Jessamine Co. | Join Wine & Vine Fest

Those who would like to be a part of Kentucky's official wine festival, the Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest, are invited to meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Jessamine County Agricultural Extension Office at the Jessamine County Fairgrounds. Volunteer positions and committee slots are being filled for the event to be held May 14 and 15 in downtown Nicholasville. For more information call Marisa Aull at (859) 885-4811.

Serving community meals

The Nicholasville United Methodist Church Manna Ministry serves hot, nutritionally balanced meals to the community on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 303 West Maple Street, Nicholasville. Contact Adele at or (859) 421-8974.

Consulate expresses gratitude

Organizers of the Freedom Fund Festival, a yearly celebration that raises money for Jessamine countians serving in the military, recently received a letter from Jean-Baptiste Main De Boissiere, the Consulate General of France in Chicago, to express gratitude for the way the French Legion of Honor Award was bestowed upon Jesse Beazley.

In September, Beazley, 86, of Nicholasville, was awarded the medal for his actions on Omaha Beach during the D-day invasion of France in World War II. In his letter, the consulate general expressed appreciation of the award ceremony's organization and adherence to the Consulate's suggestions.

The ceremony was originally supposed to be held in Chicago, but Beazley preferred to receive the medal in his home county.