A trio of Blue Grass Energy linemen brought home the first-place overall trophy from the 2011 International Lineman's Rodeo in the Journeyman EMC, REA & Co-Op division.
Brad Wiglesworth from the Cynthiana district, and Miles Shumaker and Eugene Neeley, both from the Richmond district, competed against 26 other teams for the honor.
The entire team from Blue Grass Energy came in sixth in the Top Journeyman Overall category.
Almost 800 linemen competed in the 28th annual International Lineman's Rodeo on Oct. 15. Teams competed in various events, including the hurt-man rescue, the pole climb and mystery events.
The rodeo offers linemen a chance to test their safety skills and compare them to others in the industry.
The Blue Grass Energy rodeo team, which also included Ben Coffey, Chris Johnson and Dathan Lane, already had one victory this year. In April, the team took first place in overall journeyman at the Gaff-N-Go Rodeo in Virginia.
Student-run store opens
A new student-run store featuring products made in Jessamine County is open for business inside The Providence School in Wilmore. The Jessamine Proud Products store is run by students participating in the Pathways to Careers Class, where the focus is to provide a setting for appropriate work skills for successful employment. The store is open from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday in room 101. For more information, call program coordinator Merrelyn Carmichael at (859) 887-4600, Ext. 2638.
Haul in hazardous waste
The Fall Haul annual household hazardous waste collection will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jessamine County Convenience Center, 123 Hendren Way. Hazardous waste items that will be accepted include pesticides, fluorescent tubes, cleaners, solvents and oil-based paint. A complete list of accepted items is available at Jessamineco.com. For more information, call Mike Cassidy at (859) 881-4545.