Jessamine County's E-911 Telecommunications Department has partnered with Jessamine County Schools to offer a 911 dispatching course at the Jessamine County Technology Center. The course, the first of its kind in Kentucky, uses an E-911 telecommunications simulator to acclimate students to functions that are crucial to E-911 communications. The program was designed by officer Tammy Cole and 911 Director Shelby Horne to educate the community and develop a pool of trained citizens to fill vacant positions in the future.
To participate in the class, students must be a high school junior or senior and have recommendations from at least one Jessamine County instructor. At the end of the semester-long course, students will be required to pass a certification test. For more information, contact (859) 887-2987.
Chamber of Commerce announces annual awards
The Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce presented the following awards at its annual meeting in January. Business of the Year: Line-X of Kentucky; Hall of Fame: Bill Hall; President's Award: Bobby Gullette; Chamber Lifetime Achievement: Ben Brown; Small Business of the Year: Mr. Electric; New Chamber Business of the Year: Quality Construction; RJ Corman Community Service Award: Lord's Legacy; Civic Award: Dave Wash; Industry of the Year: MetalForm and Fab; and Ambassador of the Year: Suzanne Short.
Asbury names vice president of student development
Sarah Thomas Baldwin has been selected as the next vice president for student development at Asbury University.
Baldwin currently serves as university pastor and dean of spiritual life, inclusion and leadership at George Fox University in Oregon.
She is a 1993 graduate of Asbury where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She also holds a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from George Fox Evangelical Seminary.