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KHS TO HOST FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP SATURDAY

The Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Genealogical Society will host a free family history workshop at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky. Topics include the Frankfort Cemetery and how to locate and document burial sites.

To make a reservation, contact the KHS reference desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or KHSRefDesk@ky.gov. The registration deadline for this workshop is noon Friday.

If requested at the time of registration, an optional light lunch is available for $6, payable at the door.

KENTUCKY 4-H SHOOTING TOURNAMENT SEPT. 21

OWENTON - The 2012 4-H Foundation Sporting Clay Tournament will be Sept. 21 at the Elk Creek Hunt Club and Sporting Clays Resort in Owenton.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit 4-H youth programming across Kentucky and support the 4-H Foundation Annual Fund.

Four-person teams will compete at more than 15 shooting stations with 100 target sporting clays. The team registration fee is $1,000. Individuals can compete for $250.

“If you like to hunt, if you like to shoot, this event is perfect for you,” said 4-H Foundation Board Chairman David Wallace of Boone County. “If you don’t shoot, we can show you how, and if you’ve never shot sporting clays, think of it as golf with a gun. Not only is this event a lot of fun, but the money we raise helps support 4-H programs around the entire state.”

Sponsorship levels range from $5,000 for the 4-H head “title” sponsor, which includes two teams; $2,500, which also includes two teams; $1,500, which includes one team; and $250. All sponsors receive recognition through logo placements and signage, depending on the sponsorship level.

Registration beings at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon and safety instructions at 12:45 p.m. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. with the awards ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Keith Rogers at 270-735-6130 or keithl.rogers@uky.edu. Questions can also be directed to David Wallace at 859-578-5412 or dwallace@wallaceboggs.com.

Elk Creek Hunt Club is located at 1860 Georgetown Road. For information about the club, log on to www.elkcreekhuntclub.com.

PROJECT GRADUATION 2013 MEETING SEPT. 18

The first meeting for Project Graduation 2013 will take place Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Western Hills High School. Parents and guardians of all Franklin County High School and Western Hills High School students are invited to attend this meeting to begin planning for this special event to be held following graduation in 2013. 

Junior and senior students and senior students’ guests may attend Project Graduation. Project Graduation meetings will be held monthly, alternating between the two schools. 

VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR SENIOR CRAFT CENTER

The Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, is seeking volunteers to help in the Nancy Wilson Craft Center, located inside the senior citizens center. The craft center accepts donations, which are used to make arts and crafts for projects and fundraisers, and help is needed sorting and organizing the donations and planning projects.

Times, frequency and hours worked are flexible to suit the volunteers’ schedules. Many other volunteer opportunities are also available at the Senior Activity Center.

For more information or to offer help, call Dianna Rogers at 502-223-5794.

HUMANE SOCIETY SUPPLY DRIVE TODAY

The Franklin County Humane Society will hold a supply drive today at Wal-Mart from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations will also be accepted.

YOGA AT SENIOR CENTER STARTING IN SEPTEMBER

The Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive, is beginning a new Chi Kung yoga class in September. Classes will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. beginning Tuesday. The class instructor is Victoria Wells, who is certified as a senior personal trainer and senior fitness instructor.

This exercise program involves slow, gentle, graceful movement flows; postural alignment; breathing practice and relaxation. Research indicates that Chi Kung and yoga improve balance, muscle strength, mental focus, sleep quality, cardiovascular fitness and everyday physical functioning as well as reducing the risk of falls and easing chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression.

Victoria uses yoga postures designed with each participant’s needs in mind and works equally well with those who are active and with those who have a higher degree of challenge.

There is no fee for the class for seniors age 60 and older.

UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN KICKOFF THURSDAY

The United Way of Franklin County will host its 2012 campaign kickoff Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Frankfort Plant Board Clubhouse.

The event is free and open to all United Way supporters, with donations accepted. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments, music and a preview of this year’s campaign video.

The campaign began Saturday and ends Dec. 31. Money raised during the campaign benefits 19 agencies and the people they serve in Franklin County.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the United Way at 502-875-1675 or uwadmin@fewpb.net. More information is also available on the United Way’s website, www.unitedwayfranklincounty.org or the organization’s Facebook page.

CLARK SPEAKING AT 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’s Tea Room & Cafe, 1502 Louisville Road.

Make reservations with Charles Bogart at Cmabogart@aol.com.

BGCAP BOARD TO MEET SEPT. 10

The executive board of the Blue Grass Community Action Partnership will hold an executive board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, 111 Professional Court.

COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SET TO DISCUSS TAX RATE

The Franklin County Board of Education will hold a tax hearing Tuesday at 5 p.m., 916 E. Main St.

At 6 p.m., the board will hold its regular meeting and approve the tax rate for 2013.

SCRAPBOOKING CLASS AT SENIOR CENTER

Michaels’ Arts and Crafts Store will offer a scrapbooking class at the Senior Activity Center Wednesday at 10 a.m. Bring photos, souvenirs or memorabilia to be included in the project.

SALATO BALD EAGLE PROGRAM AT SENIOR CENTER

Joanne Cushard, a Salato Wildlife Center conservation interpreter and eagle enthusiast, will be at the Senior Activity Center Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. with a program on bald eagles and their return from near extinction in Kentucky.

HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETING THURSDAY

Hospice of the Bluegrass will begin offering its annual support group for adults who are living with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season on Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m. The meeting is open to anyone in the community.

The Holiday Grief Support Group will meet at the Hospice Community Building, 643 Teton Trail. Contact Melinda Simpson, LCSW for more information at 223-1744 or (800) 926-1302.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PEAKS MILL WATER DISTRICT

The Peaks Mill Water District office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day and will reopen Tuesday 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.

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.

PET ADOPTION AT OLD CAPITOL SEPT. 15

A Furever Friends adoption event, sponsored by The Franklin County Humane Society, 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.

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