Interfaith Service to Explore Fear and Faith

In the wake of the events of 9/11 many Americans have felt significant fear and apprehension. As the new year begins, members of Lexington's faith communities will gather together for an evening of reflection and healing.

The service, entitled "Reflections on Fear & Faith" will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 7 at Saint Michael's Episcopal Church, 2025 Bellefonte.

Six speakers will briefly share how their faith tradition responds to fear. Discussion groups will follow. The speakers will include: Rabbi Jon Adland (Judaism) of Temple Adath Israel, Lance Brunner (Buddhism) of the Shambhala Meditation Center, Victoria Hammel (Earth-Based Spirituality) who attends the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, Dr. Sonya Jones (Siddha Yoga) of will discuss the Hinduism/ Yogic Traditions, Imam Shahied Rashid (Islam) of the Masjid (Mosque) Bilal ibn Rabah, and Rev. Mike Ward (Christianity) of Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church.

This service is sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass. The Interfaith Alliance is dedicated to promoting the positive and healing role of religion in public life through encouraging civic participation, facilitating community activism, and challenging religious political extremism.

Documentary explores Anti-American sentiment abroad

A new documentary from National Public Radio and American RadioWorks explores the complexity of feelings America generates in some parts of the world, including our closest allies.

"Roots of Resentment: America, Great Britain and the Arab World" airs on Wednesday, January 9 at 7 p.m. on WEKU 88.9FM Richmond, WEKH 90.9FM Hazard and live on-line at

In part one, independent producer Sandy Tolan travels to the Middle East where a woman in a Cairo cafe explains that she hates Osama Bin Laden, but says if she had two bombs, she'd drop them on the White House and the Pentagon.

Correspondent Stephen Smith picks up the story in Great Britain -America's steadfast friend - where he found strong feelings of resentment and mistrust. A member of parliament describes the United States as a "giant with the mind of a child."


The Buffalo Trace Distillery recently announced that it has been presented with the 2001 Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award, which Buffalo Trace won in the "Group Business" category, is given annually by the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service and recognizes a business that has made a substantial volunteer impact. In the past year, Buffalo Trace has lent support to over 25 volunteer organizations throughout the state, including the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Franklin County Council on Family Abuse, the Frankfort Arts Council, the Louisville Zoo and the Kentucky Arts and Craft Foundation.

In addition, the distillery organized a 5K Distillery run on its grounds which raised over $7,000 for the Thorn Hill Learning Center, where Buffalo Trace CEO and President Mark Brown counsels teenagers.