Jessamine County

Jessamine County

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park could become national park

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.

Community

Jessamine County: Memorial Day at Camp Nelson Cemetery is May 30

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.

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Kentucky expert on building popular racing engines

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Kentucky expert on building popular racing engines

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Cris Carter salutes Coach Cal

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