Black history celebration set for Saturday
Jessamine County’s Black History Month Celebration will be on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Jessamine High School auditorium. The free event will include musical selections and commentaries as well as refreshments.
For more information, call Dorice Brown at 859-885-4161.
County fire battles grass blazes
The Jessamine County Fire District spent much of last weekend fighting grass fires. The biggest fire burned between 30 and 40 acres near 665 Vineyard Road Saturday evening around 7 p.m., Fire Chief Mike Rupard said.
“They had a controlled burn about two or three days prior to that,” Rupard said. “And where the wind picked up Saturday, it was probably still burning underneath all of that. It blew it out in the grass and caught the grass on fire.”
Firefighters spent two and a half hours battling that blaze. The fire district was also called to a grass fire on Newman Road, just off Tates Creek Road, near the Kentucky River. Rupard said the homeowner managed to put the fire out before fire crews arrived.
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