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Get to Know UWBG: Clark County

As a part of our new blog series, we are featuring one of the counties United Way of the Bluegrass serves each week.

Last week, we featured Bourbon County. This week, let’s get to know Clark County!

Clark County is steeped in rich history, and is named for the Revolutionary War hero, George Rogers Clark. However, it’s also the birthplace of beer cheese, a very popular Kentucky treat. In fact, Winchester hosts an annual beer cheese festival each summer. Notable residents of Clark County include Kentucky Governors Charles Scott (1808-12) and James Clark (1836-39), as well as Jane Lampton, Mark Twain’s mother. Clark County’s largest city and county seat is Winchester.

At United Way of the Bluegrass, we are proud to work with the men and women of Clark County to make a difference across the Bluegrass, including our Clark County Board of Trustees!

During the last fiscal year:

Your support through financial gifts and volunteer time help to make an impact in the following organizations that serve Clark County:

Agency Partners:

● American Red Cross, Bluegrass Chapter

● Ampersand

● Apprisen


● Child Care Council of Kentucky

● Clark County Children's Council

● Clark County Community Services

● Clark County Homeless Coalition

● Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council

● GreenHouse17

● Jubilee Jobs of Lexington

● Kentucky Equal Justice Center

● Kentucky River Foothills Development Council

● Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky

● Mentors & Meals

● Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency of the Bluegrass

● Paris-Bourbon County YMCA

● Partners In Education

● Post Clinic

● The Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter

● The Nest - Center for Women, Children and Families

● Visually Impaired Preschool Services

● YMCA of Central Kentucky

Stay tuned this week as we talk with Carolyn Hampton from RSVP Trailblazers and one of our partners from Clark County.

Have another fun fact about Clark County to share, or a favorite beer cheese we should try? Share with us on Facebook!

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