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Career fair Wednesday
in Lexington

LEXINGTON — Job seekers have an opportunity to meet employers and apply for more than 500 openings at a Lexington job fair from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday. The free event is located at the Bluegrass and Community Technical College Leestown campus at 164 Opportunity Way, Building C, in the conference center.  

The job fair is sponsored by the Kentucky Career Center in conjunction with Commerce Lexington and BCTC.

More than 50 employers, including Link-Belt Cranes, UPS and East Kentucky Power, will attend.

Preference will be given to veterans and their families for the first hour, according to a news release.

Job seekers are encouraged to have multiple copies of their resumes on hand during the career fair. For more information, visit 


Writing Women Back into History’ topic at AAUW June meeting

VERSAILLES — Linda Roach, member of the Kentucky Commission on Women and the KCW Foundation, will share the recently unveiled women’s history project, “Writing Women Back into History,” at the Thursday meeting of American Association of University Women at Woodford County Library, 115 North Main St. in Versailles.

The program is from 6-7 p.m. and is open to the public.

Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $5. Reservations are required. Call 859-272-7792 by noon Tuesday to make a dinner reservation.

The film documentary, focusing on the history of Kentucky women, is believed to be the first of its kind. It will air on public television and will be sent to schools across the state as an educational tool. 


Humane Society to offer $5 flea dips, nail trims 

A flea dip and nail trim day is planned for June 28 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Humane Society, 1041 Frankfort Ave. Proceeds will go to the Humane Society’s TNR project to help homeless cats in the county. The cost is $5 for a dip and $5 for a nail trim.


Humane Society to host volunteer palooza

The Franklin County Humane Society will host a volunteer palooza celebration July 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at 1041 Kentucky Ave.

The free event is to show appreciation for volunteers and to sign up new volunteers.

It includes a cookout, games, music by Elvis impersonator Glenn Bowles and more.


Registration open at the Early Learning Village

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

Register Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Early Learning Village. Additional registration dates are June 25 and July 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and July 10 and July 17 from noon to 6 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


Nominations sought for Civil Rights Hall of Fame

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is seeking nominations for the 2014 Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame. The deadline for nominations is July 15.

The commission is planning the induction ceremony for October 2014. Details will be announced as soon as possible.

The nomination form and instructions may be found at the top of the commission website at For additional assistance, call Cynthia Fox at 502.782.9726.

The Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to recognize men and women who have been leaders in the struggle for equality and justice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Inductees have worked to end discrimination in several areas.

After the inaugural 2000 event, inductions were held again in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012.

Most of the induction ceremonies have occurred in Louisville. However, in 2005, the event was held in Frankfort at Kentucky State University, at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights in September 2007, and at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington in 2012.

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