Relay for Life lunch Friday at Community Trust
Community Trust Bank is having a Relay for Life lunch Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will go toward the bank’s Relay for Life team.
Both of the bank’s branches, 427 Versailles Road and 1205 U.S. 127, will sell meals of hotdogs, chips and drinks for a $3.50 donation.
Project Grad selling chances on UK grid tickets
The FCHS and WHHS Project Graduation Committee is selling 100 chances for two lower level University of Kentucky 2012 football season tickets.
Tickets are on the 16th row in Section 139.
Valued at $2,500 for the two tickets (seven home games total), chances are $25 each and will be on sale until all are sold. The drawing will be held May 27 at Project Graduation.
To purchase chances at winning the two University of Kentucky football season tickets, contact any of the following: Rick Wacker (502-644-0198), Chris Woodyard (859-797-6444), Ellen Hunsaker (502-682-9597) Laurie Walston, Mike Rodgers (502-682-0928), Laurie Walton (502-682-0033) or Ron Turner (email@example.com).
Church to celebrate Women’s
Day May 27
First Baptist Church, Clinton Street, will celebrate Women’s Day May 27. The Rev. Anna Jones, First Baptist Church, will be the speaker at the 8 a.m. service.
The Rev. Dianne Brown, St. Stephen Baptist Church, Louisville, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service.
The theme is “A Day of Great Celebration and Hope.”
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.
Juniper Hill Pool opens Saturday
Juniper Hills Pool opens for the summer Saturday.
Hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday hours will be 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $3.
The pool will host adult water aerobics 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Group swim lessons will be offered weekdays June 11-22 between 10:15 and 11 a.m. Cost is $45 per child, with a discount for siblings. Those interested in private lessons can call 875-8579.
For more information on pool activities, contact the aquatics office at 875-8542.
FCHD offers rabies clinic June 13
The Franklin County Health Department is pairing up with local veterinarians to offer several rabies vaccination clinics throughout May and June.
KRS 258.015 states that all dogs, cats and ferrets more than four months old are to have a current rabies vaccination.
Vaccinations are $5 each. If a pet has previously been vaccinated, it can receive a 3-year rabies vaccine.
The clinic will be offered June 13 at the FCHD Public Health Center, 851 East West Connector from 6-8 p.m. with Dr. Clint Bevins from Animal Medical Center.
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.
Domestic violence hotline seeks volunteers
The Franklin County Council on Family Abuse is seeking volunteers to administer its hotline.
The hotline is often the first line of communication for victims who wish to leave their abusers. Volunteers carry a cell phone provided by the Council and help callers by coordinating emergency housing and transportation, but do not have direct contact or do casework. Shifts are available weeknights from 5 p.m. until 9 a.m. or weekends from 5 pm. Friday until 9 a.m. Monday. Volunteers will be scheduled in advance and may go about their regularly scheduled plans until they receive a call.
For those interested, the Council is offering a training session on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paul Sawyier Public Library. No commitment is required to attend the training.
For more information, contact the Council’s volunteer coordinator, Keeley Howard, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502 229-8728.
The Franklin County Council on Family Abuse is a nonprofit organization that strives to end the cycle of domestic violence and family abuse in Franklin County.
School board to choose superintendent
The Franklin County Board of Education will meet today at 6 p.m. at Central Office, 916 E. Main St.
The single agenda item is a closed session to discuss appointment of a new superintendent. Board Chairwoman Michelle New said a decision could be announced by the end of the week.
School board to OK budget
The Franklin County Board of Education will meet Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Hearn Elementary, 300 Copperleaf Blvd.
Agenda items include a report from Hearn Elementary, approval of the school district’s tentative budget for the upcoming school year, a report on state-required program reviews, and a discussion of the proposed board meeting schedule for the upcoming school year.
Pitbulls in the park May 27
Franklin County Humane Society will host “Pitties in the Park” from noon to 5 p.m. May 27 at Lakeview Park.
Volunteers will have some of the pitbulls and pitbull mixes from the shelter in the park for community members to see the “soft, sweet smart side” of the dogs. Adoptions will be available at the event.
Soup kitchen accepting 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.
Lock 4 operates starting Friday
Kentucky River Lock 4 will operate Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting this Friday.
Closure will be determined at a later date.
Holiday lockage hours will be May 28 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., July 2 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Call 502-564-2866 for any questions.
Motorcyclists stop at Ky. Vietnam Memorial
Several hundred military veterans, friends and other motorcyclists will visit the Kentucky State Vietnam Memorial as part of Run for the Wall on Wednesday from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Riders start in California and end at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The run “promotes healing among all veterans and their family and friends; calls for an accounting of all prisoners of war and those missing in action; honors the memory of those killed in action from all wars; and supports military personnel all over the world.”
Fish and Wildlife Dept. awarded
The communications staff at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources received the 2012 Communications Office of the Year award Friday from the Kentucky Association of Government Communicators. The award is a first for the department.
The communications staff won nine other awards for a variety of entries, including news writing, feature writing, graphic design, electronic presentations and Kentucky Afield magazine. The communicators group received more than 100 entries from local and state government agencies and organizations. Judges considered all entries from each agency to select the communications office of the year.
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife employees recognized Friday included Lee McClellan, Adrienne Yancy, Obie Williams, Rick Hill, Art Lander Jr. and Dave Baker.
Refugee presentation at UNA
Sarah Puttoff, a Frankfort native, will present a program on “Refugee Resettlement in Kentucky” at the Frankfort chapter of the United Nations Association of the USA.
The event is Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Paul Sawyier Public Library.
Puttoff recently completed a practicum at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, an organization that has been instrumental in helping to re-settle thousands of refugees.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Senior Center picnic at Game Farm Thursday
In recognition of Older Americans Month, the Senior Activity Center will host a picnic for seniors in the picnic shelters at the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Game Farm Thursday at 10 a.m.
Games and music will be offered before lunch is served off the grill at 11:30 a.m. The requested donation for the day’s meal and festivities is $5.
Reader’s Theater at Senior Center
The debut of the Senior Activity Center’s Reader’s Theater will be a performance in honor of Memorial Day. The actors have been working on their unique performance since March.
The show’s opening act will be The Ding-a-lings and also will include a satirical piece written by Mark Twain. The second work to be interpreted is a light hearted western romp called “The Legend of Lightening Larry,” by Aaron Shepard, an author and playwright who has adapted numerous scripts specifically for Reader’s Theater. The performance will be at the Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, Friday at 11 a.m.
Diabetes and animal rescue programs at Senior Center
Amanda Weakley will be at the Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, May 29 at 10 a.m. to present a program on diabetes and its effect on feet. She will demonstrate how to fit your feet with appropriate shoes and properly care for your feet.
Katy Dolye, a volunteer at L.I.F.E. House for Animals, will be at the Center May 31 at 11 a.m. with a presentation on animal rescue operations and spay/neuter programs. She will explain the importance of trap neuter release programs, a method of humanely trapping unaltered feral cats, spaying or neutering and vaccinating them, and releasing them back to the same location where they were collected.
to Community Council
The Franklin County Community Council will meet in the Community Room at noon Monday at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.
Brittain Skinner, executive director of Downtown Frankfort Inc., will speak.
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.
Spouse loss group meeting Monday
Hospice of the Bluegrass conducts a monthly spouse loss support group on the third Monday of each month from 5:30-7 p.m. This month’s meeting will be on Monday at the Hospice of the Bluegrass Community Building, 643 Teton Trail.
Anyone coping with the death of a spouse or significant other is invited to attend. Participants have the opportunity to talk about their loss and share their concerns in a supportive and confidential setting.
This group is open to anyone in the Hospice service area, including Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties. For additional information, contact Peggy J. Williams at 223-1744, (800) 926-1302 or email@example.com.