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The Bluegrass Writers Coalition, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting literature in all forms across Kentucky, will hold a free Community Reading on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Paul Sawyier Public Library River Room. This reading is open to the public a…

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Deadline for students to submit artwork is Oct. 28

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces that entries are being accepted for the 2022 edition of its popular Adopt-a-Highway art contest for Kentucky school students. The theme is Adopt-a-Highway: Keep Kentucky Clean and Green.

“Trash-free roadsides not only maintain our scenic landscapes, but they also help prevent roadway hazards and environmental impacts,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “The poster contest is a great way to encourage young Kentuckians to take pride in our state while encouraging everyone to do their part to keep Kentucky beautiful.”

“The art contest is a time-honored way to show the creativity and skills of our youth while driving a serious message we can all get behind: Keep Kentucky Clean and Green,” KYTC Secretary Jim Gray said.

Entries must be postmarked no later than Oct. 28, 2022. Students enrolled in Kentucky public, private or home schools may enter. The entry form, evaluation criteria and other information for students, parents and teachers are available on the program website.

The contest is divided into four age groups: 5-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. Winners of each age division earn a $100 gift card while second- and third-place finishers receive a $50 gift card. Additionally, first- through third-place winners in all age groups will have their artwork featured on social media and prints will be displayed in the Transportation Cabinet’s Conference Center in Frankfort.

KYTC has held the contest for over 20 years to increase environmental awareness among children, educate the public about the harmful effects of litter and encourage behaviors that promote a clean environment. Last year, nearly 300 students from across the commonwealth submitted artwork.

For additional information about the Adopt-a-Highway Program, including entry forms and evaluation criteria for the 2022 Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest visit transportation.ky.gov/AdoptaHighway.

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Kentucky State University and the Franklin County Farmers Market held KSU Day, with the university’s agricultural programs demonstrating accomplishments, programs and fresh products for the community, on top of the market’s weekly vendor offerings on Saturday.  

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During a special-called meeting on Friday morning, the Kentucky State University Board of Regents discussed what steps the university needed to take to perform an external audit of the college's finances. 

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This Saturday Kentucky State University students, staff and faculty will be the special guests at the Franklin County Farmers Market in River View Park Pavilion from 8:30 a.m. to noon. 

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WILLIAMSBURG — In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced that Alexie Brough, of Frankfort, has been named to the Dean's List for the summer 2022 semester.

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Despite an ongoing effort to meet its 2022 fundraising goal, the Frankfort Rotary Youth Fund and its corporate partners, Frankfort Plant Board and Burch Court Dental, awarded nine local high school graduates $2,000 scholarships to pursue additional training and education that will help them …

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Krista Dann Hayden-Jackson recently completed a masters degree in Public Administration at Eastern Kentucky University, specializing in Community Development. 

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A Franklin Circuit Court judge sided with The State Journal in a lawsuit brought by the Kentucky State University Foundation (KSUF), which claimed it was not a public agency and therefore not required to release several records requested by the newspaper.

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Kentucky State University has announced its participation in the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program. The initiative helps Black college students at over 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) prepare for the workforce through digital skills training and career wo…

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Unity Day will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at Franklin County High School, 1100 E. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

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