Community Action Council

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11:38 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Community Action Council Launches Award Named For Former Leader

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Community Action Council in Lexington is seeking nominations for a new award created in honor of a former executive director.

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5:39 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Lexington Mourns Longtime Anti-Poverty Advocate Jack Burch

Former Community Action Council director Jack Burch
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Lexington is remembering perhaps its most well-known champion for the poor.

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1:03 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Heat Assistance Program Gets Underway This Week

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LIHEAP, or the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Crisis Program, begins Monday in Lexington.

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1:04 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

MSNBC Host To Speak On Poverty In Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry will be the keynote at Community Action Council’s 6th annual Poverty Forum Thursday. The event format has also undergone some changes this year.

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5:02 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Community Action Council Hires Successor To Jack Burch

Malcolm Ratchford succeeds Jack Burch as the new Executive Director of Community Action Council
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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Community Action Council has a new Executive Director.  Malcolm Ratchford is the agency’s former manager for neighborhood and community services.  He has more than 16 years of community action agency experience, 12 on the managerial side.  Ratchford succeeds long-time Executive Director Jack Burch who retired from the post last month.

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2:56 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Community Action Council Bracing For Sequestration, State Cuts

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.

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1:38 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Charity Auction to be Held at ArtsPlace this Saturday

LEXINGTON,KY--Combating poverty will be the focus of a charity auction this weekend in Lexington. 

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12:54 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

State Child Care Assistance Dealt Major Cuts

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - A round of recently-announced state cuts to child care assistance is expected to affect thousands of low-income families in Kentucky.

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2:52 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Energy Assistance Program Running Out Of Funds As Weather Turns Colder

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.

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3:51 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Energy Assistance Program Grappling With Cuts

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.

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