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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The Nest gives us a chance to be fairy godmothers, if we hurry

It is not often women in Lexington can be fairy godmothers, but this is one of those occasions. Remember in the story of Cinderella how the fairy godmother suddenly appeared at the last minute on the night of the grand ball and helped the forlorn girl get all dolled up to meet the handsome prince? […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Sorority holds event to inform, encourage women to run for office

It is no secret that Kentucky ranks near the bottom among states for the number of women holding elective office. At the state level, only 23 of the 138 senators and representatives are women, or 16.7 percent. None are women of color. Those numbers are pretty scary considering women comprise 51 percent of Kentucky’s population. […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Court-appointed child advocates make a difference; more needed

Wednesday I discovered yet another reason to buy more jewelry. Jewelers for Children, the jewelry industry’s charitable organization, gave the National Court Appointed Special Advocates program $600,000 to support the jewelers’ initiative to help abused children. CASA then asked its affiliates in 951 communities nationwide to explain how they could put the grant to the […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Film highlights Ky. women who shine with their own kind of light

Rose Will Monroe was a widowed mother of two daughters, working as a riveter in the Willow Run Aircraft Factory in Michigan, when actor Walter Pidgeon asked her to appear in a World War II film promoting the sale of war bonds. Monroe, who was born in Pulaski County, then became the face of the […]

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Pianist coordinates concert he hopes will help heal Liberia’s war wounds

In the beginning, Samson Tarpeh had a pretty good life in Monrovia, Liberia. He was the youngest child of seven born to his father who was a Pentecostal minister and his mother, a police officer. But by the time he was 8 or 9 years old, he and his family had been uprooted from their […]

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Small group of volunteers doing big things

Rebecca Webb couldn’t push aside a deep need to help young people before and after they are snared in a web of violence. “That stayed on my heart,” Webb said. “I couldn’t let it go or it wouldn’t let me go.” A retired registered nurse, Webb said she was studying how to start her own […]

Friday, March 20th, 2015

First 13th Amendment matter of politics, not humanity

In an effort to pacify Southern states that were showing serious signs of seceding from the Union, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate passed the first 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1861 that would have made slavery binding and permanent in many states. Now referred to as the Corwin Amendment because […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Conn. school founder wants to make things happen in Kentucky

Steve Perry, principal and founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn., has been in demand as a speaker for several years, mainly because the public school he founded in 2005 boasts of sending all of its graduates to a four-year college or university. But he also has his share of critics, mainly teachers […]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Ex-felons shouldn’t be made to pay their whole lives long

Floyd Carr, a carpentry contractor in Richmond, has been turned down for work 75 times in the 18 years he’s been out of prison. “It happens every day,” he said. “I went to Winchester Friday and put in an application. But the company said it was drug and felony free.” Carr, the owner of Carr’s […]

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Festival’s final two films are of historic events; one has been re-scheduled

Since Feb. 1, One World Film Festival has been presenting films which are chosen to challenge how we think about cultural, social, ethnic, political and gender issues. The non-profit organization has been doing that since it was formed in 1998. This year, only two showings remain, both at the Kentucky Theatre, both this week, and, […]