POST 12 TROOPER AWARDED FOR EFFORT TO INCREASE SEATBELT USE
Kentucky State Police Trooper Trevor Harris of Post 12 in Frankfort has won a Governor’s Occupant Protection Award in recognition of efforts to increase seatbelt and child seat use.
The ceremony, held at the Hilton in downtown Lexington Monday, recognized 126 law enforcement officers from 123 agencies across the state.
Officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division won awards, and Harris issued 273 seatbelt and child restraint citations last year, according to a KSP press release.
“Despite a wealth of data showing that seat belts and child restraints save lives, each year hundreds of unrestrained motorists lose their lives on Kentucky roadways,” said Bill Bell, director of the state Office of Highway Safety who presented the awards.
“These officers, their departments and agencies render a great service for public safety by enforcing our occupant protection laws.”
Kentucky’s seat belt usage is up 1.5 percent compared to last year’s 82.2 percent rate, Bell said, but “there is still a great deal of work to be done.”
CITY COLLECTING STORM DEBRIS WITH GARBAGE
The city will collect storm debris as part of normal garbage routes, according to the city’s Public Works Department.
Brush and tree limbs must be 6 feet or shorter, weigh less than 50 pounds and stacked neatly at the curb. Garbage cans used to collect loose debris must weigh less than 50 pounds and be free of garbage.
GRIEF CLASS SET FOR THURSDAY
Hospice of the Bluegrass will conduct a drop-in grief education class Thursday for adults, aimed to help participants deal with normal grief reactions, grief’s impact on a family, handling special days and self-care during grief.
The class, “Grief 101,” is open to any adult in the community and will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Hospice community building, 643 Teton Trail. Contact Melinda Simpson for more information at 223-1744 or (800) 926-1302.
YARD SALE BENEFITS THE SUNSHINE CENTER
The Sunshine Center will hold a yard sale/fundraiser during the annual 127 Yard Sale Friday and Saturday at 2144 U.S. 127 South.
Anyone wishing to donate items, including leftover yard sale items, contact the Sunshine Center at 875-3495 or 382-8188 or by email at email@example.com. 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 be picked up.
The Sunshine Center is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping victims of abuse and their families through counseling services. The center aims to strengthen public awareness and understanding of the impact abuse has on families and children and offers parenting and life skill classes and supervised visits between children and non-custodial parents, among other services.
More information on the Sunshine Center can be found atwww.frankfortsunshinecenter.org.
LEADERSHIP FRANKFORT CLASS CHOOSES PROJECT
During their Leadership Graduation Ceremony July 19 at the Frankfort Plant Board Clubhouse, the 2012 Leadership Frankfort class announced the Backpack Program would be their class project for the next year.
Not all families in the Frankfort/Franklin County community can afford to back to school shopping. Hearn, Collins Lane, Peaks Mill, Elkhorn and Westridge elementary schools, along with the Early Learning Village, Second Street School and Frankfort High School, all have students that quality for participation in the Backpack Program.
The 2012 Leadership Frankfort graduates invite the community to get involved by donating to the Backpack Program. For a complete list of needed items or to learn more about this program, call the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce at 223-8261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEBSITE HOSTS COMMUNITY VIDEOS
The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the hosting of Frankfort and Franklin County Community videos on its website, www.frankfortky.info. These community videos cover heritage tourism, education, health care, economic development and downtown Frankfort and offer an overview of Frankfort and Franklin County for prospective clients, customers and businesses looking to locate to the community.
The Frankfort Chamber invites area organizations and businesses to link to these videos on YouTube.
For more information, call 502-223-8261.