Rufus Friday, former president and publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader, was honored this week as he took over as executive director of The Hope Center in Lexington. Welcoming Friday, third from left, to his new position, were Gov. Andy Beshear, Hope Center board chairman Cathy Jacobs and Lexington Fayette County mayor Linda Gorton. The Hope Center is Lexington’s largest homeless center for men. It also has addiction treatment programs for men and women as well as transitional housing to help those struggling with homelessness, mental illness or addiction.