Around Frankfort



Frankfort Police are investigating a man for the possible fraudulent sale of advertising for the 41st District Basketball Tournament.

The suspect, 60-year-old Carl Elovitz Jr., is allegedly claiming to represent “The Athletic Department” and claims the company address as a P.O. Box in Lexington, according to a press release from Frankfort Police.

Elovitz has outstanding arrest warrants in Fayette, Woodford, Jessamine and Anderson counties, according to the release.

If anyone has information about this investigation or Elovitz’s location, police ask them to call Detective Herb Wilson at 502-875-8523 or Frankfort Crime Stoppers at 502-875-8648.


The number of deaths on state roadways is lower than this time last year.

Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police show as of Jan. 20, 24 people have died in crashes so far in 2013, but this is 17 less than reported at this time in 2012.

Of the 18 motor vehicle crashes, nine victims were not wearing seat belts, three pedestrians were killed and seven fatalities resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol, according to a news release from state police.

For the week from Jan. 14 to Jan. 20, seven people died in six separate crashes in Logan, Christian, Clark, Hopkins, Madison and Scott counties, according to preliminary statistics from state police.

The victims in Christian, Clark, Logan and Scott counties were not wearing seat belts, and alcohol was involved in the crashes in Madison and Scott counties.


Bluegrass Community Action Partnership will conduct a street count of homeless individuals Wednesday in Franklin County.

The count is part of the 2013 K-Count coordinated by the Kentucky Housing Corp., the state housing finance agency, and the Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness.

The K-Count is a survey of homeless people in every county in the state, excluding Fayette and Jefferson counties. Due to separate funding applications from the federal government, these two counties conduct separate counts.

Volunteers are needed to perform the count throughout different areas of the county. Contact the local office at 502-695-5615 for volunteer opportunities. Pre-registration is requested. Cash donations and food vouchers are also needed so when homeless families are found and counted, they can be given a meal and alternative lodging.

For more information, call Sharon West, community developer, at 502-695-5615.


The Kentucky Asset Success Initiative is offering free tax preparation in Frankfort.

IRS-certified volunteers will file taxes at the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association and Thorn Hill Education Center weekly throughout tax season. Call 502-209-5382 to schedule an appointment.

Returns are filed electronically and refunds are usually available in a week to 10 days. Families with household incomes less than $51,000 are eligible for the service.

The Kentucky Asset Success Initiative is a coalition of agencies and organizations seeking to empower low- and moderate-income Kentuckians through a variety of asset-building programs.

The group’s member coalitions will host more than 75 sites in 2013. Last year, sites helped 11,471 working families claim tax refunds totaling $16.9 million, generating $27.3 million of economic activity in their communities.


Michael Cairo will address the Frankfort chapter of the United Nations Association 6:30 p.m. Monday at Paul Sawyier Public Library. He will focus on “American presidents and the United Nations in the post-Cold War world.”

Cairo is an associate professor of political science and director of the international affairs program at Transylvania University in Lexington.

His first book, “The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East,” is the inaugural book in the University Press of Kentucky series on conflict, diplomacy and peace.

The Frankfort Chapter UNA is launching its 32nd year of providing free international education programs to the community. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For information regarding UNA, visit


The Extension District Board Capital Construction Committee will meet 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Ct.


The Franklin County Community Council will meet at noon Monday in the Community Room on the first floor of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St. The guest speaker will be Marla Hudson, broadcast marketing specialist with CapCity Communications.

The meeting is open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch if desired.  For more information, contact Paula Rutledge, 223-1795 or Council President Terri Spellman, 875-8420.


The Frankfort Chapter United Nations Association presents “Global Connections” on Frankfort Plant Board cable channel 10 at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. Wednesdays.

> Tuesday and Wednesday: United Nations Under Secretary General Sergio Duarte, Office of Nuclear Nonproliferation

> Feb. 5 and 6: Sanjay Wijisikera, UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program

> Feb. 12 and 13: Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, United Nations Under Secretary General for the Department of Public Information

> Feb. 19 and 20: Chen Feng, CEO of HNA Group

> Feb. 26 and 27: Alice Slater, nuclear disarmament

> March 5 and 6: Georg Kell, Director, United Nations Global Compact

> March 12 and 13: Dr. Jean Krasno, former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan’s papers

> March 19 and 20: Ronnie Goldman, Vice President of U.S. Council on International Business


Kentucky State University students taking a class on aging and health are offering a series of workshops on aging and health promotion for seniors at the Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, beginning Wednesday and continuing Feb. 27, March 27 and April 24. The sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and last about an hour. The program is under the direction of Dr. Amanda Sokan.

The unique clinic will begin with interaction between gerontology students and class participants in a fact-gathering session that will profile individuals’ specific needs or problems and establish easy, life-changing goals and methods for dealing with them. During the course, participants will build on what they discover about themselves. Topics may include weight management, nutrition, spirituality, lifestyles and elder abuse.

The final workshop will review goals and progress. Achievements will be recognized during the final session with a review, rewards and a special celebration of the accomplishments of both the students and seniors who participated in the program.

For more information or to enroll in the program, call activity coordinator Anne Robbins at 223-5794. Participation is limited and advance reservations are necessary. Seniors must be 60 or older and there is no fee to participate.


The Kentucky Historical Society is seeking volunteer docents to lead public tours of the Old State Capitol. An open house will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for those interested in learning about the docent program.

Participants will discover the myths and mysteries associated with the Old State Capitol, a national historic landmark and Kentucky’s capitol from 1830-1910. This is a free information session about becoming a volunteer docent at KHS. No script memorization or prior knowledge is required, but a passion for Kentucky history and interest in public speaking are preferred.

For more information or to RSVP, call Phyllis Gilman at 564-1792, ext. 4422 or email

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