Coach Cal, trophy to visit Frankfort
The Big Blue Nation will have another opportunity to celebrate Kentucky’s 2012 National Championship this week as the men’s basketball staff takes the trophy on a statewide tour, the athletic department announced today.
Fans will have photo opportunities with the trophy beginning on Thursday in Eastern Kentucky, where the tour will begin with three separate stops.
On Friday, the staff will board a train in Nicholasville that will take them through Midway at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Frankfort at 11:45 a.m. At each stop Friday, coach John Calipariwill address the fans and take questions from the crowd.
The tour will conclude Saturday at Verizon retail stores in Lexington and Louisville. These stops will feature the trophy only.
The tour stops in the area include:
>Frankfort, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday at Old Capitol Annex, 300 W. Broadway
>Elizabethtown, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday at Kroger, 111 Towne Drive
>Lexington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (trophy only) at Verizon Wireless, 1895 Vendor Way in Hamburg
>Louisville, 4-7 p.m. Saturday (trophy only) at Verizon Wireless, 4830 Norton Healthcare Blvd. in Old Brownsboro Crossing
Times are tentative and subject to change. Visit ukathletics.com for a full list of dates and times across Kentucky.
Multicultural Celebration at ELV
Take a trip “Around the World with ELV” as the Early Learning Village Parent Teacher Organization and the Adventure Club After School Program partner to celebrate cultural diversity 6-8 p.m. Friday at the school.
Join the school for student presentations, “A Trip to Africa” with the Frankfort Yoga Studio, karate demonstrations, cultural games, and arts and crafts.
This event is free and open to the public.
‘Adopt-A-Platoon’ wins national award
Elkhorn Middle School is one of five National Junior Honor Societies in the nation to receive an Outstanding Service Project award.
This award was presented to students in the EMS chapter because of their work with the Adopt-A-Platoon program. They collected donations of snacks, hygiene supplies, games and hand-written letters and sent them to troops in Afghanistan monthly until they came home.
They also helped ready the barracks and provide goodie baskets for their return.
The students’ adviser is Carmen Thompson, and Willie Bartley is principal of EMS.
Created in 1994, the Outstanding Service Project awards recognize NHS and NJHS chapters that have made significant service contributions to the local, national and global communities.
With more than 23,000 active chapters, it is estimated that members perform millions of service hours each year. Each project submitted for this award is judged based on their goals, organization, service impact and involvement. The quality and clarity of the written summary is also evaluated.
Fiscal Court meets Thursday
Fiscal Court meets 5 p.m. Thursday for a work session, followed by a 6 p.m. meeting, at the Fiscal Court building at 321 W. Main St.
Agenda items include authorization of a lease with the Franklin County Fair Board to use Lakeview Park for the county fair, approval of an ordinance relating to above-ground pool regulations, and discussion of a county-wide smoking ban.
Both the work session and meeting are open to the public.
KSU students volunteer at Simon House
Members of the Kentucky State University chapter of Alpha Phi Omega took advantage of the beautiful morning Tuesday to volunteer their time at the Simon House.
Several members from the service fraternity spent Tuesday morning mowing the lawn and weeding the vegetable garden. The co-ed service fraternity has worked with Simon House in the past, but member Ricardo Cooper, a KSU senior from Washington, D.C., said he wants to do more to help out the facility.
“We intend to help out the Simon House whenever they need our assistance because as members of Alpha Phi Omega we strive to service humanity,” Cooper said in a statement. “We feel that the Simon House is a great local organization that does its best to help women and children, so we pledge to do our best to help them.”
Simon House is a transitional living facility for homeless adult women who have children or are pregnant.
Pictured below are fraternity members Arthur Williams Jr. (left), Bianca Woods and George Taylor-Sims. (Photo submitted)