Jessamine County

Jessamine County: Students win DAR contest

July 29, 2014 

DAR Jr. national contest winners from East Jessamine Middle School's Leadership Class are, front row, Megan Picinich, left, Maddie Stinnett, Katie White and Jacob Bissen; second row, Allie Claggett, left, Hannah Towler, Connor Aubrey and Lauren Gore; third row Mary Caite Briggs, left, Zachary Thornbury, Elsie Kibler and Nathan Frank; fourth row, Aleah Archer, left, Kyra Collins and Juliette Haney; back row, Madison Early, left and Will O'Bryan.

East Jessamine Middle School's Leadership Class has been named the national winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Jr. American Citizen Contest.

The group competed at the district, regional and national level with their community service project. The theme of the contest, Honor Our Heritage, was sponsored locally by the DAR Trabue Chapter of Jessamine County.

The winning project involved the students visiting local nursing homes during the holiday season. They entertained the residents with traditional holiday songs, shared their holiday traditions and memories, and gave cards of appreciation. Their memories were made into a notebook of reflections and pictures from the day and shared in the contest.

Camp Nelson hosts public archaeological dig

Dig into the past on the grounds of a Civil War era supply depot and recruitment center as Camp Nelson Heritage Park hosts a public archaeological dig Aug. 1 at 6614 Danville Road, Nicholasville. Two sessions will be led by Dr. Stephen McBride, director of interpretation: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. $5 a person. All artifacts found become part of the ongoing interpretive history of Camp Nelson. Call Peggy McClintock at (859) 881-5716 to reserve your spot.

Volunteers needed for state fair

If you love to converse with people about the wonders of Nicholasville, Wilmore and Jessamine County, consider volunteering to staff the Jessamine County booth at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville, Aug. 14-24. If you volunteer, you and your friend get free fair tickets and parking for the day that you work. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. For information, contact Tonya at (859) 881-3820 or

Wilmore hosts Stonebridge Concert

The Reel World String Band will bring its Americana harmonies and homespun discourse to the Stonebridge Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 on the Downtown Green in Wilmore. Chairs and tables will be provided, as well as refreshments for purchase from a local food vendor; or bring your own blankets, chairs and snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Community Center or pet food for the Animal Shelter as "admission" to the free concert. More at

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