WJMS 8th-grade DC trip meetings set
There will be two informational meetings Thursday, Aug. 30, about the West Jessamine Middle School eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. The meetings will be at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria (before and after a school open house).
For more information, contact Kiki Spann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-885-2244, ext. 2266; or Carol Stratton at email@example.com or 859-885-2244, ext. 2148.
Local author makes bestseller list
Central Kentucky author Kathleen Brooks has made multiple bestseller lists for her new release, “Rising Storm,” this past week. She has risen to the top 20 in overall books on both Barnes & Noble and Apple in the first week of the release and was also featured as an Amazon hot new release with a top-10 ranking in romantic suspense.
Ireaderreview.com, one of the most popular Amazon Kindle blogs, has ranked Kathleen Brooks in the top 20 for five out the last six months, with the lone exemption landing her at 35th. August is tracking to be her most successful month yet. Since February of 2012, Brooks has sold over 175,000 copies of her books.
The books focus on a fictional town named Keeneston where local gossip spreads faster than UK recruiting news. Suspense, romance, and humor are all mixed together. Brooks’ books aren't just for women. Featuring strong male leads, Brooks has found many fans of both sexes in the military and has even given away e-readers to active-duty soldiers. The stories contain difficult subjects such as political corruption, drug dealing, and even dog-fighting. The harsh subjects are offset by a humorous cast of characters and romantic storylines of the leading characters.
“Rising Storm,” the second in the Bluegrass Brothers Series, is a follow-up to her other bestselling books, “Risky Shot,” “Dead Heat” and “Bluegrass Undercover,” having similarly hit the top of the bestsellers lists on Apple, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Brooks’ first book, “Bluegrass State of Mind,” is a free download available through all major eBook retailers.
French named part of Class of Kentucky
Amye French represented Lincoln County High School as the University of Kentucky welcomed the newest members of its Class of Kentucky program to campus Friday, July 13.
“The central purpose of the program,” said Kelley Bozeman, marketing director and one of the visionaries for the program, “is to acknowledge the impressive accomplishments of some of the state’s most academically talented and socially committed students.”
Class of Kentucky seeks to honor one top sophomore from each high school in Kentucky. Students are chosen by their respective schools and must demonstrate strong leadership and academic skills.
Each summer, Class of Kentucky students and their families come to campus for a daylong visit where they meet current UK students, mingle with UK administrators and listen to a keynote speaker. More than 1,500 students, including 185 in this year’s class, are part of the Class of Kentucky.
Amye is the daughter of Larry and Tammy French of Hustonville, and granddaughter of Marcella and Bill French of Nicholasville.