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We are absolutely thrilled the Lexington Writer's Room is among the Kentucky Humanities Council grant recipients! The first grant we've applied for. It recognizes the burden we faced due to the pandemic and will provide some of the funds we'll need to re-build and grow our amazing and diverse community of writers. We're so honored to be among the recipients. This is just the beginning!

From the press release:

Kentucky Humanities Awards $800,000 to 51 Kentucky Organizations Kentucky Humanities has awarded $800,382 to 51 cultural organizations throughout the state through funds from with National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Joseph R. Biden. Kentucky Humanities ARP Grants provide funding to museums, archives, historic sites, and other nonprofit cultural agencies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Businesses across the country, including not-for-profit agencies, continue to feel the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bill Goodman, Kentucky Humanities Executive Director. “This money appropriated by Congress will help many cultural organizations throughout the Commonwealth get back on their feet and adapt to the societal changes COVID-19 has brought. Kentucky Humanities is glad to work with the National Endowment for the Humanities to get these much-needed funds in the hands of humanities-based organizations throughout Kentucky.”

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Please join us in congratulating LWR member journalist Sarah Baird on the launch of her news publication called The Goldenrod, which covers "the vibrant—but currently underserved—small towns, hamlets and communities of Central and Eastern Kentucky." Sarah is a seasoned journalist and one of 12 global winners selected by the Substack Local Program. Check out The Goldenrod and consider subscribing!

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As a nonprofit organization, we use a variety of fundraising tools to help manifest our mission. We're happy to share a FUN and FASHIONABLE way you can support what we do. T-SHIRTS! They're available in several styles and colors, and a portion of every purchase comes back to the nonprofit. Check out the options here. We've gotten ours and can confirm they're super comfy and gorgeous!

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