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Quarterly Meeting called – the next SFNA quarterly meeting will take place on Thursday Oct 13 2016 at South Frankfort Presbyterian. We will start with apotluck social hour at 6pm and the meeting will commence at 7pm. The agenda for the meeting is simple: SFNA business & discussion and one guest speaker. Our guest speaker this time will be Frankfort City Police Chief, Jeff Abrams. Chief Abrams will present on several topics of community interest & concern and we will also have a Q&A period where he will hear citizen ideas / issues. If you can bring a dish to the potluck please let us know so we can fill in the gaps. All persons are welcome to attend.

SFNA Candidates Forum 27 October 2016 at the FHS Auditorium, 7pm. Planning is underway with our partners (FIS/FHS, Montrose Park and Tanglewood). Please plan to join us for an important evening with all candidates for City Commission moderated by Al Cross.
Some volunteers are needed to help make the evening a success, if you are willing to assist us please send an email to <sfna-news@southfrankfort.orgSuggestions for candidate questions/ topics are needed, please email us your ideas.

Other Candidate events are taking place across the community, these include:
– a Democratic Party Cook Out and Meet & Greet taking place at Dolly Graham Park this Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm. Jim Gray, Nancy Jo Kemper and others will be in attendance.
Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce  & FPB Fall Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 pm. Kentucky History Center. Candidates in contested races for the offices sixth Congressional District, U.S. Senate, City Commission and Mayor have been invited to participate.
Operation Turnout’s US Senate Forum featuring Jim Gray and Rand Paul:Saturday, October 8 at 2:30-4:30pm, at Bradford Hall on the KSU Campus (400 E Main St)

The Old YMCA building on Bridge St / at the Singing Bridge: issues concerning the threatened demolition of the Old Y are being covered in detail by the Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation (www.fcthp.org or find them on Facebook)

Concerns about KyMEA and our electricity future: Local groups are gathering support for an independent review of the power contract the Plant Board has signed with KyMEA. For more information and to contribute please contact Andy McDonald at <andyboeke@yahoo.com>

Concerns about Tanglewood and the Frankfort Plant Board: the recent City Commission decisions to mitigate FPB’s infrastructure issues in Tanglewood are not the end of the problem. No time-table has been set for any of the changes and SFNA remains committed to supporting our friends & neighbors in Tanglewood.

Proposed Communications Antennas at the Capitol Annex: a proposal is under discussion concerning new antennas to be placed at the Annex Building. This was an ARB item at the last meeting and the comment period is open now. We will update the website with more information shortly.

SFNA’s Randy Bacon Memorial Scholarship: we will soon be updating the online application and other materials. Watch the website / Facebook for the announcement.

Reminder: the 3 week fall break for the Frankfort Independent Schools startsMonday, October 3 through October 21.  Some classes will be held during the first two weeks for EXCEL and PEP.

Great news continues to come out of the Frankfort Independent School District. Check the websites and Facebook for important developments from faculty and students. http://www.frankfort.k12.ky.us/

Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credits: What, Why, and How (open to every property within the boundaries of the National Register districts in Frankfort: http://southfrankfort.org/?p=1249

The public is invited to take part in a day-long celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office (KHC) on Friday, Oct. 14 in downtown Frankfort. More information & registration:http://heritage.ky.gov

More calendar items: http://southfrankfort.org/?page_id=1048&ai1ec=

Pregnant? New parents? Kentucky Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) program is a voluntary home visitation program for any new or expectant parents. HANDS supports families as they build healthy, safe environments for the optimal growth and development of children. HANDS will support you throughout your pregnancy and the first two years of your baby’s life. More info: http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/mch/ecd/hands.htm

We look forward to seeing you!

South Frankfort Neighborhood Association (SFNA)

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