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Jessamine County: I-75 connector meetings set

Sam Cassity (left), Pat Tomlinson, Janet Eaton, and Michael Crutcher were recognized for their exceptional volunteer service at the Camp Nelson Foundation Annual Meeting on March 23 at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. Other honorees were Eric Seitz, Susan Miller, and Don Carter.
Sam Cassity (left), Pat Tomlinson, Janet Eaton, and Michael Crutcher were recognized for their exceptional volunteer service at the Camp Nelson Foundation Annual Meeting on March 23 at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. Other honorees were Eric Seitz, Susan Miller, and Don Carter.

Public information meetings for the U.S. Route 27 to Interstate-75 connector have been scheduled for Thursday at East Jessamine Middle School, 901 Union Mill Road in Nicholasville, and Tuesday at White Hall Elementary School, 2166 Lexington Road in Richmond.

The agenda for both meetings will be open format from 5 to 7 p.m. to view displays and maps and to ask questions. Comments may also be made to the professional reporter who will be available to record comments individually. Comment sheets will also be available for written statements.

At 7 p.m., a project presentation will begin and last 15 minutes. After the presentation, formal public statements will be accepted. Those who wish to speak publicly are asked to sign up in advance and to limit comments to three minutes. For more information, contact Ananias Calvin III, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project manager, at (859) 246-2355 or ananias.calvin@ky.gov.Volunteer fair to be held Saturday

The Jessamine County Public Library, 600 South Main Street in Nicholasville, is hosting a Spring Volunteer Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday to help match volunteers with local volunteer opportunities. Potential volunteers are invited to drop by at any time during the fair and pick up a slip for a door prize drawing.

The library is looking for volunteers to bring library materials to homebound customers, to train as oral storytellers, to help with book repair, to shelve books, and to greet customers and help represent library in the community.

Other community organizations that will be represented include All God's Children, Camp Nelson Civil War Park, Girls Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council, Horses Healing Humans, Jessamine County Animal Care & Control, Jessamine County Senior Center, Thompson-Hood Veteran's Center, and the Jessamine County Food Pantry. The Jessamine County Animal Care & Control adoption van will be in the library parking lot.

For more information, call (859) 885-3523 or visit Jesspublib.org.

Smoking-cessation classes start Monday

The Jessamine County Health Department is sponsoring free Cooper-Clayton tobacco-cessation classes starting 6 p.m. Monday at 215 East Maple Street. Cooper-Clayton is a science-based program that uses education, skills training and social support to help people quit smoking. Nicotine patches are provided for registered participants. Pre-registration for the class is required; call Shana at (859) 884-4149, Ext. 1006.

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