Community Action Council http://wuky.org en Community Action Council Launches Award Named For Former Leader http://wuky.org/post/community-action-council-launches-award-named-former-leader <p>Community Action Council in Lexington is seeking nominations for a new award created in honor of a former executive director.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:38:18 +0000 Josh James 51319 at http://wuky.org Community Action Council Launches Award Named For Former Leader Lexington Mourns Longtime Anti-Poverty Advocate Jack Burch http://wuky.org/post/lexington-mourns-longtime-anti-poverty-advocate-jack-burch <p>Lexington is remembering perhaps its most well-known champion for the poor. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:39:20 +0000 Josh James 47289 at http://wuky.org Lexington Mourns Longtime Anti-Poverty Advocate Jack Burch Heat Assistance Program Gets Underway This Week http://wuky.org/post/heat-assistance-program-gets-underway-week <p>LIHEAP, or the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Crisis Program, begins Monday in Lexington. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:03:00 +0000 Josh James 43041 at http://wuky.org Heat Assistance Program Gets Underway This Week MSNBC Host To Speak On Poverty In Lexington http://wuky.org/post/msnbc-host-speak-poverty-lexington <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry will be the keynote at Community Action Council’s 6<sup>th</sup> annual Poverty Forum Thursday. The event format has also undergone some changes this year. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:04:23 +0000 Josh James 35548 at http://wuky.org MSNBC Host To Speak On Poverty In Lexington Community Action Council Hires Successor To Jack Burch http://wuky.org/post/community-action-council-hires-successor-jack-burch <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Community Action Council has a new Executive Director.&nbsp; Malcolm Ratchford is the agency’s former manager for neighborhood and community services.&nbsp; He has more than 16 years of community action agency experience, 12 on the managerial side.&nbsp; Ratchford succeeds long-time Executive Director Jack Burch who retired from the post last month.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:02:03 +0000 Alan Lytle 34936 at http://wuky.org Community Action Council Hires Successor To Jack Burch Community Action Council Bracing For Sequestration, State Cuts http://wuky.org/post/community-action-council-bracing-sequestration-state-cuts <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - With sequestration and state cuts in child care assistance scheduled to hit them this year, the Community Action Council is bracing for major cutbacks in its programs. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:56:46 +0000 Josh James 34403 at http://wuky.org Community Action Council Bracing For Sequestration, State Cuts Charity Auction to be Held at ArtsPlace this Saturday http://wuky.org/post/charity-auction-be-held-artsplace-saturday <p></p><p>LEXINGTON,KY--Combating poverty will be the focus of a charity auction this weekend in Lexington.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:38:57 +0000 Chase Cavanaugh 31247 at http://wuky.org Charity Auction to be Held at ArtsPlace this Saturday State Child Care Assistance Dealt Major Cuts http://wuky.org/post/state-child-care-assistance-dealt-major-cuts <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - A round of recently-announced state cuts to child care assistance is expected to affect thousands of low-income families in Kentucky. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:54:49 +0000 Josh James 26618 at http://wuky.org State Child Care Assistance Dealt Major Cuts Energy Assistance Program Running Out Of Funds As Weather Turns Colder http://wuky.org/post/energy-assistance-program-running-out-funds-weather-turns-colder <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - With temperatures reaching new lows this winter, organizers with Community Action Council say a program designed to provide utility assistance to low income residents in Lexington is expected to run out of funds by mid February. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:52:43 +0000 Josh James 26259 at http://wuky.org Energy Assistance Program Running Out Of Funds As Weather Turns Colder Energy Assistance Program Grappling With Cuts http://wuky.org/post/energy-assistance-program-grappling-cuts <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Community Action Council’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, is facing a sizeable budget shortfall in 2013 and the group is unsure how it can make up for the lost funding. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:51:23 +0000 Josh James 25693 at http://wuky.org Energy Assistance Program Grappling With Cuts