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Wilmore looks to sell old City Hall

Wilmore’s municipal government has finished moving into its new home on Lexington Avenue, and the City Council was ... Read more | Add your comment

Deputy suspended over social media post

A deputy with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office was suspended without pay Wednesday, hours after posting a video ... Read more | Add your comment

Eight Thomson-Hood residents have died of virus

Eight residents of Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore have died of COVID-19 as of Oct. 27, according to ... Read more | Add your comment

In the red zone: Jessamine seeing spike in COVID cases

Jessamine County is seeing a spike in cases of COVID-19, adding more than 100 new cases of the ... Read more | Add your comment

business

MVC gets $10.5M for COVID relief

A $10.5 million loan from the federal government and other coronavirus relief aid may have saved McKechnie Vehicle Components from going under. During a meeting ... Read more | Add your comment

by Randy Patrick.

News

11th annual Boo-Wow Walk Parade of Pups goes virtual

BY SARAH CHOATE, Jessamine County Public Library Around this time each year, Jessamine County Public Library and Jessamine County Animal Care and Control host the ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Jessamine Journal.

Sports

Asbury XC seniors off to impressive start

Asbury seniors Justin Spoon and Bethany Hamilton are off to an impressive start as key members of the AU men’s and women’s cross-country teams for ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:39 am

COVID-19

Thomson-Hood residents die of COVID-19

At least five of the 83 residents of Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore who contracted COVID-19 have died from the virus. As of Tuesday, 49 ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:19 am

News

Murder case headed to grand jury

Just a week after his arrest for allegedly shooting another man outside his residence, the murder case against a Nicholasville man is headed to the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:18 am

News

Discussions continue on Wilmore library branch

The City of Wilmore and the Jessamine County Public Library are getting closer to an agreement to open a branch in the new city government ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:17 am

Jessamine County

Blood drive set for Oct. 26

Kentucky Blood Center needs area residents to donate blood and help ensure an adequate blood supply.  Patients at the more than 70 Kentucky hospitals served ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:11 am

News

At the library Oct. 24-30

The following events are scheduled at the Jessamine County Public Library for Oct. 24-30. Check out jesspublib.org and click “Events Calendar” for more information and ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:09 am

News

Police and reports for Oct. 29, 2020

NICHOLASVILLE POLICE Charged — Michael Walker, 45, of Rebel Road, Nicholasville, was charged Oct. 14 with first-degree assault. — Jessica L. Bowman, 27, of Harrodsburg, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:08 am

COVID-19

Jessamine schools returning to mostly online learning because of coronavirus

Editor’s note: There was an error in an earlier version of this story about the high schools’ schedule that has been corrected. Less than a ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:08 am

COVID-19

Thomson-Hood residents die of COVID-19

At least 30 residents and staff at Wilmore state veterans home have the virus   Two of the residents of Thomson-Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:06 pm

Sports

UK hopes ‘change up’ will bring different result in Knoxville against Volunteers on Saturday

Kentucky has played Tennessee in football more times than any other opponent, with the border rivals having met on 115 occasions. In fact, only two ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:05 pm

News

Asbury University to host virtual commencement for Class of 2020

The Asbury University Class of 2020 will experience commencement in a new way at noon on Saturday, Oct. 17. While it will look different than ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:03 pm

Jessamine County

Local Blue Walk to support police

Across America, perceptions about police have changed in 2020, but here in the Bluegrass, there are people who want it known that they “Back the ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:02 pm

News

City approves $40.7M bond issue for police station, sewer expansion

With no discussion and a unanimous vote, the Nicholasville City Commission approved a major bond issue to take advantage of low interest rates. Monday’s vote ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:01 pm

Jessamine County

Transportation Cabinet seeking public input for Jessamine-Fayette Connectivity Study

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched JessFayStudy.com, a new public involvement tool to solicit and encourage feedback regarding new transportation options for those who travel ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, October 15, 2020 4:00 pm

Jessamine County

Judicial center board starts meetings, decisions

Sometime this decade, Jessamine County will have a new judicial center, with all courtrooms, judges’ chambers and the clerk’s office under one roof. Beyond that, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Jessamine County

Rock Fence concerts continue Friday

As fall begins in central Kentucky, music lovers in Nicholasville are taking one last fling for live music while the weather allows.  The free Rock ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:58 pm

Jessamine County

At the library for Oct. 15, 2020

The following events are scheduled at the Jessamine County Public Library for Oct. 17-23. Check out jesspublib.org and click “Events Calendar” for more information and ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:52 pm

Homicide

One dead after early morning shooting

A Nicholasville man will be facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting and killing another person on Beauford Place. Michael Walker, 45, of Rebel Road, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:18 pm

News

Police and fire reports for Oct. 14, 2020

WILMORE POLICE Charged — April Bain, 28, of Peelmore Court, Nicholasville, was charged Oct. 2 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband. ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:03 am

News

Meyer named new state parks commissioner

Former state Rep. Russ Meyer of Nicholasville has been named the state’s new parks commissioner. Gov. Andy Beshear appointed Meyer to head the Department of ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:41 pm

concert series

Concerts resume at Rock Fence Park

As fall begins in central Kentucky, music lovers in Nicholasville are taking one last fling for live music while the weather allows. The free Rock ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:01 am

Sports

Critical plays at crucial times cost Wildcats in OT loss to Ole Miss

Kentucky ran every which way but loose, but it wasn’t enough to carry the Wildcats to victory Saturday in the home opener against Mississippi. An ... Read more

by Whitney Leggett, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:15 pm

COVID-19

Kentucky has record-breaking COVID week; Jessamine has second-highest week for new cases

During a record-breaking week for Kentucky COVID-19 cases and one in which it was announced that the president had contracted the virus, Jessamine County reported ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:09 pm

Jessamine County

PHOTOS: Chamber has ribbon cuttings

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by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:04 pm

Breaking News

Virus outbreak hits veterans home, two residents have died

Update: Gov. Andy Beshear, in his daily press briefing Wednesday, stated that two of the Thomson-Hood Veterans Center residents who had tested positive for the ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:03 pm