Jessamine notes: Jan. 8

Take control of the new year with the new Exercise with Ease eight-week fitness program at the Jessamine County Health Department. The free, one hour classes meet at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the Health Department Activity Room at 210 East Walnut Street in Nicholasville. Exercise with Ease is endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation. For more information contact Andrea Brown at (859) 885-4149, Ext. 1025 or

Preschool Storytime at the library

Reinforce your child's natural love of reading and storytelling with a visit to Preschool Storytime at the Jessamine County Public Library, 600 South Main Street, Nicholasville. Three sessions per week are available for children ages three to five: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Each session includes 25-30 minutes of outstanding stories, poetry, finger-plays, singing and dancing followed by an age-appropriate art activity or dramatic play. Participation is encouraged as language and movement are explored in a group setting. To register call (859) 885-3523 or visit