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Jessamine County notes: Oct. 20

Tourism officials and government leaders gathered recently at Taylor Made Farm. From left: Duncan Taylor, president and CEO of Taylor Made Farm; David West, Jessamine County judge-executive; and Russ Meyer, 39th House District representative.
Tourism officials and government leaders gathered recently at Taylor Made Farm. From left: Duncan Taylor, president and CEO of Taylor Made Farm; David West, Jessamine County judge-executive; and Russ Meyer, 39th House District representative.

Reception at Taylor Made Farm

Kentucky's Bluegrass Tourism Region sponsored a reception for government leaders at Taylor Made Farm in Jessamine County on Oct. 12. Mary Quinn Ramer, president of VisitLex, and Duncan Taylor, CEO of Taylor Made Farm, addressed attendees. Topics included the multibillion-dollar impact of tourism on Central Kentucky's economy and the feasibility of developing a horse farm trail akin to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Autism group offers T-shirts

Nicholasville parents Neil and Emily Gregory have launched Piece of Her Heart, an autism awareness organization, in honor of their daughter Hadley, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder last year. The couple have shouldered thousands of dollars in expenses for therapy, special diets and a fence around their home, because children with autism tend to wander.

By offering autism T-shirts for sale on their website, Pieceofherheart.com, the Gregorys are providing financial support and services to other families who are faced with the task of caring for a loved one with autism.

Household hazardous waste collection Saturday

Jessamine County Environmental Services is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Jessamine County residents may drop off items such as drain cleaners, herbicides, insect sprays, metal polish and antifreeze at 120 Hendren Way, Nicholasville. For a list of accepted items, see the notice on the home page of Jessamineco.com. For more information, call (859) 881-4545.

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