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Jessamine County: Swim team holds car wash to raise funds to replace lane ropes at pool

August 14, 2013 

Nathan Foster sprayed down a vehicle at the Lone Oak Sharks Swim Team car wash. The 100-plus member team is raising money to replace the frayed lane ropes at its pool.

The Lone Oak Sharks Swim Team held a car wash Aug. 3 to raise funds for the purchase of new lane ropes for its pool. About $5,000 is needed to replace the existing, worn and frayed ropes. The 100-plus member team is managed and supported by volunteers and uses Nicholasville's Lone Oak pool as its home base. For more information or to contribute, contact Holly Lewis at (859) 608-0810 or

Kentucky Equine Humane Center receives grants

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has awarded $4,000 to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center to support veterinary care for the center's horses. This grant comes at a particularly good time, as the Center has recently taken in two horses, Joey and Jessica, who are in need of prolonged care.

In addition, the Thoroughbred Charities of America and Blue Horse Charities have awarded $5,500 and $2,100 respectively to the center to support the general care and adoption of the center's horses.

The Kentucky Equine Humane Center, located at 1713 Catnip Hill Road in Nicholasville, provides humane treatment and shelter while working as a clearinghouse to seek adoptive homes for Kentucky's unwanted equines, regardless of breed. Horses are surrendered to the center, and the staff works with them to improve their health, train them, and then find them adoptive homes.

A public open house is held on the third Saturday of the month through October from noon until 3 p.m. For more information, call (859) 881-5849 or visit

Blood drive to be held Saturday at library

The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a mobile blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Jessamine County Public Library, 600 South Main Street in Nicholasville.

If you are in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, have a photo I.D. and are at least 17 years old, you could be a life-saving blood donor. Those who are 16 years old can donate with a signed parental permission slip. Prospective donors must complete a confidential health questionnaire and pass a mini-physical. For more information, call (859) 885-3523.

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