The Jessamine County Fair runs through Saturday at the Jessamine County Fairgrounds, 400 Park Drive, Nicholasville.
The fair features the Music City Brass Band, pageants, truck and tractor pulls, livestock competitions, carnival rides, Hoof-A-Nanny and a greased pig contest.
Admission is $10 per person. For more information, see JessamineFair on Facebook or call Holly Hollon at 859-509-6709.
County Trails has new website
The Jessamine County Trails Association, in cooperation with the Jessamine County Health Department, has launched a new website to promote exercise and recreation on local trails in the Jessamine County area.
The website offers information on places to plan outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, hiking, biking, paddling and horseback riding. It also has information on the difficulty of trails, and facilities available such as restrooms or picnic tables, along with maps and many photographs of Jessamine County.
The Jessamine County Trails Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing and maintaining multi-use greenways and paths that will provide enriching recreational opportunities, promote environmental awareness, preserve natural resources and encourage healthy lifestyles.
Free concerts on the Wilmore Downtown Green
Two free concerts will be staged on the Wilmore Downtown Green. Proverbs 31 will bring its gospel sounds at 7 p.m. on Friday. Uptown Blue will perform a bluegrass show at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Chairs and tables will be provided, as well as refreshments for purchase from a local food vendor; or bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the High Bridge Community Center or pet food for the Jessamine Animal Shelter. The approximate address is Rice Street and Walters Lane. Rain location is the pavilion on the green.
Check Wilmore.org for more information.
Video provides information on opioid abuse
Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl has spearheaded the production of “The Opioid Epidemic and You,” a public service announcement that cautions on the dangers of prescription pain medications that can lead to heroin addiction.
According to the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Jessamine County experienced a 39 percent increase in overdose deaths between 2014-15, a rising trend affecting older adults.
The video production was handled by Lucky Day Studios, a Nicholasville firm. Funding was provided in cooperation with Jessamine County Fiscal Court.