Jessamine County: Library bash concludes Black History Month

February 27, 2013 

A get-together full of love Wesley Village residents, family and friends gathered recently to celebrate Valentine's Day at a Valentine Tea and Jam with renowned jazz pianist Jay Flippin. From left: the Rev. Sewell Woodward, Ruth Seamands, Betty Saurs with daughter Kim Burford, and Juanita Giberson.

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The Jessamine County Public Library will end its celebration of Black History Month with a performance by the River City Drum Corps at 7 p.m., Thursday. Founded in 1993 by Louisvillian Ed White, the River City Drum Corps is a group of children and young adults between the ages of 4 and 20 who have been trained in African drumming techniques and materials as well as the richness of African culture. The library is at 600 South Main Street in Nicholasville. Call (859) 885-3523 or visit Jesspublib.org.

Spay/neuter vouchers

Jessamine County Animal Care and Control will offer low-cost spay/neuter vouchers to residents of Jessamine County from March 1-31. A limited number of canine vouchers for $65 and feline vouchers for $55 will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. Shelter hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (859) 881-0821 or visit Jessamineanimalshelter.com. Soon-to-be red caboose

A 1980 B&O (Baltimore and Ohio) Railroad caboose has been installed at High Bridge Park in Wilmore. The 11-acre historic park includes a playground, pavilion and gazebos. High Bridge, a historic railroad bridge that spans the Kentucky River, was the first cantilever bridge in North America and was also the highest bridge over a navigable stream until the early 20th century.

The B&O Railroad caboose was donated by the Kentucky Central Railway of Paris, a chapter of the National Historic Railroad Society.

The 45,000-pound car was installed in October 2012. Renovation of the car has begun, and later this spring, it will be painted red, according to Jessamine County Magistrate George Dean.

Plans are to have it restored and open for tours during the High Bridge Homecoming Festival in mid-August.

Contact Jessamine County Fiscal Court at (859) 885-4500 or visit Jessamineco.com.

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