Drama Sells Out
Two performances of the debut of the historical docudrama “Blow Ye, The Trumpet Blow” drew sell-out crowds at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park on June 5 & 6. Over 400 sampled period food and witnessed the story of the African American refugees struggle for freedom. The project was a joint effort of the Jessamine County Fiscal Court, Camp Nelson Foundation, the Bluegrass Arts Association and a Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council. From left: Renae Stevenson, Anthony Overstreet, and Alonzo Brown portray African American soldiers shared a meal of hard tack and salt pork in the historical drama “Blow Ye, The Trumpet Blow.”
Get Healthy, Get Fit
The Jessamine County Health Department and Jessamine County Extension Office are sponsoring Get Healthy, Get Fit, a summer lunch and learn program for people interested in losing weight. The 6-week program runs from June 16 to July 28. Participants will weigh in during the first and last meetings; the person with the highest percent of weight loss will win a cash prize. For more information, contact Marissa F. Aull at (859) 885-4811.
FEMA Field Office Opens
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a field office in Jessamine County for those who need help applying for aid following May’s severe flooding. President Barack Obama declared Kentucky a disaster area in mid-May, and Jessamine County was included in a list of counties across the state that were eligible for FEMA’s Individual Assistance grants. The office is located in the Blue Grass Community Action building, 213 South Main Street and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Jessamine Countians can register through July 12. If possible, residents are encouraged to register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA before visiting the office.