KSP taking cadet applications
FRANKFORT - The Kentucky State Police is accepting applications for its next cadet class at kentuckystatepolice.org. Click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How to Become a Kentucky State Trooper links.
Information at the site includes an outline of the application process, a list of minimum requirements and disqualifications, a downloadable application form with a list of supporting documents required, a downloadable study guide for the written test, physical standards requirements and a list of the following testing dates, times and locations:
‰Oct. 16: 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Eastern Kentucky University Funderburk Building, Richmond.
‰Oct. 18: 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., EKU Funderburk.
‰Oct. 19: 8 a.m., EKU Funderburk.
For more information, call (866) 360-3165 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or leave a message any other time.
Application materials must be completed and returned to the KSP Recruitment Branch, 919 Versailles Road, Frankfort, KY 40601 no later than the close of business Oct. 1.
Church rummage sale Saturday
WESTWOOD - A rummage and hot dog sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Westwood Christian Church at 424 Wheatley Road.
Holy Family adult instruction set
ASHLAND - Holy Family Church will begin adult instruction in the Catholic faith from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21. Classes will be in the undercroft of the church.
An informational get-together will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the church at 900 Winchester Ave. For more information, call (606) 329-1607.
Democrats to sponsor picnic
ASHLAND - A picnic sponsored by the Boyd County Democratic Women’s Club and the Boyd County Democrat Executive Committee will be at noon Aug. 11 at the Princess Chapel picnic area at the intersection of Ky. 5 and U.S. 60, two miles west on U.S. 60.
For more information, call George Tussey at (606) 739-8548 or Linda Campbell at 739-6260.
Noms sought for state awards
FRANKFORT - Nominations are sought for Governor’s Ambassador Awards. They can be made by a public employee or private citizen in six categories: customer service, courage, leadership, professional achievement, teamwork and community service or volunteerism. The nomination form is at personnel.ky.gov/emprel/GovernorsAmbassadorAward. It may be submitted via email, fax or mail.
Those presently employed or employed within the past 12 months by any of the three branches of government are eligible to be nominated.
Nominations are reviewed by a selection committee co-chaired by first lady Jane Beshear and Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tim Longmeyer, and finalists are chosen. Gov. Steve Beshear then selects the overall winners in each category.
Employees will be honored during a ceremony. In 2011, more than 230 employees were honored. A winner in each category receives a personalized engraved brick placed along Ambassador Avenue outside the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
The submission deadline is Aug. 31. For more information, visit http://personnel.ky.gov or call (502) 564-5954.
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