Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky Lake’
Victims are coming forth with revelation throughout the US.
NPR reports in the wake of an ever growing child sex abuse scandal at Penn State, victims of sex abuse are opening up all throughout the US.
Could over-dependency on GPS guidance systems lead you to your death?
NPR reports that sometimes GPS systems are wrong, and when that happens in the wrong place, it could end up being fatal.
Kentucky~ No smoking in Murray schools (not even in the boys room). A Symsonia woman died in a car accident. KY 121 Bypass is closed in Mayfield. Trials begin today for Fort Campbell soldier. State officials are meeting to figure out the finances (good luck). The state pays too much for meds too. More homes are empty throughout the state.
Illinois~ Papayas can make you sick.
A massive 50-mile wide dust storm enveloped Phoenix yesterday evening.
NPR reports a giant dust storm rolled into Phoenix yesterday evening reducing visibility to zero, and shutting down the city.
Kentucky~ A missing Marshall County woman has been found. Some students might have to get more vaccines. Farmers in counties bordering Illinois could get assistance due to storms. The Farmworker Agency garnered a $1.2 million grant.
Tennessee~ Two Nashville men who killed a Fort Campbell soldier have been sentenced. A father and son are stable after a serious boating accident. A man involved with one Clarksville pharmacy robbery has been arrested.
“Beijing has long argued its army is primarily defensive, aimed at safeguarding China’s territorial sovereignty. But the speed of China’s military development is unnerving its neighbors and the United States.”
NPR reports on China’s growing military muscle.
KENTUCKY ~ Democratic candidates Jerry Abramson and Jack Conway speak to western Kentucky Dems at annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner. MSU Capital Projects include library, and science complex. Site surveyors get geo-technical on the Lake Bridges Project.
ILLINOIS ~ Fort Massac doing OK after flooding, on track for events this year.
From the Community Foundation of West Kentucky –
May 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund
In response to the recent flooding in our area, the Community Foundation of West Kentucky has set up the West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund. This unrestricted fund will provide grants to nonprofit agencies, religious organizations and governmental entities that provide long-term disaster recovery assistance to the people of West Kentucky and Massac County, Illinois. 100% of the money received will be used to help our region recover.
The West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund is not meant to replace the efforts of first responders. We encourage giving to those groups providing immediate assistance like the Red Cross, United Way, Salvation Army, and others.
Recovery efforts after a natural disaster may take years. The Community Foundation will serve as a conduit to receive donations and disburse grants to aid long-term recovery. The Community Foundation will establish a volunteer advisory committee which will work with local leaders and experts to determine the areas of greatest need. The committee will analyze each disaster and decide the best use of available resources. The West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund will have the flexibility to grant to first responders proactively and then to other organizations through a grant application process. The advisory committee will encourage collaboration among organizations to remedy unmet needs. Grants from the Fund will be distributed to nonprofit organizations and government agencies, not to individuals. The Fund will only be used for provision of direct services to the people of West Kentucky and Massac County, Illinois. Direct services may include housing, food, household items, cleanup and other areas of need to be determined by the committee. Recipients of grants will be organizations that have established systems in place to assess needs and get help to disaster victims. Organizations who receive grants will be required to provide reports confirming the grants were used for their intended purpose.
The Community Foundation of West Kentucky will devote a page on their website for disaster recovery. This page will list the grants given from the fund as well as links to organizations providing direct services to people in need.
To make a donation to the West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund, send a check payable to the Community Foundation of West Kentucky, P. O. Box 7901, Paducah, KY 42002. Please note West Kentucky Disaster Recovery Fund in the memo section. The Community Foundation of West Kentucky is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are fully deductible under the limits of the law.
If you wish to make another type of donation or if you have questions, contact the Community Foundation of West Kentucky at (270) 442-8622 or toll free at (855) 442-8623. Our email address is email@example.com.