Jessamine notes: Churchill awards equine center

December 26, 2012 

Karen Gustin, left, of Kentucky Equine Humane Center accepted a check from Dana Johnson of the Churchill Downs Foundation.

The Churchill Downs Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center for general horse care.

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center, located in Nicholasville, provides humane treatment and shelter while seeking adoptive homes for Kentucky's unwanted equines.

Horses are surrendered to the center and the staff works with them to improve their health, train them, and then see that they are adopted.

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center at 1713 Catnip Hill Road holds an open house on the third Saturday of each month. Tours can be arranged by calling (859) 881-5849.

Program serves hot meals on Saturdays

The Manna Ministries program serves hot meals to anyone in need from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays in the community center at the Nicholasville United Methodist Church, 303 West Maple Street. The program serves 150 to 200 meals each week. Takeout boxes are available starting at 12:30 p.m. The program operates solely off donations from the community. Volunteer inquiries and financial contributions are welcome. For information call (859) 885-4481.

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