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Recent $1 million grant to further Baptist Health’s efforts to curb substance, opioid abuse in Kentucky

A $1 million grant to combat opioid and substance abuse in two Southcentral Kentucky counties will support Baptist Health’s latest effort to expand and deepen its behavioral health services across the state and Southern Indiana. Baptist Health Corbin secured the grant to serve 1,000 families a year for the next three years in its home county of Whitley and neighboring Knox County. The grant, which...

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers limiting work to in-state response to Easter storms

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today In a phone meeting with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief directors about the Easter storms that ravaged the South, it was determined that in the midst of COVID-19, all states would handle their own needs to limit travel for teams. Kentucky Baptist DR Director Coy Webb said chainsaw and roof tarping teams met needs from severe storms on Easter in the following counties:...

Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS announces $259.3 million in sales in May

Real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) positively impacted the Bluegrass economy with 1,281 reported sales totaling $259,263,788 during the month of May. According to 2018 LBAR President John Groft, “Inventory and days on market both continue to skim along at historic lows, while buyer demand is creating competitive purchase offer situations that...

LBAR announces $215.6 million in Fayette County real estate sales in first quarter 2018

Residential real estate sales by members of the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of REALTORS® (LBAR) positively impacted the Fayette County economy in first quarter 2018 with 920 reported sales totaling $215,628,456. Sales continue to be a driving force in Fayette County economy. Residential sales decreased 12 percent from 1,050 sales reported in first quarter 2017 to 920 sales reported in first quarter...