Monday, 30 December 2013 05:03

Arts organizations, municipalities and educational institutions in Kentucky have been awarded $204,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the federal agency's first round of grant funding for fiscal year 2014.

The NEA awarded 12 grants in the Commonwealth through its various funding opportunities, including the Challenge America Fast-Track and Art Works grants. The agency awarded more than 1,000 grants across the country totaling $25.8 million in support of arts and cultural projects.

"We thank the National Endowment for the Arts for continuing to support the creative endeavors of Kentucky cities and organizations that work to create vibrant communities across Kentucky," said Lori Meadows, arts council executive director. "Congratulations to the recipients who continue to prove they are dedicated to strengthening their communities through arts and culture."

Included in the award recipients was Western Kentucky Unviersity Research Foundation.  They will receive a grant for $10,000 to support a traveling exhibit entitled “Weaving Community:  The White Oak Basket Makers of Central Kentucky”


This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week- Today we are patting on the back the “Unseen First Responders”. Beverly Harbison and employees- Julie Greer, April Dunbar, Dennis Hatcher, Laura Lee Williams, Amy Houchin, Colleen Hamilton, Schelly Vance, Pan Lyons, Jim Spears, Lisa Shirley, Teresa Bull, Alison Burton, Matthew Vaughn, Bill Ekhardt, Bill Shoopman, Kathy Tyree, Joe Perry, Joann Eaton.

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