habitat for humanity http://wkms.org en Senior Corps Week Highlights Volunteers http://wkms.org/post/senior-corps-week-highlights-volunteers <p></p><p>Older adults provide more than 80 million hours of volunteer service in southern Illinois, western Kentucky and across the country.</p><p>This is Senior Corps Week. Senior Corps is part of the federal Corporation for National &amp; Community Service. CEO Wendy Spencer said seniors are volunteering at a record rate.</p><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 16:17:14 +0000 Jeff Williams (WSIU) 31584 at http://wkms.org Senior Corps Week Highlights Volunteers Kentucky Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 20th Years with Capitol Rally http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-habitat-humanity-celebrates-20th-years-capitol-rally <p></p><p>Joined by Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, the Kentucky Habitat for Humanity foundation celebrated their 20th year of service in the Commonwealth with a Capitol rally. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:53:59 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 28248 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 20th Years with Capitol Rally Providing Affordable Housing and New Taxpayers to Hopkins Co. http://wkms.org/post/providing-affordable-housing-and-new-taxpayers-hopkins-co <p>Habitat of Hopkins County has built 57 homes since 1990, involving families, many volunteers, and robust fundraising. Hopkins County Habitat for Humanity aims to build 4 new homes this year.&nbsp; Its executive director Heath Duncan is with us on Sounds Good to talk about how they get this done with local volunteers and “caravaners.”</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:37:12 +0000 Kate Lochte 23663 at http://wkms.org Providing Affordable Housing and New Taxpayers to Hopkins Co. Human Rights Commission Honors Habitat for Humanity http://wkms.org/post/human-rights-commission-honors-habitat-humanity <p>In Paducah, the Human Rights Commission paid tribute to fair housing practices in the area by honoring Habitat for Humanity and the Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center with Fair Housing Awards on Thursday.&nbsp; Casey Northcutt&nbsp; provides a quick update on the efforts in Paducah to build homes for low-income families.</p><p>Homes have sprung up around the area as part of a citywide effort to provide housing to all segments of the population.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:13:03 +0000 Casey Northcutt 17633 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/12/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-41212 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/12/150497103/the-monkey-business-of-recognizing-language"> New research shows that first-graders and baboons have at least one thing in common.</a></p><p><strong>State Governments:</strong></p><p>Kentucky House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement on a <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/road-plan-approved">massive road construction plan</a>.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:38:55 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17618 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/12/12 Local Non-Profits Recognized for Service http://wkms.org/post/local-non-profits-recognized-service <p>Two local non-profit organizations received recognition during the 15th annual Fair Housing Luncheon in Paducah Wednesday. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center and Habitat for Humanity both received plaques for their efforts to provide housing for citizens in need. The Paducah Human Rights Commission and the City of Paducah hosted the event. The audience included legislators, police officers and non-profit managers, a mixture that impressed Merryman House Assistant Director Dawn York.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:31:26 +0000 Casey Northcutt 17617 at http://wkms.org Local Non-Profits Recognized for Service