...

EKU Center for Economic Education leads effort to give K-12 teachers free curriculum

The Eastern Kentucky University Center for Economic Education, with support from the Council on Economic Education and State Farm, is collaborating with similar centers at Northern Kentucky University and Morehead State University to provide training and free copies of the Virtual Economics 4.0 Flash Drive (a $109.95 value) to K-12 teachers in schools throughout the region. &nbsp Virtual Economics...