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AVIATION DAY ACTIVITIES SET FOR SATURDAY

(AP) — Capital City Airport in Frankfort will have aircraft on display Saturday at Aviation Day activities.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky National Guard are hosting the event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Airport Assistant Director Scott Shannon says there will be displays of civilian, private and military aircraft.

Free airplane rides will be available for young people who are at least 8 years old, and adults will also be able to take a ride if they make a donation to the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education.

Representatives of the institute as well as the aviation program at Eastern Kentucky University will be on hand for people interested in learning about aviation.

For more information, visit http://www.cca.ky.gov or call the airport at (502) 564-3714.

MEETING ON CAT POPULATION SET FOR SATURDAY

A meeting is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Franklin County Extension Service Office, room A-B to identify feral cat colonies, share what programs and services are in place today and learn from individuals and organizations.

There will also be a discussion about what services are still needed.

For more information, contact Gae Broadwater at 695-9059 or gaebroadwater@aol.com.

MEDICATION DISPOSAL DAY SET FOR SEPT. 29

The Frankfort police, in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Franklin County Health Department, will host “Medication Disposal Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29.

The police are asking the community to bring expired, unneeded and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to the Franklin County Health Department at 851 East-West Connector Road.

Officers from the police department’s DARE unit and DEA and Health Department personnel will be there to collect and dispose of the drugs in a safe, legal and environmentally conscious way.

No radioactive or hazardous materials, chemotherapy medications, needles or sharp instruments will be accepted.

The program is part of a national campaign sponsored by the DEA, which states that in 2008 there were 6.2 million Americans ages 12 and older who abused prescription drugs within the past month.

That’s more than the number of people abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and inhalants combined, the DEA says.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, prescription drugs are responsible for more overdose deaths than “street drugs.”

For more information, contact Maj. Fred Deaton at 875-8523 or email fdeaton@frankfort.ky.gov.

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