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POLICE INCREASE HOLIDAY PRESENCE

Frankfort Police announced Wednesday that it will have extra patrols and may establish safety checkpoints during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday periods to counter impaired driving.

The policy is intended to reduce crashes, and special attention will be paid to sobriety, occupant protection and insurance and registration violations, according to a release.

In 2011, Kentucky experienced 5,639 alcohol and drug related crashes that injured 3,082 people and killed 150. Impaired driving represented 21 percent of overall roadway fatalities that year.

“Because we are committed to reducing crashes, injuries and fatalities, we are intensifying our enforcement efforts in order to make the streets and highways of Frankfort as safe as possible during the holiday season,” Police Chief Walter Wilhoite said in the release.

FREE CAKE AT SHONEY'S TODAY

The second annual Shoney’s “National Free Hot Fudge Cake Day” is today. Shoney’s hot fudge cake is free for all dine-in guests at all Shoney’s restaurant locations from open to close while supplies last.

KY. HISTORY CAMPUS CHANGING TO WINTER SCHEDULE

(AP) — The Kentucky Historical Society campus in Frankfort is changing to its winter schedule starting Sunday.

From then until March 9, the campus will be open to the public only on Jan. 12 and Feb. 9, except for scheduled visits for groups of 10 or more people with at least seven days’ notice. The campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Old State Capitol.

The society says the Kentucky Military History Museum at the State Arsenal will be undergoing renovations during the winter and will also reopen to the public on March 9.

This is the third year the society has operated under a winter schedule. Executive Director Kent Whitworth says it gives staff time to make work on the museum and special collections top priority.

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