Wilmore Fire Department receives grant
U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler visited the Wilmore Fire Department Tuesday morning to present a $43,820 grant for new equipment for the department. The grant, which was written by former Chief Jeff Anderson, went to purchase nine sets of personal protection equipment and breathing tanks as well as new training materials for firefighter classes. The grant came as a 95 to 5 match — the department paid $2,191, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security allocated $41,629.
Lockett named state finalist Courtney Grace Lockett, 6, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Kentucky Pageant to be held June 28, at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. The pageant is held for girls ages 4 through 6. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in California. Lockett’s activities include attending Southland Christian Church, participating in the math club with Ms. Jewell’s first grade class and the Talented and Gifted classes at Nicholasville Accelerated Elementary, swimming lessons with the Asbury swim team, cheerleading, and playing with her brother, Jacob.
Asbury announces Initiative Grant awardeesThe selection committee for the Asbury College Initiative Grant for Servant Leadership has announced the 2009 awardees. This summer program will send students to several different countries for 6 to 8-week all-expenses paid, international internship. The program is available to juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors to perform volunteer service in the areas of international community, social and economic development, public wellness and treatment, literacy and education, and other public services in developing countries. The recipients are Nathaniel Adams ’09, Argentina; Chelsea Bailey ’10, Zambia; Amy Briggs ’09, Ghana; Heidi Buell ’11, Honduras; Dustin Burkhart ’10, Thailand; Kyle Cope ’11, China; Hannah DeLange ’09, Indonesia; Blake Engelhardt ’10, Dominican; David Esarey ’10, Thailand; Marie Giezendanner ’11, India; Kerena Gonzalez ’10, Uganda; Reika Oda ’10, Laos; Lorna Phillips ’09, Indonesia; Lydia Rubino ’10, Laos; Emily Shetler ’10, Uganda; Samantha Stearns ’10, Philippines; Christina Sutherland ’10, China; Jamie Wade ’10, India; and Leslie West ’10, Thailand.
Greene receives Georgetown scholarship
East Jessamine High School senior Cassady Green, daughter of David and Diane Green of Nicholasville, was awarded the Trustee Scholarship to attend Georgetown College . The Trustee Scholarship is the top academic scholarship at Georgetown College and is renewable for four years. The scholarship is based on student’s GPA, ACT scores and depth of involvement and leadership activities.