A trip back in time
For Black History Month, the Jessamine County Public Library took its patrons on a trip back in time to meet Frederick Douglass, a notable figure from history, with a presentation by Chautauqua performer Charles Everett Pace. Attendees at the Feb. 11 event were able to ask questions that were answered from the perspective of both Frederick Douglass and the scholar who portrayed him.
Fine arts scholarships
The Jessamine County Special Events Committee will award two $500 scholarships to Jessamine County students entering college in the fall of 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 calling (859) 858-3895. Deadline for the applications is April 15. 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 Elexene Cox, who has directed a large cast of volunteers for the past six years.