E-Waste Recycling Success
"Many thanks to the people of Jessamine County for their support of the E-Waste Recycling Program," says Jessamine County's Solid Waste Coordinator Mike Cassidy. "In February, our collection efforts kept 26 large boxes of e-waste from going to the landfill."
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Asbury College announces no tuition increase for 2009-2010
“Following a careful and prayerful evaluation of the current financial climate, the Board of Trustees at Asbury College has approved the administration's recommendation to hold tuition, room and board charges constant for the next academic year.” That’s how a February press release began.
This extraordinary announcement shows great fortitude on the part of the administration at Asbury. They have courageously chosen to find creative and innovative ways to save money rather than an automatic tuition increase to the students.
I applaud President Sandra Gray and the Asbury College administration for this act of faith. “Faith, after all, is trusting God to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves,” Asbury President Sandra Gray said. “It will require our working together, being a community of believers God intends us to be, and prayerfully seeking the Lord’s will in every detail of our lives.”
Paul Sawyier: College Scholarship Opportunity
The Jessamine County Special Events Committee will award two $500 scholarships to Jessamine County students entering college in fall 2009 to pursue a major in art, drama or music. Applications are available from the Jessamine County school web sites, counselors at the high schools or by contacting 858-3895. Deadline for the applications is April 15, 2009. Scholarship funding is derived from last year’s final annual production of the outdoor drama, “The Paul Sawyier Story” at the High Bridge Park Pavilion. Sawyier, considered by many to be Kentucky’s most famous artist, lived for several years on a shanty boat on the Kentucky River beneath High Bridge. The script was written by Mrs. Elexene Cox who has directed a large cast of volunteers for the past six years. Contact: Judy Woolums, Jessamine County Special Events Committee, (859) 858-3895
Horse Farm Workers’ Educational Assistance Fund
The Horse Farm Worker’s Educational Fund is accepting applications for partial college tuition scholarships or technical programs from recent high school graduates. Applicants must be children of a parent or parents who work fulltime on a Central Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm and have done so for 3 years. Applications are due July 1 and are available by calling 859-269-1719 or by emailing Mstuart727@msn.com . Contact for questions: Muffy Stuart, Coordinator, Horse Farm Worker’s Educational Assistance Fund, (859) 269-1719.