Kentucky's first "small home" at Wesley Village Senior Living Community in Wilmore opened Sept. 28. Unlike traditional nursing homes that have an institutional design similar to hospital units, a "small home" houses only 10 residents with private rooms around a central great room and kitchen. The 9,000 square-foot home is on one level with a 5:1 resident-to-care staff ratio.
Rock-and-roll show to end series
The Rock Fence Park free concert series comes to a close at 4 p.m. Saturday with a 1960s-flavored American Bandstand family rock-and-roll show. Vance Drakeford will perform his tribute to Bobby Darin, backed by the Jessamine Jazz Ensemble. Additional vocal performances will be from Aletha Clements, Brian Lunetta, Kristin Gillis and the West Jessamine High glee club. Rock Fence Park is at the corner of Oak and Third streets. For more information, visit Bluegrassarts.org.
Benefit run part of fitness awareness
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The Run for Ralph & Ryan 6K will be at 2 p.m. Sunday on Maple Street beginning at West Jessamine High School and continuing to East Jessamine High School. The event, which is part of the nationwide Second Sunday fitness-awareness day, pays tribute to the memory of local heroes Ryan Robinson and Ralph Sallee. For more information, visit Njcpr.org.
Free CFL bulb at Blue Grass Energy
October is National Cooperative Month and Blue Grass Energy is bringing back "Fluorescent Fridays." Members who stop by a Blue Grass Energy office any Friday in October to pay their bill will receive a free compact fluorescent light bulb.
Since 2008, Blue Grass Energy has given away more than 9,000 CFLs, which use up to 75 percent less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs and last up to 10 times longer. CFLs have an average seven-year lifespan.
Blue Grass Energy offices are located in Nicholasville, Cynthiana, Lawrenceburg and Richmond. For more information, visit Bgenergy.com.