Jessamine County: Adult educator is nationally certified

Janice Crane
Janice Crane

Janice Crane, director of the Jessamine County Adult Education and Family Literacy Program, has recently become a certified manager in program improvement through the Leadership Excellence Academy. The national certification is the first of its kind in the adult-education and literacy field. To receive the credential, academy participants must meet the requirements of an intensive two-year training program and complete a program-improvement project in their organizations or agencies. Kentucky is one of only nine states in which adult educators have achieved this national certification. The Leadership Excellence Academy was developed by the National Adult Education Professional Development Consortium and ProLiteracy to support continuous improvement and high-quality educational services for adult learners.

High Bridge holds homecoming soiree

The community of High Bridge will host its annual Homecoming Festival Aug. 20 to 22. Scheduled activities include a craft show, a flea market, corn hole, live music, a model train display and lots of food. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the High Bridge Firehouse Community Center, the Jessamine Co. School System and other charitable causes. For a detailed schedule, go to

Brass band entertains in Nicholasville

The Bourbon City Brass Band brought its blend of minstrel, steamboat-era, and Stephen Foster music to Nicholasville's Rock Fence Park on Aug. 7. About 50 people attended the nostalgic concert, sponsored by Jessamine County Parks and Recreation.