News of local interest


Cause for Paws

set for Friday

The Fourth Annual Cause for Paws is set to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, at The Brick Alley, St. Clair Street. This year the events proceeds will go to benefit the Anderson County Humane Society and the Owen County Friends of Animals, Inc.

Representatives of each group will be on hand to discuss their organizations and to provide information on spaying/neutering and the adoption of rescued animals.

Five local bands have donated their time. Heres the schedule: GEL, 8-9 p.m.; Signal Fade, 9:15-10:15; The Greatest of These, 10:30-11:30; Exit 99, 11:45-12:30 a.m., and Velvet X, 12:45-1:45.

The event is sponsored by Friends United in Rescue, Inc., which also presents Critterpalooza, an outdoor concert held in the fall featuring acoustic music and on-the-spot adoptions.

Card party, style

show April 8

The Womans Club of Frankfort will hold its annual card party and style show beginning at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Ashwood Place, Leonardwood Drive with fashions provided by Nitro.

Admission is $8 per person with dessert and drink included. Door prizes will be given. Gather a group and enjoy an afternoon of cards and fashions.

To order tickets, call Janice Huffman at 695-4254 or purchase at the door.

Oratorical contest

needs contestants

The Frankfort Optimist Club of the Kentucky-West Virginia District of Optimist International is seeking contestants for the annual Oratorical Contest. The contest is open to students under the age of 16 as of Dec. 31, 2005. Separate contests are held for boys and girls.

The club winners, a boy and a girl, will receive medallions and advance to the district contest to compete for two $1,500 scholarships, one for a boy and one for a girl.

This years topic is My Future is Bright Because. Speeches must be between four and five minutes long.

The contest will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Second Street. Winners will then compete in the District Contest, which will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 20, at the Holiday Inn Lakeview in Clarksville, IN.

For a complete set of rules and an application to enter the contest, call Connie Freeman at 875-4740 or Tom Greenland at 223-2041, ext. 142.

WCTA to stage


VERSAILLES The Woodford County Theatrical Association will stage the musical Cinderella, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, April 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, 275 Beasley Rd. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2. There will be no performance on Easter Sunday, April 16.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students for reserved seating. For reservations and/or more information, call the WCTA box office at (859) 873-0648, Monday through Friday, 1-5 p.m., or visit

KHQS planning

June quilt show

Those wishing to exhibit in the juried 2006 Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Annual Quilt Show are invited to obtain a contract or additional information from Marilou Jacobs, 4010 Poplar Level Rd., Apt. 5, Louisville, KY 40213, (502) 458-0993.

The show is set for June 15-17 at Baer Fabrics, 515 E. Market St., Louisville. The theme is Time Out and the show is open to Kentucky residents or KHQS members. Show chairs are Jacobs and Sandy McCoy. Theyve arranged for the worlds smallest quilt to be displayed.

For a contract, send a SASE to Jacobs at the address above or if you have questions or need more information e-mail


Classes of 81

planning reunion

The Franklin County and Western Hills High School classes of 1981 are planning their 25th reunion for this summer. If you are a member of this class and haven't received a mailer, we don't have your current address.

Contact Gail Bramblett Burge at with your address, or the address of anyone else in the class of '81 you may know who hasn't heard about the reunion.

WHHS Class of 86

planning reunion

The reunion committee for the Western Hills High School class of 1986 is seeking current addresses and/or e-mail addresses for its members. Please e-mail information to or phone (502) 696-0540. Anyone who would like to assist in the planning process is invited to call, too.

FCHS class of 71

plans 35th reunion

The Franklin County High School class of 1971 is planning it 35th reunion for 7-11 p.m. July 8 at the Frankfort Country Club. Dress is casual and the cost is $40 per person.

Mail reservations to Crugar Tuttle, 345 Old Hickory Dr., Lebanon, KY 40033. Make your check payable to Class of 71.


Applicants needed

for Gray scholarship

Applications are now being accepted through Friday for the Whitaker Bank Paul Gray Memorial Scholarship. This $2,500 scholarship is open to graduates of any high school within Franklin County who intend to enroll in an accredited college and work toward a degree in agriculture, business or a related field.

Applications are available at the counselors office in each high school or at any of the Whitaker Bank locations.

All applications must be submitted: Leslie Hibbitts, Whitaker Bank, PO Box 599, Frankfort, KY 40602-0599. For more information call Hibbitts at 875-6340. The winner will be announced at the honors day program at his or her school.

BTG offering

$300 scholarships

Bluegrass Theatre Guild will offer a $300 scholarship to one high school senior from each of Frankforts three high schools. Applicants should have been involved in local theater and plan to continue his or her passion for theater upon completion of high school.

This scholarship is in honor and memory of Peggy King, a former Guild member and Frankfort resident, and is funded through donations and concession sales at BTG productions.

Scholarship applications may be picked up from the guidance counselor or drama teacher at each of the local high schools. The deadline for the committee to receive applications is April 15. The Guild hopes to present the scholarship awards at each schools honor program.

For more information concerning the Peggy King scholarship, contact Pam Gilbert, scholarship committee chair at 223-8457.

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