Asbury students aim for world record in Volkswagen Beetle

Asbury University's Emancipation Project, a student organization focused on drawing attention to human trafficking, has made an attempt to break the Guinness world record for the most people crammed into an old-style Volkswagen Beetle. The standing record, of 17 people, was apparently surpassed on Dec. 9, when the doors were successfully closed on 20 students inside a Beetle during an awareness event at the Lexington Rescue Mission.

Published guidelines called for the students to be at least 5 feet tall and at least 18 years of age. Guinness is expected to make a ruling within a few weeks after inspecting videotapes and verifying the feat.

To learn more about Asbury's Emancipation Project and the millions of human beings who are bought, sold and transported into slavery, visit

No need to separate recyclables

Material brought to the Jessamine County recycling facility on Hendren Way in Nicholasville such as aluminum cans, plastic and paper are no longer required to be separated. Instead, the materials are loaded into a roll-off compactor and delivered to a regional recycling facility where they are separated and sold at market value.

Besides making recycling more convenient for the public, the single stream concept is saving the county money because fewer man hours are required to do the job.

For recycling information, call (859) 881-4545.