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All About The Benjamins

In conjunction with the Roots & Heritage Festival, Community Reinvestment Alliance of Lexington (CRAL), Fifth-Third Bank and a host of lenders, brokers, and agencies will be on hand for the Festival’s first annual Homebuyers’ & Personal Finance Empowerment Workshop.

The event will be held September 9th at 9pm at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 237 E. Fifth Street.

Parade Traffic

The parade will begin at 10am, Saturday, September 11. The parade route is as follows: Line up on Elm Tree Lane between 4th and 5th streets, facing 4th St. The parade will then proceed right on 4th St.; turn right onto and travel up Martin Luther King Blvd.; turn right on 5th St.; right on Race St.; turn right on 3rd and continue until you reach Elm Tree Lane.

The best viewing locations are along the route from Martin Luther King Blvd. back to 4th St.

Traffic Jam

Several downtown streets in the area of Main St. will close for several hours Saturday morning, September 11th for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Traffic info, check out Race info,

Clean air, Clean Fun

The Clean Air Music Fair, to be held, Saturday, September 11 at the Falling Arts Recreation Center near Versailles (near the Bluegrass Railroad Museum on US 62 towards Lawrenceburg) will feature 4 great bands: Reel World String Band, Down to Earth, New Kentucky String Ticklers, and Harold Jones & the Kentucky Mountain Singers.

There is also going to be some good food and a silent auction for some awesome items. For more info call 299.5669.

Speak Up

The Lexington League of Women Voters will host a program titled: A Conversation about American Power and Global Security, Saturday, September 11th, 10:00 - 11:30am at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 3534 Tates Creek Road. Guest panelists include: John D. Stempel, Senior Professor of International Studies and former director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky; Hossein Motamedi, Professor of History and Political Science, Lexington Community College This conversation will address questions such as:

What is the most effective source of American power and influence? How do foreign perceptions of the United States affect our ability to advance our interests and principles in the world?

How has this changed since September 11th? What is the source of resentment and fear of the United States? How do we best advance and strengthen our image around the world?

What should America’s priorities be in its diplomatic engagement with the world? Under what conditions should the United States use military force abroad?

Under what circumstances should we act alone and when should we act with other countries?

How do we balance or reconcile our international responsibilities with our national interests?

What is America’s fair share when it comes to global challenges such as fighting disease, curbing environmental degradation, preventing conflict in the developing world or fighting poverty?

What’s the best role we can play to help address these threats?

The program is open to the public and is part of a series titled, The People Speak, sponsored by the League of Women Voters-US and the United Nations Foundation. The audience will have an opportunity to participate in the conversation

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