Project Gets Boost
After a ceremony at Town Square Bank, a crowd gathered in the street as the City of Nicholasville received a $1.5 million check from the General Assembly for Phase One of the Downtown Streetscape Project. Work on Main Street between Oak and Chestnut Street is slated to begin this year and is to include sidewalks, relocation of electrical, traffic signals, signage, and landscaping. The core group of five surrounding the check are Mayor Russ Meyer (left), Jessamine Judge Executive Neal Cassity, Nicholasville NOW Director Tonya Coleman, Rep. Bob Damron, and Sen. Tom Buford.
Construction begins on the Asbury Center for Communication Arts
Construction has begun on Asbury College's 52,220 square-foot Communication Arts Center that will become home to the Communications, Media Communications, Journalism, and Theatre and Cinema Performance departments. The center will feature a 6,050 square-foot television studio and a 5,122 square-foot "black box" theatre. To reduce operating costs and promote energy efficiency, the building is designed with a geo-thermal heating and cooling system. The School of Communication Arts anticipates occupying the facility in time for the spring 2011 semester.
Camp Nelson Draws Record Crowd
Civil War Days at Camp Nelson Heritage Park drew a record crowd on Sept. 12 & 13. Event organizers said the attendance for both days was 1,800 which represented a 25% increase from the previous year. During the event plans were announced for the 2010 Event, Camp Nelson Salutes the Equine Warrior, which will be held in coordination with the World Equestrian Games.