Jessamine County Adult Education recognized 111 General Educational Development certificate recipients at the annual Celebration of Lifelong Learning and Graduation Ceremony held in the East Jessamine High School auditorium on June 21. All students who participated in the adult education program during the 2011-12 academic year were invited to attend the celebration and catered reception, which was also attended by program supporters from business and industry. The program reached 150 percent of its state-mandated GED goal according to director Janice Crane. In addition, the program had a 90 percent passing rate for those students who took the GED. For information about the program call (859) 887-9052.
Free outdoor concerts in Wilmore
The Stonebridge Summer Saturday Night Concert Series has returned to the Downtown Green in Wilmore. Bill Hall and Copperstone will perform at 7 p.m. this week. Food and refreshments from a local vendor will be available. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Wilmore-High Bridge Community Center. Rain location for the concert is Confrontation Point Ministries on Main Street at the old camp meeting grounds. The complete concert schedule is available at Wilmore.org.
State Fair volunteers sought
Volunteers are needed to staff the Jessamine County Tourism booth at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville from Aug. 16 to 26. The booth features popular Nicholasville and Wilmore destinations, including High Bridge, Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, the Valley View Ferry and the Harry C. Miller Lock Collection. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Volunteers receive free parking and admission for their chosen day. For information, contact Tonya Coleman at (859) 881-3820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber director graduates from institute
Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce executive director Amy Cloud has graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management program. The institute program was designed to enhance individual performance, elevate professional standards and recognize association, chamber of commerce and other non-profit professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of non-profit management. Graduates of the four-year program receive the IOM Graduate Recognition, signifying 96 hours of course instruction in non-profit management. Earning an IOM is the most prestigious designation for a chamber executive from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.