Jessamine County: Asbury names new VP


Douglas Wilcoxson has been named the new vice president of student development as Asbury University in Wilmore. Wilcoxson has more than 20 years of leadership experience in higher education, most recently at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He earned his doctorate in higher education at the University of North Texas and a master's degree in student personnel administration from Ball State University. Wilcoxson fills the role formerly held by Mark Troyer, who is now the vice president for enrollment management.

Fitness program helps women fight osteoporosis

A 10-week fitness program targeted at women 50 and older who are prone to osteoporosis will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jessamine County Health Department in Nicholasville beginning this week. The moderate intensity program, known as Strong Women, aims to ward off osteoporosis by improving muscle strength, balance and flexibility. The free program will be led by Karen Kakar and Andrea Brown, trainers who have received Strong Women certification from Tufts University. Registration is not required; light weights and exercise mats will be provided. For more information, call (859) 885-4149, Ext. 1033.