Statewide “High Five for Health” campaign promotes healthy habits for students

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHKY) and the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) launched today a new public service campaign informing Kentucky students in grades K-12 and their parents of five habits they can form this summer to set themselves up for a successful school year. “We look at summer […]

MedQuest College opens new veterinary technology learning space

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky Several months after the launch of its veterinary technology program, MedQuest College has opened its newly completed veterinary technology learning labs and lecture space. Located on the college’s Lexington campus, the two-year veterinary technology program prepares students to meet regional workforce needs in agriculture, veterinary care and animal food production. […]

Maryhurst names residential campus after former CEO Judy Lambeth

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Maryhurst named its 46-year-old residential campus after former CEO and longtime children’s advocate, Judy Lambeth. Located off Dorsey Lane in Louisville, Maryhurst’s Lambeth Campus houses the agency’s work to provide therapeutic care to young survivors of abuse and neglect. The new campus name honors the commitment, passion and impact Lambeth […]

Op-Ed: Kentucky’s workforce needs ways to process and heal

By Paula Garner, Maryhurst CEO The following op-ed was written by Paula Garner, Maryhurst CEO. Maryhurst is a nonprofit child welfare agency that provides counseling, education resources, and independence services for more than 700 Kentucky children and families annually. Reliable routine is a cornerstone of mental wellness. The unpredictability of the past two years — […]

Maryhurst announces new CFO and welcomes former resident to the Board of Directors

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Maryhurst has added new experience and perspective to its team with the hiring of chief financial officer (CFO) Anne McArthur and appointing licensed clinical therapist and former resident, Cherie Jones, to its Board of Directors. Jones’ appointment will mark the first time in several decades a former Maryhurst resident has […]

Feeding Kentucky and Anthem provide more than one million meals across Western Kentucky

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Feeding Kentucky and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid teamed up to launch a collaboration to restock food bank shelves and replenish food supplies across western Kentucky communities affected by devastating tornadoes last month. Anthem donated $200,000 to Feeding Kentucky, a statewide food bank network of more than 800 […]

MedQuest College equips students with human trafficking prevention training

By Berry Craig, Building Kentucky More than 300,000 children are trafficked every year. Of those children, only 1% are identified and rescued. However, a staggering 88% of victims encounter a healthcare professional at some point along the way – meaning health care and human trafficking prevention go hand in hand. MedQuest College and the Safe […]

Seven Counties Services expands mental health care access to Kentuckians

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Kentucky residents will receive expanded mental health care access and outpatient services, thanks to Seven Counties Services being named a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) agency. The program is made possible through federal funding, administered by the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services. 43.1% of Kentuckians living with a mental […]

My dog ate what? Tips to keep your pets safe during the holidays

By Berry Craig, Building Kentucky Let’s face it, the holidays are hectic. Last-minute shopping, traveling, and hosting family and friends can keep us more than busy. The added stress on humans can also mean added stress on our pets. When the holidays arise, vets often see a rise in urgent visits from dogs and cats […]

Here’s how to help western Kentucky after devastating tornadoes

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Western Kentucky was my home for the best four years of my life. It’s where I celebrated many “firsts” and met some of the best people I know including my partner of nearly five years and his family. On Friday night, a series of deadly tornadoes ripped through western Kentucky […]