News in Brief

Published 12:34 pm Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Jessamine County fair contest entries have started
Participate at the Jessamine County Fair this year by entering your items in the Hearth and Home and/or Floriculture Department. All Jessamine County residents and Jessamine County Extension Homemakers are welcomed to enter their items, at no cost, in the county fair. Jessamine County 4-H members ages nine-19 are encouraged to enter in the 4-H department. To check out the categories, entry times, and rules/guidelines for each department, please visit or call the Jessamine County Extension office at 859-885-4811.

Julia’s Room for the Arts hosts summer art classes
Julia’s Room for the Arts (side Entrance to The Family Center, 334 E. Main, Wilmore) is pleased to announce Art Classes. Accomplished Artist Sean Hampton teach Basics of Oil Painting (Ages 14 and up) through three classes at $30 each (all materials and supplies included). Classes are all on the first Tuesday Nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 2 – Perspective and Atmosphere with a Mountainscape Painting. August 6 – Color Theory and Plein Air with a Still Life Painting. Registrations and/or more information see or call 859-516-2520.

Free meal every Saturday at Nicholasville United Methodist
A free meal is served every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nicholasville United Methodist Church, located at 303 W. Maple St. in the community Center. No registration or forms to fill out. All are welcome.

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Summer concert weekend in Wilmore
Summer concert weekends continue on the Wilmore Downtown Green. On Friday, Gospel on the Green will feature The Diggles Family.  On Saturday, Stonebridge will have Country Memories performing.  Both concerts start at 7 p.m. There are tables and chairs on the Green or attendees may bring their own. Also, on the Green will be Hometown Concessions with a full menu. While these concerts are free, everyone is encouraged to bring can good or pet food which will be distributed to local agencies.

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.

Farmer’s Market in Wilmore
The Jessamine County Farmers’ Market in Wilmore is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The location is the Wilmore City Hall Parking Lot on East Main.  Vendors are selling fresh and locally grown seasonal produce such as various lettuces, green onions, asparagus, yellow summer squash and zucchini, as well as honey, perennials, vegetable plants and annuals.

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.

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

Barr hosts
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.