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City to discuss goals Monday

The Frankfort City Commission will discuss its goals and priorities 2 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 315 W. Main St.

Election finance training set for Thursday

The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance will present a seminar 6 p.m. Thursday in Capitol Annex Room 154 on the state’s campaign finance laws and running effective campaigns. 

Candidates, their treasurers and anyone else interested may attend the free seminar. Training is also available anytime online at www.kref.ky.gov. 

Traffic changes to begin Monday on Wilkinson

Traffic changes will begin next week on Wilkinson Boulevard in Franklin County as part of an $8.9 million project to remove and replace the concrete pavement, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 office.

The left lanes will be closed in each direction from Hill Street to just south of Holmes Street. Lane closures are scheduled to begin after morning rush hour Monday and will remain in place 24 hours a day until late March.  

These lane closures are necessary for construction crews to build cross-over points for shifting all traffic to the southbound lanes. Workers will be removing sections of the median, installing tubular markers for lane divisions and re-positioning traffic signal heads.

 The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 35 mph.

 Once this phase of construction is complete, traffic will be shifted to the southbound lanes while crews replace the pavement in the northbound lanes.

Later this year, traffic will use the newly paved northbound lanes while work is performed in the southbound lanes.

W.L. Harper of Hebron was awarded this contract with construction scheduled for completion in October.

 The date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information.

Streets closing for Run for the Gold

The Good Shepherd Irish Run for the Gold race begins and ends at the corner of St. Clair and Broadway. The following streets will be closed from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Monday:

>St. Clair Street/Broadway to Ann Street

>Ann Street from Broadway to Main Street

>Capital Avenue from Main Street to Todd Street

>Main Street to Washington Street

>Washington Street to Broadway

>Broadway to St. Clair Street

The fun run/walk begins at the corner of St. Clair Street and  Broadway and continues with a right on Ann Street, a left on Main Street, a right on Capital Avenue, a turn at Todd Street and back down Capital Avenue, a left on Main Street, a right on Washington Street, a right on Broadway with the finish line at St. Clair Street. 

The event benefits the arts program at Good Shepherd School.  For more information, contact Anne Taylor Renshaw at atcamp@dcr.net. To register online, go to  www.runsignup.com/rfg3k.

Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week starts Monday

Volunteers will be out in force next week to spring clean Franklin County’s highways. The Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 17-23.

More than 700 groups participate in Kentucky’s Adopt-a-Highway program, which was established in 1988. Volunteers clean approximately 4,800 miles of roadside annually. Approximately 37 percent of eligible Franklin County highways are adopted.

Any permanently established business, association, community or public organization, or government entity can adopt a stretch of highway. Volunteers adopt 2-mile sections of highway under a two-year, renewable contract with the Transportation Cabinet. 

Groups interested in becoming members of the Adopt-a-Highway Program can find details and district coordinator information at adopt-a-highway.ky.gov. For more information, contact area coordinator Amy Knipp at 502-210-5402 or e-mail amy.knipp@ky.gov.

Public retirees to hear from Graham

The Bluegrass West Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Frankfort VFW Post 4075, 104 E. Second St.

Rep. Derrick Graham, D-Frankfort, will speak.

All state, county, city and Kentucky State Police retirement system retirees, and those who are eligible to retire may attend. For more information visit www.kentuckypublicretirees.org or the group’s Facebook page.

Impact Award recipients announced

Nine women, including one from Franklin County, will be presented with Impact Awards March 25 at the Bluegrass Alliance for Women’s Legacy Award Luncheon.

Twenty-one women were nominated and the county Impact Award recipients were chosen from those nominees.

The awards recognize women in central Kentucky whose professional and/or community activities are empowering women and girls in the areas of leadership, education, health and wellbeing, equity and economic sufficiency.

Joy Harris, a mental health counselor at Kentucky State University, was chosen for the honor.

Bevin meet-and-greet event

Matt Bevin, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, will host a meet-and-greet event 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Jim’s Seafood, 950 Wilkinson Blvd. The event is open to the public.

For more information, contact Phyllis Vincent at 502-695-1911.

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