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  • Making A Difference: Former Resource Officer Wants to Help Students

    Making A Difference: Former Resource Officer Wants to Help Students

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-02-23 00:55:53 GMT

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A retired school resource officer plans to reboot a program to let kids know they're not alone.  First, there was the school shooting in Marshall County and then last week another in Florida.  "Each one of those shootings and the one in Florida, just, it hurts me. it bothers me," said Joe Saunier.  Joe Saunier is a retired school resource officer. He currently works as security at the Franklin County Courthouse but says he ...

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A retired school resource officer plans to reboot a program to let kids know they're not alone.  First, there was the school shooting in Marshall County and then last week another in Florida.  "Each one of those shootings and the one in Florida, just, it hurts me. it bothers me," said Joe Saunier.  Joe Saunier is a retired school resource officer. He currently works as security at the Franklin County Courthouse but says he ...

  • Making A Difference: Somerset Native Founds Hospital In Africa

    Making A Difference: Somerset Native Founds Hospital In Africa

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:27 AM EST2018-02-22 15:27:36 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Somerset native was so moved by a visit to Sub-Saharan Africa and wanted to help the many orphans she encountered. Amy Hehre, who was planning on going to med school, decided to spring into action. "After seeing the orphan crisis and the lack of access to specialized medical care for children in Sub-Saharan Africa, I felt God saying that the time was now and not later. For me, this meant changing my sights from med school to PA sc...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Somerset native was so moved by a visit to Sub-Saharan Africa and wanted to help the many orphans she encountered. Amy Hehre, who was planning on going to med school, decided to spring into action. "After seeing the orphan crisis and the lack of access to specialized medical care for children in Sub-Saharan Africa, I felt God saying that the time was now and not later. For me, this meant changing my sights from med school to PA sc...

  • Making A Difference: Man Brings Backpacks To Kids In Need

    Making A Difference: Man Brings Backpacks To Kids In Need

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:28 PM EST2018-02-22 01:28:30 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man in Lexington is once again gearing up to help children in need. Don Pratt is hoping to stock up on new or gently used backpacks this week to deliver to a school in Western Kentucky.  "There's been a dire need for supplies and many of these resource centers have asked me for backpacks," said Don Pratt.  Pratt's mission of helping children in need comes from years of first-hand experience. For more than 30 years, Pratt was a foste...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man in Lexington is once again gearing up to help children in need. Don Pratt is hoping to stock up on new or gently used backpacks this week to deliver to a school in Western Kentucky.  "There's been a dire need for supplies and many of these resource centers have asked me for backpacks," said Don Pratt.  Pratt's mission of helping children in need comes from years of first-hand experience. For more than 30 years, Pratt was a foste...

  • Making A Difference: Danville Woman Creates Condolence Book For Victims Of Fla. School Shooting

    Making A Difference: Danville Woman Creates Condolence Book For Victims Of Fla. School Shooting

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 7:55 PM EST2018-02-21 00:55:01 GMT

    DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Danville woman is taking names in an effort to send support to those affected by the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Jan Ballinger set up a book at the Stith Funeral Home in Danville for people to come by and sign.

    DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Danville woman is taking names in an effort to send support to those affected by the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Jan Ballinger set up a book at the Stith Funeral Home in Danville for people to come by and sign.

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