AARP Kentucky

Ashley Schmidt


Ashley Schmidt joined the AARP Kentucky team as Director of Communications in the spring of 2014. Prior to coming to Kentucky, she worked for AARP Texas. Ashley holds a master’s and a doctorate in sociology from Florida State University. Ashley works in the communications department, managing the Texas state Bulletin page, working with members of the press and placing ads as well as producing press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor and more.

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Centre College, AARP and WAVE 3 News invite Kentucky gubernatorial candidates to debate

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

With the result of Republican gubernatorial primary election still in flux, AARP Kentucky, alongside Center College and WAVE3, has extended invitations to Attorney General Jack Conway and his two potential Republican opponents, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin and Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer, to participate in a gubernatorial debate on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Matt Bevin has accepted. The hour-long event would be broadcast live across the Commonwealth on both television and radio stations by media partner WAVE 3 News. Scott Reynolds, …

Friday after 5 takes over Owensboro

Posted on 05/20/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Join AARP at Friday After 5, a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront.  Friday After 5 is happening this June and continues through September 4th.  It takes place from 5pm until 10pm each Friday. The festival draws more than 50,000 visitors from the tri-state area every Friday After 5. Friday After 5 was named one of the “Top Ten Summer Festivals” in Kentucky and just won the prestigious Reader’s Choice Platinum Award for “Best Community Event” this year.  The festival includes live …

Join us for AARP Nights with the Louisville Bats

Posted on 04/23/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Join AARP staff, volunteers and other members on Monday, April 27 and May 18, 2015 at 6:35 p.m. or Monday, June 15, 2015at 7:05 p.m. at Louisville Slugger Field for AARP Nights with the Louisville Bats Baseball Team. AARP members can purchase discounted tickets. Tickets are $5 each for AARP members and 3 of their guests when showing your AARP Membership Card at the Louisville Slugger Field Ticket Window. Premium Field Reserved Tickets are available for $9 each. Bring your …

Award Winning Ashland 5th Grader Honors “Grandma” in Grandparent of the Year Essay Contest

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Boyd County 5th grader’s family and state’s retired teachers celebrate the Crabbe Elementary School statewide essay contest winner – Michael Slone Tuesday, Michael Slone received top honors in the 2015 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky. Michael and his grandmother, Dana Payne, received their awards at the Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremonies in Louisville. The Crabbe Elementary School student’s grandmother, Dana Payne was the subject of his …

Join our livestream to learn how to avoid fraud

Posted on 04/16/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

Protect your identity and avoid fraud by learning about what’s in the mind of con artist. Join AARP and the Department for Financial Institutions for a Livestream April 17th at 11:30 EST for a conversation about fraud, learn about the AARP Fraud Fighter Call Center and find out how to join us for a half-day workshop in Bowling Green. Listen Live!  Tele-town Hall – Hear Fraud Watch Experts Live  

Do You Have What it Takes to Sing the National Anthem?

Posted on 04/10/2015 by | AARP Kentucky | Comments

AARP Kentucky is holding an online singing competition to find a Kentuckian to sing the National Anthem during the June 15th Louisville Bats baseball game. Could it be you?  Simply upload a video of yourself singing the National Anthem in it’s entirety.  The contest starts Sunday, April 12th and ends on the 25th. Entries will be judged based on Voice; Projection; and Arrangement. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected to sing the National Anthem on June 15 at the Louisville …