CHILI COOK-OFF AT HOSPITAL
Frankfort Regional Medical Center is hosting a community chili cook-off Oct. 6 at the hospital as a fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds will benefit the Kentucky Pink Connection, an organization that provides support for breast cancer patients by reducing and eliminating barriers to screening, diagnosis and treatment. Tickets will be sold for $1 each to sample individual chili, or $5 for six tickets.
The chili cook-off is being held in conjunction with the hospital’s Pink Poker Motorcycle Run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The hospital is still looking for individuals or organizations to enter chili into the competition. There is no entry fee for the competition. To enter the competition or get more information, call 502-226-7500 or visit frankfortregional.com.
Stosberg appoints campaign strategists
Republican nominee Don Stosberg has appointed a campaign committee to advise him on strategy and issues in his race for state representative in the 57th district of Kentucky, which includes 37 precincts in Franklin County. Members of the committee include John Antenucci, Larry Epley, Judi Penrod, Ron Cicerello, George Fowler, Ida Palmer-Ball and Mike Grugin.
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT HAPPY JACK'S SUNDAY
Happy Jack’s Farm is hosting its first Great Pumpkin Festival Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Kids can choose their pumpkins from the Happy Jack harvest, feed goats or get their faces painted. Admission is free
Take a run at the farm in the Pumpkin Patch Run during the festival. Register in advance at Cool Comfort Shoes in Frankfort or enter the day of the race at the farm. A donation of $10 to the Leukemia Society is requested. A donation of $20 or more nets a race T-shirt.
Chef Ouita Michel, of Holly Hill Inn in Midway, will introduce her Taco Loco cart. Nat Henton, of Woodford County, will prepare prawns from his Big Shrimpin’ harvest for a shrimp boil lunch. For $15, Nat will serve up enough shrimp and vegetables for two. Kid-friendly food will be available, as well as pumpkin treats like beignets and cookies by The Midway School Bakery in Midway.
Happy Jack’s Farm is located at 966 Hickman Road. Call 859-695-7518 for more information.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETS
On Thursday, Hospice of the Bluegrass will conduct a group for adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Hospice Community Building, 643 Teton Trail. Contact Peggy Williams for more information at 502-223-1744 or 800-926-1302.
KSU GETS $2.2M FROM U.S. DEPT. OF EDUCATION
State Journal Staff Report
Kentucky State University has received $2.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen academics and management.
KSU is one of 97 historically black colleges and universities to receive one of the grants last week, which total $227.9 million.
Spokeswoman Felicia Lewis said the university would use the grant money to improve the delivery of student services for degree completion, enhance student development, promote fiscal stability and improve institutional management.
“HBCUs have made enduring, even staggering contributions to American life despite the steep financial challenges many have faced,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a press release.
“The grants will help these important institutions continue to provide their students with the quality education they need to compete in the global economy.”
The five-year grants will go toward curriculum reform; counseling and student service programs; establishing teacher education programs; buying property for construction, renovations or additions; and funding faculty and staff development.
Funds may also be used to buy, rent or lease scientific or laboratory equipment and the development of academic instruction in disciplines in which African Americans are underrepresented.
The grants range from $250,000 to $6.6 million.
ENVISION MEETS TONIGHT
Envision Franklin County will hold its monthly meeting 6-8 p.m. today at Paul Sawyier Public Library.