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Farm Bureau earns top honors in safety challenge

Franklin County Farm Bureau won top honors for its region in the 2013 Safety Challenge Awards competition during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. 

The award was given to Franklin County for its partnership with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and numerous other local emergency response teams to produce a “Rally for Life” event. 

This activity was not only promoted as the official kickoff location for National Farm Safety and Health Week in Kentucky, but it was also host to more than 900 high school students. The event was used as a way to reach high school students with the messages of ATV safety and the dangers of distracted driving.

Franklin County Farm Bureau was also recognized for outstanding membership and program achievement during the recent 94th Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting in Louisville.

LG&E, KU pledge more than $1.6M to nonprofits

The annual giving campaign of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company has pledged more than $1.6 million, marking the seventh consecutive year employee donations have topped $1 million and raising more than $14 million since the combined campaign’s inception nine years ago. 

Coupled with financial support from the LG&E and KU Foundation, the money raised will benefit nearly 30 nonprofit organizations in the area.  

Nearly 70 percent of LG&E and KU employees participate in the companies’ annual giving campaign through payroll deduction.

Menomonee Falls, Wisc.

Kohl’s stores to stay open 24/7 for the holidays

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc. — Kohl’s stores plan to keep their doors open for more than 100 hours straight beginning at 6 a.m.  Dec. 20, through 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 

Kohl’s operates 1,158 stores in 49 states, including one in Frankfort in the Parkside shopping center.

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