Jessamine County: Animal shelter wish list

The Jessamine County Animal Shelter has posted a wish list of items it is seeking to continue to provide animal care and day-to-day operations. Donations being sought include dog and cat food, bleach, laundry detergent, bedding, treats and toys. For the complete list, go to Items can be dropped off from noon to 6 p.m. any day except Wednesday and Sunday at 4011/2 Park Drive in Nicholasville. Call (859) 885-4836.

Get help to stop smoking

The Jessamine County Health Department will offer free Cooper/Clayton smoking-cessation classes starting Jan. 3. Cooper/Clayton is a science-based program that uses proven methods including education, skills training and social support. Nicotine-replacement therapy is provided for registered participants at no charge. The class will meet for approximately 45 minutes once a week for 12 weeks at the health department office at 215 East Maple Street. Advance registration for the class is required; call (859) 884-4149, Ext. 1006.