News briefs published in the Jessamine Journal 5.2.19
Published 10:03 am Thursday, May 2, 2019
Community Flower Sale and Farmer’s Market opening in Wilmore
Flowers, ferns, hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, seasonal fresh produce and more will be available Saturday at the annual Community Flower Sale and the seasonal opening of the local farmers’ market. The event takes place at the city hall parking lot on East Main Street starting at 8 a.m. and ending at noon. Healthy and locallygrown plants will be available at reasonable prices. Profits from the flower sale are used to add trees, shrubs and flowers to the city’s public spaces. The farmer’s market will meet every Saturday at the city hall parking lot from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Historical Society holds quarterly meeting, book sale
The quarterly meeting of the Jessamine County Historical Society is set for 7 p.m. today at the Jessamine County Public Library, located at 600 S. Main St. Retired Asbury Professor Ike Adams will be speaking on the early history of Jessamine County and Central Kentucky from about 1775 to the early 1800s. The historical society is still selling the Withers Library books Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m.
Jessamine DUI offers education program
The Jessamine DUI and Substance Abuse Program offers a 20-hour education program weekly from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. An out-patient program is offered Mondays at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Assessments are by appointment only. Attendees must have a court AOC form, citation and conviction date prior to appointment. For more information, call 859-213.2283.
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Free GED testing offered in Wilmore
For residents who want to earn a GED and increase their earning power with a new job or want to prepare themselves for college there are no testing fees at Jessamine County Adult Ed SkillsU now through June. Residents can start today by calling Kimberly or Joann at (859) 887-9052 or stopping by the new location at 851 Wilmore Road.
Jessamine Piece Quilters hold weekly meetings
The Jessamine Piece Quilters meets every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Nicholasville Christian Church, located at 104 S. Second St. Enter through the back door. Meetings consist of talking about quilts, planning activities and outings and bringing a latest project for show and tell. For more information visit jesspq.org
meetings in county
U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s field staff will have office hours from 3 to 4 p.m. on the third Friday of every month at the Jessamine County Courthouse, located at 101 N. Main St. Meetings are held on a first come first serve basis. For more information call 859-219-1366.
Nicholasville Farmer’s Market now holding vendor sign-ups
The Nicholasville Farmer’s Market is looking for vendors to participate in the 2019 Nicholasville Farmer’s Market. Those interested can obtain a application by visiting the Jessamine County Extension Office, located at 95 Park Drive, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Farmer’s Market is scheduled to open April 27th.
Military veterans wanted
Military veterans are needed to volunteer for American Legion Post 63 Honor Guard at 111 Hoover Drive in Nicholasville. Uniforms will be furnished to make sure all veterans receive full honors. Contact Jim Vannay at 859-553-1232 or Dan Perke at 859-327-4094.
East Jessamine Elementary Track and Field Meet
East Jessamine High School will host their annual elementary track and field camp and meet today. This event is open to kindergarten through fifth-grade from all Jessamine County schools. Registration begins at 5 p.m. at the EJHS track/soccer field behind the Jessamine Early Learning Village, located at 851 Wilmore Road. Cost is $20 and includes a T-shirt. Cash or checks payable to EJHS Track Boosters. For more information, visit our Facebook page @ejetf or email email@example.com. Registration forms are available on our Facebook page and will be distributed at JELV and all east elementary schools. Concessions will be available both nights.
Well Nutrition hosts Body Recall
Carolyn Walter will teach her exercise class “Body Recall,” from 2 to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday at The Well Nutrition, located at 123 Orchard Drive. Exercises are done in a chair and with a chair and are helpful to regain strength, mobility, flexibility. coordination and posture awareness for patients who have suffered from strokes, joint replacement, heart, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease. Exercises also help with self-image and attitude about one’s self and wellbeing, as well as falls and recovery and ways to get up and down from the floor. All are welcome. For more information, call 859-548-8203 or 859-241-3552.