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May 2014

CARES Grants Fund Five Community-Based Initiatives

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Because Eastern Kentucky University CARES:

EKU Kentucky Innovation Network to Host Statewide Pitch Competitions for Aspiring Entrepreneurs logo
Winners will receive cash prizes to start their businesses, gain access to angel investors

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Imagine having 10 minutes to pitch your business idea to a group of investors who could make your dream come true. Sound like a reality show? It is reality, right here in Kentucky.

Author and beekeeping expert Tammy Horn will become Kentucky's new state apiarist


FRANKFORT, Ky. — A nationally known beekeeping authority and author will join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as Kentucky’s new state apiarist, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced today.

Tammy Horn of Lexington will assume the post June 1.

Bee-ginning a new Appalachian industry

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Challenges remain, but apiculturists believe Eastern Kentucky can fill growing U.S. demand for honey, wax and bees

By Kristi L. Branham | The Lane Report

Kristel Smith named to advisory board

Kristel Smith

Kristel Smith, Exeuctive Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named by the Kentucky Arts Council as one of 12 community leaders and business executives to an advisory board for the Kentucky Creative Industry research study that it commissioned in January.

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