Conversations this Saturday

Tune in to this month’s Conversations program on Saturday November 15th with Tom Hailey.

Conversations this month is about the diabetes epidemic.  The show features an interview with the authors of the just published book, The Great Diabetes Epidemic: A Manifesto for Control and Prevention. Show Host Tom Hailey talks with Dr. Gilbert Friedell and Isaac Joyner, MPH about the serious situation we are in individually and as a community due to lack of focus on diabetes as a public health crisis. In their book, they lay out a path to success for control and prevention.

Dr. Gilbert Friedell is a former director of the Markey Cancer Center at UK and founder of the Friedell Committee, a statewide health care policy organization.

Isaac Joyner is a public health policy analyst who has worked on a variety of issues in Kentucky, Texas and the Carolinas.


Banker’s Challenge – November 13 at 11 a.m.

Banker’s Challenge – November 13 at 11 a.m.

The Banker’s Challenge starts Thursday, November 13 at 11 a.m. and lasts until the match pool has been exhausted. A match pool of $15,000 will be available. Individual donations between $10 and $1,000 are eligible for a $0.50 match on every dollar donated until the $15,000 match pool is exhausted.

This means a donor’s $50 contribution earns a $25 match, which equals $75 for the nonprofit, and so forth. Donations must be submitted online atwww.BGgives.org. Donations will be tracked by the time a donor presses ‘Submit’ and by the official Challenge clock in the right hand corner of the website.

A special thank you to Kentucky Bank and Traditional Bank for donations of $5,000 each! Community Trust Bank, Ohio Valley Financial Group and Bank of the Bluegrass & Trust Co. were also contributors to the Banker’s Challenge.



UK Survey of Kentuckians with Disabilities

You are invited to participate in this research study that is part of the Kentucky statewide needs assessment for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. We conduct this needs assessment every three years to help identify the unmet needs of persons with disabilities in Kentucky and to help with the state plan to improve services. You are being asked to participate in this study because you have knowledge and/or an interest in the services available to Kentuckians with disabilities.

Although you will not get personal benefit from taking part in this research study, your responses may help us understand more about services and resources that are needed to help Kentuckians with disabilities.

We hope to receive completed questionnaires from about 200 people, so your answers are important to us.  Of course, you have a choice about whether or not to complete the survey/questionnaire, but if you do participate, you are free to skip any questions or discontinue at any time.

The survey/questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to complete.

There are no known risks to participating in this study.

Your response to the survey is anonymous which means no names will appear or be used on research documents, or be used in presentations or publications.  The research team will not know that any information you provided came from you, nor even whether you participated in the study.

If you have questions about the study, please feel free to ask; my contact information is given below.  If you have complaints, suggestions, or questions about your rights as a research volunteer, contact the staff in the University of Kentucky Office of Research Integrity at 859-257-9428 or toll-free at 1-866-400-9428.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this important project.

Allison Fleming, PhD, CRC
Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling
University of Kentucky
Phone: 859-257-8596



Good Giving 2014


If you give $50 – $149 you can choose 3 of the following items:

Cole’s One
(1) Free choice of appetizer or dessert

Cup of Common Wealth
One (1) Free cup of coffee

West 6th
One (1) West Sixth Brewing kuzie. Choose from Cocoa Porter, Amber, IPA, Lemongrass

CD Central
One (1) $5 off $25 or more coupon

Collins Bowling Center
One (1) game of bowling for 2 plus shoes

Savane Silver
One (1) sterling silver pinky or toe ring

Kentucky Theatre
One (1) free movie admission

Coffee Times
One (1) speciality coffee drink

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky
One (1) free admission to museum

Kentucky Mudworks
One (1) admission to “Try it!” Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing pottery class

The Morris Book Shop
One (1) $5 gift card

Sav’s Chill
One (1) free scoop or cone of Valentine’s Gourmet Ice Cream

Raising Cane’s
One (1) free tea, lemonade, or fountain drink





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Livable Lexington Survey

LFUCG Livable Lexington Survey
Please complete the survey by November 30, 2014.

You have been specially selected by the Livable Lexington initiative to take part in our interactive survey! Thank you for your willingness to participate in the 2014 Livable Lexington survey.

A livable community is one that allows people of all ages to maintain independence and quality of life. Livable communities are safe and have mobility options for all residents. A livable community is reflected in the quality of open spaces, the design and accessibility of public buildings, the range and quality of housing options, and the availability of transportation for all residents. A livable community provides an array of employment options, quality and accessible health care, and a wide range of social opportunities for all ages. Finally, a livable community is a community of respect and inclusion that fosters civic and social participation through open communication and information. Through Livable Lexington, we want our city and county to become an even better place to live.

You can help in this process by completing the following questionnaire. Please answer all of the questions that you can. We encourage you to add your comments in the spaces provided, or at the end of the survey. Please note that the information you provide is confidential and will not be shared in any way that could lead to your identification.


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November 3 at 9 a.m. (right now!)

The Quick Start Endowment Challenge starts November 3 at 9 a.m. and concludes when there are 10 winners.

The Quick Start Endowment Challenge is sponsored by Blue Grass Community Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The Quick Start Endowment Challenge offers $75,000 in matching Endowment Fund grants to participating nonprofits. The first 10 nonprofits to raise $7,500 and receive 50 contributions of $25 or more from a Unique Donor will receive a $7,500 grant to a new or existing nonprofit Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation. A Unique Donor can only receive credit for up to 50% of the total $7,500 match required to qualify for the grant. The $7,500 raised by the nonprofit’s donors remains unrestricted and may be added to its Endowment Fund or received as part of its aggregate payout after the conclusion of the Challenge.