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ATLANTA — A Frankfort resident earned the distinction of Faculty Honors for the spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, has just gotten a long overdue close-up. NASA’s Juno mission, which recently altered its orbit to better observe some of Jupiter’s moons, had a close flyby with Ganymede on June 7.

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DANVILLE — A local student has graduated magna cum laude from Centre College with a bachelor of arts degree in classical studies and creative writing during the commencement ceremony last month.

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Venus is neglected. NASA hasn’t had a spacecraft at Venus since the Magellan orbiter ended its mission by intentionally plunging into the Venusian atmosphere in 1994. While there are currently more than a dozen spacecraft studying Mars, Venus has only one — the Japanese Akatsuki climate orbiter. 

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Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, 316 Ann St. Participants are asked to enter through the double doors with the "welcome" sign overhead facing Ann Street. Someone will watch the door until 5:30 p.m. If you are late, call Lane Lewis at 502-319-3921.

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The University of Kentucky held its 154th May commencement at Rupp Arena during the weekend of May 14th. Among the graduates honored was Tyler Gayheart, who received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from the College of Communication and Information.

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The constellation Leo, the lion, is high in the southwest after nightfall. Leo contains over a dozen galaxies that are easily viewed with modest backyard telescopes.

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South Frankfort Presbyterian Church is hosting four evenings of Adult Vacation Bible School. Dr. Jerry Sumney, Professor of Biblical Studies at Lexington Theological Seminary, will lead the study on “The Gospel of Mark: Portrait of a Man of Mystery and Action,” from June 21-24 at 6:30 p.m. v…

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Despite an announcement by Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday that Kentucky’s senior centers can reopen at full capacity starting June 11, the Capital City Activity Center has announced the inside of the building will remain closed to members.

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The Rotary Club of Frankfort's Youth Fund presented scholarships to Frankfort High School students during the school's recent awards assembly.

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On May 14, China became just the second country to successfully land a spacecraft on the surface of Mars when the Zhurong rover touched down in the Utopia Planitia region of the red planet. It rolled off its landing platform on May 21 to begin exploring Mars.

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