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New Jessamine Life out this week

For those of you who pick up our other publication, Jessamine Life, our new edition releases this week.

For those of you who have yet to be introduced to our quarterly magazine, I encourage you to stop by the office and pick up a copy.

This edition is definitely one the whole community can and should be proud of.

From the front cover to the feature stories which fill the pages, it is a magazine not only those who live in the county, but people traveling through will be able to pick up and enjoy as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

Fitch’s IGA in Wilmore graces our cover for the summer. A staple within its community, sitting down and hearing Leonard’s story was a highlight of my time here at the Journal. Offering the town a commodity that is almost rare in this day and age, I was blessed to be able to meet with Leonard and see the way the community and town rally around him to not only support but love a place many of them have come to know as home.

One of my favorite individuals I have had the opportunity to sit down with in my time as a journalist is Kenny Watts. Being able to not only hear his story but tell it to the readers in our community will always be a highlight of my career. His family history, and the stories he told made a great feature story everyone will enjoy reading, even if you did not grow up in Jessamine County.

HideAway Gift Shop is a gem I was lucky to discover. Many people may already know the shop that has been a Jessamine County staple for many years. Although if you are a first timer, or have not been in the store in a while, I encourage you to stop by and check it out. As I have told many people since stepping foot inside, I know where I will be spending a majority of my money now.

Gourmet Goodies was featured as well. Already catering to many events in the county, it was great to sit down with the owner, Thelma Johns, and hear how her business has expanded and grown throughout the years. The business also offers a banquet room for rent at the shop located off Main Street, which is perfect for bridal and baby showers, or even a simple ladies’ day out.

Catherine Weaver is no stranger to the 4-H community in Jessamine County. Highlighting her dedication to the youth, and the 4-H community, was an honor of mine. Being able to write about people and the differences they make within the community will always be an important part of my job, and her story, complete with many pictures, is a great read.

Superintendent Matt Moore took the time to answer a few questions telling us all why he loves Jessamine Life. I was excited when he agreed to take the time to be a part of the magazine and let everyone know how special he feels the county is.

Readers will also find a summer reading list from the Jessamine County Public Library, as well as a pastor feature and health tips for summer fun for a local pediatrician. Pictures of residents in the community from the 21st Annual Taste of Jessamine is also included, so make sure you pick up a copy and see if you or someone you know was “spotted” at this event.

This was a great publication I was very happy to be a part of. Already busy planning the next edition, I can’t wait for you all to read our summer edition and hope you will drop me a line and let me know how you liked it, what you would change, as well as tips or ideas for future editions.

As always, happy reading!

Brittany Fuller is the community editor of The Jessamine Journal and Jessamine Life magazine. She can be reached at brittany.fuller@jessaminejournal.com.