May 24, 2014 - News, Weather & Sports

May 24, 2014

National Civil Rights Museum

Now the most comprehensive civil rights museum in the world, the museum offers its visitors new designs, new exhibits, interactivity and automation covering five centuries of history. With exhibits such as A Culture of Resistance: Slavery in America 1619-1861 and over 260 iconic artifacts from the Civil Rights Movement including The Montgomery Bus and the Sit-in counter, the museum presents a new way for visitors to learn and experience such an important part of history. The museum offers 260 artifacts, more than 40 new films, oral histories, interactive media and external listening posts that guide visitors through five centuries of history, from the beginning of the resistance during slavery, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, and the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for equality. When it comes to civil rights, it's important not only to learn about historical milestones but also to interpret them in a way that can be applied to today's challenges. Through multi-sensory and multi-media innovations, historical artifacts and structures, events, speakers and online resources, the National Civil Rights Museum champions educational programming and offers visitors a full immersion experience.


Shirley's Way

BANDaid to benefit Shirley's Way

Sunday, May 18

Hillview Government Community Center

298 Prairie Drive

The average person can't afford to survive cancer. Shirley's Way's mission is to raise money through any avenue to help people pay for their medications and everyday living expenses.

Shirley Mulrooney passed away from liver cancer on March 5, 2013 at 9:32 A.M. The liver cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, bones and brain. The bone cancer became so painful that the weight of a sheet across her legs was unbearable.

It is so difficult to comprehend that in today's world, people can be forced into bankruptcy or driven to the streets while fighting for their lives. With your support, Shirley's Way can help these people pay their bills, put food on their tables and maintain their dignity.


Kentucky Job Corps

Kentucky Job Corps Local Recruitment Drive

Information sessions, Tuesdays, 9:45am and Saturdays, 10:45am

Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway, Suite 210

(502) 774-1886

Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible young people at least 16 years of age that qualify as low income, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.


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