Hospice volunteer nominated for national award
Dolores DeMoss of Nicholasville, a volunteer with Hospice of the Bluegrass since 1991, has been nominated for a national award to recognize her service.
The Volunteers are the Foundation of Hospice Awards recognize volunteers who best reflect the concept of volunteerism — serving as an inspiration to others. The 2015 awards will be presented at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Clinical Team Conference in October.
"Dolores understands the importance of caring for hospice patients and caregivers and has been a dependable respite volunteer in Jessamine County for nearly 25 years," said Gwynn Siemen, volunteer coordinator for Fayette and Jessamine counties. Respite volunteers stay with patients so caregivers can run errands or take a break.
Nicholasville police officer Clint Newton has been named Kentucky Rookie School Resource Officer of the Year.
To be eligible for the award, officers must be student resource officers who have served in that job for less than two years. Newton began serving as student resource officer at The Providence School in December 2013. He received the award at the Kentucky Safe Schools and Communities Conference in Louisville on June 15.
High Bridge Homecoming Festival starts Saturday
The 11th annual High Bridge Homecoming Festival will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at historic High Bridge Park, 10 miles outside of Wilmore on Ky. 29.
The free festival will feature live entertainment, food concessions, displays, a model train exhibit, free children's activities such as pony rides and "art in the park," a silent auction, raffles and crafts by local artisans.
For more information, call (859) 858-3895 or go to Wilmore.org.
Camp Nelson public archaeological dig Saturday
Dig into the past on the grounds of a Civil War era supply depot and recruitment center as Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, 6614 Danville Road, Nicholasville, hosts a public archaeological dig Saturday.
Two sessions will be led by Stephen McBride, director of interpretation, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5. Artifacts found become part of the ongoing interpretive history of Camp Nelson. Call Peggy McClintock at (859) 881-5716 to reserve a spot.
Free movie and fireworks Saturday
Nicholasville is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Disney's Toy Story with fireworks and a free outdoor showing Saturday at City/County Park, 402 Park Drive, Nicholasville. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with face painting, free hot dogs, kids' activities and a Toy Story costume contest. The movie begins at 9, followed by fireworks. Bring a lawn chair. For more information, go to Visitnich.com.