Local historian publishes new
collection of stories
Local historian Elexene Mastin Cox has self- published a new collection of stories titled Those Traveling Baptists. The book is an imaginary journal of the lives and happenings of minister Lewis Craig, who was prominent in the early settlement of Baptists in Virginia and Kentucky. Cox is a descendant of Craig. The book is available through the Jessamine County Historical Society, which meets 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays at 216 North Main Street, Nicholasville.
Jessamine Teachers of the Year
Jessamine County Schools has announced the 2009-10 Teachers of the Year. They are: Cissie Litt, Early Learning Village; Melanie Labb, Brookside Elementary; Tyler Moore, Nicholasville Elementary; Veronica Brakebill, Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary; Rhiannon Simpson, Warner Elementary; Dana Baker, Wilmore Elementary; Lynn Davidson, East Jessamine Middle; Heather Labarbara, West Jessamine Middle; Curt Jackson, East Jessamine High; Julia Williams, West Jessamine High; Liz Spurlock, The Providence School; and Thomas Artiss, Jessamine Career & Technology Center.
Earth Day 5K winners Jessamine County's Earth Day 5K run winners were, from left: Libby Barnes, Lindsay Ball and Jill Campoy, who finished first through third, respectively, among women; and Richard Ocampo, Tim Cornette and Jeff Collier, who finished first through third, respectively, among the men. For a complete list of participants, visit www.johnsrunwalkshop.com.