Jessamine County: Chamber dinner Thursday

The Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the R.J. Corman Hangar on the U.S. 27 Bypass. In addition to the dinner, the chamber's premier event of the year will feature awards such as Business of the Year, Hall of Fame inductions, and the installation of the new president. The chamber has more than 500 members and is under the direction of Amy Cloud. For more information, call (859) 887-4351 or visit

Health department offers help signing up for insurance

For those needing assistance in signing up for the new Affordable Care Act, help is available at the Jessamine County Health Department. Brooke Turner, a Bluegrass Community Action Partnership advocate, will help those needing to sign up for health insurance by giving them more information on what plans they qualify for, and the costs and premiums that go along with those plans. Only basic background information is needed in order to receive assistance. Turner will hold the following office hours: 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Mondays, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays at the Jessamine County Health Department , 210 East Walnut Street, Nicholasville. For more information, call Turner at (859) 885-4149, Ext. 1021 or email her at She is also available for home-bound visits.