Bluegrass Pipeline accepting applications for $25K grants
Bluegrass Pipeline announced Friday it had begun accepting applications for grants to fund community projects in counties that the natural gas liquids pipeline is proposed to cross.
The grants will be up to $25,000 per organization per year. Applications for the first submission cycle are due by Oct. 31 and will be considered for awards by Dec. 15. Applications are only accepted online at bluegrasspipeline.com/community-grants.
According to a release by Bluegrass, a joint venture between Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, specific emphasis will go to projects impacting areas such as emergency preparedness, economic development and wetlands and wildlife habitat preservation.
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Frankfort school board to meet Monday
The Frankfort Independent Schools Board of Education meets 6 p.m. Monday at Central Office, 959 Leestown Lane.
Frankfort High School and Second Street School principals will present test scores, which were released last month, and the board will discuss the nearly complete SSS kitchen renovations.
The board will also discuss Superintendent Rich Crowe’s recommendation to endorse the Swim Play Frankfort initiative.
FHS student named to state advisory council
A Frankfort High School junior has been named to the Next-Generation Student Advisory Council.
Quincy Penn will advise Commissioner Terry Holliday and the Kentucky Department of Education, both in person and virtually, on how decisions at the state level are affecting students.
Penn was one of 203 students to apply for one of the six open council positions.
The council’s first meeting is Oct. 30.
Western Hills academic team beats Anderson Co.
Western Hills High School beat Anderson County with a final score of 119 to 91 in Commonwealth Academic League play Sunday.
WHHS won in both the written round and quick recall rounds.
Top written scorers for WHHS were Todd Stetler in math, Evan Hatter in science, Medora Jones in language arts, Cam Newton in social studies and arts and humanities and Andrew Bates in arts and humanities.
Quick recall leaders included Stetler in math, Bates in science and arts in humanities, Samantha Hensley in language arts and Cam Newton in social studies.
WHHS will face FCHS Monday.
Franklin Co. Community Council meets Monday
The Franklin County Community Council will meet in the Community Room on the first floor of the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St., at noon Monday. The speaker will be Harry Carver. Attendees are encouraged to bring printed information about programs, services and upcoming events. The meeting is open to the public. Attendees may bring a sack lunch if desired. For more information, contact Paula Rutledge at 502-223-1795 or Terri Spellman at 502-875-8420.
Police offer safety tips for trick-or-treaters
Halloween trick-or-treating will be observed Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. Frankfort Police ask that children over the age of 12 not wear a mask.
Police offer these safety suggestions for parents:
>Escort your children, or have an older sibling accompany them.
>Trick-or-treat only in those neighborhoods with which you are familiar.
>Avoid costumes and masks that impair vision or make it difficult for children to walk.
>Wear bright-colored costumes that can be more easily seen by motorists or add strips of reflective tape if out after dark.
>Children or accompanying adults should carry flashlights after dark and be instructed to cross streets only at intersections.
>Houses without an outside light on should not be approached by trick-or-treaters.
>Children should not eat any treats until they have been inspected by an adult.
Parents who are concerned about the possibility that their children may receive tainted treats might consider organizing a Halloween party in their homes, churches or schools rather than trick-or-treating door-to-door.
Motorists should be aware that children will be out that evening and may run from behind parked vehicles or other obstacles. Children do not always use caution when trick-or-treating, so drivers should be especially alert.
Fiscal Court meets Monday
Franklin County Fiscal Court will meet in special session 10 a.m. Monday for a work session to review the administrative code. The meeting will take place in the conference room of Fiscal Court, 321 W. Main St.
The committee to decide the new sheriff’s office location will meet following the fiscal court work session.
Funds available for emergency food, shelter programs
Franklin County has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency under the emergency food and shelter national board program.
The county will receive $16,945 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. Under the terms of the grant, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private, nonprofits or units of government; be eligible to receive federal funds; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimination; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs; and, if they are a private and voluntary organization, have a voluntary board.
Organizations applying for funds should call Loretta Hoskins at Blue Grass Community Action Partnership at 859-885-3512. The deadline to apply for funds is Nov. 4.
BGCAP meets Tuesday
Blue Grass Community Action Partnership will hold a public meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the needs of the low income in Franklin County.
The meeting will be held at Blue Grass Headstart, 955 Leestown Lane.
Any questions should be directed to Sharon West at 502-695-5615.
Tibet exhibit opens today at Ali Center
A new temporary exhibit, “Visions of Tibet,” by Sonam Zoksang, official photographer of the Dalai Lama for more than 20 years, will open Sunday at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville. His photos have been published in books, magazines and newspapers and are widely exhibited internationally.
The exhibit, which includes select pieces from his extensive collection, will be on display through Nov. 3 and is included in the center’s regular admission price.
Zoksang will speak Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Ali Center, followed by a reception. His mission is to communicate the story of his homeland through photography, by documenting Tibetan life, both inside and outside the country.
To RSVP to Sunday’s talk and reception at the Ali Center, contact Erin Herbert at 502-992-5341 or email@example.com.
Commission meets Monday
Frankfort City Commission meets 5 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 315 W. Second St.
Items on the agenda include first reading of an ordinance deferring a 7.5 percent sewer rate increase scheduled for Jan. 1 and first reading on a city nuisance code.