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Parking vote, garage on City Commission agenda

During the February voting meeting, the City Commission will make a decision on the St. Clair Mall parallel parking proposal presented during the Feb. 13 work session and discuss the St. Clair parking garage.

Commissioners will also discuss allocating funds to repair City Hall’s roof and purchasing a $217,323 garbage truck.

The City Commission will meet 5 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

Local couple watches their grandson on NBC’s ‘Smash’

Blake Andrew Johnson, grandson of Frankfort residents Andrew and Georgetta Nelson, made his first appearance Monday in the NBC series “Smash.”

Johnson, 4, will have a recurring role throughout the season playing Artie Swift, the son of Frankfort native Will Chase’s character, Michael Swift. 

Johnson is from East Northport, N.Y.

Women’s Chorus today at First Christian

The Kentucky Disciples Women’s Chorus, composed of women from Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations across Kentucky, will perform at the 10:50 a.m. worship service today at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St. Dr. Carl Smith, professor of music at Kentucky State University will conduct the choir and Hollis Rosenstein, music director at Bridgeport Christian Church is the accompanist.

KSU Concert Choir performs

The Kentucky State University Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Carl Smith, will perform at 4 p.m. today as part of the Black History Month Celebration at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 214 Murray St. The concert is free and open to the public.

Council to hear CASA presentation

The Franklin County Community Council will meet in the Community Room on the first floor of the Paul Sawyier Public Library at noon Monday. The speaker will be Shirley Elkin with the Court Appointed Special Advocates.

The meeting is open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch if desired. For more information, contact Paula Rutledge at 223-1795 or Council President Mimi Gosney at 875-8425.

Worldwide prayer breakfast is Saturday
World Day of Prayer Breakfast is planned for Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 416 W. Main St. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. followed by the program, “In Prayer for Home and Abroad,” at 9:45.

The following will speak briefly about their mission trip experiences: Cathie Hoehner, Children of Romania; Marsha Young, Haiti; Joyce Walton, Katrina aftermath and Mexican Border Ministry; Chaplain (Major) Bill Draper, Kentucky National Guard on interaction with military families.

The offering will benefit the local Food Pantry. Church Women United of Franklin County sponsors the event and all are welcome.

Lecture on Union general is March 5

Bryan Bush will speak on Union General Burbridge at the 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Candleberry Tea Room, Louisville Road. The cost is $20/person and reservations may be made by contacting Charles Bogart, or calling 227-2436 for reservations.

Clothes Closet at First Baptist open Thursday

The First Baptist Church Clothes Closet will be open from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday at 201 St. Clair St.
Clothes are donated from individuals, families, churches and clothing stores and given away at no cost to customers.

Clothing to be donated can be dropped off at First Baptist Church during business hours Monday through Friday. Volunteers are welcome.

Crusade pancake breakfast Saturday

Wilkinson Street School invites the community to the 23rd annual WHAS Crusade for Children Pancake Breakfast March 10 from 7:30-11 a.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and children 12 years and younger eat for $2.50. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, milk, coffee and juice.

Each ticket will have the opportunity to win door prizes. Participants don’t have to be present to win.

The Crusade for Children has provided funding for reading programs, physical therapy, computers, greenhouses, video equipment, kitchen equipment, laptop computers, vehicles and much more in the Frankfort community.

Operation Preparation seeks volunteers

Tenth-graders at Franklin County High School will participate in Operation Preparation March 12 at Kentucky State University.

The event is a statewide college and career readiness initiative targeting eighth- and 10th-grade students.

Community members representing a wide range of careers are asked to participate as volunteer advisers. They will talk with small groups of students about their fieldwork.

Anyone willing to share his or her expertise with students may contact Maurice Chappell at 695-6700 or

Give blood, win free tickets

Anyone who gives blood at an American Red Cross River Valley Region Blood Donation Center (including the Frankfort Red Cross Chapter House) through Feb. 29 will be entered in a drawing to win a pair of tickets to the second and third round NCAA Basketball Tournament Games at the KFC  YUM Center in downtown Louisville. The games will be played Thursday, March 15 and Saturday, March 17.

For more information or to make an appointment  to give whole blood or platelets, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit

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