Asbury University hosted Kentucky first lady Jane Beshear and the Department of Travel and Tourism for a unique project that combines two of Asbury's nationally-recognized programs: film production and equine studies.
Beshear and a video crew filmed a spot for the Kentucky Travel and Tourism website in Asbury's $12.6-million Miller Center for Communication Arts, taking advantage of expansive studio space and a 50-foot green screen — the largest in the area.
The size was necessary due to the unusual measurements of Beshear's co-star in the video: a police mount-in-training named Frasier.
When the video was first proposed, the producers toyed with the idea of using a horse that belongs to Beshear, an enthusiastic rider. But when it became clear that the video would be filmed indoors, under spotlights and in front of a screen, it became a priority to feature a horse that could take the unfamiliar surroundings in stride. Frasier, who has nearly completed his training to become a police mount at Asbury's Equine Center, made his debut with the unflappable nonchalance that student trainers have worked to reinforce.
Learn English and citizenship
Jessamine County Adult Education is offering English classes for non-native speakers from 5 to 8p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The interactive classes are free and will be presented with an emphasis on attaining citizenship status. For more information call (859) 887-9052 or visit the school at 200 Computrex Drive in Nicholasville.
Trainer named top-10 finalist
Josh Bowen of Nicholasville has been named a top 10 finalist in the 2013 Life Fitness Personal Trainers to Watch competition. Bowen was selected from more than 1,500 entries from 43 countries and will compete at a live event held at Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre St. Albans in London on Sept. 27 for the title of the World's Best Personal Trainer to Watch.
The Personal Trainer to Watch program recognizes and celebrates personal trainers around the world who demonstrate leadership, client support, motivation and inspiration. At the live competition, the top 10 finalists will be judged on their ability to motivate, praise and collaborate with the client.
Lego Club meets at library
Learn, build and play with Lego bricks from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Jessamine County Public Library. The family program is designed for parents and children four years old through fifth grade. Participants will build a crane and a bulldozer that actually spin, move and rotate. Register online at Jesspublib.org or call (859) 885-3523.