Foster care service added in Jessamine
Nicholasville-based All God’s Children, Inc. (AGC) has received approval to add foster care to its multiple range of services for children. The December approval by the Kentucky Office of Inspector General marks the fourth program added to the agency’s overall service since it was founded in 1999. AGC becomes the first Jessamine County-based foster-care program that is licensed by the state. All God’s Children (AGC) already operates a mother and baby residential treatment program, a nationally accredited day care and independent living program apartments.
The addition of the foster-care license allows the local charity to immediately begin recruiting and training foster parents in the Central Kentucky area. Those parents/homes will eventually receive abused and neglected children and teens who are placed with the agency.
“This addition to our program is not only exciting for our agency; it is a much-needed service for the children we serve,” said Kathryn Maupin, director for the agency’s foster-care program. “Now our children will be able to transition from the residential treatment program into a local foster home while continuing to receive the many services that AGC offers.”
Foster parent training sessions have already begun at the charity’s primary offices located just off U.S. 27 on Old Danville Road with the next training sessions to begin in March.
For more information, contact Maupin at 859-881-5010 or at Kmaupin@kyallgodschildren.org.
City commission receives assignments
Nicholasville mayor Russ Meyer announced the assignments for the city commissioners during Monday’s meeting.
Andy Williams will remain commissioner over streets and cemetery; Doug Blackford will oversee the city’s water and sewer departments; Pete Sutherland will serve as mayor pro tem and commissioner of the electric and meter departments; and newly elected Betty Black will serve as public-safety commissioner. The mayor will assume administrative duties.
Meyer also announced the committees the different commissioners will serve on. Black and Blackford will serve on the annexation committee. Blackford and Williams will serve on the Nicholasville-Jessamine County Parks and Recreation Board. Meyer and Sutherland will serve on the health-insurance committee; Sutherland will also serve on the utility rates and fees committee. Black and Meyer will serve on the cable-television committee, while Blackford and Meyer will serve on the finance committee. Other committee members are made up of different city employees.
Wilmore audit finds no problems
A recent audit of the city of Wilmore’s finances found no inconsistencies.
The 2011-2012 audit, conducted and presented to the Wilmore City Council on Monday by Ray, Foley, Hensley and Company, PLLC, resulted in an unqualified report, meaning no deficiencies or instances of noncompliance were discovered.
The city ended the fiscal year with an operational surplus of $37,612 and an occupational tax surplus of just over $810,000, according to the report.
The council voted unanimously Monday to move $334,317 of the excess surplus funds into a bond fund.
The council also voted to allow Wesley Village to pay $5,000 in lieu of property taxes.
The council will meet again Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.
Nicholasville woman to appear on game show
Nicholasville’s Stephanie Zebosky will appear on the CBS game show “The Price is Right” on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The show airs at 11 a.m. on WKYT. A news release from CBS did not disclose what Zebosky won while on the show.