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Frankfort & nearby


Etta May, often referred to as the reigning queen of southern sass, takes the Grand Theatre stage Friday at 7:30 p.m. The polyester-clad Arkansas native, wife and mother of four, often riffs on subjects near and dear to the southern sensibility.

Etta May won the American Comedy Awards Stand-Up Comic of the Year and headlines Country Music TV’s CMT Comedy Stage. Tickets are $25, $20 and $15 and may be obtained via the website or through the ticket office Monday through Friday 10-3, phone 352-7469. A limited number of tickets remained at press time.


The Western Hills Lady Softball Boosters is holding a vendor spotlight from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria. Several local vendors will be on hand for the event.


The annual $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale is planned for Nov. 28-30 at in the third floor conference room of the Medical Pavilion at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. All proceeds will benefit the United Way. Hours are Nov. 28, 8-10 p.m.; Nov. 29, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Nov. 30, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.


An exhibition of mixed media works by Lexington artist Staci McKnight Maney is on display at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr., through Nov. 23.

The gallery is open during regular credit union hours, Monday through Thursday, 8-5; Friday, 8-6 and Saturday, 9-1.


Morning Pointe of Frankfort and North Benson Baptist Church are holding a food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen, through Nov. 30. Nonperishable items can be dropped off at the front lobby of the senior living community.

All families and friends of Morning Pointe will gather for a special Thanksgiving dinner on the 18th. Every family will share a special dish adding to the annual event and this year everyone will also bring items to donate for the food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen.

Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall Historic Site includes Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House, both located on Wilkinson Street. The houses are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tours of Liberty Hall start at noon, 1:30, and 3, leaving from the Orlando Brown House. Admission to the Orlando Brown House is free; there is a small charge for tours of Liberty Hall. To register or find more information about programs and exhibits, go to or call 227-2560.

On exhibit through Dec. 15 at the Orlando Brown House: “What’s Your Story? Favorite Children’s Books.” LHHS’s holiday exhibit features favorite children’s books on loan to us from members of the community.

Upcoming events

Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24: Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House will be open.  See our special holiday exhibit, enjoy the new renovations at Liberty Hall, and shop for the holidays with special discounts in the museum store.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8: Christmas at Liberty Hall featuring candlelit tours and festive decorations from 4-8 p.m. each evening at Liberty Hall with music, foods, and stories of the past for this special celebration.  Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children; $1 discount for Friends.

Historical Society

Here are on-going exhibits now open at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Broadway and Ann Streets. Regular public hours of operation are: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10-8; Friday and Saturday, 10-5. For more information about KHS, its exhibitions and programs, visit or call 502-564-1792

Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy runs through Dec. 8 in the Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery.

A Kentucky Journey in the Warren and Betty Rosenthal Permanent Exhibits Gallery. Artifacts and images, along with hands-on activities, tell the exciting story of Kentucky’s history over time. Journey through Kentucky’s past and witness the experiences of those who have called Kentucky home.

Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors: For more than 100 years, KHS has had the distinct privilege of displaying and conserving Kentucky’s governors’ official portraits. Commissioned while governors are in office and hung at the end of their terms, these works of art represent both the person who held office and the political climate during his or her term.

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