The grand opening of the newly constructed Jessamine County Animal Shelter will be celebrated with two events: a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday and an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Light refreshments and tours of the building will be available Friday. Saturday's open house will feature free hot dogs, adoption specials, an "ask-a-vet" booth, a stuffed animal check-up and face painting.
The new facility includes a multipurpose education room with state-of-the-art technology, where staff training and community education classes on pet care will be offered.
For more information, call the Jessamine County Animal Shelter at (859) 881-0821.
Historical society marks War of 1812
The Jessamine County Historical Society marked the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a luncheon and meeting June 16 at the Ludwig House.
The group has found evidence of nearly 600 soldiers from Jessamine County that served in the War of 1812. Most of the men were killed in battle, but some made their way back to Jessamine County to live out the remainder of their lives.
With a small grant from the Jessamine County Fiscal Court, the historical society plans to place stone markers for six War of 1812 soldiers on their unmarked graves.
For those that would like to become involved with the Jessamine County Historical Society, weekly meetings are 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays in Farmers Square, 216 North Main Street, Nicholasville.