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KY Preservation Awards Nominations Sought

KY Preservation Awards Nominations Sought

The Kentucky Heritage Council says nominations are being taken for the state’s annual preservation awards.The awards are named for Kentucky’s first state historic preservation officer, Ida Lee Willis, and are given for the protection, preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings and cultural resources.The council said in a news release the awards ceremony will take place in May in Frankfort during National Historic Preservation Month.The Ida Lee Willis Memorial Foundation hosts the event with the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office.Nominations must be received in the council office or postmarked by April 22.




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Improving The Lives of Foster Kids

Improving The Lives of Foster Kids

The Administrative Office of the Courts says a community forum is being held to discuss improving outcomes for children and families involved in the Kentucky foster care system.A statement from the agency says Citizen Foster Care Review Boards are hosting the forum Thursday at the Pulaski County Board of Education in Somerset. The forum is one of six being hosted across the state between March 28 and April 18 as part of legislative reforms.Kentucky Citizen Foster Care Review Board Chairman Tom Stevenson says the public is invited to share concerns about the foster care system as well as ideas to improve it.




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New KY Low-Income Program Gets National Attention

New KY Low-Income Program Gets National Attention

During an event on Saturday, several Kentucky leaders made an announcement about a new program that studies low-income families and employment.According to a release, the event was held at Lake Hills Oasis in Somerset. Governor Matt Bevin, US Congressman Hal Rogers, and many others attended.The program is called Building Evidence on Employment Strategies for Low-Income Americans (BEES). A release states, Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) was selected as one of the first organizations in the United States to participate.“The drug abuse crisis has invaded all of our lives in some way,” Congressman R ogers was quoted in the release.The project will help ARC be evaluated on the work they are doing for families in Kentucky.




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Annual Trail Season Is Underway

Annual Trail Season Is Underway

Hundreds of bird dogs and their hunters kicked off the annual trail season with the Champion of Champions Dog Trail Sunday.The event was held at the Cedar Creek Sportsman Club in Stanford.Over 200 dogs and their handles from 13 states competed in the trial to be the best.Competitors say these competitions bring out the best of the best as it takes time and dedication to train these dogs for this kind of work.




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New Homeless Shelter In Floyd County

New Homeless Shelter In Floyd County

A new homeless shelter is opening in Floyd County.It’s called East Kentucky House of Hope.Board of Directors President Gail Spradlin says this is years in the making.”It’s surreal. After three years and blood, sweat and tears,” recalled Spradlin.”I’m super excited and you know our community has needed this for a while now,” Spradlin pointed out.Clients who have problems with substance abuse will be required to attend treatment prior to admission.Spradlin says their goal is to get people back on their feet.KY River Commission has hired 7 staff members to work at the shelter 24/7. The shelter will house 12 clients at a time.




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KY Trying For The Elite 8

KY Trying For The Elite 8

Kentucky knows who they will play Friday Night at 9:59 on TBS.The Houston Cougars who are the 3 seed, defeated the 11 seed of Ohio State.The Cougars have won a program record of 33 games this season.Kentucky and Houston will play Friday in Kansas City for a ticket to the Elite 8.




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