Our communities across western Kentucky need our help and support from the devastating storms. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been impacted and we’re wanting to let you know how you can help. Donate from anywhere you are to help those affected by the devastating tornados by clicking on the link below. Please denote in the comments section when making a donation using Tornado Relief & County (Graves, Hopkins, Warren) or Horses of Hope & County (Graves, Hopkins, Warren).
In an effort to bring a bit of brightness to the dark devastation in western Kentucky caused by a winter tornado, Independence Bank is partnering with a Lexington-based non-profit organization on a public art display as a form of healing.
LexArts, Lexington’s official local arts agency, works to enhance the quality of life through the arts. Its Horse Mania public art project, extremely popular and successful in 2000 and 2010, is returning in 2022 to commemorate the organization’s 50th anniversary and is presented by Keeneland and Maker’s Mark. In a unique collaboration with LexArts, Independence Bank has funded three of the 70+ life-size fiberglass horse statues which are each scheduled to be painted and exhibited in Lexington. Local artists have been selected to work with creative high school art students from the affected area of Graves, Hopkins and Warren Counties to come up with colorful designs to be placed on the six feet by eight feet figures.
To help raise money for storm relief, these horses will be auctioned at Keeneland—home of the largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house in the world. The auction is tentatively scheduled for December 10th, 2022 which, coincidentally, falls on the one-year anniversary of the massive tornado. The horses funded by the Bank will then be permanently displayed in the storm-impacted areas of Graves, Hopkins and Warren Counties. Please view the progress of these amazing students and artists on our Facebook page.
Our Foundation has created a fund to help our communities in need. If you wish to donate, please visit any Independence Bank location, clicking on the DONATE NOW button above or by sending a check denoting the county in your memo section to:
c/o Western Kentucky Relief Fund
PO Box 988
Owensboro, KY 42302
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