Nicholasville NOW officers have been announced for 2010. They are Tonya Coleman, executive director; Stephanie Routt, president; Darlene Gardner, vice president; Ronda May, secretary; Deborah Hamilton, treasurer. Board members for 2010 are Randall Chewning, David Chrisman, Tommy Cobb, Jim Davis, Jeff McDanald, Robert Amburgey, Geri Polvino and Kelley Woolums. Nicholasville NOW is a Kentucky Main Street Program and is based on a model created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Early Learning Village competes for award
The Jessamine Early Learning Village is a finalist for the $5,000 Classroom Connections Spirit Awards. The school's video entry can be viewed at www.lifetimetour.com.
Ground broken for Kentucky's first 'small home'
The board of Wesley Village Senior Living Community in Wilmore gathered for a ground-breaking at the site of Kentucky's first '"small home" for long-term health and memory care. The small-home concept has recently been pursued in 26 states. For more information, call (859) 858-3865.
Alzheimer's scholar honored
Alltech, a global animal health and nutrition company based in Jessamine County, is honoring Dr. William Markesbery's career in Alzheimer's research by offering an annual award to outstanding students.
The annual William Markesbery Award for Student Research in Neurodegenerative Disease is open to University of Kentucky neuroscience students. It will be granted to the best essay or study proposal in the general area of neurodegeneration.
Markesbery opened UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging in 1979, held the Commonwealth Chair in Aging, and was a professor of neurology, pathology, neurosurgery, anatomy and neurobiology in the UK College of Medicine. A memorial plaque was presented to Markesbery's family at Alltech's 26th International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium on May 19.
Child Safety Day at Ambulatory Care Center
Children's Safety Day, hosted by Saint Joseph-Jessamine R.J. Corman Ambulatory Care Center, 1250 Keene Road, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5. The event will offer a close look at helicopters and fire engines, and there will be free face painting, hot dogs and inflatables. Kids 3 and older can win bicycles, bicycle helmets and life jackets. Children's Safety Day will be held in conjunction with a health fair. Both events are free. For more, go to www.jcems911.com.