Toyota Motor Manufacturing community relations manager Kim Menke was the featured guest at the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce January luncheon, where he discussed the economic effect of the coal industry on the Bluegrass region. Menke is also the 2010 chairman of Commerce Lexington Inc.
East Middle named technology program of year
The East Jessamine Middle School Gateway to Technology program has been selected as 2010 Kentucky Engineering and Technology Education Middle School Program of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of technology education through cutting edge learning opportunities for students. The East Jessamine program, led by Lynn Settles, is a feeder program for the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering program at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center.