Category: Vision Awards

Stewart Home & School Receives 2019 Vision Award for Human Services

Stewart Home & School occupies the historic campus of the old Kentucky Military Institute and its adjoining 850 acres of serene rural farmland in Frankfort, Kentucky.  The campus provides a beautiful setting for its current and beautiful purpose.  Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the school offers a one-of-a-kind community where those with intellectual disabilities are truly appreciated and respected. Stewart Home currently serves 340 adolescent and adult students who are from 38 different states and 5 different countries. Students have the opportunity to work, go to school, participate in a range of extracurricular and athletic activities, and live life to its fullest! 

When Dr. John Quincy Adams Stewart founded Stewart Home & School in 1893 on the campus of his own school, the Kentucky Military Institute, people with intellectual disabilities were often denied an educational opportunity in the public schools.  He was a pioneer in the field of special education as he set about to institute a school for people of all ages to be given that opportunity.  Over its 126-year history, Stewart Home & School has been owned and directed by five successive generations of the Stewart family.  Dr. John Poague Stewart, of the fourth generation, led the school for over 58 years with love, devotion, service, and the continuation of his families’ legacy.  Today, Dr. John D. Stewart, Jean Ann Stewart Banker, Cathy Stewart Brown, and Charles W. Stewart, continue the tradition of the school’s remarkable past and extend its dynamic mission into the future.  The school continues to provide a campus community for individuals who want to continue to learn and who need a very special educational environment in which to maximize their potential. 

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2017 Josephine Abercrombie Award for Lifelong Dedication to the Bluegrass Region

Mr. Herbert Miller – Columbia Gas

The Josephine Abercrombie Vision Award is a top honor for Bluegrass Tomorrow. It is not only presented to one who has made a great impact on the region, but also one who improves the quality of life in the Central Kentucky, Bluegrass Region.

Herb Miller of Columbia Gas has been one of the great leaders in the Bluegrass Region over the last two decades, working in everthing from the Partnership for Workforce Development where he won that organization’s first Legacy Award, to his work on the preservation of the Old Fayette County Courthouse, and if you look at all of the great names that have won the Abercrombie Award, and our Legacy Award, you would agree we’re entering Herb into the Bluegrass Tomorrow Hall of Fame.

Herb has had such a profound impact on workforce development, low income families, K-12 and higher education, historic preservation, transportation, economic development, farmland preservation, and human services.  He has touched all of the values of Bluegrass tomorrow.