A skateboard tournament will be held Saturday at Lake Mingo Skate Park in Nicholasville. The event is cosponsored by Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Recreation and HalfCab Skate Shop. Awards will be presented in beginner, intermediate and advanced categories. There is no charge for the event, but participants must register by Friday. Call (859) 489-7267.
Animal shelter gets state grant
Jessamine County has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for construction of a new animal shelter.
The current 2,000-square-foot Jessamine County Animal Shelter was built in 1975. The new shelter will be about 9,000 square feet and will include room for a reception area, a meet-and-greet room (for potential pet owners and their adoptive pets), a director's office, and a conference room that will double as a classroom.
The grant will not cover the full cost of the shelter; the remainder will be paid by Jessamine County Fiscal Court with cash and in-kind contributions.
For more information, call the judge-executive's office at (859) 885-4500 or go to Jessamineco.com.