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‘We have to do right by them’ Rescue center misses fundraising during pandemic, but offers Primate Pal Program for those who want to help

By BOBBIE CURD bjcurd@gmail.com As most nonprofits will attest to, the Primate Rescue Center in Jessamine County has ... Read more | Add your comment

Rock Fence Park concerts returning in April

By RANDY PATRICK The Jessamine Journal Get ready to rock and roll. After an absence because of coronavirus ... Read more | Add your comment

Where the buffalo roamed: New book reveals stories behind Wilmore’s street names

By RANDY PATRICK The Jessamine Journal Did you know Lexington Avenue in Wilmore and High Bridge Road were ... Read more | Add your comment

Kentucky temporarily shutting down unemployment insurance system to stop fraud

Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that significant steps are being taken to halt cyberattacks on the state’s ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Election reform bill a stand for democracy, Beshear says

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear held a ceremony on Wednesday where he signed into law five bills passed during the recently concluded 2021 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

News

Coronavirus cases keep falling in Kentucky

The weekly number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to drop, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. “I want to say congratulations, Kentucky,” he said during ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

Jessamine County

What do we spend on public education?

BY KIM KING State Representative How many times have you heard that we need to spend more on education? As a legislator, I hear it ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:27 pm

Opinion

How has your life changed since COVID arrived?

BY JEFF MORELAND Journal Editor We would like to hear from you It’s been more than a year since most of us have seen at ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:16 pm

Jessamine County

Library calendar

JCPL calendar Check out the JCPL Events Calendar at www.jesspublib.org for more information and to register. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Saturday, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:12 pm

Opinion

Let’s create a healthier Kentucky

Holly Mae Davis Social Worker   Click here to download the Child Maltreatment 2019 Report April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. I am writing this ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:23 am

Sports

Stoops likes tempo, urgency of revamped offense under Coen

As Kentucky enters its final week of spring workouts, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops has been pleased with his team’s progress learning and adapting to ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, April 12, 2021 4:13 pm

Sports

Nation’s top-rated high school kicker commits to UK

Spring break week turned into college commitment week for Boyle County junior Jackson Smith. He’s the top-rated kicker/punter in the 2022 recruiting class by ProKicker.com ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:06 pm

Opinion

SB 48 should be vetoed, and here’s why

BY DAVID THOMPSON Kentucky Press Association The Kentucky Press Association strongly urges the Governor to veto the SB 48, a bill recently passed by the ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:58 am

Community columnists

What it means to me to be a conservative

There are many mansions in the American conservative house, and some of them are old and funky and smell like a pot of organic mustard ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:52 am

News

Beshear asking for major disaster declaration for flooding

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear submitted a request to President Joe Biden Wednesday asking that a major disaster declaration be issued for some ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:00 am

News

Proposed abortion amendment signed, will be on Nov. 2022 ballot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Secretary of State Michael Adams signed House Bill 91, a proposed Constitutional Amendment on abortion, during a ceremony attended by pro-life ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:35 am

Sports

It’s a brave new world in college basketball

John Calipari is used to players taking the one-and-done route when leaving Kentucky. He’s just not accustomed to players throwing their names into the transfer ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 7:52 am

East Jessamine

East softball improves to 4-1

Jags crush LCA Monday By Jeff Moreland The East Jessamine Jaguars picked up an 18-1 win over Lexington Christian in their home opener Monday. The ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:00 pm

Sports

Highlands crowned boys Sweet 16 champion

Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) – Perennial football powerhouse Fort Thomas Highlands High School now has a basketball championship to match the 23 football titles. ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:56 pm

community columnists

The last Druther’s in America

Those of us who grew up in Kentucky in the late 1970s remember such bygone icons of that era as the Z/28 Camaro, the original ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:53 pm

News

Police, fire reports

NICHOLASVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT • Nicholasville firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on U.S. 27 South on March 29. • On March 30, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:50 pm

News

Police station to be finished by August

By RANDY PATRICK The Jessamine Journal The heavy rain, snow and ice of late winter hindered builders, but The Hayden Company expects to make up ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:48 pm

Jessamine County

West drama students to present fairytale

By RANDY PATRICK The Jessamine Journal The performing arts have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, but in Jessamine County Schools, theater is making ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:43 pm

News

Fencing graves prohibited in cemetery

By RANDY PATRICK The Jessamine Journal The city of Nicholasville amended its regulations for the Maple Grove Cemetery Tuesday to prohibit fences or other barriers ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:41 pm

COVID-19

Positive-test and new-case numbers head in the right direction

By Al Cross Kentucky Health News Kentucky’s pandemic numbers continued their relatively flat roller-coaster ride Saturday, as the positive-test and new-case averages both declined — ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:37 pm

Jessamine County

Library calendar

Check out the JCPL Events Calendar at www.jesspublib.org for more information and to register. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Saturday, April 10 ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:34 pm

Jessamine County

Jessamine Historical Society welcomes spring

Although the Jessamine County Historical Society has continued to hold open house on Thursday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. and to hold business-only quarterly meetings throughout ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:30 pm

Jessamine County

Mark Bennett joins membership of American Angus Association

Mark Bennett, Nicholasville, Kentucky, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:25 pm

News

McConnell urges Republican men to get vaccinated; Beshear praises him

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News After touring the mass-vaccination site at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field Monday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell urged ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:21 pm

News

West Jessamine chorus performs anthem virtually for Sweet 16 games

“Oh, say can you see …?” That’s our kids up there on the big screen! This year the West Jessamine High School Chamber Singers had ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:30 pm

East Jessamine

East Jessamine blasts LCA, improves to 4-1

The East Jessamine Jaguars picked up an 18-1 win over Lexington Christian in their home opener Monday. The Jags improved to 4-1, and have won ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:23 pm