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Nominations sought for Governor’s Volunteer Awards

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is honoring individuals and groups who have shown exceptional volunteerism and service in their community.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 19th annual Governor's Awards for Volunteerism and Service, honoring service completed in 2013.

The honor recognizes people who have gone above and beyond to give back to their community through volunteering and service and to help make the commonwealth a better place to live.

You can nominate an individual or group, and self-nominations are also being accepted.

The nominations will focus on service activities completed in Kentucky during 2013 and will highlight the importance of volunteerism. This year the State Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service has added a new category to honor a veteran who has met a community need beyond military service. Winners will be publicly recognized at a special ceremony in the coming months

"There are many Kentuckians who serve every day, every month or every year through faith-based organizations and as volunteers for community groups, addressing a variety of unmet critical needs," Gov. Steve Beshear said. "These individuals deserve our sincere admiration and gratitude."

If you would like to nominate someone in your community, the award nomination deadline is Wednesday, February 26.

Electronic submission is encouraged. Find nominations forms and more information online at the KCCVS website, or contact Shannon Ramsey at (800) 239-7404, ext. 3841.

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