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Published 11:39 am Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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Cram the Cruiser Saturday

The Nicholasville Police Department will host “Cram the Cruiser” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in front of Walmart. The public is asked to donate school supplies to fill the cruiser. Supplies will be donated throughout Jessamine County schools. 

Wilmore Summer Weekend Concert Series

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The Wilmore Summer Weekend Concert Series continues into August with live music on the Wilmore Downtown Green on Friday and Saturday.  Friday night the Gospel on the Green event will feature the hometown talent of KCAL, an old-time radio drama troupe. On Saturday, Stonebridge Concert will host Blue Groove Jazz, a Central Ky Classic Jazz Ensemble. Both concerts start at 7 p.m., food vendor on site, chair provided or bring your own.  These concerts are free thanks to the Wilmore City Council and the Jessamine County Fiscal Court. Attendees are encouraged to bring a food donation for the Wilmore-High Bridge Community Service Center or the Jessamine County Animal Shelter. In the event of rain, the concerts are held under the pavilion on the Green.

KBC blood drive Saturday

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging blood donors to give blood during the summer months, which is typically a difficult time of the year to keep blood on the shelves. 

KBC will host a community blood drive Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Fellowship Hall

at 1701 Wilmore Road, Nicholasville, 

Blood donors must be at least 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, found at

Appointments preferred and walk-ins welcome. To schedule a donation, visit or call 800.775.2522.

To make this summer special after an incredibly difficult year, KBC is giving away two cars to two lucky donors. Donors who gave blood between May 24 and July 4 were entered to win a 2021 Toyota C-HR. Now, donors who give from July 5 through September 11 will be entered to win a 2021 AWD Toyota Camry. 

About Kentucky Blood Center

Celebrating more than 50 years of saving lives in Kentucky, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the FDA, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville and Somerset.

ScatterJOY offering community support

ScatterJOY’s BRIDGES will host opportunities for the staff and children in all Jessamine County Schools from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on August 28 at Jessamine Christian Church parking lot 130 Courchelle Dr. Nicholasville. 

The group will offer free oil changes for teachers at Nicholasville Tire “garage” across from Krogers in Nicholasville. 9:00 to noon.

Free oil changes for will be offered for single moms and widows at Al’s Garage on Main Street in Nicholasville from 9 a.m. to noon.

School supplies will be distributed free to school children, and free haircuts will be offered or children at the Bombshell beauty salon (on Quinn Dr.) Nicholasville from 9 a.m. to noon.

Free lunch will be offered for everyone in the community from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the parking lot at JCC/130 Courchelle Dr. 

Inflatables, a car show and fire truck will be onsite from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call Barbaba Rendel at (859) 221-7531.