EXTENSION BOARD TO MEET WEDNESDAY
The Franklin County Extension District Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Court.
CLARK SET TO SPEAK AT CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE
Donald A. Clark will speak on General Bull Nelson at the 6 p.m. Sept. 10 meeting of the Frankfort Civil War Roundtable to be held at Candleberry Tea Room, 1502 Louisville Road.
Reservations should be made with Charles Bogart, Cmabogart@aol.com.
INMAN SPEAKING TO COUNCIL
The Franklin County Community Council will meet in the community room at the Paul Sawyier Public Library Aug. 27 at noon. The speaker will be Carmen Inman with the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce presenting the Work-Ready Community program.
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 Terri Spellman at 875-8420.
MECK SET TO SPEAK AT KPR MEETING
The Bluegrass West chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at VFW Post 4075, 104 E. Second St. The lunch menu features grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, drinks and dessert for $5.
Bill Meck, meteorologist at WLEX-TV in Lexington, will be the speaker.
All Kentucky, county, city and state police retirement system retirees are urged to attend.
Any new attendees can sign up for free membership for 2012, and $15 yearly thereafter. Members receive the quarterly KPR newsletter, can participate in KPR activities, help protect retirement benefits and sign up for updates on legislative issues at http://www.kentuckypublicretirees.org.
'BASKET MEETING' SERVICE SUNDAY
The annual “Basket Meeting” service is Sunday at the Greenhill Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Kevin Jones of Louisville will preach during the 11 a.m. worship service. The 3 p.m. guest speaker will be Pastor Kilen K. Gray of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Shelbyville. His choir will accompany him.
Dinner will be served immediately after morning worship. The Greater Voices of Greenhill Baptist and the visiting choir will provide music for the afternoon service.
Former church members and friends are invited.
FHS NEEDS MINORITY PARENT REP
The Frankfort High School site-based decision-making council is taking nominations for a minority parent member.
To become a candidate, stop by the school front office and pick up a nomination form. Return the nomination form to the front office no later than Friday.
The school asks those who know someone who would be a good candidate to encourage them to run.
The election will be Aug. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the front office. All parents, regardless of their ethnic background, are eligible to vote in this election.
Results will be announced – and a runoff held if necessary – on Aug. 29, by 10 a.m.
Please contact the school at 502-875-8655 for additional information.
PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP TO MEET
The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave.
Members will have an informal meeting to catch up with each other and possibly share a video from a Parkinson’s Symposium held in Louisville last October.
Attendees bring a snack to share. This meeting is open to people with Parkinson’s disease as well as caregivers, friends and relatives.
For more information, call Lane Lewis at 502-319-3921 or 502-223-0866.
COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD TO TALK ENERGY USE
The Franklin County Board of Education will meet 6 p.m. Monday at Bondurant Middle School, 1 Bondurant Drive.
Agenda items include a report from BMS, an update on ACT scores, an analysis of electricity use, approval of revisions to the district’s field trip procedure, approval of the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey on drug use among students, and approval of capital outlay.
PORTABLE PET ADOPTION SATURDAY
The Franklin County Humane Society is holding a portable adoption from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Farmers Market.
Dog adoptions cost $70, which includes vaccinations and spaying/neutering.
INTERIM CITY MANAGER DISCUSSION MONDAY
The City Commission will hold a special meeting1 p.m. Monday at City Hall to discuss the interim city manager position in closed session. Action may be taken, according to the meeting notice.
The commission will also have a work session 12:30 p.m. Monday, but no items are listed on the meeting’s agenda.
BASEBALL PROGRAM AT SENIOR CENTER
The Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, will host, “Take Me Out To The Ball Game: America’s Love Affair with Baseball” Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Janice Miller from the Paul Sawyer Public Library will host the presentation.
CANCER PRESERVATION STUDY KICKOFF WEDNESDAY
The American Cancer Society is recruiting volunteers who are willing to serve as a Cancer Prevention Study-3 Community Champion in the greater Frankfort area.
Frankfort Regional Medical Center is hosting a free kickoff breakfast Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Frankfort Medical Pavilion (next to the hospital), 279 King’s Daughters Drive. The breakfast will be in conference rooms B and C on the second floor of the building.
Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. The program begins at 8 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Attendees will learn how to educate the community about CPS-3, which is coming to Frankfort Oct. 18-20.
For more information, visit cps3frankfort.org.
EDWARD JONES SEMINAR AUG.28
Edward Jones will host a seminar with Fidelity Mutual Funds Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at Jim’s Seafood. Those who wish to attend should RSVP to John Hibbard at 502-223-2633.
Seating is limited to the first 30 who respond.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PEAKS MILL WATER DISTRICT
The Peaks Mill Water District office will be closed Sept. 3 in observance of Labor Day and will reopen Sept. 4 at 8 a.m.
Also, the date for the regular September board meeting for PMWD has been changed. It will be held Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the PMWD office.
FIDO AND FRIENDS AUG.26
A Fun with Fido and Friends session for grades 2-5, sponsored by L.I.F.E. House for Animals, is set for Aug. 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. at L.I.F.E. House, 14 Fido Court. Email DawnHWelch@gmail.com for more information.
PET ADOPTION AT OLD CAPITOL SEPT. 15
A Furever Friends adoption event, sponsored by L.I.F.E. House for Animals, will be held Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Capitol.
Dogs that are available for adoption will be present.
ADOPTION EVENT AND SUPPLY DRIVE OCT. 13
A Purina adoption event and supply drive, sponsored by L.I.F.E. House for Animals, will be held Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart.
Dogs that are available for adoption will be present
L.I.F.E. HOUSE SUPPLY DRIVE SATURDAY
L.I.F.E. House for Animals will hold a supply drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart Saturday.
CUBA TRIP HIGHLIGHTED AT UNITED NATIONS MEETING
Ruby Layson will present a slide program on her trip to Cuba at the Frankfort chapter United Nations Association of the USA’s monthly international education community meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Paul Sawyier Public Library.
Layson traveled to Cuba as part of a 25-member Witness for Peace delegation, whose members came from 11 different states.
The tour focused on Cuban arts and culture, and included visits to museums, schools, health centers, historic sites, concerts, an organic garden and the home studios of two artists.
Layson, who lives in Frankfort, is a retired journalist and educator and has traveled in every continent except Antarctica.
Visit www.unausa.org for more information.
The meeting is free and open to the public.