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GSS teacher wins Liebman award

Regina Roseberry, third-grade teacher at Good Shepherd Catholic School, is this year’s recipient of the annual Dr. Joseph Liebman Memorial Award for Outstanding Elementary Teacher.  

Sarah Liebman, daughter of the late Dr. Liebman, presented the award to Roseberry at the school’s annual honors ceremony on May 24. Roseberry was nominated by Good Shepherd Principal Stephanie Sims, and her nomination was supported by a variety of letters from colleagues, school parents and students.  

Roseberry’s kindness, classroom management style, high standards and work as coach of the school’s Future Problem Solving team were some of the many reasons mentioned as why she is an outstanding teacher. A clock, a cash gift, and a plaque comprised the award.

School board to evaluate Buecker

The Franklin County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Early Learning Village, 200 Laralan Ave.

The agenda includes a report from ELV and approval of the following items: 2013 contract for Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, 2012-2013 salary and stipend schedules, and an employment contract with new superintendent Chrissy Jones.

The board will also consider giving stipends to speech pathologists and school psychologists who earn National Board certification, adding additional science, technology, engineering and math positions at Hearn, Elkhorn, Collins Lane and Bridgeport Elementary schools, and a first reading of policy and procedure updates.

The board will also enter a closed session to discuss the annual evaluation of Superintendent Harrie Buecker. The board will give a report on the evaluation in open session.

‘Book Buddies’ at KSU

Paul G. Blazer Library at Kentucky State University will host a “Book Buddies” reading program for children ages 6-10 on June 25-29 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

There will be reading and fun activities, and refreshments will be served. To register, call 502-597-6824 by Wednesday.

Flyer Dance Camp signups

Make plans now to attend “Surf’s Up,” this year’s Flyer Dance Camp hosted by the Franklin County High School Dance Team, from 8 a.m. to noon, June 25-28, at Franklin County High School.

Rising kindergarten through eighth-graders are eligible to attend, and lunch is provided each day.

Members of the 2012-13 FCHS Dance Team will teach campers dance skills, techniques and routines.

The cost per camper is $55 for the week and $40 for each additional sibling if paid by Monday ($60 and $45, respectively after Monday).  This fee will include a camp T-shirt.

The camp will feature a Spirit Day for campers June 27, and they will perform for family and friends in the FCHS auditorium on June 28 at 11 a.m.

For more information or registration, contact;; or 

Historic grants available

The Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation is accepting applications for grants to assist with historic preservation projects.

The applications are due to Martha Moore by July 1. The board will meet July 12 at 5 p.m. in the fifth-floor conference room at the Whitaker Bank on Main Street in Frankfort.

For more information, contact Martha Moore at 502-223-0803.

FCHS Class of 1962 to host reunion in July

The Franklin County High School Class of 1962 will host its 50th reunion July 27-29. Weekend activities will include a dinner at the Capital Plaza Hotel. 

Class members or teachers who did not receive a letter regarding the weekend activities should contact Glenda Anderson Penn at 330-5598 or Betty Redding Chase at 223-8442 to update address information or leave a message.

Sign up for food distrubution 

Families in need of groceries can sign up to receive 50 pounds of groceries and personal care items from Feed the Children and the Kentucky Speedway Children’s Charities.

Sign up before Wednesday between 9 a.m. and noon at Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, 73 C. Michael Davenport Blvd #1. After signing up, a family member will receive a voucher redeemable only for Thursday, when food will be distributed from 10 a.m. to noon at Lakeview Park. 

BGCAP and the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County are hosting the event. Those interested in volunteering for Thursday’s distribution can call 502-695-5615 or 502-848-4049. 

Extension Board meeting Monday

The Extension District Board will meet Monday at 5 p.m. at the Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Court.

Lock 4 closing June 25

Kentucky River Lock 4 will close June 25 because of rehabilitation to the lock. Depending on the project schedule and fall river conditions, Locks 3 and 4 may be reopened to the public by October. It is anticipated that both locks will operate on a regular schedule in 2013. For updates or status of locks and dams, contact the Kentucky River Authority, 627 Wilkinson Blvd., 564-2866. 

Pigeon Fork plans homecoming

Pigeon Fork Baptist Church, Hickory Ridge Road, will celebrate homecoming June 24. Former pastor Charlie Boggan will bring the message at the 11 a.m. service. Following a potluck lunch, the Gary Polston family will sing at 1:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School calendar

It’s summer and it’s Vacation Bible School time in local churches. Those who would like to have a VBS listed here, please send the information to Philip Case,, drop it by the newspaper, 1216 Wilkinson Blvd., or mail it in.

> Buck Run Baptist Church, 3894 Georgetown Road: VBS is Monday through Friday, 6-8 p.m., concluding with a swimming party June 25 at 5:54 p.m. at Juniper Hill. The theme is “IncrediWorld Amazement Park.” For more information, call 695-4050.

> Farmdale Baptist, 5610 U.S. 127: June 24-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The theme is “Space Quest – John 14:6.”

> Evergreen Baptist Church, Evergreen Road at Cardwell Lane: June 25-28, 6-8 p.m. with a meal at 5:30. For more information, call 223-8364.

> First Presbyterian Church, 416 W. Main St.: June 24-27, 5:30-8 p.m., ages 3 through sixth grade, light supper served. For more information, call 223-8577.

> North Frankfort Baptist Church, Owenton Road: June 25-29, 6-8 p.m. for ages 4-12. The theme is “Babylon – Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” Snacks served each night. For more information, call 223-3518.

> First Christian Church, 316 Ann St.: July 9-13, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for children entering grades one through eight. The theme is “Seeking God Through Music.” For more information, call 223-2346 or visit Download a registration form from

Bridgeport registration dates

Bridgeport Elementary will have registration for kindergarten and new students for the 2012-2013 school year on Tuesday and Thursday from 2-6 p.m.

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).

Computer skills for kids 

Franklin County Public Schools is conducting two three-day camps covering basic computer knowledge and skills at Peaks Mill Elementary.

Camps are Monday through Wednesday for second and third grades, and June 25-27 for fourth- and fifth-graders. The application can be found on the district website.

Robotics camp at FCPS

Franklin County Public Schools is conducting two three-day camps at Elkhorn Middle School covering basic robotics setup and skills. Camp dates are July 9-11 or July 23-25.

Some topics covered will include robot basics, building robots and classroom competitions. Cost for the camp is $75. Applications are available on the FPCS website.

Parkinson’s group meeting canceled

The Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting for June has been canceled.  The group will meet July 17 at Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave.  Call Lane Lewis  at 502-233-0866 or 502-319-3921 with questions.


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