BMS student finishes 10th statewide
Jaclyn Aldridge, a seventh-grader at Bondurant Middle School, recently finished 10th statewide in Individual Future Problem Solving, a component of the Governor’s Cup Academic Competition.
Jaclyn competed against 200 students in the seventh, eighth and ninth grades from across the state to earn her top 10 finish. Future Problem Solving is an internationally recognized, award-winning program that encourages critical and creative thinking.
Each participant generates a booklet with eight challenges and eight solution ideas, based on a hypothetical scenario, in a two-hour period.
Etchings exhibit up at Capital Cellars
Capital Cellars will host a nature etching exhibit by Anna Marie Pavlik from today to July 2.
“This exhibit presents the beauty of nature and the mysteries that exist in the natural world using the medium of etching,” according to a press release. Images include animals and landscapes, including the swamp at Cove Spring Park.
A reception will be 5:30-8 p.m. May 24 at Capital Cellars located at 227 West Broadway.
The exhibit will be available for viewing during normal business hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Seat belt enforcement starts Monday
The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization starts Monday. Law enforcement officers across the country will strongly enforce seat belt laws around the clock to decrease the amount of injuries during wrecks, according to a press release from Frankfort Police.
The rate for seatbelt usage in Frankfort is currently 77 percent, according to the release. There were 721 total highway fatalities in Kentucky in 2011, with 576 killed in motor vehicles.Of those 576 fatalities, 58.7 percent were not wearing a seat belt.
This year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs through Memorial Day weekend.
In addition, during the holiday weekend police will conduct safety check points, with special attention paid to sobriety, occupant protection, and insurance and registration violations, according to the release.
Soup kitchen donations
Local AmeriCorps members are collecting donations for Access Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter.
Items that can be donated include books, games, coffee, sugar, summer drink mixes, snacks and office and cleaning supplies. Anyone wishing to donate can do so directly through the soup kitchen or call Kathy Schneider at 502-682-0155 before noon Monday for pick up. AmeriCorps will be delivering the items around 1 p.m. Monday.