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Blue Grass Community Action offers $750 scholarship

Blue Grass Community Action will be offering a $750 scholarship to an Anderson County resident, according to a press release from Blue Grass Community Action Partnership.
The applicant must meet the guidelines for the Community Service Block Grant program and meet other competitive requirements. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses ssociated with attending college or a technical school of the recipient’s choice.
Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the guidance counselor at the Anderson County High School or by calling Blue Grass Community Action’s community developer Becky Stratton at 502-839-7102.
Non-traditional students will also be considered. The deadline for submitting an application is April 30, 2014.

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Community Action Celebrates 50 years

Commemorates "War on Poverty" in Pictures

FRANKFORT, KY – One word and one photo for each letter of the alphabet. That's how Community Action Kentucky is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty.

According to Community Action Council's Executive Director Malcolm Ratchford, the display focuses on both the accomplishments of the past half century and the ongoing challenges. "Of course, you could probably think of much more for each letter, but it was a simple way to emphasize the current need on poverty that we still have," he said.

Kentucky's poverty rate is around 19 percent, and Ratchford said pockets of extremely high poverty continue to exist in the Commonwealth.

The 23 Community Action agencies across the state help nearly a half million Kentuckians a year. Some of that help is crisis-based, but the long-term goal is to provide sustainable assistance for families trying to climb out of poverty.

"Meaning they need a job, they need housing, not necessarily emergency housing but a goal would be to get permanent housing," he stated. "Or their home needs to be weatherized to conserve energy. Or their children need to be in an early Head Start or Head Start program for education."

Community Action Agencies help the most vulnerable, disabled and low-income earning individuals and families in The Commonwealth through satellite offices in all 120 counties. They have been changing lives since the beginning of the War of Poverty that began 50 years ago. The exhibit will showcase some of these successes while challenging people not to give up the fight to end poverty in Kentucky.

Live United Day

Special thanks to the Centre College Bonner Program Heart of Kentucky United Way Students (Clara, Hari, Kayla, and Regan) for their work on the incredible display!


Serving Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer, Scott and Woodford counties since 1964, Blue Grass Community Action offers a variety of programs to enhance the quality of life of our participants. By helping out with basic needs like food and clothing, we can help people move out of poverty and into self sufficiency.

Many of our programs are offered at little or no charge to you. Our main goal is to help you be able to help yourself. We believe each person has something to give to their community. We can give you the boost you need to help you find your dream and start living it.


Blue Grass Head Start Community Center
955 Leestown Lane
Frankfort, Ky. 40601
Opening a daycare classroom for the 2013-2014 school year for children ages 3-4.
Hours of Operation 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky

4 STAR Rated Center

We make learning fun!!!

Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Served

For more information and/or to register your child, contact Kelley McMichael at 502-227-1511 Or complete the application with the link below.

Child Application - (Word Format) (PDF Format)


Versailles-Woodford County Head Start

Applications may be turned in at any time.
Applications located with the links below Or picked up at the center, 200 Park Street Versailles, KY 40383
Bring proof of income, child's birth certificate, and a copy of the child's immunizations.
Eligible children will be accepted on the spot.
Call 859-873-6579 and ask for Kevin Cissell, Supervisor,
or Ashley Walton, Family Service Worker, for additional information
Or call Central Office 502-695-4290

Child Application - (Word Format) (PDF Format)