In Jessamine, Smart911 offers enhanced aid

Jessamine County 911 has partnered with Smart911, a free service that enhances the ability of emergency responders to provide assistance. The free service allows users to build an online safety profile that includes personal and medical information, which is made available to 911 call takers when an emergency call is placed. The safety profile can include information about medical conditions, disabilities, special rescue notes, emergency contacts and cell phone numbers. If desired, Smart911 users may authorize their cell phone providers to give their GPS location to dispatchers. For information or to register, go to

Chamber tours Small Home for Memory Care

The Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce held its May luncheon at the Wesley Village Senior Living Community, where members got a tour of the newly completed Small Home for Memory Care. The Small Home concept, the first of its kind in the state, provides up to 10 residents with a living space that resembles a private home along with 24/7 nursing services.

Asbury group helps Alabama tornado victims

A team of students and administrators from Asbury University traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., in May to help a classmate's family that was affected by the recent tornado. The team spent almost a week clearing debris from property owned by the family of Phillip Mullins, a political science and Spanish major who graduated a few weeks ago. His parents' and grandparents' houses, which are on the same street, sustained significant damage.