Southern Kentucky Reentry Council hosts “Reentry Expo” on October 10 in Bowling Green

The Southern Kentucky Reentry Council is hosting its first “Reentry Expo” on Wednesday, October 10, at the Warren County Library’s Bob Kirby Branch in Bowling Green.

The event, which is co-sponsored by Passport, will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be an Expungement Informational Session that begins at noon, in which attendees will receive an official copy of their record and learn about the process of expungement. Please note that no attorneys will be available following the presentation for one-on-one consultations, but Legal Aid will have a table during the event to set up future appointments.

There will also be resources available on a number of subjects including substance use disorder, mental health, second-chance employers, community resources, job coaching, and more.

Free snacks and drinks will be provided while supplies last.

For more information, please go online to southernkyreentry.org or call 270-883-2299.

 

Hilltoppers with Heart student-athletes spread holiday cheer around region

WKU Hilltoppers with Heart logo

Hilltoppers With Heart, the Western Kentucky University student-athlete community-service group sponsored by Passport Health Plan, has been busy in recent months, spreading holiday cheer to a number of different groups around South-Central Kentucky.

On Nov. 13, members of the Lady Topper basketball team hosted WKU’s Kelly Autism Program in E.A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers entertained the members of the program by playing basketball games, taking photos and signing autographs.

On Nov. 22, members of WKU cheer squad and women’s golf team helped organize gift boxes for the homeless and needy at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge as part of the Thanksgiving Family Food Basket Program. “Thank you to the WKU student-athletes for helping support the Thanksgiving Family Food Basket Program,” said officials from the FOP. “With their help, we were able to help over 138 families.”

On Dec. 1, members of the WKU softball team were recognized during the men’s basketball game against Eastern Kentucky for their continual involvement in the Big Red’s Readers program. The program is a literacy initiative that encourages reading among first and second grade students.

Hilltoppers with Heart was founded in 2011 and is designed to give WKU student-athletes, coaches and staff the unique opportunity to make an impact in the community by volunteering time and talent with numerous organizations. For more information, please click here.

 

WKU ‘Hilltoppers With Heart’ Program Partners with Passport for Community Service Program

CaptureWestern Kentucky University’s “Hilltoppers With Heart” program is designed to give student-athletes, coaches, and staff the opportunity to make an impact around South-Central Kentucky by volunteering their time and talent in the community. During the 2013-14 academic year, “Hilltoppers With Heart” devoted more 1,000 hours of community service to make a positive influence on the Greater Bowling Green area. For 2014-15, “Hilltoppers With Heart” teamed up with Passport Health Plan to grow the program and help make an impact on an even larger scale – and they have already topped their goal of 1,500 hours of community service!

To check out some of the great ways in which these young people are reaching out, go online to wkusports.com/sports/hilltoppersheart.