July 6, 2004
Hundreds of people use Millennium park every day, especially in the summer months. Now some of them are giving back. Residents of the Argyll, Argyll Woods, Lannock Place and Lannock Village developments raised almost $2,000 to donate a gazebo to the park. Doug and Pam Lindberg and Rick and Audrey Serres, all of Danville, organized the project. "We were having a barbecue and sitting around talking about how much we enjoyed the park and liked it," says Pam Lindberg. "We decided that it would be a good idea to give back.
March 17, 2009
The following students from Winchester received the fall 2008 presidents' awards: Shawnda Leann Bourne, 310 Geronimo Court, a senior in psychology; Jessica Ann Camenisch, of 105 French Ave., a senior in Spanish; Lindsey Sipes Campbell, of 240 Prescott Lane, a senior in elementary education; Sarah Chamberlain, 109 Buckingham Lane, a senior in recreation and parks administration; Jessica Lynn Combs, 149 Magnolia St., a junior in pre-general dietetics...
May 26, 2006
Almost $500,000 may seem like a lot of money, but it went fast when Danville City commissioners divvied it up Thursday. Of that amount, the commission already had allocated $190,000 for Parks and Recreation, $48,000 for Planning and Zoning and $100,000 for the Economic Development Partnership. But commissioners had to decide how much to give other community agencies that requested money. Agency requests totaled $395,664, but commissioners had just $150,000 left to spread around.
March 30, 2006
Saturday Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks and Recreation will be hosting its Inaugural Picnic With the Parks at Lake Mingo from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Activities and entertainment are planned for citizens of all ages. For more information, call 885-9787. Sunday The Turning Point will host a praise and worship concert featuring The Anointed Central Kentucky Mass Choir at 4 p.m. The Turning Point is located at 514 N. Main Street in Nicholasville. For more information, call 887-2526.
July 13, 2009
LOUISVILLE - E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park will host an evening of storytelling and s'mores on July 25 and an heirloom tomato festival on Aug. 8. You're invited to bring the family and join in an evening of stories, music and s'mores starting at 7 p.m. July 25. To be held at the Picnic Grove across from the Archery Range, there will be a bonfire, entertainment and s'mores snacks for the entire family. Be sure to bring your own instrument to join in the jamboree. The fee is $5 per family (for up to a family of 6)
September 30, 2009
The Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks and Recreation office will host a 6K run Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. Check-in will begin at 1 p.m. at West Jessamine High School. The 6K will end at East Jessamine High School. Proceeds from the walk/run will be used to provide a college scholarship for a senior student athlete from East and West in the names of Ralph Sallee and Ryan Robinson. All runners will receive a T-shirt, with awards going to the top three male and top three female finishers.
May 20, 2008
This is the final segment in a series on journalism ethics. In 2006 I attended a Kentucky Press Association seminar by Jim Pumarlo, longtime editor of papers in Minnesota and author of "Bad News and Good Judgment: A Guide to Reporting on Sensitive Issues in a Small-town Newspaper. " His message that day was simple: It's good to explain the method to our madness. With that in mind, I will address a few issues that we journalists deal with every day. 1. Always question a source's motives: Questioning a source's motives is my first step, especially if he or she is bringing allegations toward someone else.
February 1, 2007
To the editor, Much has been said and written about the issue of the strained relationship between Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks and Recreation and the various youth sports organizations over the past few years. While it is true that some of the league presidents and boards and I have had strong differences of opinion regarding the use and management of public land designated for recreational purposes, I am very encouraged by a recent event and want to share this news with the community.
April 16, 2008
Want proof that Disc Golf is catching on in the Bluegrass? Look no further than last Saturday's Nicholasville-Jessamine County Parks and Recreation's second annual Beginners Disc Golf Tournament at Lake Mingo. Despite the wet, cold and windy conditions, 37 people turned out for the event, some coming from as far west as Bowling Green, as far east as Prestonsburg and as far north as Williamstown. "I think the tournament turnout was great considering it was a little chilly, and there was a threat of rain," Lyle McCoon, program director for the Nicholasville-Jessamine County Parks and Recreation, said.
April 13, 2006
Thursday The Nicholasville Christian Church will be holding a Maundy Thursday Service at 8 p.m. Come and witness a recreation of the Last Supper during this Lenten season. For more information, call the church at 885-4311. Saturday Nicholasville Downtown Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 15 starting at 10 a.m. Special guest will be the Easter Bunny. The event is sponsored by the Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks and Recreation and Nicholasville Now!