Join us on Thursday evening, September 28th for our next quarterly meeting.
We will start with a dessrt potluck social hour at 6pm
The meeting starts at 7pm
location: South Frankfort Presbyterian, Fellowship Hall (enter from 3rd St)
Senator Carroll and Rep. Graham to hold town hall meeting on public employee pension systems in Frankfort
Senator Julian M. Carroll and Rep. Derrick Graham, both D-Frankfort, are holding a town hall meeting on the public employee pension systems on September 23 at 9 a.m. at Frankfort City Hall.
The town hall meeting will address public employee pension systems and the concerns of all state employees, county system employees (CERS), teachers and retirees from each of the pension systems.
Senator Carroll and Rep. Graham will be available to hear concerns, respond to questions, and share their opposition to some of the proposed recommendations by the PFM Consulting Group hired to evaluate the retirement systems.
The legislators encourage all state employees, county employees, teachers and retirees to attend the public meeting.
Governor Matt Bevin has repeatedly said he will call legislators into a special session to address the unfunded pension systems.
“Currently, there is not a proposal to address the pension shortfalls,” said Senator Carroll. “But, be assured, I do not support violating our inviolable contract with current vested employees and teachers or retirees.”
Rep. Graham said the state should honor its obligation to its employees and retirees and not put this burden on their backs. “We have a commitment to our employees and our retirees and we need to stand behind that commitment,” he added.
Senator Carroll said he plans to hold town hall meetings in all the counties in the 7th district that he represents. Those counties are Anderson, Franklin, Gallatin, Owen, and Woodford counties. Rep. Graham represents the 57th district of Franklin County. The town hall meeting will be in the council chamber meeting room at city hall.
“The City of Frankfort and Franklin County will soon be advertising a Request for Qualifications for a consulting firm to create a Master Plan for the redevelopment of portions of Frankfort including the downtown core, adjacent corridors and the current Capital Plaza Complex. We encourage citizens to submit names of consulting firms they feel would be a good fit for this project. If you have visited a town or city you felt was particularly inviting or appealing following a redevelopment, please submit the city name and consultant’s contact information, to firstname.lastname@example.org , PRIOR TO September 23, 2017.”
KY History Half Road Closures
see the announcement here: history-marathon
Gov. Bevin Launches ‘Beautify the Bluegrass’ Initiative
Contest encourages Kentuckians to make their communities shine
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin today launched his new “Beautify the Bluegrass” initiative, calling on Kentuckians to come together to make their hometowns shine.
“I want to encourage people in every Kentucky community to figure how out they can become the most beautiful community in the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Bevin. “The concept is simple: Identify a problem that needs attention, and then find a way to get involved in repairing, enhancing or beautifying it.”
Gov. Bevin invites citizens to form volunteer teams and set to work improving the aesthetics of a neglected area of their town. Projects can include removing litter, mowing, landscaping or other visual improvements.
Kentuckians who wish to participate in this contest are invited to take the following simple steps:
1) Find an area in your community that needs cleanup, repair or enhancement.
2) Recruit a team to help. Teams can consist of 1 to 200 participants.
3) Take several before, during and after photos to clearly display how your project made a difference.
4) Upload your photos and project information using the entry form on the “Beautify the Bluegrass” webpage (governor.ky.gov/services/beautify-the-bluegrass) by Sept. 20.
Note: Please ensure that your team has permission from property owners (or public officials in the case of public property) before beginning your project. And please work safely, using safety gear appropriate to the job.
The winning team will be notified in October, and Gov. Bevin and Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will host a catered barbecue (not provided at taxpayer expense) for up to 200 team members in that community.
Participants can also access the entry form and share project updates on the “Beautify the Bluegrass” Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BeautifyTheBluegrass).
The application was provided by Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive, LLC (aka Kentucky.gov) via a public-private partnership at no cost to the Governor’s Office.
Frankfort Flood Wall Exercises to Temporarily Close Streets
August 14, 2017 – Frankfort Public Works has announced that its Flood Wall Division will be conducting a routine Floodwall Exercise on Friday, August 25, 2017.
The Exercise consists of installing Floodwall closures at appropriate locations around the City, according to Streets Superintendent Keith Meriwether. The Division conducts the Floodwall Exercise periodically to ensure the system will work properly if needed during potential flooding events throughout the year, said Meriwether.
Installation of the Floodwall closures will result in the temporary closing of multiple streets. However, these street closings are estimated to last only two to four hours.
At approximately 4 p.m. on August 25 Battle Alley and the parking area behind the Public Safety Building at 300 West Second Street will be closed.
At approximately 8 p.m. on August 25 Bridge Street and the access road behind Buffalo Trace and adjacent to Lewis Ferry Road will be closed.
Citizens are encouraged to find alternate routes during these closures. Estimated duration of these closures is approximately two hours, however, the closures may last longer depending on unforeseen circumstances.