Jessamine County

Jessamine County notes: Apr. 1

March 31, 2014 

The Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association has selected Jessamine County Animal Care and Control as agency of the year at its annual spring training conference at Natural Bridge State Resort. The association cited the leadership of Mike Cassidy, Magistrate George Dean and Magistrate Gary Morgan as instrumental in planning and researching the design and construction of the state-of-the-art animal shelter in Jessamine County. The shelter was also lauded for its commitment to providing training opportunities for staff, its disaster response team, and its enforcement of animal cruelty laws.

Mobile blood drive at Asbury Seminary

The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a mobile blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Asbury Seminary, 204 North Lexington Avenue, Wilmore. Potential donors should be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, have a photo I.D. and be at least 17 years old. Prospective donors must complete a confidential health questionnaire and pass a mini-physical. For more information call (859) 276-2534.

Bluegrass Edible Book Festival to be held

Join the Jessamine County Public Library and five neighboring libraries for the Bluegrass Edible Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Participants create edible works of art inspired by their favorite books. The edible books can be interpretations of titles, passages, favorite quotes, scenes or covers — as long as they are based on a literary work. Creations will be on display for viewing, judging and tasting. Public vote will determine prize winner in five categories — most creative, best interpretation/concept, best presentation, wittiest/funniest and best tasting. Judges will select one Best of Show winner to compete in an inter-library competition for a $500 grand prize. Other participating libraries are Madison, Boyle, Garrard and Lexington (Tates Creek location only). For details and rules go to

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