Local seniors fill backpacks for children facing food insecurity

Good News Notes: “Some older residents in Louisville helped the city’s younger ones Friday. Seniors from the Dominion Senior Living of Louisville celebrated World Senior Citizen’s Day, which is Aug. 21, by packing about 100 backpacks with cereal, meals, masks and more. It marked a year-long partnership between Dominion Senior Living and Blessings in a…

Tennessee State student donates shoes to Louisville nonprofits

Good News Notes: “A Ballard High School alum is back in town for the summer and he didn’t return empty-handed. Trevon Davidson, a student at Tennessee State University, has been collecting shoes since January. When he came home to Louisville, he donated them to local organizations like the Clothing Assistance Program for Jefferson County Public Schools and…

Kentucky nonprofit delivering groceries, essential items to people in need during pandemic

Good News Notes: “A Kentucky-based nonprofit born as a result of the coronavirus pandemicis hand-delivering groceries and other essential items to community members who otherwise can’t get to a food pantry.  Maria Accardi and Constance Merritt created Bringing Justice Home last year after recognizing that food pantries were hit hard by the pandemic, losing both supplies and needed volunteers.   They…

The VA Is Testing an Implant That Could Allow Paralyzed Veterans to Walk Again

Good News Notes: “Five years ago, Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua Burch became the first paralyzed service member to walk to his own promotion ceremony, wearing an exoskeleton that helped him walk and stand to receive his corporal chevrons. Now medically retired, Burch, 26, hopes again to be a trailblazer — the first Department of Veterans Affairs patient…

University of the Cumberlands to assist in reforestation of surface-mined land

Good News Notes: “The University of the Cumberlands has joined several conservation organizations to convert surface-mined land into forestlands just outside of Williamsburg in Kentucky. Officials said the property has been cleared of unwanted vegetation and cross-ripped to loosen the soil to produce a better rooting medium for trees and flowering plants.  More than 73,000…

Volunteers lend a hand in flood clean-up efforts

Good News Notes: “ On Monday morning, homes were submerged under four feet of water along Euclid Avenue and Bridge Street in Paintsville. Forty-eight hours later, there has been a transformation unlike no other — leaving thick layers of mud and a ton of cleanup. Eric Castle’s parents live along Bridge Street, with water seeping…

Calling all crafters: Hosparus Health asks for homemade blankets

Good News Notes: “Hosparus Health is calling out to all crafters who can stitch quilts and blankets for its hospice and palliative care patients. Hosparus Health provides care and support to critically-ill patients and their caregivers. Volunteer manager Sky Yeasayer told WAVE 3 News its care blanket program has been around for decades, but since…