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‘New Leash on Life’ accepting donations

“New Leash on Life Thrift & Architectural Salvage” is accepting donations in anticipation of its May 5 opening.

The nonprofit store, at 415 W. Broadway at the corner of Wilkinson Boulevard, will donate all proceeds to the Franklin County Humane Society. 

Acceptable donations include antiques, home furnishings, bedding, linens, gently-used furniture, vintage clothing, purses, scarves, belts, hats, men’s ties, designer shoes, books, CDs, DVDs, games, puzzles, clocks, lamps, phones, radios, vinyl records, silverware, dishes, tools, toolboxes and architectural salvage.

The store is also seeking volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, email or call 352-2229. Pick up is available for large items.

Farmers market opens Saturday

The Franklin County Farmers Market will open for the 2012 season 7 a.m. Saturday at the pavilion on the corner of Wilkinson Boulevard and Broadway. 

The market will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon during the season.

Superintendent survey now online

The Franklin County Board of Education seeks input from the community for qualities that they desire in a Superintendent.

The survey can be found at The survey is set to end by 5 p.m. Monday.

Voting for minority rep redo

Franklin County Public Schools will take another vote for the minority parent representative on the superintendent screening committee. Votes from Mach 26-27 weren’t counted, and anyone who voted on either of those days is asked to vote again.

The same ballots will be used.

Voting will be open through Monday during school business hours:

> On Monday, parents can vote at their child’s home school or Central Office

All parents are asked to vote for this representative on the superintendent screening committee.

Register at Bridgeport Elementary

Bridgeport Elementary will have registration for kindergarten and new students for the 2012-2013 school year on April 17 and April 19 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.and 4-6 p.m. each day. 

The following documents are needed: Proof of residence (must be a copy of a utility bill or lease/mortgage agreement), up-to-date immunizations on Kentucky form, physical, eye exam, dental screening, copy of birth certificate, and social security card (optional).

Food drive Saturday

The Rotary Club of Frankfort and Boy Scout Troops 281 and 269 will hold a food drive Saturday to benefit Frankfort’s food pantry. The food drive will be at both Kroger and Save-A-Lot grocery locations from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tax deductible donations may be made payable to Franklin County Emergency Food Pantry and should be mailed to P.O. Box 93, Frankfort, 40602-0093.

Riders for Christ hold fundraiser

The Frankfort Chapter of Capital City Riders for Christ is holding a fundraiser with Applebee’s during the month of April. 

Members of the club are distributing flyers around town. Present a flyer to your server when you dine at Frankfort Applebee’s from 11 a.m. to close on any Friday or Saturday in April and 10 percent of your bill will be donated to the club. 

Capital City Riders for Christ are Christian motorcyclists who spread the gospel of Christ to all, especially those who ride motorcycles. 

Pet first aid class set for Saturday

L.I.F.E. House for Animals will be hosting an Introduction to Pet First Aid for Cats and Dogs class 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. 

Sara Beavin, a certified pet first-aid instructor, will demonstrate how to recognize and what to do for seizures, choking, bloat, ear problems, diarrhea, poisoning, heat stroke and more emergency situations. Demonstrations on rescue breathing and pet CPR will also be included, along with tips on how to prepare your pet for a disaster and how to stock a pet first-aid kit.

Attendees must be at least 12 years old. The cost is $10, and L.I.F.E. House is requesting attendees donate an item on its supply wish list. 

That wish list includes scoopable cat litter, dog leashes, cat and dog treats, peanut butter, trash bags, paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent and Pine-sol cleaner. 

To register, call L.I.F.E. House at 875-3436 or email The deadline to register is Wednesday. 

March of Dimes benefit yard sale

A yard sale to benefit the March of Dimes is planned for Friday, 7 a.m.-5  p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot of Holly Hill Church of Christ, 1020 Holly Hill Dr. For more information, call 750-2466 or 330-9400.

Bible translation expert to speak

The community is invited to join Jim Wells at a Wycliffe Associates banquet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Capital Plaza Hotel. 

Wells first joined Wycliffe Associates in 2010 as a volunteer, using his extensive background in computers and information technology to support translators and advance Bible translation. 

Today he serves as supported staff installing the latest high-tech equipment to help accelerate the translation of scripture in remote areas of India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Tanzania.

He will share his experiences in Bible translation and how people of all backgrounds are working together in the field.

Call 502-229-9972 for free tickets to the event.  

BGCAP application completed

The Blue Grass Community Action Partnership has completed its application for CSBG funding for SFY 2013.  The application will be available for review at the Central Office, 111 Professional Court, after Monday. For more information, call 502-695-4290, ext. 240.

Donations will help teens go to prom in Salyersville

A Frankfort woman is collecting hair accessories and looking for nail technicians and beauticians to help Salyersville teens put on their high school prom.

Melissa Wright, owner of Razzle Dazzle Dresses, has been working with members of the Salyersville High School faculty for the past few weeks to help organize their high school prom. Salyersville, in Magoffin County, was one of the communities hit hardest by the March 2 tornadoes.

Wright delivered more than 100 prom dresses, 60 of them donated from her shop, to the school last Tuesday. 

A business in Lexington is giving discounts on tuxedo rentals, and Ruby’s Gifts and Flowers are donating the corsages, but Wright says the girls need help with accessories. Wright is asking for people to donate curling irons, hair straighteners and other hair accessories to help the girls get ready for prom. 

“A lot of these students and families have nothing,” she said. 

Wright is also looking for local beauticians, hairdressers and nail technicians to travel with her to Salyersville for prom weekend, May 4 and 5, to help her do the girls’ hair and nails. 

Anyone wishing to donate accessories or help Wright with hair and nails can call her at 330-6461. 

Screening committee to meet

The Superintendent Screening Committee for the Franklin County Public Schools will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Franklin County Board of Education, 916 E. Main St.

Agenda items include information about confidentiality and the role of the consultant, election of a chairperson and application review. The board will meet in closed session to discuss personnel.

Enroll at Collins Lane

Pre-registration for 2012-2013 kindergarten and Jump Start at Collins Lane Elementary will be April 17 and 18 from 12:45-1:35 p.m.

Parents or guardians are asked to bring the following documents:

> Birth certificate

> Social Security card

> Kentucky eye exam form

> Kentucky physical exam form

> Kentucky immunization form

> Dental screening form

> Proof of residence (utility bill, lease, etc.)

Jump Start classroom orientation and school tours will be held during the same window. Call 875-8410 to sign up.

Both school boards meet Monday

Frankfort Independent Board of Education meets 6 p.m. Monday at Wilkinson Street School. 

Agenda items include discussion on the treasurer’s report, bid advertisements for insurance coverage and bank depository, and updates on Advance Kentucky, Wilkinson Street School/alternative education and the Unbridled Learning Accountability Model. 

The Franklin County Board of Education meets 6 p.m. Monday at the Board of Education office on 916 East Main St. 

Agenda items include approval of the monthly finance report, invoices, construction reports, fundraising activities, travel reports, school start/end times for 2012-13 and the 2012-13 calendar. 

Teen needs help for adventure in Africa

A Frankfort teen is raising funds to travel to Africa with the organization ActiveWater to help bring fresh water to the area.

Hailee Rogers, 17, is using help from the community to reach her goal, which is detailed in the Frankfort Face titled, “A nerds dream,” which ran in The State Journal March 26.

Those who feel compelled to help Rogers – who is taking the trip with her mother, Teena Oaken – are asked to donate at Farmers Bank. The account is in Oaken’s name.

Also, Luxury on Location Mobile Tanning is hosting Prom 4 a Purpose, and selling gift cards, with some of the proceeds going toward the Rogers’ trip. 

Ky. Week for Animals set for this week 

The 4th annual Kentucky Week for the Animals will be celebrated today through Saturday. 

The week includes events throughout the state dedicated to raising awareness on animals and recognizing organizations and citizens who support them. 

Events in Frankfort include a pet first aid class Saturday at L.I.F.E. House for Animals and an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Petco, sponsored by the Franklin County Humane Society. 

To see a full list of events, visit



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