Two debut performances of the historical drama Blow Ye, the Trumpet Blow drew sellout crowds at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park on June 5 and 6. More than 400 visitors sampled period food and witnessed the story of African-American refugees' struggle for survival and freedom. The project was supported by the Jessamine County Fiscal Court, the Camp Nelson Foundation, the Bluegrass Arts Association and a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.
FEMA field office opens
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a field office in Jessamine County for those who need help applying for aid after May's severe flooding. The office is in the Blue Grass Community Action building, 213 South Main Street, and is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Jessamine County residents may register through July 12. If possible, residents are encouraged to register online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by phone at 1-800-621-3362 before visiting the office.
Get Healthy, Get Fit
The Jessamine County Health Department and Jessamine County Cooperative Extension Service are sponsoring Get Healthy, Get Fit, a summer lunch-and-learn program for people trying to losing weight. The six-week program is June 16 to July 28. Participants will weigh in during the first and last meetings; the person with the highest percent of weight loss will win a cash prize. For more information, call Marissa F. Aull at (859) 885-4811.