Council provides disaster relief for horse owners
LEXINGTON — The Kentucky Horse Council is providing coordination for the U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Fund to support horse owners affected by this past week's tornadoes. KHC has experience responding to equine crises through this fund and the Save Our Horses Fund.
“In the past, we have supported many victims of flooding and disasters in other states, and now it is Kentucky which needs this support. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who have been affected by this tragedy,”¿said Anna Zinkhon, Kentucky Horse Council president. “The U.S. Equine Disaster Relief Fund will help Kentucky horse owners with temporary feed and fencing as they work to recover from this disaster.”
The council has been contacting officials in those areas most affected by the tornadoes to assess the impact of the extensive tornado damage on horse owners.
Donations to the U.S. Disaster Relief Fund can be made at www.kentuckyhorse.org/disaster-relief/.
Blood drive set for Saturday
Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday on the bloodmobile parked at Walmart in Danville. This month, the blood center invites donors to be part of the madness and receive a “Bleed Blue in the Bayou” T-shirt after donating blood.
PRIDE provides $6,250 for Casey cleanup
LIBERTY — The Kentucky PRIDE fund will reimburse Casey County and Liberty up to $6,250 for leading the local PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April.
Casey County is eligible for $6,000, and $250 is available to Liberty. The funding levels are based on the number of road miles in the county and city.
The PRIDE funds will offset costs to the county and city for removing litter and dumps and for offering free trash drop-off events.
PRIDE also will give the county and city T-shirts and cleanup supplies to distribute to spring cleanup volunteers.
“Volunteers have such a good time cleaning their community together, and they are really successful at picking up litter,” said Tammie Wilson of PRIDE, the nonprofit organization that organizes the annual spring cleanup campaign in 38 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky.
“Disposing of the trash volunteers collect costs money, and that’s where the spring cleanup funds come in,” Wilson continued. “The funds also help local governments pay contractors to remove dumps that are too big or dangerous for volunteers.”
To volunteer to pick up litter during PRIDE spring cleanup month, call your local PRIDE Coordinator. PRIDE coordinators’ names and phone numbers are available by calling PRIDE, toll free, at (888) 577-4339 or by visiting www.kypride.org/service-area.
Danville ping pong tournament cancelled
A ping pong tournament planned for Saturday at Danville High School has been cancelled due to a lack of registered participants. The National Honor Society had planned to hold the event to raise money for Hal’s Haven and Harvesting Hope.