News in Brief

Published 10:21 am Thursday, February 22, 2018

Nicholasville man killed in single-vehicle accident

A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of 40-year-old Cecil Stipe of Nicholasville at just after 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. The collision occurred on Ky 1981 (East Hickman Road) when Stipe lost control in a 2013 Nissan and left the roadway on the left side striking a tree. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital by Jessamine County EMS where he was pronounced deceased.

March Exhibit at Polvino Family Art Center

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Polvino Family Art Center announced its March Exhibit Art Reception from 5-8 p.m. on March 2, located at 109 South Main Street. Those who attend will experience the evolution of watercolor painting by award winning Kentucky artist Peggy Bischop.

Golf Scramble at Connemara Golf Course

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter announced its 7th annual Alzheimer’s Association Round to Remember Golf Scramble and silent auction scheduled for June 2 at Connemara Golf Course, located at 2327 Lexington Road. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter. For more information please call 859-266-5283 ext. 8181.

Riparian Buffers reschedule meeting

Riparian Buffers announced it has rescheduled its Jan.16 meeting for benefits and opportunities for March 20. The meeting will be a dinner scheduled at 6:30 p.m. All those who are interested need to R.S.V.P by march 15 If school is cancelled on March 15 the meeting will be cancelled as well. For more information please call Gary Burdine at 859-381-7912 or Brenda Lynch at 859-885-4673.

YMCA announces weekly classes

The YMCA, located at 220 East Maple Street in Nicholasville, announced it will host a Zumba class at 6 p.m. Monday evenings as well as a Chair Yoga class at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. All are welcome. For more information please call 859-885-5013.

WJHS hosts girls youth basketball training league

West Jessamine High School will offer a youth training league for those interested in basketball free of charge. The event will take place from 9 – 10 a.m. on Feb. 10, 17, and 24. Located in the gym at West Jessamine High, 2101 Wilmore Road in Nicholasville, attendees are asked to enter through blue doors by the tennis courts. Girls in second through sixth grade are welcome.  For more information please contact Coach Chris Begley by email at

Wilmore TOPS holds Thursday meetings

Wilmore TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) is a weight-loss support group which meets from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday’s in the community room at Jessamine Village, located at 315 Village Circle in Wilmore. All are welcome. For more information contact Eva Jacobs at 859-858-3456.

Al-Anon 12-step program hosted in Wilmore

Al-Anon 12-Step program is currently hosted in Wilmore at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Wilmore United Methodist Church located at 209 E. Main Street.. Al-Anon meetings are for those troubled by another’s alcohol or substance abuse. For info, contact 859-327-8130.

Wilmore Senior Center hosts weekly events

The Wilmore Senior Community Center, located at 1125 Lexington Road, hosts scrapbooking with Sharon Campbell at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday’s  as well as Flex Exercise with Aureol at 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All are welcome.

Piece Quilters meetings at Nicholasville Christian Church

The Jessamine County Piece Quilters meet from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday’s at Nicholasville Christian Church, located at 104 South 2nd Street. Beginner to advanced quilters are welcome. For more information call 859-881-1854, or visit

Jessamine County Democratic Committee meetings

The meetings of the Jessamine County Democratic Executive Committee are from 6 to 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Jessamine County Democratic Headquarters located at 219 N. Main Street in Nicholasville. All are welcome. For more information please call 859-858-4406 or 859-333-3033.

Jessamine County Fire District meetings

The Jessamine County Fire District Board of Trustees meet at 4:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Jessamine County Fire District Station 1, located at 1310 South Main Street in Nicholasville. All are welcome.

American Legion Post No. 63 holds monthly meetings

American Legion Post No. 63 holds its monthly meetings at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are located at the Jessamine Senior Citizens Center, 111 Hoover Drive. For more information email All are welcome.

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