News briefs for Feb. 20, 2020

Published 10:44 am Friday, February 21, 2020

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School report card available

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Kentucky’s 2018-2019 School Report Card is final, with the exception of finance data, which is scheduled for release by June 2020.  The Jessamine County School District’s Report Card can be found at   Information available on the report card includes the district’s Star Rating, as well as details regarding attendance, student demographics, academic performance, educational opportunities, transition readiness, and school safety.  


Blood drive scheduled in Jessamine County

Every day, Kentucky Blood Center needs more than 400 donors to donate blood so that local patients’ lives can be saved. Patients need blood for a variety of reasons — cancer treatments, premature births, car accidents, diseases, surgeries and more. Local blood donors are the reason why Kentucky Blood Center can provide the life-saving gifts needed to more than 70 hospitals. There will be a blood drive from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Jessamine County Health Department. Blood donors must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo ID and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, visit or call 800-775-2522.


Line dancing classes offered

A line dance called for beginners will begin Monday, Feb. 17, and run for eight weeks. Classes will meet each Monday at 6:30 p.m. at The Family Center, 334 Main St., Wilmore. Each class will run 50 minutes, and costs $5 or $35 up front. No experience required. Several complete dances will be mastered, including dances done at weddings and other family-style events like the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide and Good Times. Wear loose-fitting clothing and shoes that will stay on. For more information, call Aureol at 859-327-8130.


Alternatives Counseling/DUI offers classes for substance abuse

Alternatives Counseling/DUI assists 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 or email


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. All ages welcome including singles, couples and families. Wear casual attire. For more 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 has office hours on second Tuesdays

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s field staff will have office hours from 2 to 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Office hours are held at the fiscal court chambers of the Jessamine County Courthouse, 101 N. Main St.