Jessamine County

Jessamine County: Lela Davison Day proclaimed

Helping Lela Davison of Wilmore celebrate her 100th birthday were, from left, Roger Olack, Mary Davison, Mayor Harold Rainwater, Ralph Davison, Buffy Olack, and Glenda Creech, president of Wesley Village Senior Living Community, where Davison lives.
Helping Lela Davison of Wilmore celebrate her 100th birthday were, from left, Roger Olack, Mary Davison, Mayor Harold Rainwater, Ralph Davison, Buffy Olack, and Glenda Creech, president of Wesley Village Senior Living Community, where Davison lives.

It was Lela Davison Day in Wilmore, by proclamation of the mayor, as friends and family gathered to celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 29. Lela is originally from Sterling, Colo., and she lives independently in a patio home at Wesley Village Senior Living Community, with family nearby in Nicholasville. She also received the key to the city from Mayor Harold Rainwater.

Residents hear about Eastern Bypass plans

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet updated Jessamine County residents on the status of the planned Nicholasville Eastern Bypass at a public meeting on Jan. 27. About 170 people attended, according to the cabinet. The project is in the design phase, and the construction phase has not been scheduled.

Shots offered as flu activity continues

Due to an increased level of flu activity in Jessamine County, the Jessamine County Health Department is encouraging residents to get a flu shot and is offering shots at a reduced cost of $20.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that flu season has not yet peaked, and flu throughout Kentucky continues to be widespread.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older and offers the best protection against the flu.

To make an appointment, call the health department at (859) 885-4149.

Versailles native becomes new public health director

Jennifer Wyatt has accepted the position of Jessamine County public health director, the Jessamine County Health Department board of directors announced.

Previously, Wyatt was employed with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and with the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Wyatt is a native of Versailles and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University. She also is a registered and licensed dietitian.

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