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County’s readiness rate ‘not good enough’

August 7, 2018 – Improving that rate will take the whole community, officials say. Danielle Payne has sent several children off to kindergarten. Over the years, she’s learned what skills they need to be ready and how to prepare her children. [Read More]

Continuing opportunities for farming in our region

July 22, 2018 – Have you ever walked through a freshly plowed field, picking up a handful of soil just to let it run through your fingers while you inhale the rich smell of our earth? Have you ever helped a heifer deliver her first calf, while in complete awe of life as its little wobbly legs stand for the first time? Have you enjoyed the delicious food available at local farmers markets? [Read More]

Helping farmers of tomorrow grow

July 8, 2018 – The number of farmers and people employed in farming has been on the decline for a century and it continues. [Read More]

Farm film screening, panel set for Tuesday

June 22, 2018 – Those interested in a farming career or in knowing where their food comes from will have an opportunity to learn more Tuesday at the Historic State Theater in Elizabethtown. A public screening of the documentary “Farmers For America” and a panel discussion with local agricultural producers is at 6 p.m. The event, presented by the Central Kentucky Com­munity Foundation and Hardin County Farm Bureau, is free and open to the public. [Read More]

CKCF and Farm Bureau announce Panelists for Upcoming Farmers For America Film Screening and Panel Discussion

June 21, 2018 – A public screening of the documentary, Farmers For America, and a panel discussion made up of local agricultural producers will be held on Tuesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. at The Historic State Theater located at 209 W. Dixie Ave in Elizabethtown. This event is free and open to the public. [Read More]

Students learn through play at annual early childhood camp

June 15, 2018 – Everett Smith stretch­ed and squashed slime, made of glue and liquid starch in his hands. Slime was part of an activity Wednesday during the annual Get Ready! Camp at Panther Academy in Elizabethtown. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation & Farm Bureau sponsor a free film screening of Farmers For America

June 7, 2018 – A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a panel discussion made up of local agriculture producers will be held on Tuesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. at The Historic State Theater located at 209 W. Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown. This event is free and open to the public. [Read More]

Get Ready! Camp returns next week

June 6, 2018 – Hardin County’s annual early childhood camp is back for another summer. [Read More]

Kentucky Gives Day raises $308,953 in 24 hours

May 23, 2018 – Nonprofit organizations participating in Kentucky Gives Day raised a collective $308,953 yesterday in the state’s sixth annual 24-hour online giving campaign. [Read More]

Kentucky Gives Day Raised Over $114,000 for Nonprofits in Our Region

May 23, 2018 – Donors across the state of Kentucky gave to support local nonprofits during the 6th annual Kentucky Gives Day on May 22. [Read More]

Local nonprofits hoping donors are active on Kentucky Gives Day

May 22, 2018 – Kentucky’s annual day of giving has arrived, as Kentucky Gives Day is today. It is a statewide, 24-hour online giving event meant to help raise money and awareness about the vital work of nonprofit organizations. [Read More]

Kentucky’s 24 hours of giving returns May 22

May 21, 2018 – Kentucky Gives Day – the statewide 24-hour online giving event – is Tuesday, May 22. [Read More]

What if Everyone Gives 5%?

Imagine the difference we could make in our region if $10 million in grants were available to enhance our communities each year. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation has groundbreaking for new headquarters

April 21, 2018 – Members of the community, students and teachers hoist their shovels Friday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Central Kentucky Community Foundation headquarters in a lot owned by CKCF on Jim Owens Drive adjacent to the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Home of Philanthropy

April 3, 2018 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation announces a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Home of Philanthropy on Friday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. (EDT), located at 200 Jim Owen Drive in Elizabethtown, KY. [Read More]

KUDOS: Praising positives in our community

A CONFERENCE WITH APPEAL.The third annual Inspire Women’s Conference last month not only attracted a well-known guest, but about 500 residents. [Read More]

Statewide Day of Online Giving Brings Kentuckians Together on May 22

Kentucky Gives Day – the statewide 24-hour online giving event – returns to our region for a third year on May 22. [Read More]

$1.6 Million Gift Creates Scholarship Opportunities for LaRue County Students

The legacy of Harold and Cynthia Carter will go on forever through the many students who will benefit from their generous scholarship fund. [Read More]

Stepping into STEM

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 14, 2018 – Nevaen Napier, a seventh-grader at T.K. Stone Middle School, studied her own shoe before making a sketch of it Tuesday. [Read More]

EIS to host STEM workshop this week

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 11, 2018 – Forty girls from T.K. Stone Middle School will work to design a shoe sole this week as part of a summit introducing them to science, technology, engineering and math. [Read More]

Lahoma Routt Church Camp or Mission Trip Scholarships Available through Central Kentucky Community Foundation

February 6, 2018 – Hardin County youth now have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for church camp or a mission trip. [Read More]

Working in unison to benefit others

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 7, 2018 – A renewed partnership between Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the Central Kentucky Community Foundation seems the most natural of arrangements. [Read More]

Over $15,000 available in Heels Together Grants

February 5, 2018 –Heels Together announces over $15,000 available in grants to help women in girls across our community. [Read More]

True visionary aids ECTC idea

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 2, 2018 – A visionary can identify a valuable idea, forecast its chance of success and recognize its impact before others. [Read More]

Inspire Conference lands Heather Land as guest speaker

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 2, 2018 – Heather Land, blogger and YouTube star of the ongoing series “I Ain’t Doin’ It,” will be the featured speaker at the third annual Inspire Women Conference. [Read More]

ECTC, foundation share details of partnership

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 30, 2018 – For Juston Pate, it didn’t take long to understand the importance of the North Central Kentucky Foundation — now Cen­tral Kentucky Community Foundation — to Elizabethtown Community and Tech­nical College, where Pate is the president. [Read More]

ECTC to announce historic donation

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 25, 2018 – ECTC will hold an event at 2 p.m. Friday to announce the gift to the Dr. Robert E. and Rita H. Robbins Fund of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Making it simpler to find tuition help

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 12, 2018 – When it came to applying for scholarships in the “old days,” students would have to seek out applications for local scholarships at the school’s counseling office or hope one was given to them by a thoughtful community member or teacher. [Read More]

Area college, foundation to increase collaboration

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 11, 2018 – The Central Ken­tucky Community Foun­dation and Eliza­bethtown Community and Technical Col­lege, organizations with a shared history, are once again working together. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Elizabethtown Community Announce Strategic Partnership

January 10, 2018 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College announce a new strategic partnership that will strengthen higher education and better position our region for continued growth. [Read More]

Starting 2018 in active ways

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 9, 2018 – KUDOS: Praising positives in our community. YOUTH FUND. In hopes of providing quality sports instruction to all, a new fund has been established through the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Application period opens for more than $115,000 in local scholarships

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 4, 2018 – Betty Holeman and her husband, James, saved money for 30 years to establish a scholarship fund to help a high school student go to college. [Read More]

Tax law adds motivation for year-end giving

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

December 28, 2017 – The end of each year typically brings a flurry of donations for nonprofits. [Read More]

Youth Sports Fund of Hardin County Established with Central Kentucky Community Foundation

December 13, 2017 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation announces its ongoing commitment to enhancing the lives of youth with the introduction of the Youth Sports Fund of Hardin County. [Read More]

Elizabethtown Heritage Council Establishes Endowment Fund with Central Kentucky Community Foundation

December 2, 2017 – The Elizabethtown Heritage Council recently partnered with Central Kentucky Community Foundation to establish an endowment fund that will ultimately provide a new, permanent revenue stream for the Heritage Council. [Read More]

Community foundation, HCS award $1,900 in grants

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

December 1, 2017 – Four teachers across Hardin County Schools received more than $1,900 Wednesday in combined grants. [Read More]

Hardin County Educational Fund Awards $1,900 in Partnership Grants

November 30, 2017 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation and Hardin County Schools award over $1,900 in Partnership Grants to four Hardin County Schools teachers. [Read More]

ECTC honors distinguished alumni, organizations at annual ceremony

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 12, 2017 – If not for the Cen­tral Kentucky Com­munity Foundation, Eliza­beth­town Community and Technical College might not exist. The foundation — then the North Central Education Foundation — raised money to buy the land and build the college in order to provide regional opportunities for higher education. [Read More]

Heels Together helps together

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 2, 2017 – ISSUE: Program awards grants to local agencies. OUR VIEW: Investing in attempts to help others. The women who are investors of Heels Together awarded $18,500 in grant money last week to three organizations. [Read More]

Heels Together awards nearly $20,000 in grants to finalists

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

October 28, 2017 – Three local projects received a boost Thursday night after Heels Together investors awarded nearly $20,000 in grants. [Read More]

Heels Together Awards $18,500 in Grants

October 27, 2017 – Heels Together, a women-led strategic initiative of Central Kentucky Community Foundation, awarded nearly $20,000 in grants Thursday evening. This year, three local organizations were presented grants at the 2017 Heels Together Investors Banquet. [Read More]

St. James starts Vex Robotics program

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

October 18, 2017 – Students at St. James Cath­o­lic Regional School will have the opportunity to compete in Vex Robotics as the program kicks off its first year. [Read More]

Heels Together keeps focus on women, girls

September 20, 2017 – Heels Together investors recently visited three local nonprofits carrying balloons and cookies to celebrate that the organizations were chosen as finalists in the 2017 grant cycle of the women’s fund. [Read More]

LCS receives grants from Dow Corning

THE LARUE COUNTY HERALD

September 20, 2017 – Two LaRue County schools have recently benefited from the Dow Corning Foundation Donor Advised Fund of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

CKCF Welcomes Carter and Sizemore to the Board of Directors

September 15, 2017 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation is pleased to announce Chris Carter and Jamie Sizemore as the newest members of its Board of Directors. [Read More]

Dow Corning awards more than $6,000 to area schools

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

September 13, 2017 – Three local schools have supplies and equipment thanks to grants from the Dow Corning Foundation. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation, Heels Together announce grant finalists

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

September 8, 2017 – With meetings scheduled under the pretense of being further examined on their grant proposals, this year’s Heels Together grant finalists were given a pleasant surprise when organizers arrived at their place of business with balloons and treats in hand. [Read More]

Heels Together Announces Grant Finalists

September 7, 2017 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, Elizabethtown Independent Schools and Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services are the three finalists for the annual Heels Together funding. [Read More]

Defining success

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

August 22, 2017 – KUDOS: Praising positives in the community. RIDER ON PHILANTHROPY. Al Rider always has had his hands on the pulse of community and great causes. [Read More]

Washington County Association for the Mentally Handicapped Legacy Fund established at Central Kentucky Community Foundation

August 11, 2017 – For over forty-five years, the Washington County Association for the Mentally Handicapped has supported the needs of the intellectually disabled in Washington County, Kentucky. At the heart of each project the Association has supported, is a firm commitment to improve the lives of the mentally handicapped in Washington County. [Read More]

E’town native named chairman of Kentucky philanthropy group board of directors

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

August 10, 2017 – For his wealth of experi­ence and having been part of building the Central Ken­tu­cky Community Foun­dation from the ground up, the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative Board of Directors has elected Al Rider as chair­man. [Read More]

Noppadon Onnoy received the Gourmands International Culinary Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Noppadon Onnoy recently received the Gourmands International Culinary Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. He is a student at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the son of Fon Onnoy and Long Chulai. [Read More]

Abigail Edwards received Owen J. Estes, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Abigail Edwards recently received the Owen J. Estes, Sr. Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Dillon Swank received the Elizabethtown Class of 1966 Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Dillon Swank recently received the Elizabethtown Class of 1966 Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Three awarded J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Three LaRue County graduates were awarded the J.R. and Carrie Lee Edwards Scholarship to continue their education. [Read More]

Brenda Ramich awarded the Dr. Jim Owen Memorial Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Brenda Ramich recently received the Dr. Jim Owen Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Shelbi Clark awarded the Dennis and Lisa Parrett Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Shelbi Clark recently received the Dennis and Lisa Parrett Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Micah Skaggs received the Col. Michael Baymor Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Micah Skaggs recently received the Col. Michael Baymor Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Thirty-six students received a Central Kentucky Community Foundation Scholarship to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College

July 28, 2017 – Thirty-six area students recently received a Central Kentucky Community Foundation Scholarship to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. [Read More]

Colby Key Awarded Brice Taylor Memorial Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Elizabethtown High School student Colby Key, son of Joseph and Amy Key, was awarded the Brice Taylor Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Nicole Blackstone Awarded Brianna Taylor Memorial Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Elizabethtown High School student Nicole Blackstone, daughter of Gregory and Delana Blackstone, was awarded the Brianna Taylor Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Madison Blair Awarded Brent Wagoner Excellence in Education Scholarship

July 28, 2017 – Madison Blair recently received the Brent Wagoner Excellence in Education Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

HCS Vex Robotics program receives $5,000 grant

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

June 20, 2017 – The Vex Robotics program in Hardin County Schools recently was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Dow Corning Fund of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Girls empowered to shatter glass ceilings at STEM camp

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

June 13, 2017 – Parker Lally and her friends, all incoming fifth-graders at Lincoln Trail Elementary School, love coding. “There’s so much you can do with it,” she said. [Read More]

Get Ready! Camp underway

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

June 1, 2017 – Schools, local organizations work during summer to prepare children for school [Read More]

06/01/2017 – Get Ready! Camp underway