Franklin County Call for blogs

Ever wish you could find more news about your county in the Herald-Leader? Would you like to be a source for news of local youth sports groups, schools, civic group fund-raisers and community festivals? The Herald-Leader is looking for people to blog and post pictures about events and news in their county at

We'll pick the best of those blogs — just send us the URL for your blog post for consideration — each week to feature in the Communities section and on the Communities Web page.

For more information or instructions, e-mail Communities editor Risa Richardson at

Support history

The Kentucky Historical Society is accepting donations for its annual fund drive through June 30.

The goal for the campaign is to raise $150,000 in unrestricted gifts and an additional $382,000 for special projects, ranging from exhibitions, youth programming, equipment needs, and collections acquisitions.

The KHS is also sponsoring the 2008 Kentucky History Awards, a program that recognizes outstanding achievements by individuals, business and civic leaders, communities, museums, and history organizations throughout the commonwealth in the field of history. Nominations are due by Jan. 23.

For more information or to request a nomination packet, contact Chris Goodlett at or Ann Johnson at, or call (502) 564-1792.