Central Kentucky Radio Eye is looking for volunteer readers (especially those who enjoy reading sports), control board operators and office help. It will hold a volunteer orientation from 10 to 11 a.m. July 13 and 1 to 2 p.m. July 27.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Radio Eye, call (859) 422-6390 to request a volunteer application form and sign up to attend orientation. Radio Eye is a 24-hour-a-day radio reading service with studios in the Northside branch of Lexington Public Library.
Tours of recycling center offered
Every day 250,000 pounds of recyclable materials are dumped and processed for market at the LFUCG recycling center. The center will be offering tours at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Saturday.
The tours are free but require advance registration. For safety reasons, no children under 9 years of age and no open-toed shoes are allowed. For information and registration, call Lauren Monahan at (859) 367-4946.
Nomination deadline extended
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights has extended its 2012 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame nominations deadline to July 16.
The public is asked to nominate a person, living or deceased, who they believe should be inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Nominees must have shown exemplary leadership and achievements in human or civil rights in Kentucky. The inductees will be selected by a panel of judges from throughout Kentucky, and an induction ceremony will be held this fall.
Nomination forms and guidelines for the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame are listed on the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Web site at Kchr.ky.gov.
Nomination materials should be mailed to Cynthia Fox, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, 332 West Broadway, Louisville, Ky. 40202.
For more information, call Cynthia Fox at 1-800-292-5566, or email her at Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster parents needed
Key Assets, a local foster care agency, is urgently seeking foster parents who live in the Lexington area. The fostering agency will host a series of evening meetings where potential foster parents can learn about the program. The events will be 6 to 8 p.m. July 12, Aug. 16, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18 at The Plantory, 560 East Third Street, Lexington.
First established in Mount Sterling, Key Assets has been in operation a little more than a year and is ready to expand. The agency specializes in caring for children and young people with challenging emotional and behavioral issues.
Key Assets is part of The Core Assets Group, an international children's services operation with offices in 10 countries around the world and headquarters based in the United Kingdom.
Established 17 years ago, the independent organization uses a "Team Parenting" approach to fostering.
To find out more, contact Anthony Thomas or Sarah Johnson at Key Assets at (859) 497-3800 or visit Keyassetskentucky.com.
Six state parks celebrate 50 years
Six Kentucky State Park lodges are turning 50 years old this year and parks officials are searching for photos and other memorabilia from park-goers over the years.
Later this year, each park will hold special events to celebrate its anniversary.
Below is a list of the six parks, the dates for their special events and phone numbers. If you have photos or memorabilia you'd like to share, call the park.
■ Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville. Aug. 10-11. 1-800-325-0146.
■ General Butler State Resort Park, Carrollton. Sept. 14-15. 1-866-462-8853.
■ Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough. Sept. 21-22. 1-800-325-1713.
■ Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown. Sept. 28-29. 1-800-325-1709.
■ Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill. Oct. 5-6. 1-800-325-0059.
■ Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg. Oct. 19-20. 1-800-325-0142.
More details of the special events will be posted at the Kentucky State Park Web site Parks.ky.gov.
Eco projects can win award
The Lexington Environmental Commission is accepting nominations for its 42nd Environmental Commission Awards for projects in Fayette County.
Nominations, being accepted for public and private environmental projects that began in 2010 or later, are due Aug. 25.
Each year awards are given to individuals, organizations or businesses that have contributed significantly to the improvement of the local environment over the past two years, making a difference in the community.