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SOUTH CENTRAL KENTUCKY COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

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Serving the blind and low vision population of South Central Kentucky

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Louis kickin' back and chillin'
Every organization needs a mascot. Ours is a blind teddy bear named Louis in honor of Louis Braille and made by Sue Robinson, who makes cute teddy bears and other beautiful artistic items.
Painting of Louis Braille click for bio
Louis Braille was born in France in 1809 and blinded at age 3 by an accident. He invented the braille system of writing between the ages of 12 and 15. He is our Mascot's namesake.
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SCKCB is Hotrods Non-profit of the Night

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The Bowling Green Hotrods will be hosting the SCKCB as their Non-profit of the night on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at the Bowling Green Ballpark located at 300 E. 8th Avenue, Bowling Green, KY The SCKCB will be selling tickets for $10, while supplies last, for this event; this is a 17% discount off the gate price of $12. In addition, June 5 is dollar hot dog night and your canine friends are welcome as well.

The Hotrods will be playing the lansing Lugnuts from Lansing, Michigan. The Hotrods are a Class A farm team for the Tampa Bay Rays (in the American League East Division) and the Lugnuts are the Toronto Blue Jays (also in the AL East) Class A affiliate. First pitch will be thrown out by our President Jim Thoune at 6:35 PM.

Contact the SCKCB at 270-883-1855 or email us at hotrodsnight@sckcb.org for information about how to obtain tickets and come on down and join us to watch the future stars of Major League Baseball and enjoy dollar hot dogs with man's best friend while you support both the SCKCB and the Bowling Green Hotrods, all for only $10.

Doctors perform gene therapy treatment on boy with inherited blindness

On the morning of March 20, eye surgeon Jason Comander injected viruses carrying lab-grown genes into the eyes of a boy whose vision had been gradually disappearing.

If all goes as planned, the 13-year-old patient — who lives with an inherited genetic defect that causes blindness — will experience an improvement in eyesight in about a month.

After a series of tests, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this gene-therapy treatment, called Luxturna, in December 2017.

Three months later, the procedure Comander performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear served as the first time an FDA-approved gene therapy was used on a person living with an inherited, and incurable, genetic disease. There are no other effective treatments for this specific retinal disease.

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Our Next Business Meeting

The SCKCB will have our regular bi-monthly meeting on Sunday, June 3rd at 1:30 PM . The meeting will be held at the Neighborhood & Community Services Building, located at 707 E. Main Ave., Bowling Green. Just follow East Main to the top of what is commonly referred to as "Hospital Hill." There is a large parking lot on the left side of the building below the street level. The entrance to our meeting room is accessible from this lower parking lot level. Check out our meetings page for specific driving directions and Google Maps routing from your location.

Our Mission Statement

The South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind (SCKCB), our parent organization, the American Council of the Blind, and its affiliates, strive to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity and quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.

For more information about the South Central Kentucky Council of the Blind or to join our organization, see our About Us page.