Jessamine County

Jessamine County: Schools honored for recycling

Jeff McDanald, right, accepted a Wastebuster award from Bluegrass Pride Director Amy Sohner for heading up the recycling program at Jessamine County Adult Education.
Jeff McDanald, right, accepted a Wastebuster award from Bluegrass Pride Director Amy Sohner for heading up the recycling program at Jessamine County Adult Education.

Bluegrass Pride members visited the Jessamine County School Board's March meeting to show their appreciation for the school district's participation in the Wastebusters Recycling Program. Representatives from 12 schools accepted plaques from Bluegrass Pride Director Amy Sohner. Since the program's implementation last fall, waste audits have shown that system-wide, the percentage of recyclables found in the trash has decreased from 40 percent to 13 percent.

Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest needs volunteers

The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest is seeking volunteers to work as wine pourers, parking helpers, and in other positions. Training will be provided. The ninth annual festival will be held May 19 in downtown Nicholasville. Those interested in volunteering should call (859) 881-3820 or visit Kywineandvine.com/volunteers.htm.

Eat your fill of pancakes while helping tornado victims

The Business Leadership class at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center is serving Pancakes with a Purpose for the community from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday to benefit tornado victims in West Liberty. The community service project is held in cooperation with the Red Cross. Admission is $10 for the all-you-can-eat breakfast. The Jessamine Career & Technology Center is located at 881 Wilmore Road in Nicholasville.

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