In the wake of the severe weather and tornado outbreaks across the state, Kentucky State Police posts and headquarters will serve as designated drop off sites for items needed in devastated communities.
The need has arisen for a reputable location that citizens feel comfortable leaving donations, knowing they will reach the people in most need. Items will be evenly distributed to all communities impacted. Collection of items will continue through Sunday, March 10.
In the wake of severe storms that came through the Midwest and South, the Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to help Americans decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families:
• Be cautious when giving online.
Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages and emails that claim to link to a relief organization. If you are seeking to give to an organization involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s Web site.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will present a Celtic concert by The Chattering Magpies and Keltricity 7:30 p.m. March 17 in the Science Auditorium. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Committee, there will be no admission charge, and the public is invited.
The Chattering Magpies, composed of Lorinda Jones and Greta Gillmeister, perform music ranging from ancient airs and bagpipe tunes to newly-composed songs and dances. Members of the Kentucky Arts Council Arts on Tour Directory, Jones and Gillmeister have backgrounds in both music education and music therapy,
The American Dietetic Association, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, officially changed its name to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics on Jan. 1. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in existence since 1917 as the American Dietetic Association, after working to feed the troops healthfully during World War I, continues its nearly 100 year mission of commitment to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
United Way of Central Kentucky beat all previous records by raising $1,031,200 through its annual campaign, according to campaign chair Marilyn Ford. Donations continued to roll in until the last day of the fundraising drive on Feb. 29.
"Our goal was very lofty, significantly higher than what we raised last year,” said Ford. “Because of the generosity of citizens from our five county area, we have surpassed that goal. I couldn't be more pleased."
If you are on the hunt for a reputable contractor after severe weather rolled through the area yesterday, be aware of those who may try to take advantage of your situation: The home repair rip-off artist who may overcharge, perform shoddy work, or skip town without finishing your job.
BBB urges homeowners to use extreme caution when dealing with “door-to-door” or “out of state” solicitors who offer “quality work at great prices.” The BBB offers the following tips for consumers who may be facing major repairs after a disaster hits home:
The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications from Kentucky high school seniors who are interested in qualifying for $1,000 scholarships that can be used for education expenses beginning in the fall of 2012. To be considered, students must complete and submit all application materials, which are available on the KSP website at www.kentuckytstatepolice.org, by April 1.
Some people might feel a tinge of nostalgia when they hear the phrase, “Rebeleers, sound off!” It’s the cheer for the East Hardin High School band. Angela Carter wants to hear from those who remember.
Carter, a 1975 graduate of East Hardin High School, is planning a reunion of the East Hardin Rebeleer Band from 4 to 11 p.m. June 16 at Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown. The reunion is open to any member, parent or volunteer who worked with the program. Carter hopes many Rebeleers with fond memories will want to catch up.
Residents of central Kentucky have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3.
CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.