Fayette County

Fayette County notes: Feb. 4

February 3, 2014 

Jerhmoll Carter, 33, works at Bryan Station High School.

Jerhmoll Carter, a Bryan Station High School employee, has been named the Special Olympics Kentucky 2013 Athlete of the Year. The award, which was presented Jan. 18 at the state leadership conference in Frankfort, recognizes an athlete who exemplifies the spirit of Special Olympics by demonstrating skill, positive sportsmanship and courage.

Carter, 33, has been a Special Olympics athlete for more than 20 years. He competes in basketball and softball and has participated in track and field. At Bryan Station, he helps with clean-up duties and dishwashing in the cafeteria.

"Jerhmoll comes to each and every practice, game and social activity we offer," coach Brent Wallace said in his nomination letter. "Jerhmoll is always very positive and very cooperative. His hard work rubs off on all of his teammates. He is the first to greet his teammates, coaches and friends, and he is the first to congratulate someone on a job well done. Jerhmoll is a competitor, but most of all, he is an inspiration."

Group will serenade your sweetie

On Valentine's Day, you can surprise your valentine with a live a capella quartet serenade delivered by Unbridled Harmony, the Lexington Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. The $45 package includes a song, a red rose and a memento. Singing grams are also available for $15. Book by Feb. 12 and receive a $5 discount. Order by phone at (859) 475-7090 or email unbridledharmony@gmail.com. For more information, go to Unbridledharmony.org.

Rape Crisis Center needs volunteers

The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center is in need of volunteers to provide crisis counseling on the 24-hour crisis hotline, and advocacy in local emergency rooms. Volunteers serve all 17 counties of Central Kentucky.

Volunteers must be at least 20 years old, have reliable transportation, a phone, and be willing to make a six-month commitment.

The center will provide free training to interested individuals from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 15 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22. Call the center at (859) 253-2615 for the office location. For more information, go to Bluegrassrapecrisis.org.

Learn all about bedbugs

Living with Bedbugs is the title of the program being offered at 6 p.m. March 4 at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place.

Pest control agencies will be available for questions at 5 p.m. This free program will help the public identify bedbug problems and learn which treatment strategies work best. Registration is not required but is requested by calling (859) 257-5582.

Alzheimer's workshop Thursday

A legal and financial planning workshop for those affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lexington Public Library's Eagle Creek branch. Learn what legal decisions must be made and how to use those decisions to protect and provide the best care possible for the person with dementia. Explore the options available to pay for care, where to find additional resources, and how to make the best financial choices for both the person with dementia and the caregiver. Guest speaker will be Amy Dougherty of Bluegrass Elderlaw. Registration is required. Call 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.

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