Mayor honors Frankfort businesswoman for KSU’s ‘Pay It Forward’ Event

FRANKFORT, Ky (WTVQ) – A popular movie about making the world a better place has had a lasting impact on people in Frankfort.

Kentucky State University launched the third annual ‘Pay it Forward’ Frankfort.  Like the movie — businesses, leaders and other members of the community are asked to complete random acts of kindness for as many people as possible. The campaign will go on for 100 days and ends on December 4th.

Frankfort Mayor William May surprised a local hair stylist, Karie Smith with a certificate for her participation in the campaign.

Smith says she was inspired to give back to her community by her grandmother.

“She always did nice things for people,” said Smith.  “She never met an enemy and once she passed away I said I want to be just like her. Everybody be kind and I think we could change the world.”

KSU asks that participants document their service with photos and videos with #payitfwdfrankfort2016 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Volunteers may reach Irma Johnson at 502-545-3423 (mobile) or 502-597-5845 (office) or email Or, call Shannon Brogan at 502-597-6314 or email Businesses and participants are asked to pick a day and return the interest forms to Johnson and Brogan.

Learn more about the history of the program and see the attached links below.

Pay it Forward 2016 Interest Form Revised

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