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Clark County, Lexington named among best places for young people

A new report ranks some central Kentucky communities as among the 100 best places for young people in the country.

America's Promise Alliance and ING came up with the list, which names Clark County and Lexington among the top choices.

The groups sponsor a competition that recognizes efforts to reduce high school dropout rates in communities across the nation.

"One of the best things that happens here is the collaboration among all the non-profits, the government entities, the school district," Clark County Community Education Director Cora Heffner said. "We are recognizing the challenges and the issues that our youth face and we are implementing programs and events to address those."

This is the second time Clark County has been named on the list, and the fifth time for Lexington.

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