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Community Foundation approves more than $130,000 in grants.

Kenton Times 04/26/17

The Hardin County Community Foundation will award $132,602 in grants,
scholarships and bequests for 2017.

Foundation trustees, at their quarterly meeting Tuesday night in Kenton,
accepted a report from the Grants Committee which approved the awarding of
grants to 119 applicants. Five scholarships and two bequests also were

Applicants will be notified via postal mail in the next few days if they
have been awarded a grant. The grants will be presented at an Awards
Reception on May 18 at 4:30 p.m. at the Armory in Kenton.

Charles VanDyne, chairman of the Grants Committee, said 174 applications
were received requesting $342,894.

Also at the meeting, trustees learned the foundation's assets have grown to
$6,229,626 as of March 31. The principal is never spent, but invested.

Income generated by the investments is used to provide the annual grants.
Trustees unanimously approved continuing with the same leadership team.
Re-elected were President William Hart, Vice President Matthew Jennings,
Treasurer Russell Berger and Secretary Gina Messner.

The session was preceded by the annual meeting of the foundation's
membership. It was highlighted by the re-election of trustees Russell
Berger, LeeAnn Loveridge, Donald Ritchey, David Schwemer and Charles

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