Of local interest


Good Shepherd

Spring Fling today

Good Shepherd School will host its annual Spring Fling from noon-5 p.m. TODAY at its downtown campus, 316 Wapping St. The event will feature inflatable attractions, great food, games and prizes for children of all ages.

Robinson speaking

at Friendship Day

Jill Robinson will be the speaker at Fridays 11 a.m. May Friendship Day at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church on the corner of Third and Steele Streets. Sponsored by Church Women United, registration and fellowship begins at 10 a.m. with the service/program at 11.

Robinson will speak on the local Womens Shelter, progress to date and plans for the future. This is also the 50th anniversary of the Fellowship of the Least Coin. All churches and women are invited.

Ruritan club

sets plant sale

The Switzer Ruritan Club is sponsoring a Derby weekend plant sale from 4 p.m. to dark Thursday, noon-dark Friday, and 9-1 Saturday. Selected plants for patio pots, flower beds, lawns and gardens, annuals, hanging baskets, native grasses, and herbs will be offered for sale.

The sale will be held in the clubs building on the corner at the four-way stop in the old fire station in Switzer.

FYWC plans

Derby Eve Gala

The Frankfort Younger Womans Club will hold its fifth annual Derby Eve Gala beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Frankfort Country Club. Proceeds from the event will go to the Council on Family Abuse and the AA Pregnancy Help Center.

The event features a five-course meal, dancing, silent and live auctions, and a reverse raffle. Tickets are $50 each and raffle tickets are $5. For more information and/or ticket reservations, contact Stephanie Nelson (502) 330-8854 (Stephaniekynelson@hotmail.com) or Tonya Blackburn (502) 682-1977.

The Links plans

Derby Eve Gala

LEXINGTON The Frankfort-Lexington Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is sponsoring its Seventh Annual Derby Eve Gala on Friday, May 5, at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. The theme this year is Hats Off to African-American Jockeys.

The Gala is from 6:30 p.m. to midnight and includes a silent auction, dinner, dancing and a cash bar. The silent auction will be from 6:30-8:30. For more information regarding invitations, donations, or to purchase a table, contact Betty Gibson, 502-223-2746, or Courtney Carter, 502-848-0892 or Yvonne Fluker, 859-299-6118.

WCTAs Cinderella

concludes today

VERSAILLES The Woodford County Theatrical Associations production of the musical Cinderella, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, concludes TODAY, 2 p.m., at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, 275 Beasley Rd.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students.

Expo entertainment

schedule released

The 2006 Frankfort Expo Festival Entertainment schedule has been released. Expo is set for June 1-3 at the Civic Center Complex.

Back by popular demand the Frankfort Idol Finals will be held, Thursday, June 1, starting at 8:30 p.m. The top two winners from a five-week contest will compete for the $1,000 grand prize. On Friday evening Artie Dean Harris, a rising country music star, will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Saturday night Handsome Devils will be performing prior to regions largest fireworks show. Expo closes with music provided by DJ Junie Redden. For a full listing of all the entertainment and more details on other events visit www.kyexpo.com.

Bring your family to Frankforts best festival and reunion-Capital Expo Festival, June 1,2, & 3 at the Civic Center complex.

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 KHQSquiltshow@msn.com.

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.


Ruritan club

has scholarships

The Bridgeport Ruritan Club is offering two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from the three high schools in Franklin County. Applications are available from counselors at each school

The completed application should be mailed TODAY to: Bridgeport Ruritan Club, PO Box 4571, Frankfort, KY 40604.

BCA offering

$500 scholarship

The Bluegrass Community Action Partnership is offering a $500 scholarship to a person in each of the nine counties in which it operates. The scholarship may be used to help cover expenses associated with going to college or a technical school of the recipients choice.

Applications for the scholarship may be obtained from the Guidance Counselor at each area high school or by calling Sharon West, Blue Grass Community Actions Community Developer, at 695-5615. The deadline for applying is Monday, May 1.

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