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Jessamine Co.: Group plans efforts to beautify Keene

North Jessamine Neighborhood Association members, standing left, Marilyn Hammond, Wendy Tucker, and Denise Smith, seated.
North Jessamine Neighborhood Association members, standing left, Marilyn Hammond, Wendy Tucker, and Denise Smith, seated.

The North Jessamine Neighborhood Association held a bake sale recently on Keene-Troy Road across from the historic Keene Springs Inn. The group is raising money to cut brush and overgrowth in lots around Keene, conduct a traffic safety study, and develop a Keene fall festival. Interested neighbors can attend the meetings at 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the Keene Community Center.

Grants will help boost recycling

The Jessamine County Fiscal Court has been awarded two grants from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management totaling $156,416. The grants will be used to expand the county's recycling department, to educate the public about recycling, and to host a household hazardous waste collection event. Specific purchases will include a roll-off compactor, an 18-foot conveyer belt, a skid steer with grapple bucket, and six recycling drop-off trailers. Jessamine County was one of 38 counties to receive a recycling grant and one of 10 counties to receive a grant for a household hazardous waste collection event. Reach Jessamine County Environmental Services at (859) 881-4545.

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