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AdventureServe leader lives in shack to call attention to people ‘on the margins’

‘Living with less so that others might have more’ On a cold, bright Wednesday, Andy Bathje sits on ... Read more | Add your comment

November saw huge increase in COVID

November was the worst month on record for new COVID cases in Jessamine County. After four consecutive record-breaking ... Read more | Add your comment

Utilities may now disconnect for nonpayment

When the coronavirus epidemic reached Kentucky in March and the governor responded by shutting down businesses, many people ... Read more | Add your comment

GoodGiving Challenge happening this week

Throughout the week donors will have the opportunity to make contributions to a variety of causes in Jessamine ... Read more | Add your comment

News

NFD gets new training equipment

At the first of 2020, the Nicholasville Fire Department learned it received an $84,000 grant to purchase new training equipment. The 40-foot-long by 8-foot-wide unit ... Read more | Add your comment

by Fred Petke.

Jessamine County

Blood drive set for Saturday in Nicholasville

Giving the gift of life just got more meaningful. Donating blood with Kentucky Blood Center is always good for the community, since blood donations stay ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Jessamine Journal.

Jessamine County

PHOTOS: First snowfall of 2020

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by Fred Petke, Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:37 am

Jessamine County

Light Up Jessamine decorating contest underway

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as businesses and households begin to compete in Light Up Jessamine County for the most festive decor ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:34 am

Jessamine County

Jessamine County Tree Lighting Ceremony canceled

In cooperation with local and state health guidelines for social distancing during the recent surge in COVID19 cases, the 2020 Jessamine County Annual Tree Lighting ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:33 am

News

Wilmore tree lighting to be broadcast online

Dr. John McDaniel, owner of Med-Save Pharmacy in Wilmore, will broadcast the City of Wilmore’s 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony via a Facebook Live event ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:32 am

Jessamine County

At the library for Dec. 5-11, 2020

The following events are scheduled at the Jessamine County Public Library for Dec. 5-11. Check out www.jesspublib.org and click “Events Calendar” for more information and ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:55 pm

Breaking News

Woman who fell into river floated four miles before she was rescued

A woman who was taking pictures at the Kentucky River Palisades near High Bridge Wednesday morning fell into the water and was rescued. Mercer County ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:56 pm

Jessamine County

Jessamine County Best In Business results for 2020

View the Jessamine County Best in Business 2020 results now. Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:08 am

News

Christmas Tree Trail raises money for Habitat

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Chamber of Commerce. The office at 116 S. Main St. is aglow with colorful lighted ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:59 am

Sports

Spider bite: Experienced Richmond stings Cats in Rupp Arena

John Calipari can finally forget about Evansville. Now he has another loss that will haunt him for the rest of the season. Slightly more than ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:50 am

Editorials

OUR VIEW: Our offices are closed, but we’re still here to serve you

M uch like the rest of the state, in March, we closed our offices and sent our staff to work from home. For two months, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:48 am

COVID-19

Holiday looked different this year for some families

Thanksgiving came early this year for the Pohl family of Wilmore. The big family, originally from New York, wanted to gather and give thanks, but ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:43 am

News

JCFD food drive helps 130 families

There was a discussion during the summer about whether the Jessamine County Fire District would continue its annual Thanksgiving food drive in the wake of ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:41 am

Jessamine County

COVID has claimed lives of 24 at veterans home

At a time when the coronavirus is growing at an exponential rate in Kentucky, the outbreak at the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore seems to ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:40 am

Jessamine County

Jessamine has had three consecutive record-breaking COVID weeks

Jessamine saw its third consecutive record-breaking week of new COVID-19 cases last week. During the week ending Nov. 22, there were 212 new cases of ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Monday, November 30, 2020 8:39 am

COVID-19

Jessamine remains in COVID ‘red zone’

With another record-breaking number of weekly COVID cases, Jessamine County remains in the state Department for Public Health’s red zone for communities with critical levels ... Read more

by Whitney Leggett, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:45 am

News

Brown wins in second run for Nicholasville commission, others re-elected to office

Two years ago, Bethany Davis Brown’s hopes for a seat on the Nicholasville City Commission came down to the luck of the draw. This time, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:41 am

Jessamine County

Lockett’s win part of Republican landslide

Matt Lockett beat Democrat Carolyn Dupont by more than 4,000 votes last Tuesday to become the first Republican ever to represent the 39th District in ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:39 am

News

Trees planted on Wilmore’s green

Wimore’s downtown green just got greener with the planting of 10 trees this autumn. The city got a grant from Louisville Gas and Electric and ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:39 am

News

St. Nich Parade canceled because of virus

Because of the recent rise in coronavirus cases, and in response to the governor’s recommendations, there will be no St. Nich Parade this Christmas season. ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:38 am

News

At the library events for Nov. 14-20

The following events are scheduled at the Jessamine County Public Library for Nov. 14-20. Check out jesspublib.org and click “Events Calendar” for more information and to register. ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:36 am

community columnists

DUPONT: Abraham Lincoln’s complex moral vision: a meditation for our times

The Union sat poised for war when Abraham Lincoln swore the oath of office on March 4, 1861. Even so, the new president declined to ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:31 am

News

Donations needed for FFA Thanksgiving food drive

The Jessamine County FFA Thanksgiving Food Drive is the longest-standing community service event, and this year marks the 64th year of this food drive. This ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:29 am

News

Wilmore, Nicholasville among state’s safest cities

Jessamine County’s two cities are among Kenutcky’s safest, according to an online report. According to a survey published on safety.com, Wilmore was ranked 12th and ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:28 am

COVID-19

Virus has taken lives of 22 veterans home residents

As America prepared to remember its military men and women this week, there was a stark reminder that many older veterans who survived war have ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:21 am

Breaking News

JCS goes back to online only

Although there have been no confirmed cases of transmission of COVID-19 in a school setting in Jessamine County Schools, Superintendent Matt Moore has decided that, ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, November 12, 2020 8:15 am