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A panel of community advocates will come together for the second P.R.E.P Talk at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the University of Kentucky’s Seay Auditorium. P.R.E.P. stands for Prevent, Reduce and Eliminate Poverty.

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People involved in a wide variety of food venues in Lexington are enthusiastic about the increasing demand for local food, a University of Kentucky study found. Researchers behind the Fayette County Local Food Demand Assessment estimate that Lexington businesses in 2014 spent approximately $14 million on Kentucky food products—money that went directly to farmers—with growth likely to continue to $20 million to $24 million in sales by 2020.

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