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Philanthropy drives community progress

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Nov. 17, 2019 – Today brings to a close Community Foundation Week, which also encompassed National Philanthropy Day on Friday, Nov. 15. It is fitting the two are intertwined because our work as a community foundation is all about philanthropy. [Read More]

Lusters leave legacy of caring, compassion

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Nov. 15, 2019 – Feeding America, Ken­tucky’s Heartland, will be reaping the benefits of George and Hazel Luster’s kindness and generosity for years to come. [Read More]

Lusters leave legacy of caring, compassion

Press Release

Nov. 15, 2019 – Feeding America, Ken­tucky’s Heartland, will be reaping the benefits of George and Hazel Luster’s kindness and generosity for years to come. [Read More]

Community foundation unveils new home

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Nov. 9, 2019 – The Central Kentucky Community Foundation unveiled its new home Thursday during an open house. [Read More]

CKCF’s new Home of Philanthropy tells philanthropy’s story in the community

PRESS RELEASE

Nov. 7, 2019 – The story of community philanthropy is intertwined with Central Kentucky Community Foundation, so much so, its history is written on the walls of the new Home of Philanthropy. [Read More]

KUDOS: Praising positives

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Nov. 4, 2019 – HEELS TOGETHER. Since its inception five years ago, Heels Together has been an innovator and game changer. [Read More]

Local students receive Trooper Ponder Memorial Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 29, 2019 – Six Hardin County students rece­i­ved the Trooper Ponder Memorial Scholarship from the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Heels Together awards two grants

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 25, 2019 – Two local projects received a financial boost Thursday night after Heels Together investors awarded more than $20,000 in grants at the Home of Philanthropy in Elizabethtown. [Read More]

Area students receive Martha Jane Hamilton Nursing Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 22, 2019 – Four Meade County High School students recently received the Martha Jane Hamilton Nursing Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Twenty-five area students receive Llewellyn Memorial Scholarships

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 18, 2019 – Twenty-five Hardin County students recently received a $1,000 Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

PNC Foundation dedicates Music Garden in Elizabethtown

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 16, 2019 – Children in Central Kentucky now can create a soundtrack to their learning experience with a newly dedicated PNC Music Garden in Elizabethtown.  [Read More]

Area students receive John Dink Memorial Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 15, 2019 – Seventeen Hardin County students recently received a John Dink Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation.  [Read More]

Six LaRue graduates receive Harold and Cynthia Carter Memorial Scholarships

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 12, 2019 – Six LaRue County High School graduates received the Har­old and Cynthia Carter Me­morial Scholarship from the Cen­tral Kentucky Community Foun­da­tion. [Read More]

Gaddie receives the Hardin County Principal Organization Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 12, 2019 – Laine Gaddie was awarded the Hardin County Principal Organization Scholarship from the Cen­tral Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Russell receives Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. Hall Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 11, 2019 – Chelsea Russell was awarded the Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. Hall Scholarship from the Central Ken­tucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Presta receives Lisa Hays Charness Memorial  Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 8, 2019 – Alexandra Presta re­ceived the Lisa Hays Char­ness Memorial Scho­­larship from Cen­tral Ken­tucky Commu­nity Foundation. [Read More]

Brenna Griswell awarded Col. Larry and Betty Sue French Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 4, 2019 – Brenna Griswell received the Col. Larry and Betty Sue French Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Two North Hardin students receive the first Nandi’s Smile Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 4, 2019 – Sasha Domenech-Ames and Jordan Murrah were awarded the first Nandi’s Smile Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Lucy Sonsalla awarded James and Betty Holeman Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 4, 2019 – Lucy Sonsalla received the James and Betty Hole­man Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Making music

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 3, 2019 – Two young girls play in the PNC Music Garden Wednesday morning between the Elizabethtown branch of the Hardin County Public Library and Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Home of Philanthropy.  [Read More]

Learning: It’s music to our ears

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 2, 2019 – The PNC Music Garden opened Oct. 2 at Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s new office near the Hardin County Public Library in Elizabethtown. The video shows children exploring the sounds following the dedication ceremony. [Read More]

PNC Foundation dedicates Music Garden in Elizabethtown

PRESS RELEASE

Oct. 2, 2019 – Children in Central Kentucky can now create a soundtrack to their learning experience with a newly dedicated PNC Music Garden in Elizabethtown. [Read More]

Garcia awarded the Mac Michaelis Memorial Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Oct. 1, 2019 – Rickey Garcia was awarded the Mac Michaelis Memorial Scholarship from Cen­tral Kentucky Com­munity Foundation. [Read More]

French receives Lanny Skees Memorial Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 27, 2019 – Katherine French received the Lanny Skees Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Dahl awarded Jacob Barber and Katarina Peeters Memorial Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 27, 2019 – Michael Dahl received the first Jacob Barber and Katarina Peeters Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Commu­nity Foundation. [Read More]

CKCF celebrates philanthropy, new headquarters during luncheon

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 27, 2019 – Home. That was the theme of the annual Central Ken­tucky Com­mu­nity Foundation phil­an­thropy luncheon cel­e­bra­tion Thursday at Grace Heart­land Church in Eliza­beth­town. The luncheon showcases the foun­da­tion’s efforts and invites guests to speak about the impact of some of the endowments and funds the foundation manages. [Read More]

Jam session

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 26, 2019 – St. James Regional Catholic School students perform “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz on Thursday at Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Celebrating Community Philanthropy luncheon. [Read More]

Bussiere receives the first PFC Sammie Phillips Memorial Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 24, 2019 – Kyle Bussiere was awarded the first PFC Sammie Phillips Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Cepeda receives Dr. Linda Mayhew STEM Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 22, 2019 – Selena Cepeda received the Dr. Linda Mayhew STEM Scholar­ship from Central Kentucky Community Foun­dation. [Read More]

McDowell receives EHS Class of 1966 Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 22, 2019 – Adalie McDowell received the Elizabethtown High School Class of 1966 Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Guenther awarded scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 17, 2019 – Regan Guenther received the Dr. Larry and Mary Lou Hall Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Three tabbed as finalists for Heels Together grant

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 10, 2019 – Heels Together organizers traveled Hardin County on Monday, surprising finalists for its annual grant with the good news, balloons and cookies. [Read More]

Bullock awarded Dr. Jim Owen Memorial Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 6, 2019 – Noah Bullock recently received the Dr. Jim Owen Memorial Scholarship from Cen­tral Kentucky Commu­nity Foundation. [Read More]

Berlyn Smith awarded Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Durnil Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 4, 2019 – Berlyn Smith received the Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Durnil Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Founda­tion. [Read More]

EHS students awarded scholarships in memory of Brice and Brianna Taylor

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 4, 2019 – Two Elizabethtown High School students recently were awarded scholarships in memory of two siblings and EHS graduates who died days apart in separate accidents. [Read More]

French awarded Audrey Shoulders Memorial Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Sept. 3, 2019 – Katherine Grace French is the recipient of the Aud­rey Shoulders Memorial Scholarship from Cen­tral Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Area students receive Central Kentucky Community Foundation Scholarships for ECTC

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Aug. 31, 2019 – Thirteen area students from six high schools and another 18 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students recently received a Central Kentucky Community Foundation Scholarship to attend the college. [Read More]

Myers receives Col. Michael Baymor Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Aug. 28, 2019 – Logan Myers recently received the Col. Michael Bay­mor Scholarship from Cen­tral Ken­tucky Community Founda­tion. [Read More]

Sound garden to be installed in Elizabethtown

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Aug. 12, 2019 – Children soon will have a new place to play. [Read More]

Community Health Clinic fundraiser renamed

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

Aug. 5, 2019 – The annual Community Health Clinic fundraiser is changing its name to better reflect the clinic’s mission. [Read More]

Book drive benefits campers

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

July 24, 2019 – During June, Pinkham Lincoln Automotive in Elizabethtown held a book drive to benefit Get Ready! Camp, an initiative of Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Cepeda receives Dr. Linda Mayhew scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

July 19, 2019 – Selena Cepeda received the Dr. Linda Mayhew STEM Scholar­ship from Cen­tral Kentucky Comm­unity Foundation. [Read More]

Regan Guenther awarded Dr. Larry and Mary Lou Hall Scholarship

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

July 18, 2019 – Regan Guenther received the Dr. Larry and Mary Lou Hall Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Logan Myers receives Col. Michael Baymor Scholarship from CKCF

MEADE COUNTY MESSENGER

July 18, 2019 – Logan Myers recently received the Col. Michael Baymor Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Dailey Raylynn Harris awarded Brent Wagoner Excellence in Education Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

July 15, 2019 – Dailey Raylynn Harris recently received the Brent Wag­oner Excellence in Education Scholar­ship from Central Kentucky Comm­unity Foundation. [Read More]

Katherine Grace French awarded Audrey Shoulders Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

July 13, 2019 – Katherine Grace French is the recipient of the Audrey Shoulders Memorial Scholarship from the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Four Meade County High School students receive the Martha Jane Hamilton Nursing Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation

MEADE COUNTY MESSENGER

July 11, 2019 – Four Meade County High School students recently received the Martha Jane Hamilton Nursing Scholarship. [Read More]

Six LaRue County graduates receive memorial scholarship

LaRUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

July 3, 2019 – Six LaRue County High School graduates received the Harold and Cynthia Carter Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

MCHS grad receives Dr. Linda Mayhew STEM Scholarship

THE LEBANON ENTERPRISE

July 3, 2019 – Selena Cepeda received the Dr. Linda Mayhew STEM Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Parents enjoy accessibility of new Get Ready! Camp location

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

July 1, 2019 – The eighth year of Get Ready! Camp has ended. [Read More]

Bullock awarded Dr. Jim Owen Memorial Scholarship

GRAYSON COUNTY NEWS GAZETTE

June 29, 2019 – Noah Bullock recently received the Dr. Jim Owen Memorial Scholarship from Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

7 Grayson students receive scholarships for ECTC

GRAYSON COUNTY NEWS GAZETTE

June 27, 2019 – 13 area students from six high schools and another 18 Elizabethtown Community and Technical College students recently received Central Kentucky Community Foundation scholarships. [Read More]

Kudos: Praising positives

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

June 18, 2019 – GET READY! CAMP. Prep­aration is key in every walk of life, whether you are planning your retirement, a vacation or getting a child ready to learn with school on the horizon. [Read More]

Endow Kentucky tax credits create an urgency for donors

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

June 8, 2019 – By now, you may have heard about a unique opportunity for Kentucky donors in the form of a tax benefit. The Endow Kentucky program offers a tax credit to donors who establish an endowment fund or contribute to an existing one. [Read More]

Get Ready! Camp is underway

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

June 6, 2019 – The sounds of children giggling, shouting and speaking to their parents filled the cafeteria of Panther Academy Wednesday as several parents and young children participated in the third day of the annual Get Ready! Camp. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation offers tax credit to donors

LEBANON ENTERPRISE

June 5, 2019 – Each year, the state of Kentucky has offered a tax credit to local donors through the Endow Kentucky program. This year, the state is offering $1 million in tax credits to donors who establish an endowment fund or donate to an existing one with a certified community foundation, such as Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Foundation offers tax credit to donors

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

June 2, 2019 – Kentucky offers a tax credit to local donors through the Endow Ken­tucky program and this year, the state is offering $1 million in tax credits to donors who establish an endowment fund or donate to an existing one with a certified com­munity foundation, such as Central Kentucky Com­­munity Foundation. [Read More]

Get Ready! Camp begins this week

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

June 6, 2019 – The annual summer educational Get Ready! Camp begins this week. The program, in its eighth consecutive year, is an initiative of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. The program is geared toward children from newborns to 5-year-olds and their families. [Read More]

Kudos: Praising positives

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

May 28, 2019 – GENEROSITY THRIVES. Kentucky Gives Day continues to be a hit for nonprofit organizations doing good work around the region. [Read More]

Ky. Gives Day Raised Over $155,652 for Local Nonprofit Organizations

LEBANON ENTERPRISE

May 22, 2019 – Our region united in their giving Tuesday to make this year’s Kentucky Gives Day the most successful yet and for the second year in a row St. James Catholic School led the state in giving. [Read More]

Ky. Gives Day Raised Over $155,652 for Local Nonprofit Organizations

LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

May 22, 2019 – Our region united in their giving Tuesday to make this year’s Ky. Gives Day the most successful yet and for the second year in a row St. James Catholic School led the state in giving. [Read More]

St. James School tops state on giving day

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

May 16, 2019 – The region united in giving Tuesday to make this year’s Kentucky Gives Day the most successful yet, according to the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Today is Kentucky Gives Day

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

May 14, 2019 – An annual fundraising blitz for Kentucky Gives Day has begun. The goal of Kentucky Gives Day is to raise as much money as possible through a single online giving site, allowing donors the opportunity to support causes they care about and giving nonprofits the opportunity to share their stories. [Read More]

Local nonprofits raising funds with online campaign

THE KENTUCKY STANDARD

May 11, 2019 – Several Kentucky nonprofit organizations will be raising funds through an online campaign Tuesday, including groups that operate locally. [Read More]

Students create memorial for their late classmate

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

May 9, 2019 – While toiling under a bright blue sky and a vivid sun, with temperatures in the 80s, several St. James Catholic Regional School students spent their school day Wednesday cleaning up around Freeman Lake Park and building a memorial for former classmate, Tai Sy Le. [Read More]

Statewide day of online giving brings Kentuckians together

LEBANON ENTERPRISE

May 8, 2019 – In a little more than a week, several Central Kentucky nonprofit organizations will be looking for local heroes to champion their causes and support their work. [Read More]

Kentucky’s 24-hour fundraising blitz set for May 14

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

May 5, 2019 – Area philanthropists will get a chance to participate in a day of giving to local causes on May 14. Kentucky Gives Day is a 24-hour opportunity to contribute to nonprofits in the area. [Read More]

Local students awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarship money

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

May 1, 2019 – Jordan Murrah knew she was getting scholarship money Monday, but she was completely taken aback when she received more than $8,000 to use for her future education. [Read More]

Kudos: Praising positives

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

April 30, 2019 – FOUNDATIONAL GIFT. The Central Ken­tucky Com­munity Foun­dation launch­ed its fundraising campaign to help pay for construction of its new headquarters in a big way thanks to The Cecilian Bank. [Read More]

Capital campaign for Home of Philanthropy kicks off

LEBANON ENTERPRISE

April 24, 2019 – The Central Ken­tucky Community Foun­dation has launch­ed a fundraising campaign to help pay for construction costs for its new headquarters. [Read More]

Community foundation starts fundraising campaign, receives $250,000 donation

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

April 21, 2019 – The Central Ken­tucky Community Foun­dation has launch­ed a fundraising campaign to help pay for construction costs for its new headquarters. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation Launches Capital Campaign for Home of Philanthropy

The Cecilian Bank Makes Significant Leadership Gift

PRESS RELEASE

April 19, 2019 – –With construction continuing on the community’s newest home, Central Kentucky Community Foundation’s Home of Philanthropy, financial support for the project is also building. [Read More]

Generosity affirms impact we can have

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

April 6, 2019 – When Fred Gross took the stage last month for A Night of Remembrance and Under­stand­ing at The State Theater in Eliza­bethtown, he did so with a smile. It was a genuine smile. One that told the audience there to hear him that he was happy to see them. And although he didn’t know them, the smile radiated a love he holds for them. [Read More]

‘Child of the Holocaust’ shares story at State Theater

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

March 26, 2019 – A million and a half Jewish children lost their lives in the Holocaust, Fred Gross, who was only 3 when Germany invaded Belgium, told those in attendance Monday evening at The State Theater during A Night of Remembrance and Understanding. [Read More]

Students reflect on Holocaust murals, history at ECTC

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

March 22, 2019 – Holding clipboards with questions that needed to be answered, North Hardin High School students walked around Wednesday studying the 21 murals that are part of the Never Again: Murals of the Holocaust project. [Read More]

Holocaust remembrance event moves to State

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

March 19, 2019 – High interest for a community event next week hosted by Central Kentucky Community Foundation has prompted a change in venues. [Read More]

Holocaust survivor shares story with E’town High students

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

March 14, 2019 – Fred Gross said he is lucky to be alive. The Holocaust survivor spoke Wednesday to Elizabethtown High School students about his journey through France to escape from the Nazi invasion of his home country of Belgium. Gross, who will be speaking at other schools in the county, is author of “One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey through France,” which details his family’s journey. [Read More]

Scholarship Opportunities – February 20, 2019

LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

February 20, 2019 – Scholarship Central Scholarships. Apply through www.ckcf4people.org[Read More]

Upcoming Holocaust exhibit to be open on certain weekends

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 19, 2019 – An exhibit opening next week featuring artwork about the Holocaust now will be open on some weekends. [Read More]

Holocaust murals arrive at ECTC

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 19, 2019 – Next week, Hardin County residents will have an opportunity to learn about the Holo­caust through artwork. [Read More]

Money available to help church youth

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 14, 2019 – Hardin County youth interested in financial help for church camp or expenses related to a mission trip can apply for assistance. [Read More]

Multiple scholarships open to LaRue County Students

LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

February 13, 2019 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation (CKCF) will award over $300,000 in college scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year, including all Elizabethtown Community and Technical College scholarships. The total more than doubles last year’s awards. [Read More]

Multiple scholarships open to students through Scholarship Central

LEBANON ENTERPRISE

February 13, 2019 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation (CKCF) will award more than $300,000 in college scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year, including all Elizabethtown Community and Technical College scholarships. The total more than doubles last year’s awards. [Read More]

Scholarships open to Nelson County students through Scholarship Central

THE KENTUCKY STANDARD

February 13, 2019 – The Central Kentucky Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications now through March 1 for several scholarships available to Nelson Countians. [Read More]

Local scholarships available for Elizabethtown High School seniors

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 8, 2019 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation has thousands of dollars in scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year available through Scholarship Central. [Read More]

Exhibit for mind and heart

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 8, 2019 – How could it happen? It is a question that often accompanies any discussion of the Holocaust. It and other questions will be considered in Hardin County classrooms over the next few weeks as the Central Kentucky Community Foundation brings Never Again: The Murals of the Holocaust to the area. [Read More]

Local scholarships available for students

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

February 1, 2019 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation will award more than $300,000 in college scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. [Read More]

County Schools, Rotary partner with Community Foundation for scholarships

THE KENTUCKY STANDARD

January 23, 2019 – Nelson County students looking for financial assistance will be able to better access available scholarships with the help of a new foundation partnership. [Read More]

Scholarship application days set to assist students

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 20, 2019 – Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s financial aid office and Central Kentucky Community Foundation will host two scholarship application days for the 2019-20 academic year. Any students who plan to attend college during the 2019-20 school year and who would like assistance or have questions about scholarships are encouraged to attend. [Read More]

CKCF adds scholarships for ECTC, Nelson County

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 16, 2019 – Local students heading to college or a technical school now have the chance to earn thousands of dollars in scholarships from an online portal. [Read More]

Scholarship Application Days Scheduled to Assist Students with Application Process

LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

January 16, 2019 – Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s financial aid office and Central Kentucky Community Foundation will host two Scholarship Application Days for the 2019-2020 academic year.  [Read More]

Residents remember long-time educators

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

January 4, 2018 – Margaret Jeanette “Jean” Dud­geon and Mary Maurice Utley were long-time educators at Elizabethtown Com­munity College. Dud­geon died Jan. 2 while Utley died Christmas Eve. [Read More]

Scholarship portal opens Jan. 1

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

December 23, 2018 – The new year brings a new opportunity for students to apply for college scholarships. A partnership between Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and Central Kentucky Community Foundation will make it easier for ECTC students to apply for multiple scholarships through the foundation’s Scholarship Central application portal, according to ECTC.  [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation celebrates Community Foundation Week

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

December 14, 2018 – Central Kentucky Com­munity Foundation re­cently highlighted its collaboration with other entities for the betterment of the 10-county region it serves in celebration of Community Foundation Week. The foundation, its staff, board members, donors and supporters embodied its motto, “Let’s do some good today” by serving at other nonprofits to support them in their mission in the region. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation welcomes new board members

THE KENTUCKY STANDARD

December 11, 2018 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation, the philanthropic focal point serving Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors. [Read More]

Woodland Elementary teacher receives grant

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

December 10, 2019 – The Central Kentucky Community Foundation surprised Woodland Ele­men­tary School teacher Rebecca Tabb with a grant Friday morning. [Read More]

CKCF New Board Members

LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

December 5, 2018 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation, the philanthropic focal point serving Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties, recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors. [Read More]

Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown members gather for meeting

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 28, 2018 – Second Vice-Presi­dent Linda Luckett introduced guest speaker Davette Swi­ney, president and CEO of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation. [Read More]

Community foundation adds new board members

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 26, 2018 – The Central Kentucky Community Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors. [Read More]

Heels Together awards grants to Community Health Clinic, Warm Blessings

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 14, 2018 – Heels Together, a women-led strategic initiative of Cen­tral Ken­tucky Community Foun­dation, awarded $22,000 in grants Nov. 1. [Read More]

CKCF leads effort for community investment

LEBANON ENTERPRISE

November 14, 2018 – For the past 58 years, Central Kentucky Community Foundation – and before that North Central Education Foundation – has helped people invest in their communities through philanthropy. [Read More]

CKCF leads effort for community investment

LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

November 14, 2018 – For the past 58 years, Central Kentucky Community Foundation – and before that North Central Education Foundation – has helped people invest in their communities through philanthropy. [Read More]

Foundation, partners hope to better community through service

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 13, 2019 – Hays Prather smiled big for the camera and smiled even bigger as women from the Central Kentucky Com­mu­nity Foundation and staff at the Carl M. Brashear Radcliff Veterans Center told him how good the picture looked. [Read More]

Kudos: Saluting veterans

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 12, 2019 – INVESTMENT IMPACT. Heels Together, a group of women investors who support projects that help women and girls in the community, recently awarded grants of $15,000 to the Community Health Clinic and $7,000 to Warm Blessings soup kitchen. [Read More]

CKCF celebrates Community Foundation Week

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 11, 2019 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation this week will be celebrating Community Foundation Week, a celebration of the role organizations play in promoting charitable resources and building stronger communities. [Read More]

New women’s health initiative seeks to ‘bridge the gap’

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

November 4, 2019 – Central Kentucky women who are in need of cancer screenings, mammograms and pelvic exams soon will be able to receive services at the Community Health Clinic. [Read More]

Lessons from man called Dee

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

October 28, 2019 – ISSUE: Recalling Dee Huddleston and his career. OUR VIEW: Product of his era, Senator was a servant. Once upon a time, in a more uncomplicated America, elected officials were viewed as public servants.  [Read More]

Broadcaster turned legislator, Dee Huddleston impacted area

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

October 17, 2019 – Walter D. Huddleston’s low-key manner, smooth vocals and leadership skills brought him popularity on the radio and eventually positions of power in Frankfort and Washington, D.C. The two-term U.S. senator, unseated in part by a legendary attack ad, died Tuesday at age 92. [Read More]

ECTC to restructure workforce training program

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

October 12, 2019 – In a move to help local companies, Elizabeth­town Community and Technical College is looking to revamp Workforce Solutions, its external training division. [Read More]

Heels Together reveals four finalists for grants

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

October 3, 2018 – Four area nonprofits are in the running for nearly $20,000 in grant funding from Heels Together, the women-led strategic initiative announced Tuesday. Finalists were surprised at their offices last week. This year’s finalists are CASA of the Heartland, the Com­munity Health Clinic, Hardin County Skills U and Warm Blessings. [Read More]

Central Kentucky Community Foundation hosts annual Celebrating Community Philanthropy luncheon

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

September 30, 2018 – Central Kentucky Com­munity Foundation recently held its annual Cele­brating Community Phil­anthropy luncheon. During the luncheon, community partners shared personal experiences about how they have decided to pass on their legacy through Central Kentucky Community Foundation – the philanthropic focal point in the region, serving Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties – so that opportunity is left for the next generation. [Read More]

Foundation celebrates philanthropy at luncheon

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

September 21, 2018 – The Central Ken­tucky Community Foundation celebrated the love of giving and helping others Thursday during its annual Celebrating Community Phil­an­thropy luncheon. One reason for the event is to increase awareness of how charit­able giving contributes to the well-being of residents now and in the future.  [Read More]

County’s readiness rate ‘not good enough’

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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]

Farmers for America

LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

June 13, 2018 – A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a panel discussion made up of local agriculture producers will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at The Historic State Theater located at 209 W. Dixie Ave, Elizabethtown. [Read More]

Groups offering free film screening of Farmers For America

THE KENTUCKY STANDARD

June 9, 2018 – A public screening of the documentary, Farmers for America, and a panel discussion made up of local agriculture producers will be held Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at The Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., in Elizabethtown. This event is free and open to the public. [Read More]

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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

LANE REPORT

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

What if Everyone Gives 5%?

PRESS RELEASE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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 Ky Community Foundation offers Endow Kentucky Tax Credit to donors

THE KENTUCKY STANDARD

April 17, 2018 – Central Kentucky Community Foundation works with philanthropist across our region on gifts eligible for the Endow Kentucky tax credit program. [Read More]

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

April 3, 2018 – 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]

$1.6 Million Gift Creates Scholarship Opportunities for LaRue County Students

LARUE COUNTY HERALD NEWS

February 28, 2018 – 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]

Statewide Day of Online Giving Brings Kentuckians Together on May 22

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

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 NEWS

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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 the community and great causes. [Read More]

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

PRESS RELEASE

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 improving 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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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

PRESS RELEASE

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]