Fristoe named to dean's list
Nicholasville native Jeffrey B. Fristoe was named to the Dean's List at the University of Northwest Ohio, College of Technologies. To be named to the Dean's List, students mush receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Local couple serves on Transylvania Parents Council
T.J. and Mary Beth Richardson of Nicholasville have been named to the Transylvania University Parents Council for 2008-09. Their son, Lee, a Lexington Catholic High School graduate, is a first-year student at the Transylvania.
Parents Council members serve as goodwill ambassadors for Transylvania, help recruit new students, identify internship and career opportunities for students and graduates and raise funds to enhance the campus library. The council consists of 35 parents representing 19 Transylvania students.
Jones, Richardson take part in Transy community program
Two local students recently participated in Transylvania University's Disciples Orientation Into Transy program. East Jessamine graduate Annie Jones and Lexington Catholic graduate Tadarro Richardson were among 12 students who spent the week prior to the start of fall classes volunteering at various service agencies in Lexington. The DOIT program is organized to bring first-year students who are also members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) together to volunteer their time and energy to the Lexington community through a variety of service options. Transylvania is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
"We want the students to be able to link their role as a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with their role as a Transylvania student," said Dave Carr, Transylvania's campus minister and adviser for the DOIT program. This year's DOIT participants volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, God's Pantry food bank, Shriners Children's Hospital and the Rails to Trails program. Jones is the daughter of Gregory and Lucy Jones of Nicholasville. Richardson is the son of Mary Richardson of Nicholasville.
School bus safety week
The period of Oct. 20-24 has been designated as National School Bus Safety week and the Jessamine County School District will be holding some special events to observe the occasion. The district will be sharing information with the public about bus safety and there will be bus evacuation drills and student bus safety education activities taking place at schools during the week.
Friday, Oct. 24, as has also been designated as "School Transportation Personnel Appreciation Day" and the district will be holding a breakfast in their honor at 8 a.m. Judge Wm. Neal Cassity will be at the county bus garage to sign and read a proclamation Friday at 8:45 a.m.