Franklin County notes: July 8

July 7, 2014 

Free tennis clinic for kids Wednesday

Children ages 5 to 18 can participate in a free tennis clinic at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin County High School, 1100 East Main Street, Frankfort. Participants of all abilities can spend the evening learning how to play tennis or how to improve their game in a friendly, fun-filled atmosphere.

Children 10 and younger will play using a youth format that downsizes the court and equipment while using lower-bouncing tennis balls that allow kids to rally from the get-go. Older children will play on regulation-sized courts. Instruction, rackets (if needed) and equipment will be provided.

To register, contact Sonya Harward at

Annual seminar for genealogy researchers Aug. 2

The 39th Annual Kentucky Genealogical Society Seminar will be Aug. 2 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort, and will feature J. Mark Lowe, who will return with four new sessions for family-history researchers at all levels of experience.

The seminar, which will start at 8:45 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., includes sessions on these topics:

■ Documenting the "Right" Family While Staying on Track

■ Research in the South and Everywhere Else: Review, Prepare, and Plan

■ Making Those Early Census Records Talk to You

■ From County to Commonwealth

The registration fee is $50 for KGS members and $60 for non-members. A buffet lunch is included. Seating is limited. Seminar details and a registration form are online at Send inquiries by e-mail to

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