News briefs for Jan. 9, 2020

Published 11:03 am Thursday, January 9, 2020

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Board of Education meeting Jan. 13

The Jessamine County Board of Education will  have a work session meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. There will be another work session at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, followed by a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the Royse administration building. All meetings are open to the public.

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MLK Day celebration planned

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration is set for 10:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at First Baptist Church, 200 S. York St. Breakfast will be served prior to the program at 10 a.m. The program will conclude at the Jessamine County Courthouse. Speaker will be Colmon Eldridge, executive assistant to former Gov. Steve Beshear.


Alternatives Counseling/DUI offers classes for substance abuse

Alternatives Counseling / DUI is here to assist with court ordered DUI or substance abuse issues. The organization offers services at affordable prices with seven class times per week in Jessamine County. For more information call 859-881-1908 or 859-797-3399.


Square dance lessons offered

Down Under Squares is offering square dance lessons on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Big Blue Building at the Jessamine County Fairgrounds.

The first two lessons are free. After that, the cost will be $60 for 24 lessons.

Come join the fun, light exercise and friendship. All ages welcome including singles, couples and families. Casual Attire. For information call 859-780-2745 or email


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 host 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 on third Fridays

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.