Non-Profits

Memorial Weekend Bash and Fundraiser Helps MIA/POW’S Find Their Way Home

  The Marcus Lindsey – 801 E. Main St. Sunday, May 27th 7pm-10pm Silent Auction 7pm-9:30pm Live Auction by Mallory and Lamb Chop – 8pm Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop will be hosting a unique event in support of the Bentstar Project – an organization helping bring POW/MIAs back home to their families.  Music by local artist Patrick Henry Hughes, Heavy hors d’oevres, grab bags, Kentucky Ale and Helwig wine as well as Street performers. Admission is free but 100% of all donations and proceeds from the event go to BentStar.org . Live auction items include: 2012 Fiat 500 courtesy…


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Bare Heart Buddy: A New Business That Helps Those Grieving or in Separation

When we are hurting, children and adults want to hug and hold.  When someone dies, it is not surprising that all of us may find a favorite stuffed animal to snuggle close that somehow reminds of what seems fleeting—that love is endless and timeless.  This is the message that Bare Hearts, a new business created by Louisvillian and Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) Molly Eiche, has established in its line of teddy bears that are filled with keepsakes for people to cope with trauma and grief.  The company is now expanding to working with hospitals and other healthcare circles that…


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Celebs and Pro Poker players go “All in” for the Denny Crum & Robert Williamson III’s Derby Poker Championship benefiting Blessings in a Backpack Thursday May 3, at the Seelbach Hotel

Celebs and Pro Poker players  go “All in” for the Denny Crum & Robert Williamson III’s  Derby Poker Championship benefiting Blessings in a Backpack Thursday May 3, at the Seelbach Hotel Derby week may be the busiest time of year for us die-hard Derby fans, but switch up the old routine and throw in some fresh blood to your events. As a native Louisvillian, even I have overlooked this event, but no more. I am hyped on seeing some great professional card playing – with a healthy dose of star power and a premium fully loaded libation lounge by Jim…


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Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby Approaches for Art Aficionados

Derby time approaches with all manner of events and networking opportunities…..The 3rd Annual Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby sponsored by Norton Healthcare and Red e App will benefit Murray State University art students through a special scholarship fund, and area artists from the Louisville Artists Syndicate, an auxillary group of the Louisville Visual Arts Association. The event will be hosted by the late artist Annmarie Campbell’s mother, Dawn Marie Yankeelov, at the United Way Building, 334 E. Broadway, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the morning of the Kentucky Derby.  Louisville’s Mayor Greg Fischer will be present as well…


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Wellspring Announces Date & Headliners For 14th Annual Derby Preview Party

Derby attire is beginning to be considered and one of the biggest and first evening events related to the Kentucky Derby season is rapidly approaching: the 14th Annual Wellspring Derby Preview Party. The event will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from  5:30 to 9:00 pm on Millionaires Row 4th Floor at Churchill Downs. A sell-out crowd of 500 guests is anticipated for this “signature event” of the Derby season.  John Asher will join in as the master of ceremonies, and handicapper Bill Doolittle will offer “insider” tips for Derby day. Guests will have an opportunity to bid on live…



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Disaster relief in Southern Indiana – Where to help and how to get help

I won’t pontificate about the many reactions we are all having on a very personal level to the aftermath of Friday’s devestating storms that demolished the communities of Marysville and Henryville in our own regional community. But, here is how to help and where help can be found. Please know this is a long term clean up and recovery effort. It will change and evolve with the need and resources available to government, nonprofit and faith groups that are all mobilizing in various ways. What everyone can do – spread the word for NO CLOTHES ARE NEEDED AT THIS TIME….


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Ashley Judd will help Celebrate Freedom Tonight

Ashley Judd is in Louisville tonight Kentucky’s basketball’s most famous and best-looking fan is in town tonight. Ashley Judd is the featured speaker at the Celebrate Freedom Dinner at the downtown Marriott. It’s a fund-raiser for The Healing Place, which helps men and women struggling with addiction. The event is sold out, thanks to the popularity of the actress, who has also become known as a “humanitarian, political activist, fashion designer, model, and philanthropist,” according to Wikipedia, not to mention her notoriety for showing up at Rupp Arena to pull for the Wildcats. She has a degree in French from…



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Gambling On Kentucky

Exactly four years ago today, Governor Steve Beshear proposed up to twelve casinos in Kentucky. As of Tuesday morning his latest proposal wants to allow up to seven casinos to operate in the commonwealth. You may ask what is different except the number of gambling palaces. Well first of all, this new proposal only allows a statewide referendum on the idea. The new bill is also being introduced by a Republican in the State Senate. Not something I would have guessed could happen four years ago. None of these changes guarantee passage. In fact I’d guess the chances are less…