The Jessamine County Education Foundation dinner and auction saw a packed house this month at West Jessamine High School and raised more than $14,000 for public education mini-grants. The grants provide for innovative education projects that otherwise might not be feasible due to the limits of traditional funding. Read more at Jessedfoundation.org.
Earn a GED for free
Adults in Jessamine County may earn a GED for free on a first-come, first-served basis through Dec. 16, or until funds are expended. The usual $120 testing fee will be waived.
GED tests provide adults who did not finish high school with the opportunity to certify their attainment of high school-level academic knowledge and skills.
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Those interested in taking advantage of free classes or testing should call Joann at (859) 887-9052 or visit Jessamine County Adult Education at 200 Computrex Drive, Nicholasville.
Library to close for move
The Jessamine County Public Library will be closed Dec. 1 through Jan. 18 as workers prepare to move from the library’s temporary location at 193 Computrex Drive. The library will reopen Jan. 19 at the renovated 300 South Main Street location .
Library account status may be checked at Jesspublib.org to see what items are checked out and when they are due. Items may be returned during the closing to drop boxes at the Nicholasville Wal-Mart, Brannon Crossing Kroger and United Bank in Wilmore. Online resources will continue to be available throughout the relocation period, including e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies and magazines.