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FIS to discuss school start times

The Frankfort Independent Board of Education will meet Monday at 6 p.m. at Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby St.

Agenda items include consideration of a property lease agreement on Old Lawrenceburg Road, school start times, and a resolution to support the proposed Swim Play Frankfort facility.

The board will also meet in closed session to discuss the sale or purchase of property.

Party for Paws Saturday

“Party for Paws,” a fundraiser for the Franklin County Humane Society, will be Friday and Saturday at the Brick Alley on St. Clair. 

The fundraiser will include performances by Lost Sunday, HiGain, Exit 99, Fandango, Adam Saunderson, Dudley Roberts, Smoooth, Hat Sunday, RedShadeBlue, Chicksy Dix, Phatt Mattress and Slugger.

Special emcees include Miss Kentucky United States Lee Ann Herring Olvedo and DJ Megan “Meggie Fresh” Fisher. Cover charge is $5 each day, and food and drink specials will be offered. The fundraiser starts 8 p.m. Friday and 12:40 p.m. Saturday.


Street closings for Run for the Gold

The following streets will be closed from 6:15-7 p.m. March 17 for the Good Shepherd Irish Run for the Gold, which begins and ends at the corner of St. Clair and Broadway:

> St. Clair/Broadway to Ann Street

> Ann Street from Broadway to Main Street

> Capital Avenue from Main Street to Todd Street

> Main Street to Washington Street

> Washington Street to Broadway

> Broadway to St. Clair

The fun run/walk begins at the corner of St. Clair/Broadway, Broadway to Ann Street, right on Ann Street, left on Main Street, right on Capital Avenue, over bridge and up Capital Avenue, turn at Todd  Street, go back down Capital Avenue, over the bridge, left on Main Street, right on Washington Street, right on Broadway and ends at St. Clair.

Homeschool conference Thursday

The Capital Area Christian Homeschoolers is hosting a homeschool conference Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Thornhill Baptist Church. The conference is open to the public, and speaker lineup and additional information are available at For any additional questions, email

Donations needed for yard sale

The Franklin County Humane Society is accepting donations for its second annual Indoor Yard Sale.

Donations can be dropped off between 4:30 and 7 p.m. this Thursday, March 22 or March 29, at the Marcus building on St. Clair mall. 

Clothes must be clearly marked and separated in bags by men’s, women’s, or children’s apparel. Car seats or used mattresses will not be accepted.

Those unable to make the Thursday drop-off times can contact Lisa Swain at 320-6749 or Barbara Murray at 682-4318 to make other arrangements.

Tax receipts are available for donated items. 

The yard sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at the Marcus building. 

Singing Bridge closed starting Monday

The Singing Bridge will be closed beginning Monday for repairs and repainting.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a contract for the project to G-Force Contracting, of Campbell, Ohio. Cost of the project is $1.26 million.

The closure of the bridge, both to vehicles and pedestrians, is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Monday. The bridge will remain closed until late summer. Crews will paint the steel truss and perform some minor repairs to the steel grate on the bridge deck.

During the closure, motorists should follow the signed detour via U.S. 60, the Capital Avenue Bridge and West Main Street.  

G-Force Contracting will be providing shuttle service to pedestrians needing special assistance in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To receive this free service, pedestrians should call Frankfort Transit at 502-875-8565. Signs will be posted at each end of the bridge advertising this service.

Dial 511 or log on to for the latest in traffic and travel information in Kentucky.

Kindergarten, Jump Start prep starts next month

Collins Lane Elementary will hold pre-registration for kindergarten and orientation for Jump Start next month.

Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2012-2013 school year will from 12:45-1:35 p.m. Bring a birth certificate, social security card, Kentucky eye exam form, Kentucky physical form (acceptable 12 months prior to the start of school), Kentucky immunization form, dental screening form and proof of residence.

Jump Start classroom orientation and school tours will be April 17-18 from 12:45-1:35 p.m. only. Those who would like their child to attend should call 875-8410 to sign up.

Spring Clean days set

Fiscal Court and the Franklin County Soil Conservation District will be hosting the county’s 2012 Spring Clean days between March 19-24.

Both city and county residents are encouraged to drop off old appliances and scrap metal at Lakeview Park during park hours, or take advantage of free residential dumping at Benson Valley Area Landfill. Residents can make drop-offs to the landfill between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 19-23 or between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. March 24.

Lakeview Park will also host free residential dumping from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24, along with the following places: Bald Knob Fire Station 6, 955 Flat Creek Road; Choateville Ruritan Club, 611 Devils Hollow Road; Evergreen Road Fire Station 9, 2025 Evergreen Road; Old Peaks Mill School, 6950 Peaks Mill Road; Owenton Road Fire Station 7, 9091 Owenton Road; and Switzer Fire Station 5, 911 Switzer Road.

Large trailers or dump trucks will not be permitted. Liquids, tires, batteries, and propane/gas tanks will not be accepted at any dumping location.

Residents must present valid Franklin County identification to dump at Benson Valley Area Landfill.  

For more information, visit or contact Solid Waste Administrator Gregory M. Butler at 875-8751. 

Cancer workshop Wednesday

Frankfort Regional Medical Center will host an American Cancer Society “Look Good, Feel Better” workshop on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. for all women with cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or other forms of treatment.  

The workshop is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Registration is very limited. The program is free for cancer patients, but registration is required. To register, call 877-376-2631.

Storyteller at Coffeetree March 17

Storyteller Mitch Barrett will be at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe March 17 at 5 p.m. as part of the downtown St. Patrick’s Day celebration. 

The performance is free and open to all ages.

Neighbors Association meets Tuesday

The Holmes Street Neighbors Association will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Thorn Hill Learning Center. Updates on all current projects are on the agenda. All members are urged to attend.

Civil War Park Cleanup Day March 31

The Fort Boone Civil War Battle Site will conduct its eighth annual Civil War Park Cleanup Day March 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is spearheaded by the History Channel; the Civil War Preservation Trust; Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historical Sites; Frankfort Public Works; Frankfort Civil War Roundtable; and Friends of Fort Hill.

Work will include clearing fallen tree limbs near the forts and picking up trash along the trails.

Those who would like to participate should call the Capital City Museum at 696-0607. A sign up sheet will also be available at the museum reception desk.

Workers should bring tools and work gloves and will receive a free T-shirt, compliments of the History Channel.

City to discuss residential property Monday

The City Commission will discuss proposed revisions to the property maintenance code and ways to provide incentives for preserving historic properties during this week’s work session.

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

FPD’s Fogg speaking to NARFE

Detective Jeff Fogg of the Frankfort Police Department will discuss identity theft and scams at the Tuesday National Active and Retired Federal Employees meeting at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd. The Terrace Restaurant buffet lunch is at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon. 

Current and retired Federal Employees and their guests are invited to attend. The Capital Chapter of NARFE includes Anderson, Franklin and Scott Counties.

AAUW branch meeting Thursday

The American Association of University Women Bluegrass Central Branch will have its monthly meeting on Thursday in the second floor gallery of the Versailles Library, 115 N. Main St., Versailles. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with finger food and beverages provided by the chapter. The speaker will begin the program at 6 p.m.

As always, meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Bluegrass Central Branch President Nancy Dicken at (859) 8790-0955, or co-president Ramona Griffin at 695-2899.

Hockensmith speaking at WIGS meeting

Susie Hockensmith will be the guest speaker at the Thursday meeting of Women in God’s Service Ministry, 6:30 p.m. at 649 Charity Court.

This event is open to all women at no cost with food provided, but donations are accepted. 

To find out more information, visit

Uniform sale set for FRMC

The Life Uniform Sale will be 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Conference Room C in the Medical Pavilion. 

There will be a selection of women’s fashion scrubs and expanded men’s scrubs in the latest colors, prints and styles. 

Inventory includes tops, pants, jackets, shoes, lab jackets and accessories. A portion of the proceeds will benefit March of Dimes.

‘EMBODI’  conference Saturday

A conference called Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence, or EMBODI, is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Second Street School.

The objective is to empower young African-American males to build positive self-esteem and awareness and encourage them to interact in activities that will improve them and their community. The goal is to plan programs that will interest middle school and high school males to be more proactive.

The Frankfort Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will present a workshop which will include presenters who have expertise in their prospective interests talking to the young males about health awareness, team building, self-esteem and finances.

Participants will rotate from room to room throughout the day.

BGCAP board meeting

The executive board of Blue Grass Community Action Partnership will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at BGCAP, 111 Professional Court.



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