Ceramic artists from The Providence School in Nicholasville crafted bowls for the fifth annual Empty Bowls Luncheon held May 19. During the event, patrons bought a bowl of soup for $10 and got to keep the bowl. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger that is personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.
River is officially a Blue Way Trail
Jessamine County has designated 42 miles of the Kentucky River, which is the county's southern boundary, as a Blue Way Trail. The trail will be formally dedicated at 1 p.m. Friday at High Bridge Park, south of Wilmore.
The Jessamine County Fiscal Court, along with Mercer, Garrard and Madison counties, which are on the opposite side of the Jessamine County line, adopted a resolution designating the Kentucky River from Valley View to Brooklyn a Blue Way Trail. The trail is designated to provide greater recognition of the many attributes of the Kentucky River basin, and to promote tourism and recreation in the area.
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The Blue Way Trail is a project of the National Park Service and is defined in the River Task Force's River Guide, which also includes historical sites and launch sites. The guide is available at each of the four county judge-executive offices, along with tourism and chamber offices.
Diabetes management class
The Jessamine County Health Department will offer a free diabetes management class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 14 at 215 East Maple Street, Nicholasville. Central Baptist diabetes educator Nancy Miller will provide instruction on diabetes medications and the proper use of a blood-glucose monitoring system. A registered dietician will explain how food choices can help effectively manage diabetes and pre-diabetes. In addition, the health department offers individual meal- planning instruction for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. To register for the class or make an appointment for individual instruction, call (859) 885-4149.