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Jessamine County: Nicholasville photographer wins Civil War contest

Madeline Abramson, left, awarded a $1,000 check to Lane Hank and his mother, Christi Hack, for participating in the Jessamine County Library summer reading program.
Madeline Abramson, left, awarded a $1,000 check to Lane Hank and his mother, Christi Hack, for participating in the Jessamine County Library summer reading program.

Tara Baldwin of Nicholasville was the winner of the People on Battlefields category in the 2012 Civil War Trust Photography Contest. Baldwin's photo, One Nation Under God..., captured a child at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

The contest was sponsored by The History Channel and the Center for Civil War Photography. Baldwin will receive a plaque commemorating the award, a one-year membership to the Civil War Trust, and her credited image will appear in various publications.

The Civil War Trust has preserved more than 34,000 acres of endangered battlefields in 20 states. See all the winners at Civilwar.org.

Wolf Run Fall Festival

The Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge fall festival and open house will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 7376 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville.

Featured performers are Appalachian storyteller Octavia Sexton, and Native American storyteller Jerry McClure. There also will be crafts, antiques, guided tours, a kissing booth, caramel apples, baked goods and more at the free event. The rain date is Oct. 27. More information is at Wolfrun.org.

Toddler nets college money for summer of reading

Lane Hack of Wilmore, age 18 months, won $1,000 toward his college education for participating in the Jessamine County Public Library's summer reading program. He was one of eight winners from across Kentucky that were chosen at random.

The prize was awarded by the Think Big Save for College program sponsored by The Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. The program encourages children to read during the summer months while reminding parents of the importance of establishing a strong educational foundation both academically and financially. An additional $500 was awarded to the Jessamine County Public Library toward future reading programs.

The Jessamine County Library has many resources to help students and future students succeed. Visit the library at 600 South Main Street, Nicholasville, or online at Jesspublib.org.

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