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Frankfort chooses her best

The seventh annual Best of Frankfort awards were presented Tuesday, May 23, at the Capital Plaza Hotel. A total of 422 ballots were counted as valid in the awards program, sponsored by Community Trust Bank. Here are the winners:

Food & Restaurant Category

Place for a salad: Adelias Bakery & Caf

Sunday brunch: Capital Plaza Hotel

Restaurant: Adelias Bakery & Caf

BBQ ribs: Applebees Neighborhood Bar & Grill

Place for a sandwich: Adelias Bakery & Caf

Entertainment Favorites

Local band: FCHS Band

Nightlife/karaoke: The Dragon Pub

Summer event: Downtown Summer Concert Series

Historical tour: Russ Hatter/ Downtown Walking Tour

Family recreation: Salato Wildlife Center

Shopping

Interior Decorator: A Touch of Grace

Florist: Tingles Riverview

Place for Formal Wear: Prelude to a Kiss

Gift & Accessories Store: Julies

Window Display: Nitro of Frankfort

Community Best

Cleanest neighborhood/subdivision: Silverlake & Two Creeks

Business lawn: State Capitol

Most improved street: Holmes Street

Local landscaper: Wilsons Nurseries

Home & garden center: Wilsons Nurseries

Miscellaneous Best

Place for margarita: Casa Fiesta

Financial service provider: Farmers Bank

Pastor/youth minister/church leader: Todd Lester, Forks of Elkhorn

Veterinary clinic: Frankfort Animal Clinic

Daycare: Capital Avenue Daycare

Golf course: Juniper Hill Golf Course

Blue Grass Energy meeting June 12

RICHMOND Blue Grass Energy will hold its annual Membership Meeting and Customer Appreciation Night at 6 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Business Park.

The evening will feature a free pork barbecue dinner, the Touchstone Energy hot air balloon and entertainment by gospel music entertainer Chuck Johnson and The Goodtimers Band. Kids activities will include trolley rides, little lineman photos, face painting, and inflatable games. The evening will conclude at dusk with a fireworks display (the first 1,000 guests will receive free 3-D fireworks glasses).

One of the highlights of the evening will be the awarding of $10,000 in college scholarships to high school seniors from the cooperative service area.

The Cynthiana-Harrison County Business Park is located off Highway 62 between Cynthiana and Georgetown. Directional signs will be posted. For more information, contact Tony Warren at (859) 885-2104.

Farmers Capital to sell Banking Centers

Citizens First Corporation of Bowling Green will purchase Kentucky Banking Centers of Glasgow from Farmers Capital Bank Corporation in a $20 million cash transaction.

Citizens First and Kentucky Banking Centers will have combined assets of about $355 million and 8 banking offices in Warren, Simpson, Barren and Hart counties when the transaction is completed, which is expected during the second half of 2006.

Bush names treasury secretary

The Washington Post

President Bush turned named Goldman Sachs Group Chairman Henry M. Paulson Jr. as his treasury secretary. Once-reluctant, Paulson reportedly agreed to take the job after assurances from Bush of a central policymaking role.

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