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Republican Women meet Tuesday, 5 p.m.

The Franklin County Republican Women will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. The meeting will be at the restaurant at Forks of Elkhorn Creek on Georgetown Road/U.S. 460. For more information, call 502-695-4472.

‘Kissing booth’ to benefit animal shelter

The Franklin County Humane Society will host a ‘kissing booth’ to raise money for the shelter, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Petco.

For a $5 donation to the humane society, visitors can pick from one of several dogs or puppies up for adoption for a kiss.

There will be light refreshments, cookies and punch available.

Military officers event Feb. 21 in Lexington

Brett Morris, interim director of the Eastern Kentucky University Veterans Center, will address the Military Officers Association of America at its quarterly meeting at the Four Points Sheraton in Lexington Feb. 21, convening at 11:30 a.m.

Morris, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, is a Winchester native. The Veterans Success initiative he launched in 2010 has grown the school’s veteran student participants from 550 to more than 1,500. He also serves as EKU admissions director.  

All military officers — active, retired and former — and their families and guests may attend. To sign up, contact Pat Jones at 859-271-2606, or

The Military Officers Association of America is the nation’s largest association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization representing more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, National Guard, reserve, retired, former officers and their families.

Project Grad to raffle off $5,000 on March 17

One person will win a $5,000 raffle jackpot during Project Graduation Night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Frankfort March 17.

 The reverse raffle will benefit a combined Project Graduation for seniors at Western Hills and Franklin County high schools. In a reverse raffle, the final ticket drawn, not the first one, represents the $5,000 grand prize. Two additional prizes in the amounts of $250 and $100 will also be drawn throughout the evening.

Project Graduation Night starts at 5:30 p.m., and the drawings begin at 6:30 p.m. 

 Only 200 tickets are being sold, so the chance of winning the $5,000 jackpot is 1-in-200. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased by calling 502-209-0700 or emailing Entrants do not have to be present to win.

Ten percent of all food sales that evening will benefit Project Graduation 2014. 

Plant Board multiplatform Olympics coverage

Through an agreement with NBCUniversal, the Frankfort Plant Board is offering multiplatform coverage of the Winter Olympics. 

Through the end of the games Feb. 23, Plant Board video customers will have access to 1,500 hours of Olympic programming — including every competition both live and on-demand — on televisions, computers, tablets and mobile phones. 

FPB customers can get coverage on NBC’s television networks plus, which will live stream all competitions, and the NBC Sports Live Extra and NBC Olympics Highlights mobile apps. 

‘Spay Days’ at humane society

The Franklin County Humane Society is offering reduced rates for spay and neuter surgeries during the month of February. Surgeries will take place Feb. 10, 17 and 24.

The cost is $10 for male cats, $15 for female cats, $20 for male dogs and $25 for female dogs. Proof of a rabies shot is required; rabies shots are available for $5 on site.

Limited space is available, and pet owners must come in to the humane society, 1041 Kentucky Ave., to prepay and register. The shelter is open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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