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10 Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities awarded ARC grants from The Center for Rural Development for community strategic planning

Updated: 04/16/2012 - Ten Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities and organizations have been awarded federal grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to advance strategic planning efforts in the region as part of the latest round of grants presented by The Center for Rural Development.

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10 Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities awarded ARC grants from The Center for Rural Development for community strategic planning

Updated: 04/16/2012 - Ten Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities and organizations have been awarded federal grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to advance strategic planning efforts in the region as part of the latest round of grants presented by The Center for Rural Development.

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TEDxLex goes to Doha, Qatar

Updated: 04/16/2012 - TEDxLex co-organizer, Michelle Lowe will head to Doha, Qatar in 2 weeks to represent Lexington, Kentucky

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Commissioner Comer warns equine owners about West Nile

Updated: 03/28/2012 - Today, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer issued a warning that weather conditions are ripe for an outbreak of West Nile Virus and cited State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Stout’s advice that Kentucky equine owners should consult their veterinarians about vaccinating their horses against the disease.

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COUNTRY MUSIC HIGHWAY “ROAD TO FAME” COMPETITION NAMES TOP 20 CONTESTANTS FROM EACH AUDITION LOCATIONS

Updated: 10/22/2012 - Over the weekend, hundreds of contestants showcased their talent for Nashville, TN Music Row executives during the opening Country Music Highway "Road to Fame” auditions in Eastern Kentucky. The ‘Road to Fame’ competition is searching for the next potential star to come from Kentucky’s famed Country Music Highway, an area with a vast musical heritage and home to many country stars for decades.

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted: 03/26/2012 - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Kentucky leads the way...in blanketing our Commonwealth in blue and silver pinwheels. The blue and silver pinwheel is a symbol of childhood and forms the cornerstone of the national Pinwheels for Prevention child abuse awareness campaign being conducted throughout the nation. Kentucky’s campaign, the second largest in the nation, is being coordinated through Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky

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Learn more about Your Center of Learning’s Online LIVE classes on April 3 at a free informational session at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset

Updated: 04/16/2012 - Online LIVE classes – live, expert instruction on the Web in the nation’s leading technical training courses – are now available through The Center for Rural Development’s Your Center of Learning business and workplace training program. Learn more about advanced technical training at a FREE informational session from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at The Center for Rural Development, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at traffic light 15) in Somerset, KY. Community representatives, business leaders, and employers in your area are invited to attend this informational session presented by The Center and New Horizons Computer Learning Center, our e-learning and training partners. Please consider publishing the attached news release, posting the information on your Website, or wherever you feel is appropriate. Online Live is an integrated learning experience, using the Internet to provide live, interactive lessons between an instructor and students.

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Jefferson County Students Visit Toyota North America Production Support Center

Posted: 03/23/2012 - “The plant was more modern than I expected, and the visit changed what I usually think about manufacturing,” said Iroquois High School sophomore Brian Reed. Reed was impressed by the Toyota facility at Georgetown, Ky. and the way people work together with technology to create a product, in this case a Toyota Camry.

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'Kentucky Cares' campaign surpasses $400,000

Posted: 03/09/2012 - Today's Kentucky Cares Telethon in partnership with the American Red Cross, WKYT, Clear Channel Radio, the Lexington-Herald Leader, and UK IMG Sports Marketing raised $404,682.

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'Kentucky Cares' campaign plans tornado relief effort for Friday

Updated: 03/05/2012 - It's a combination that proves "Kentucky Cares." On Friday -- the day Kentucky Wildcats make their 2012 Southeastern Conference tournament debut in New Orleans -- the American Red Cross is joining forces with WKYT, The Lexington-Herald Leader, Clear Channel Radio, UK IMG Sports Marketing and Central Bank in the "Kentucky Cares" campaign to make sure the victims of last week's tornado outbreak remain in everyone's thoughts.

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KSP posts to help tornado victims

Posted: 03/05/2012 - People wanting to help tornado victims can drop off items at State Police posts starting Tuesday.

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The Voices of Tomorrow Win Big at Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition

Posted: 03/04/2012 - The 7th Annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarship prizes to fifteen students, coming from as far as Korea, who will be beginning their studies at the University of Kentucky this fall semester.

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Jean R. Hale to speak at Lexington NAWBO March Meeting

Posted: 03/02/2012 - Jean R. Hale to speak at Lexington NAWBO March Meeting. Ms. Hale holds a BS in Business and a minor in Mathematics from Pikeville College (now University of Pikeville) both of which have been very useful in her chosen profession.

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