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Oct 17,2012
 This past August I passed the ten-year mark at United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG).  It may sound cliché, but the changes in this organization during that time have been amazing.  UWBG has grown from  being simply a fundraising organization to one that is focused on significant community change.   Let me reflect a moment on my journey to United Way.  As a Social Work graduate student at UK, I...
Oct 15,2012
During the past month, something very positive and inspiring has been occurring in Central Kentucky, RSVP Trailblazers volunteers have been returning to classrooms and after-school programs in Anderson, Clark, Scott and Woodford counties to assist in the mentoring and tutoring of children. The mission of Trailblazers is to provide volunteer opportunities to adults 55+, allowing them to utilize...
Oct 11,2012
CENTRAL KENTUCKY NEEDS YOU!As we near toward the close of 2012, it’s very close to everyone’s “favorite” time of year, income taxes! Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a little, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about filing for next year. Here at United Way of the Bluegrass, preparations for the 2013 tax season are already underway. When the time finally comes for taxes, I have just one little...
Oct 08,2012
For the past few weeks, I have been attending meetings all across our service region to gauge who's who in the health arena.  One area that has sparked my interest is in the health of children in our schools.  With 23,364 high school students and 19,063 middle school students in our nine county service region, this is an issue of up most importance.     In 2011 the Kentucky Department of...
Oct 03,2012
 Dr. Alyce Emerson knows a thing or two about education.  She received a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and spent 31 years teaching middle and high school children before retiring.  She currently works part-time for United Way of the Bluegrass working on special education projects, the latest of which returned her to her roots.  United Way of the Bluegrass corporate partner Ashland, Inc. had...