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Six farmers plead guilty to federal crop insurance fraud

Six central Kentucky farmers have now pleaded guilty to federal crop insurance fraud charges, including four on Monday ... Read more | Add your comment

Volunteers digitally record thousands of graves

SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL CAMP NELSON — In an effort to honor the service of veterans and preserve ... Read more | Add your comment

Curfews on bars, restaurants being lifted

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Gov. Andy Beshear said he will be lifting another COVID-19 restriction, and may soon ... Read more | Add your comment

Paul mocks masks, bashes Beshear

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky made fun of mask wearing by people who have been vaccinated for ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Ky. and local governments will split settlement with opioid makers

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News When a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors is settled, Kentucky will allocate half of any proceeds to ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Jessamine Journal.

News

Curfews on bars, restaurants being lifted

Gov. Andy Beshear said he will be lifting another COVID-19 restriction, and may soon do more, as the FDA approved the use of the Pfizer ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

Sports

UK seniors led team to volleyball title

Junior All-American Alli Stumler received a lot of attention for her NCAA Tournament play that helped propel Kentucky to its first volleyball national championship. However, ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:27 am

Sports

Robinson could be Heisman finalist, CBS analyst says

Just how good could Nebraska transfer Wan’Dale Robinson be for Kentucky next season? The Wildcats certainly need a boost in the passing attack and the ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:20 am

Jessamine County

Rock Fence Park concerts to celebrate military

By RANDY PATRICK The Jessamine Journal Saturday is Armed Forces Day, and Parks and Recreation will honor current members of the military and veterans during ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:18 pm

News

State, local governments will split settlement with opioid makers

By MELISSA PATRICK Kentucky Health News When a global settlement with opioid manufacturers and distributors is settled, Kentucky will allocate half of any proceeds to ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:13 pm

Opinion

Kentucky’s economy showing record-breaking momentum

BY GOV. ANDY BESHEAR This week the string of positive economic news continued in the commonwealth. Kentucky’s sales tax receipts from April hit $486.5 million ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:54 pm

Opinion

Why is Kentucky closed when other states reopen?

BY MATT LOCKETT State Representative As states across our nation announce plans to shed pandemic-related requirements, I have received a number of phone calls, emails, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:51 pm

community columnists

Piecing our history together at the library

BY CARRIE GREEN Jessamine County Public Library From May 1 through Nov. 1,the  Jessamine County Public Library will celebrate the art of quilting with workshops, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:45 pm

News

‘Hillbilly activist’ and health care pioneer Eula Hall dies at 93

BY MARK MAYNARD Kentucky Today Eula Hall, a self-described “hillbilly activist” and a health care pioneer in the eastern Kentucky mountains for decades, died Saturday ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:38 pm

Features

Recovery starts with truth: addressing 5 common myths about addiction

BY AMANDA CARPENTER Clinical Supervisor, BrightView It is hard to overestimate the impact of addiction on individuals, families, and communities. It carries burdens of emotion, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:18 pm

Sports

Fan-favorite Antigua returns to UK

Kentucky basketball fans were thrilled last week when former assistant coach Orlando Antigua returned to Kentucky — the place he called “Camelot” in his first ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:13 am

News

Jessamine County Republican Women to meet May 18

The next meeting of the Jessamine County Republican Women will take place at the GOP Office at 127 South Main on Tuesday, May 18, at ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Monday, May 10, 2021 9:12 am

Sports

Hopkins has unlimited future, high school coach says

Kentucky basketball has had player and coaching defections as well as player and coaching additions recently. That’s made it easy to lose perspective on signee ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, May 10, 2021 7:13 am

Opinion

Honest Abe didn’t say that. ‘Quotation inflation’ is out of control.

When I returned to The Jessamine Journal last year after 15 years away, I found my old office looked the same as I had left ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:18 pm

Jessamine County

KSP will do traffic safety checks

The Kentucky State Police Richmond Post, which provides coverage for Madison, Clark, Estill, Lee, Owsley, Jackson, Mercer, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Jessamine counties, will be ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 7, 2021 12:15 pm

Sports

Calipari lures Antigua back to UK, adds ‘Chin’ Coleman to staff

A familiar face returned to the Kentucky coaching staff on Thursday. Former assistant coach Orlando Antigua reunited with John Calipari and will fill one of ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Friday, May 7, 2021 7:31 am

News

It’s Beef Month in the Bluegrass
Kentucky is largest cattle state east of the Mississippi

The Kentucky Beef Council Kentucky’s 38,000 beef producers will celebrate beef during the month of May, as the state legislature has proclaimed May as Beef ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:25 am

Sports

Late UK golfer to be honored at pro tournament

The PGA Tour returns to central Kentucky in July for the Barbasol Championship that will be played July 15-18 at Champions at Keene Trace Golf ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

UK’s Lilley is finalist for Honda Award

Kentucky senior setter Madison Lilley has been named a finalist for the 2020 Honda Award for the sport of volleyball along with Logan Eggleston of ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:00 am

East Jessamine

East Jessamine seniors McNew, Thomas commit to Asbury

By Clinton Riddle Contributing Writer Two seniors on the Jaguars boys’ basketball roster capped off a memorable season with commitments to Asbury University for the ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:22 pm

News

Unemployment issues continue to plague state

The past year has been brutal for many Kentucky families, but particularly for those who have lost a job because of the pandemic. As a ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:19 pm

News

The Old Ball Game

Bluegrass Barons play ‘base ball’ 1869 style

Ben Clouse spent 34 years playing softball, and after retiring, he and his son, along with his son-in-law, found themselves taking in a vintage “base ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:43 pm

News

The Providence School dedicated after $7 million transformation

After several years in Wilmore, The Providence School is back where it was before on the north side of Nicholasville, but it isn’t the same ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:20 pm

News

Kids learn about nature at AdventureServe

Did you know … That the fruit of the pawpaw tree is good for you, but the skin and seeds are toxic and can make ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:00 pm

Sports

Washington drafts UK’s Jamin Davis

Former Kentucky safety Mike Edwards, who won a Super Bowl recently with Tampa Bay, called it a “big-time pick” when Washington selected UK linebacker Jamin ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:00 am

News

Reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy are many in Kentucky

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News In a society that gives out trophies for participation, it’s only natural that the U.S. is celebrating that about ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:54 am