Jessamine County | Carolyn Cobb's work celebrated

Government officials, friends and family gathered at the Jessamine County Courthouse for a reception celebrating Carolyn Cobb's life of community service with Community Action. After 31 years, Cobb is retiring to spend more time with her grandchildren and her husband, Eldon. Community Action provides services that link low-income families and individuals to available community resources. Cobb has vowed to stay active in the community.

Gift basket winner

Martina Eckler of Lancaster was the winner of the gift basket drawing from the Jessamine County State Fair. The basket contents, which was valued at over $700, included a Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest weekend package, a wine package from Chrisman Mill Vineyards, note cards and art prints from Camp Nelson, Bourbon Barrel Ale and a World Equestrian Games T-shirt from Alltech, a Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2009 signed football, a personalized CD from John Michael Montgomery, and J.D. Crowe Festival tickets.

Manna Ministry anniversary

The Nicholasville United Methodist Church Manna Ministry has served over 2,000 meals since it began in September 2008. The ministry serves hot, nutritionally balanced meals to the community on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 303 West Maple Street, Nicholasville. An anniversary celebration is planned for Saturday. Additional volunteers are needed to cook, serve, set up and clean. Contact Adele at or (859) 421-8974.

Volunteer to help a child

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jessamine County is seeking volunteers for a mentoring program for children age 6 through 13 from primarily single parent families. Volunteers would spend time with a child three to four times a month. Contact Melinda Weathers at

Clothing distributed for free

New Beginning, a newly launched free clothing distribution project, will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on second and fourth Saturdays at the Nicholasville United Methodist Church, 303 Maple Street. The program is seeking volunteers. Contact Adele at or (859) 421-8974.

Register for K-9 2K

Early registration for the fourth annual K-9 2K Race for a Cure has begun at the Jessamine County Health Department. The run/walk takes place on Oct. 3, and is for everyone: dogs, families, or anyone who wants to help fight breast cancer. Runners and walkers who register by Friday pay $10 instead of $15. Visit, or call Andrea at (859) 885-4149.

Animal shelter ribbon cutting

The SAVE Center animal shelter of Jessamine County will have its grand opening and Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday at 4001/2 Park Drive. Call (859) 881-0821.