A skateboard tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at Lake Mingo Skate Park in Nicholasville. The event is cosponsored by Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Recreation and the HalfCab Skate Shop. Awards provided for beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. There is no charge for the event but participants must register by Oct. 22. Call (859) 489-7267.
Webb named teacher of the year semifinalist
East Jessamine High School’s Erika Webb is one of nine outstanding teachers from across the state selected as semifinalists for the Kentucky Teacher of the Year award. Classroom visits and personal interviews with each of the semifinalists will result in the selection of the 2011 Elementary School, Middle School and High School Teachers of the Year. The awards are sponsored by Ashland Inc. in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Education.