LEXINGTON The Central Kentucky Heart Ball was held on Friday, February 24, 2023, at the Central Bank Center in Lexington. Under the leadership of chair couple Brett and Billie Jo Setzer of Setzer Construction, the event
witnessed its best year ever, raising more than $800,000 for the battle against heart disease and stroke. Eastern Kentucky University Head Football Coach Walt Wells was honored during the event. Coach Wells was saved by the quick actions of EKU Athletics staff, who administered CPR and utilized an AED on him after he experienced a cardiac event and collapsed in his office last year. Special guests from the University of Kentucky Football program were also present, including Head Coach Mark Stoops, UK football player and heart disease survivor Kenneth Horsey, and former UK football player and stroke survivor Chris Oats.