A Model 1853 Enfield bayonet was on display at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park during the recent annual foundation meeting. The bayonet was excavated at the site of the Civil War-era William Berkley Sutler Store as part of the ongoing archaeological efforts. The British-made Model 1853 Enfield Rifled Musket was the second most common infantry weapon, after the American-made Springfield, for the Union army during the Civil War. The bayonet was in excellent condition and therefore was either lost or perhaps purposefully discarded near the end of the war according to Steve McBride, Camp Nelson's director of interpretation.
Free Comic Book Day on Saturday
The Jessamine County Public Library is celebrating Free Comic Book Day beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday by giving away comic books until they are all gone. The first Saturday in May each year is Free Comic Book Day, when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books. No registration is necessary. More at Jesspublib.com.
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Volunteers needed for Wine & Vine Fest
The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest is seeking volunteers to work as wine pourers, parking helpers and other positions during its 12th annual festival, which will be held May 30 in downtown Nicholasville. Volunteers receive a commemorative T-shirt and are provided with training. Those interested should call (859) 553-1995 and leave a message or visit Kywineandvine.com/volunteers.htm.
Shelter adopts facial recognition technology
Jessamine County Animal Care & Control has joined the ranks of shelters in Kentucky using Finding Rover, facial recognition technology that can help identify lost pets. Users of Finding Rover can search the shelter from their smartphones or computers in hopes of finding their missing dogs.
Every dog that leaves Jessamine County Animal Care & Control, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the owner completes registration with an email. Registration of a pet is free. Find out more at Findingrover.com.