A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Community Ventures is one of 20 finalists in Community Thrives Challenge; 10 to get $1m each

The Community Thrives Challenge, a $10-million funding opportunity by The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, announced 20 finalists and 63 semi-finalists from across the country and Community Ventures was selected as one of the 20.  Later this year, up to ten of the finalists will be named grantees, receiving $1 million grants and tailored technical assistance.   “Community...

State officials, local business leaders meet to discuss West Louisville Redevelopment Opportunities

Gov. Bevin and state and local leaders joined approximately 90 business owners, non-profit directors, charities, restauranteurs, law firm partners and other business-related stakeholders gathered in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood last week to discuss opportunities on revitalizing west Louisville. The event, held at Caudill Seed’s Whole Alternatives organic foods facility on West Main Street,...

Kentucky by Heart: Corbin Seavers teaches children the game of chess, and how to win at the game of life

Corbin Seavers learned by example some important principles from his father, who died when Corbin was only 17. He learned that being a “real” man means taking care of your children — even if you are deathly sick, as the elder Seavers did. “He basically sacrificed his life for my sister and me,” said Corbin. He learned that one should lead in worthy causes and to pursue things bigger...