Thirty-ninth District Rep. Bob Damron, D-Nicholasville, and 22nd District Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, were the keynote speakers at the annual Jessamine County Legislative Breakfast held Feb. 13 at the Central Bank meeting room in Nicholasville. The event was sponsored by the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce.
Agriculture program makes magazine's top five
The Jessamine County Career and Technology Center was recognized in the February issue of The Progressive Farmer magazine as one of the top five "Best Places to Learn about Agriculture" in the nation. The center is in its fourth year and is a part of Jessamine County Schools. The article explains that the center, unlike a traditional trade school, was developed to teach careers such as agribiology and is focused on transforming agricultural education.
Asbury students, faculty covering Olympics
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More than 40 students and four faculty members from Asbury College's School of Communication Arts have traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia, for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. This is the ninth consecutive Olympics that Asbury College media communications students have worked in paid broadcasting positions. Read more at www.asbury.edu.
Library director gets award
Ron Critchfield, director of the Jessamine County Public Library, was selected to receive the 2010 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award, presented by the American Library Association Intellectual Freedom Round Table.
This award was established in memory of John Phillip Immroth, a teacher, author, scholar, advocate, and defender of First Amendment rights. The award honors the courage, dedication, and contribution of a living individual or group who has set an example for the defense and furtherance of the principles of intellectual freedom. The award, which consists of $500 and a citation, will be presented June 26 during the 2010 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.