Beshear’s appointments include some from Frankfort
Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed three Frankfort residents to various boards and commissions throughout the state.
The governor’s office announced Beshear’s appointments Friday.
Steven Bing, executive director of Kentucky Public Health Association and Kentucky Health Departments Association, was appointed to a brief term on the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board set to expire Sept. 20.
Carl Felix, an executive with Bluegrass Family Health, was appointed to the Health Insurance Advisory Council until June 15, 2014.
Felix contributed $1,000 to Beshear’s re-election campaign, election finance records show.
Leslie Beavers, a retired brigadier general and farmer, has been appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs for a term expiring July 16, 2016.
Motorcycle memorial ride Aug. 5
The Central Kentucky Riders Motorcycle Touring Club will be having its annual Memorial Ride Aug. 5.
To participate, meet 10 a.m. at The Kitchen restaurant, 3624 Georgetown Road. A blessing of the bikes will be at 10:15. Riders will then take the back roads to Red River Gorge, with a stop at Natural Bridge State Resort Park for lunch.
The ride is in memory of Jack and Sharon Lewis, Henry and Virginia Lewis, Harold McSpadden, James “Junior” Murphy, Earl Perry, William “Red” Renfro, Anita Hawkins, Verma Boggs, Bob West, Fabian Campbell, Don Stephens, Danny Rogers, Jim Williams, Frank Miller, Luke Wilhoite, Gene Bates, Pascal Purvis and Sterling Turner.
The ride will happen rain or shine. There is no fee to participate. For more information, contact Bill Yarnell at 502-803-5542 or Jesse Skees at 502-695-4947.
Half off prices at Women’s Shelter sale
The Franklin County Women’s Shelter is concluding its month-long estate sale at 624 Shelby St. On Tuesday, July 31, all remaining items will be marked down 50 percent. Hours are noon-6 p.m.
This is a one-of-a-kind sale featuring women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, household items, patio furniture, artwork, and tools. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Shelter.
Pictures of items available for purchase are posted on the website (www.fcwomenshelter.com) and Facebook. For more information, visit the website or call 352-2843.
Yard sale benefits the Sunshine Center
The Sunshine Center will be holding a yard sale/fundraiser during the annual 127 Yard Sale August 3-4 at 2144 US 127 South (same road as Lee Brick & Block next to Interstate 64).
Anyone wishing to donate items, including leftover yard sale items, contact the Sunshine Center at 875-3495 or 382-8188 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Tax receipts are available upon request. All items left over from this sale will be donated. Monetary donations are also accepted. Depending on the location, some donations can/will be picked up.
The Sunshine Center is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping victims of abuse and their families through counseling services and strengthening public awareness and understanding of impact abuse has on families and children in order to break the cycle of abuse, offers parenting and life skill classes, supervised visits between children and non-custodial parents among other services. More information on the Sunshine Center can be found atwww.frankfortsunshinecenter.org.
Annual seminar Saturday on geneology
The Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Genealogical Society partner monthly to provide free family history workshops at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, and in lieu of an August workshop, family historians will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, for KGS’s 37th annual seminar.
Dick Eastman, founder and editor of Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter, will be the presenter at the seminar. Registration fee includes lunch and is $50 for KGS members or $60 for all other participants. Seating is limited. Seminar information and registration form are online at KentuckyGenealogicalSociety.org. For more information, email KentuckyGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com.
Third annual Spellapalooza is Aug. 10
Spellapalooza III is set for Friday, Aug. 10 in the Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. Team signups are now being accepted. Call Marylynn Collins at 319-5509 or email her at email@example.com for more information or to register a team.
The State Journal’s team, which won last year, will be on hand to defend its title. The Bee begins at 6:30 p.m. with a light dinner be offered beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Blues Festival benefits Council on Family Abuse
The “2012 Capital City Blues & River Festival Presented by Farmers Bank” is Saturday, Aug. 11 from 4-10 p.m. at the Ward Oates Amphitheater behind the Kentucky Bar Association.
This year’s festival features award winning blues sensation Johnny Rawls, world traveling Louisville blues band the King Bees, and Frankfort’s own Here for the Party Band.
The outdoor concert is the Franklin County Council on Family Abuse’s primary fundraiser, helping the council serve the needs of domestic violence victims and build awareness of domestic violence, elder abuse and child abuse throughout the community.
Preferred setting tables for eight people with dinner are $350 and $250 without dinner. General admission tickets are available for $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Dinner provided by the Bistro 241 can be added for $15.
General admission fans are invited to bring blankets and chairs. Tickets are available at the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission, any Farmers Bank location, the Capital Plaza Hotel, or online at www.capitalcitybluesfestival.eventbrite.com.
For more information, visit www.capitalcitybluesfestival.eventbrite.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rene True at (859) 312-6398.
KHS accepting history awards nominations
The Kentucky Historical Society is accepting nominations for the 2012 Kentucky History Awards.
The awards recognize historians, public history professionals, volunteers, business and civic leaders, communities and organizations for notable projects, which must have been started or completed in 2011, that delve into aspects of state or local history in Kentucky.
Projects sponsored by or benefiting a museum, historical society, genealogical society or other history-related organization in the state will also be considered. Self-applications are allowed, and all applications are due Aug. 3.
For rules and to download an application, visit www.history.ky.gov/historyawards.
The awards ceremony will be at the Old State Capitol Nov. 9. It will be free and open to the public, but reservations are required.
Medication disposal day Aug. 4
The Frankfort Police Department and Franklin County Health Department, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, will host a Medication Disposal Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the health department.
All expired, unneeded or unused medications are welcome, according to a press release from Frankfort police.
Uniformed officers and health department personnel will oversee the collection process to insure the medications are disposed in a safe, legal and environmentally conscious manner, the news release says.
Individuals who drop off their drugs will be given window clings to display at their homes to indicate they have disposed of their medications.
No radioactive materials, chemotherapy medications, needles or sharp instruments will be accepted.
For more information contact Maj. Fred Deaton at 875-8523.
Utility work on I-64 scheduled for today
Delays are expected for both directions of Interstate 64 at mile point 52 for utility work today, the Department of Highways District 5 Office announced in a press release.
Traffic in both directions may be delayed for up to 15 minutes at a time from 6-9 a.m., the release says.
Indian Gap Road reopened
Indian Gap Road has reopened after a new bridge was built over Camp Pleasant Branch.
The bridge opened Friday, and the road had been closed since early July.
MAC Construction, of New Albany, Ind., won a $400,000 bid for the project, which was completed ahead of the Aug. 1 target date, the state Transportation Cabinet announced in a press release.