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KSU to host men’s health event June 12 

Kentucky State University is hosting the National Men’s Health Month Outreach 2014 on June 12 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Paul G. Blazer Library on campus.

The event is free and open to the public and includes presentations, lectures, web-based resources and health issues discussions.

Attendees are asked to wear blue in honor of June being National Men’s Health Month. 

To register, contact Bobby Walter at 502-597-6824 or bobby.walter@kysu.edu. The registration deadline is Tuesday.

Touch-A-Truck, Cruise-In planned for Saturday

The fourth-annual Franklin County Touch-A-Truck and Cruise-In is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lakeview Park.

Admission is $5 for individuals, $20 for truck or carloads and $50 for busloads.

Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Franklin County.

This year’s event will feature a Bigfoot monster truck, helicopter landings and more.

Register for kindergarten at Early Learning Village

Any child who turns 5 on or before Oct. 1 is eligible for full-day kindergarten in Franklin County Public Schools.

The first registration day is Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parents should bring the following: copy of birth certificate (state form — not hospital certificate), Kentucky dental exam, Kentucky physical form from within the last 12 months (includes preschool), Kentucky immunization certificate, Kentucky eye examination form (ophthalmologist or optometrist), proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.), and proof of guardianship (if child does not live with natural parents).

For more information, visit franklin.kyschools.us/elve.aspx.

22 Main Street programs earn national accreditation

The National Main Street Center recently announced that 22 Kentucky Main Street Program communities have achieved national accreditation, up from 17 in 2013.

Kentucky Main Street is administered by the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office, and the center is a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Downtown Frankfort is among the 22 programs accredited in 2014.

Additionally, Kentucky Main Street serves 23 affiliate Main Street programs and three network communities.

The national accreditation process evaluates and recognizes local Main Street programs according to 10 performance standards. These include broad-based community support for the commercial district revitalization process from both public and private sectors, a relevant mission statement and comprehensive work plan, paid professional program manager, adequate operating budget and commitment to reporting key statistics.

“This increase is a testament of the commitment these communities have to the Main Street approach, and demonstrates its value,” said Kitty Dougoud, KYMS program administrator. “These local directors and their boards are working really hard to make sure their communities understand how all the components of this comprehensive approach work in tandem to make their downtowns more viable and vibrant.”

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