Transylvania Launches Summer Academic Program for High School Students
[February 23, 2017] - Beginning this summer, Transylvania University will offer area high school students the opportunity to get a head start on their college careers in its new Summer Academic Program.Rising high school juniors and seniors can take courses on campus, taught by Transy faculty, that can earn them college credit and potentially count toward their high school curriculum requirements. They will learn alongside current and entering Transylvania students and will get all the benefits of being a Pioneer, including personal attention from professors and access to the library and its resources.
Students will pay approximately half the price of standard tuition rates, and those fees can be earned back in the form of a scholarship to Transylvania.
Remedy Intelligent Staffing Win's Inavero's 2017 Best of Staffing Talent Award
[February 17, 2017] - Remedy Intelligent Staffing announced that they have won INavero's Best of Staffing Talent Award for providing superior service to job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, talent of winning agencies are 3.6 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the service provided compared to those placed by non-winning agencies. Award winners make up less than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. “When a job-seeker works with one of our Remedy Intelligent Staffing Franchise Owners they get the benefit of the local knowledge and expertise of an independent business owner coupled with the strength of the national parent company. This award confirms what we’ve known for a long time that, when you want a high quality service, go to a franchised business” commented Steve Mills, President of Remedy Intelligent Staffing. "Staffing firms are giving top companies a competitive advantage as they search for talent in North America," said Inavero's CEO Eric Gregg. "The 2017 Best of Staffing winners have achieved exceptionally high levels of satisfaction and I'm proud to feature them on BestofStaffing.com."
ATTENTION KENTUCKY EMPLOYERS: 2017 Bridging the Talent Gap Survey Available Now
[February 14, 2017] - It's true that statewide the unemployment rate continues to fall, but many companies are still struggling to find the right talent for their available positions. In order to identify skills shortages across the state, Kentucky SHRM, along with its partners the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics and KCTCS, and multiple business and economic development organizations, is conducting the 2017 Bridging the Talent Gap Kentucky Survey. Deadline for submitting responses is March 6th. ACCESS THE TALENT GAP SURVEY HERE
Award-Winning Poet to Deliver Transylvania’s Kenan Lecture
[February 9, 2017] - Renowned poet Claudia Rankine will present Transylvania University's 2017 Kenan Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and tickets can be reserved.who also is a playwright, essayist and editor of several anthologies—is the Aerol Arnold Chair at the University of Southern California, the Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University and a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. "Citizen" has won numerous honors, including the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award in 2014. It also was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry. "This collection of lyrical essays or poetic prose bears witness to the experience of everyday encounters with racism," Transylvania professor Jeremy Paden said. "It moves in and through the feelings and thought processes of the person trying to understand the experience of these injustices. 'Citizen' names and narrates these experiences. And in reading and listening to the poems, in learning from them, our world is enlarged." Transylvania’s William R. Kenan Jr. Lecture Series is funded by a grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust.
Lexington Tourism Builds on Record Year
[February 8, 2017] - Following a record year in 2015 as a result of hosting the 2015 Breeders’ Cup, Lexington still managed to increase room revenue and tax revenue in 2016. Total room revenue topped $182 million and total tax revenue collected rose to $12.5 million for the year. “Lexington continues to gain momentum as the destination for convention and leisure travel,” said Mary Quinn Ramer, president of VisitLEX. “Throughout the previous year, our sales team has worked diligently to discover new meetings and conventions to bring to Lexington. Of the 416 leads we distributed, 65 percent represent brand new lead opportunities.” Local pride and homegrown innovation continue to reshape and evolve Lexington's dining, bourbon and craft beer scenes, inspiring more visitors and garnering attention from national publications. Two initiatives were launched to increase the local impact of tourism. VisitLEX and Bluegrass Farm to Table added a new designation for the Beyond Grits dining guide to highlight restaurants that source food products directly from Kentucky farms. In all, 24 restaurants spent $890,539 in local farm spending in 2016.
Four C's Can Help Science, Technology Students Earn Legends Tickets
[February 7, 2017] - The Lexington Legends are stepping into the fields of science and technology through a new educational program. The Legends are working with the Instructional Technology Department of Fayette County Public Schools to provide an incentive for students in the Kentucky Department of Education’s Science and Technology Leadership Program (STLP) to participate in academic activities related to those studies. As students complete four key activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), their progress will be recorded on punch cards that will be distributed to students by STLP coordinators. The activities are listed under the four “C’s” of STEM:
Critical thinking - Students must complete an hour of coding.
Creativity - Students must create some type of innovative project using technology.
Collaboration - Students must attend an STLP meeting or STEM Fair.
Communication - Students must teach someone else something they have learned, either one-on-one or through a class presentation. When the completion of all four activities is recorded on their card, students may redeem the card at the Legends box office for two tickets to a home game.
Seasoned Commercial Real Estate Investor to Bring CoreLife Eatery to Several New Markets
[February 7, 2017] - After last month’s announcement that CoreLife Eatery signed a deal with restaurateur Joyce Lunsford to open as many as 51 restaurants in Michigan and Indiana, CoreLife Eatery has announced that the brand will open its doors in at least three new markets. Lexington, Kentucky as well as Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio will be the newest homes for CoreLife Eatery. The company recently announced that they will be expanding their footprint, bringing a good tasting and affordable healthy eating alternative to communities around the country. As part of that commitment, the executive team at CoreLife Eatery is pleased to announce that the active lifestyle restaurant will once again be expanding into at least three new cities with the announcement of its 18- restaurant deal with Jacqueline Mansfield of Miami, Florida. Mansfield will turn her focus to The Summit at Fritz Farm, the East Coast’s newest premier retail facility for 2017 located in Lexington, Kentucky. CoreLife Eatery will open its doors there at the end of July and will represent the most prime real estate location that a CoreLife Eatery is located to date. In November, CoreLife Eatery will open in Centerville, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton, in front of the new Costco.
Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Recognized with National Award
[February 6, 2017] - Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass has been awarded one of Junior Achievement USA®’s (JA USA) highest honors: the Five-Star Award. The purpose of the Star Award is to recognize staff and boards of JA Areas that meet Junior Achievement’s national standards in operational efficiency and through strong representation of the JA brand. Recipients must demonstrate growth in student impact and superior fiscal performance. Achievement against these criteria is certified through JA USA and audited financial statements. As an organization, Junior Achievement understands that its effectiveness depends on how well JA Areas deliver the organization’s financial literacy, work-readiness, and entrepreneurship programs in local communities.
Hospice of the Bluegrass Has More Services and a New Name
[February 1, 2017] - Hospice of the Bluegrass is now Bluegrass Care Navigators, the company announced today. “Our organization was founded as Community Hospice of Lexington in 1978,” said Liz Fowler, CEO. “As we expanded our service regions to other parts of the state, we changed our name to Hospice of the Bluegrass in 1986,” Fowler added. “And that name has served us well, until now. Our company has grown to provide a wide range of services in addition to hospice care, including private nursing, case management, palliative care and grief care.” The Lexington-based nonprofit, which provides services throughout Kentucky, chose the name Bluegrass Care Navigators because it now guides and provides care to more people in more ways. “Care Navigators’ puts us in a role of being knowledgeable and helpful professionals,” explained Fowler. “When a patient or family member needs care, support and guidance for any serious illness, they don’t have to figure out which of our services is most appropriate. We can provide the information, assessment and resources to connect patients to the right care at the right time.” The company’s service line names will include Bluegrass Extra Care, Bluegrass Transitional Care, Bluegrass Palliative Care, Bluegrass Hospice Care and Bluegrass Grief Care.
Amazon to Create 2,000 Jobs at New Air Cargo Hub in Kentucky
[January 31, 2017] - Amazon has been an active member of the business community in Kentucky for nearly 20 years, employing more than 10,000 people in full-time jobs across 11 fulfillment center locations. Today, the company announced it is creating new jobs and investing even further in Kentucky with plans to build a centralized air hub to support its growing fleet of Prime Air cargo planes. At the site when it opens, the company expects to create more than 2,000 new jobs. “As we considered places for the long-term home for our air hub operations, Hebron quickly rose to the top of the list with a large, skilled workforce, centralized location with great connectivity to our nearby fulfillment locations, and an excellent quality of living for employees. We feel strongly that with these qualities as a place to do business, our investments will support Amazon and customers well into the future,” said Dave Clark, Amazon Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. “We couldn’t be more excited to add 2,000-plus Amazon employees to join the more than 10,000 who work with us today across our robust operations in Kentucky.” Last year, Amazon entered into agreements with two carriers to lease 40 dedicated cargo airplanes to support Prime members with fast, free shipping. Today, 16 of those planes are in service for Amazon customers with more planes rolling out over time. Amazon’s Prime Air hub at CVG will support Amazon’s dedicated fleet of Prime Air cargo planes by loading, unloading and sorting packages.
Blue Grass Airport Sets New Passenger Record in 2016
[January 31, 2017] - A record number of passengers traveled through Lexington's Blue Grass Airport in 2016. As the primary air transportation provider for central Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport saw 1,309,765 passengers. This is a 5.5% increase over last year and is the third consecutive year the airport has seen a record number of travelers. Blue Grass Airport attributes the growth to multiple factors. In May 2016, the airport received seasonal flights on Allegiant to the new destinations of Savannah/Hilton Head and Baltimore/Washington, DC. United Airlines added non-stop daily service between Lexington and Newark Liberty International Airport, providing an excellent gateway to New York City and a great hub for those connecting to international destinations. Then, in fall 2016, Delta Air Lines upgraded its service to Minneapolis-St. Paul from seasonal to year-round, offering travelers non-stop access to the Twin Cities and connections to Canada, Japan and westbound destinations.
Kentucky Beats Gators in Big Blue Slam!
[January 27, 2017] - The Big Blue Nation of blood donors topped Florida this week, 1,653 to 1,569 in the ninth annual Big Blue Slam. “Thanks to Cat fans who rolled up their sleeves this week, at our donor centers, blood drives and Rupp Arena. While it’s always good to win Slam, their generosity couldn’t have come at a better time with winter weather heading our way,” said Martha Osborne, Kentucky Blood Center’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment. “And now that we’ve beaten them in the blood battle, let’s beat them on the court next month.” The friendly competition between Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) and LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Gainesville pits fans of the Cats and the Gators to see who can donate the most blood the last week in January. Kentucky now leads the competition against Florida, 5 to 4.To find more about Kentucky Blood Center, visit kybloodcenter.org.
Kentucky Bourbon Trail Barrels Past 1 Million Visits In 2016
[January 25, 2017] - The world-famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experiences hosted more
than 1 million visits last year, breaking the milestone mark for the first time since the tour was
founded in 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced today. The booming tourist attraction has grown 300 percent in the last 10 years and spawned the companion Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® in 2012, the first of its kind in the country that features the state’s thriving micro distilleries. “This is a tremendous cause for celebration for the entire Commonwealth,” KDA President Eric Gregory said. “Think of what 1 million tours means to Kentucky in jobs, tax revenue and positive publicity. The success is staggering.” The total for all 20 participating distilleries was a record 1,065,961.
Asbury Named County Business of the Year
[January 24, 2017] - Asbury University has been named Business of the Year by the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce. Asbury’s top national rankings, excellence in education and commitment to service were key factors in the award, which is given annually to a business that exemplifies business success and community involvement. “Asbury personifies the criteria used to receive this award,” said Ronda May, who served as Chamber president in 2016. “They have been and continue to be an avid supporter of the Jessamine community, not only by the countless hours their students give in volunteerism, but also as leader in education and outreach services to those in need. We (Jessamine County) are blessed to have Asbury University located in our community.” Asbury President Sandra C. Gray says the award is a testament to the work of Asbury’s employees and the culture of learning and service they create on campus.
Kentucky Horse Park Organizes 100th Anniversary Celebration of Man o' War
[January 24, 2017] - The life and legacy of one of America’s original sporting heroes, the legendary Man o’ War, will be the highlight of a year-long celebration at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning on March 29, his birthday. Entitled Man o’ War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was, the exhibit will open on March 29, coincidentally Man o’ War’s birthday, at the Kentucky Horse Park and will contain never before seen artifacts of his illustrious career as a racehorse, a sire, and from his life in the Bluegrass as one of the state’s most well-known and visited residents. “We took the name of the exhibit from Will Harbut, the man who took care of him most of his life here in Kentucky,” said International Museum of the Horse Director, Bill Cooke. “There are so many pieces of history with the Man o’ War exhibit that racing fans will be thrilled to see.” The entire list of Man o’ War events will be announced on March 29.
Despite Industry Headwinds, U.S. Manufacturers Are Optimistic, Expecting Revenue Growth in 2017
[January 19, 2017] - Carmel, Indiana based Blue & Co., LLC and St. Charles, Illinois based Leading Edge Alliance (LEA Global) jointly released the results from the 2017 National Manufacturing Outlook Survey. With more than 250 participants, this survey report contains the expectations and opinions of manufacturing executives in more than 20 states across the country producing a wide variety of products including industrial/machining, transportation/automotive, construction, food and beverage, and other products. U.S. manufacturing industry headwinds are significant and include both internal issues, such as high inventory-to-sales ratios, the cost of technology, and labor shortages, as well as external issues like the price of raw materials and strength of the dollar. Strategic manufacturers should have ongoing conversations with all of their advisors, including their accounting and tax provider, as to how to overcome these challenges and achieve their business goals.
The Curious Edge Partners with Jimmy John's to Help Scott County High School Juniors Succeed on the ACT
[January 10, 2017] - The Curious Edge Foundation and Jimmy John’s have partnered to help Scott County High School juniors receive unprecedented support on the ACT College Admissions Test. All juniors at Scott County High School were given a practice ACT exam and will receive a specific item analysis which will give them knowledge on exactly where they had deficiencies on the exam. This knowledge, in turn, can help them improve on future ACT tests, including the one each junior in the state of Kentucky will take in the spring. This detailed analysis is the first of its kind to be distributed to this number of students in a Central Kentucky High School. The Curious Edge is committed to seeing each student achieve their academic potential and is thankful to Jimmy John’s for their partnership in this endeavor. Thanks to this partnership, many students will have the opportunity to gain admittance into a college/university or may be able to gain admittance into the college/university of their dreams. It is always exciting to give young people the tools they need to achieve their goals and dreams.
Transylvania to host Affrilachian poetry, visual arts exhibition
[January 9, 2017] - Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery will open its 2017 exhibition year on Friday, Jan. 13, with an exhibition of Affrilachian visual artists and poets. Titled “Black Bone” after the Affrilachian Poets’ first literary anthology to be released this month, Morlan’s exhibition will showcase artists and poets from states in the Appalachian region—including Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Ohio. They will share how those connected to Affrilachia tell the story of the United States through visual and written culture. The exhibition, which will be free and open to the public, will run through Feb. 14. An opening reception for the artists will be Thursday, Jan. 19, from 7:30-9 p.m. The Affriliachian Poets will give a reading that evening at 6 in Carrick Theater adjacent to the gallery.
Transylvania to Open Two Mew Residence Halls this Week
[January 5, 2017] - Transylvania University will open two new residence halls this week, capping off extensive residential life construction and renovation projects. In addition to the four-story, state-of-the-art Bassett and Pioneer halls, the university recently turned a large area in front of the new facilities into green space and opened a nearby pavilion and basketball and sand volleyball courts. The new facilities, which will each house around 140 students, reflect the university’s traditional architecture. They are coed and feature lounges, laundry facilities and community kitchens. Each room has Tempur-Pedic mattresses and ceiling fans.
The first two floors of Pioneer Hall will be home to members of Transylvania’s four fraternities. And Bassett Hall will offer suite-style living for upper-class students. Most residents of Bassett and Pioneer halls will begin moving in Friday as they return for the beginning of winter term Monday.
Legends' Donnations for 2016 top $1,000,000
[December 22, 2016] - The Lexington Legends made donations totaling $1,000,763 in 2016 to a variety of non-profit organizations serving central Kentucky. In its 16-year history, the Legends organization has donated close to $15 million to the region. “The Legends are proud to be part of this community and region,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea. “We will continue to provide support to these great organizations that do so much good work.” Among the organizations and causes who benefited from events and programs in 2016 were: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Breast Cancer Research and Awareness, Military Appreciation Night, Bank in the Park, Guns and Hoses Softball Game, Community Organization of the Night, Hit the Books Reading Program, Field of Dreams, Kids Area, Go Red Night, United Way Bluegrass, and many more.
Lexington Clinic Introduces New Electronic Health Record, Patient Portal
[December 15, 2016] - Lexington Clinic announced it will utilize a new electronic health record (EHR) in partnership with athenahealth, a leading provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for healthcare providers nationwide. “We are excited to implement our new EHR throughout all Lexington Clinic locations and associate practices,” said Andrew H. Henderson, MD, Lexington Clinic CEO. “The advanced capabilities of the new system offer new online capabilities to patients and allow our providers to continue to deliver the best care possible.” Lexington Clinic will use athenaOne services to serve its EHR, revenue cycle management, and patient communication needs with streamlined, easy on-boarding designed to scale and grow with the organization. The athenaClinicals quality management tool is designed to surface preventive care measures as well as best practices for care management. In addition, the implementation of the new EHR allows Lexington Clinic to utilize an enhanced patient portal through athenaOne. This portal will have many new features to help patients access their healthcare from anywhere, at anytime.
LCC, UK Agree to a new 15-year Lease at Rupp Arena
[December 15, 2016] - The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) and the University of Kentucky have agreed in principle to a new 15-year lease at Rupp Arena. The new lease will begin at the expiration of the existing lease. The agreement, outlined in a letter of intent signed this week by LCC and UK officials, will ensure that the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team plays at Rupp through the 2033 season. The current lease expires at the end of the 2018 season. Officials with both LCC and UK said they expect final terms of the lease to be hammered out in the coming months. “This agreement extends the viability of Rupp Arena and ensures its vitality for almost 60 years,” said LCC Board Chairman Brent Rice. “As we celebrate Lexington Center’s and Rupp Arena’s 40th anniversary, this commitment from UK stretches that vital contribution to the city and the state well into the future.” "Great news for Lexington and the Big Blue Nation. And congratulations to the Lexington Center Board," Mayor Jim Gray said. "With some of the enhancements considered in 2013 already in place--technology improvements, ribbon boards and a new center hung scoreboard--we are now moving forward with more chair back seats, new hospitality areas and other improvements. The history and pride of UK Basketball will be played in a reinvented Rupp. It’s a win for the city because of the jobs it will bring downtown; and for UK because the arena will set a new standard by enhancing the fan experience."
Blue Grass Airport and Cork & Barrel Announce Plans to Open Bourbon Store
[December 14, 2016] - Blue Grass Airport is proud to announce a partnership with Lexington’s Cork & Barrel Wine & Bourbon Bar to open a retail bourbon store in the airport terminal. In a prime location, beyond the security checkpoint, travelers will now have an opportunity to purchase bourbon products to take with them in their carry-on bags so Lexingtonians and visitors alike can enjoy Kentucky’s distilled spirits when departing from or arriving to Lexington. Primarily carrying bourbon and bourbon-related products, this store will be the second retail location for Cork & Barrel. Owned by husband and wife team Jim and Bev Taylor, Cork & Barrel has its main store on Nicholasville Road. The airport location will include wine and craft beer products, but will emphasize Kentucky bourbons, barrel heads, bourbon-themed jewelry and apparel, and bourbon-based culinary products. “With Kentucky being the supplier of 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, it is only fitting that Blue Grass Airport has this signature product available for our passengers,” said Eric Frankl, executive director at Blue Grass Airport. “We are fortunate to have our partners at Cork & Barrel leading this initiative at the airport. Jim and Bev’s expertise will allow us to showcase the bourbon industry and provide our travelers with an excellent amenity.” The store, scheduled to open in spring 2017, will have architecture that resembles an authentic Kentucky barrel house. The exterior of the store will include an actual barrel rick—a wooden structure used to hold bourbon barrels during the aging process. The rick will be built using timbers from an historic distillery in Frankfort and will include more than a dozen full-size bourbon barrels from various Kentucky distilleries, providing a great “background” for travelers to take their photos and immediately be embraced by Kentucky’s bourbon heritage.
Kentucky Proud Evening ~ Local Authors and Foods
[December 2, 2016] - Native Kentuckian author, Maggie Green, will be available at the December 15 Kentucky Proud Evening ~ Local Authors and Foods event to discuss her new book, Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass. In addition to writing, Green is a cookbook editor for several well-known trade cookbooks including Joy of Cooking, The Ultrametabolism Cookbook, and James Beard cookbooks. Prior to her work in the publishing industry, Maggie was a personal chef for over 100 clients in the greater Cincinnati area. This event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office. A $5.00 registration fee includes recipe samples from Maggie Green’s cookbooks. For more information, call 859-257-5582.
Blue & Co., LLC Opens Office in Bowling Green, Kentucky
[December 1, 2016] - The accounting firm of Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.) has announced its newest office location in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Firm has seen impressive growth and has expanded its presence into five new cities in the last year resulting in a total of 14 office locations across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Texas. The Bowling Green office represents an important move toward the aggressive expansion of Blue & Co.’s construction niche group. Already recognized as a leader in the field, the move provides an additional depth of knowledge as the Firm welcomes construction industry expert, Aaron Woosley. Under Aaron’s leadership in Bowling Green, the Firm plans to continue to grow its presence in the market. Aaron focuses on accounting for construction contractors and real estate developers and has over eight years of experience with two top ten firms. He has been providing audit and assurance, accounting, business consulting, acquisition consulting and tax services to closely held businesses since 2001.
Allconnect Partners to Scare Out Hunger
[December 1, 2016] - Allconnect employees gave back this month during a Scare Out Hunger Food Drive. Employees in Lexington, KY joined employees at Corporate HQ and the Customer Care Centers in Atlanta, GA and St. George, UT to bring in a total of 14,097 non-perishables food items between October 17 and November 11. The food was donated to four local non-profits: God’s Pantry, Disciples Mission Food Pantry, We Care Atlanta, and The Sunday Feast at Solomon’s Porch.
The Living Arts & Science Center creates ornaments to accompany the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.
[December 1, 2016] - Ornaments by Kentucky artists will dazzle President’s Park (White House) in Washington, D.C. as part of the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting display. Lexington's, The Living Arts & Science Center worked with artists from all over the state to design ornaments showcasing Kentucky's raw materials, the cornerstone of traditional arts & crafts found throughout Kentucky. The hand crafted ornaments will adorn one of 56 trees representing each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia from December 1, 2016 through January 1, 2017 as part of the America Celebrates display. "It's such an honor to be a part of this project. The Living Arts & Science Center works with so many great artists that we wanted to honor their work as well," said Heather Lyons, Executive Director at the Living Arts & Science Center. Twelve ornaments were created, each including a small piece of craft traditionally found in Kentucky. Each piece is inspired by a singular Kentucky native raw material. For example, small wooden elements carved from native Kentucky hardwoods, ceramic vessels formed from Kentucky clay, quilting, fiber arts, glass arts and basket weaving. Each artist was chosen because of their demonstrated excellence in their craft.
WUKY Partners with God's Pantry Food Bank and Stewart Perry of State Farm Insurance to Fight Child Hunger
This Holiday Season, WUKY has partnered with God's Pantry Food Bank and Stewart Perry of State Farm Insurance to fight Child Hunger. For every donation made to WUKY until December 31", Stewart Perry will fill a backpack for a child in need through God's Pantry Food Bank's Backpack Program. Mr. Perry will fill up to 500 backpacks for at-risk children with the support of WUKY Listeners. God's Pantry Food Bank distributes up to 860 bags of food weekly. Each bag contains 7-10 kid-friendly items of food such as a protein-rich main dish (macaroni and cheese or chicken and rice), shelf-stable milk, fruit cups, granola bars, and other items chosen by a registered dietitian. To make a donation through December 31st, visit www.wuky.org.