U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, has introduced a bill that would authorize the Department of Interior to conduct a study of whether to bring Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park into the National Park System. The heritage park tells the story of black soldiers who were recruited and trained to fight for the Union. The park, which is adjacent to Camp Nelson National Cemetery, is off U.S. 27 about six miles south of Nicholasville.
The weekend is kicking off on a much cooler note, and things may only get better from here, said WKYT chief meteorologist Chris Bailey. Plenty of sun and normal June temps are in store for the next couple of days.
The Memorial Day Observance at Camp Nelson National Cemetery will be at 11 a.m. May 30. Heather French Henry and Andy Barr are scheduled to speak. The ceremony will include a rifle salute, presentation of colors, and music by the Doug Diggles Family and the West Jessamine High School Band. The cemetery is located in southern Jessamine County at 6980 Danville Road along U.S. 27.
Highs Friday will only be in the 60s with showers and some rumbles of thunder moving in, according to WKYT chief meteorologist Chris Bailey. The heaviest rains will occur in the afternoon and evening, especially across the eastern half of the state.