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HIRSUTE PURSUIT: Beard contest raises big bucks for community center

And the winner is … The Family Center! Sean Logie of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won the Best of ... Read more | Add your comment

Court overturns ban on in-person religious services

Nicholasville church sued for First Amendment violations Attorneys for a Nicholasville church have until Friday to show why ... Read more | Add your comment

Saint Joseph goes blue to honor health care workers

Saint Joseph Jessamine is bathed in blue light this week in honor of its doctors, nurses and other ... Read more | Add your comment

7 new COVID cases added in Jessamine

Jessamine County added seven new cases of the coronavirus in the past week, according to information from the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Justus ‘coming into his own’ and starting to earn national respect

By Keith Taylor, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Joel Justus is gaining respect from his peers as one of the top assistant coaches in ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 11:19 am

Jessamine County

GED Testing Service partners with KET to offer free prep course through June 30

In an effort to help people gain their high school equivalency diplomas and change their lives for the better, GED Testing Service has partnered with ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 11:01 am

Jessamine County

Goodwill Industries to open retail stores, employment centers

After temporarily closing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will reopen its 66 retail stores and donation centers Wednesday, May ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 11:00 am

Jessamine County

FEMA announces emergency food and shelter programs funding for Ky.

Kentucky will receive $4.8 million from FEMA’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to assist nonprofits that are helping residents who are experiencing hunger and ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:59 am

News

At the library for May 14, 2020

The following events are offered online from the Jessamine County Public Library May 14-20. Videos are available on the library’s YouTube channel, Jessamine County Public ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:59 am

Legislative update

KING: Military, veterans issues remain a major focus

Over the past few years, Kentucky has become one of the most military-friendly states in the nation. A big part of this is that we are, without ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:52 am

Jessamine County

Scholarship given in honor of fallen Jessamine deputy

College scholarships totaling $51,500 have been awarded to 25 Kentucky families by the Gerald F. Healy Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation Scholarship endowment. Four $5,000 ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:48 am

Jessamine County

Study ranks Nicholasville one of healthiest housing markets

Nicholasville has one of the healthiest housing markets in Kentucky, according to a study by SmartAsset, a technology company that does online research to provide ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:48 am

Jessamine County

Data show county on par with state in social distancing efforts

With guidance from local, state and federal government to implement social distancing measures because of the potentially deadly coronavirus outbreak, two agencies have been tracking ... Read more

by Whitney Leggett, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:47 am

Jessamine County

Petition asks JCS to postpone graduation

Despite plans to move forward with a parade-style graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 in Jessamine County, an online petition has been started to ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:43 am

Jessamine County

Suspect arrested in online threat against police

After three months, authorities arrested a Nicholasville man for posting a threat against police online. Kristopher Cole, 19, of 710 E. Chesnut Drive, was arrested ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:42 am

Jessamine County

Schools partners with R.J. Corman Group for drive-in Class of 2020 graduation

Amid a worldwide pandemic, and in an unprecedented time of social distancing guidelines, school districts are looking for creative ways to have high school graduation ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:35 am

Jessamine County

Motorcycle riders die after crash

A Jessamine County couple died of injuries from a motorcycle accident that occurred on Lexington Road (U.S. 27) at Industry Parkway about 5:30 Tuesday. Both ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:14 pm

Jessamine County

One killed in crash on Ky. 169

A woman has died in a single-car accident on Keene Road (Ky. 169) in northern Jessamine County. County Coroner Michael Hughes identified the victim Thursday ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 3:15 pm

Sports

Wake Forest transfer Sarr can’t wait to reboot his career at Kentucky

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Kentucky landed a future post player when Wake Forest junior Olivier Sarr announced plans to transfer ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:09 pm

Jessamine County

Unemployment rates up in Jessamine, most of Kentucky

Unemployment rates rose in 117 Kentucky counties between March 2019 and March 2020, fell in one (Crittenden County) and stayed the same in two (Owen ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:07 pm

Jessamine County

Wilmore Farmers’ Market returns for another season

Saturday was a perfect day to open the Wilmore Farmers’ Market. It just wasn’t the “normal” opening day. Market Vice President Mark Reinhardt said they ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:07 pm

Jessamine County

Six charged with thefts from cars in Nicholasville

Police have charged six people, including juveniles, following a string of thefts from vehicles since the weekend. According to a social media post from Nicholasville ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:05 pm

business

As economy begins to reopen, Jessamine businesses adapt to their new reality

Gov. Andy Beshear has given some businesses the go-ahead to reopen in the next three weeks, but it won’t be business as usual. Now that ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:05 pm

Jessamine County

COVID cases up to 40 in Jessamine

Jessamine County added two more coronavirus cases in the past week, as testing continues at the health department. As of Tuesday afternoon, 40 cases have ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:03 pm

News

At the library for May 7-13

The following events are offered online from the Jessamine County Public Library May 7-13. Videos are available on the library’s YouTube channel, Jessamine County Public ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:56 pm

Jessamine County

Jessamine Girl Scouts ask area businesses to buy surplus cookies

Special to The Journal Jessamine County Girl Scout troops from Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road rely heavily on cookie sales as they provide local ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:56 pm

News

5 local nonprofits participating in Kentucky Gives Day

Special to The Journal Kentucky Gives Day — the statewide 24-hour online giving event — returns for an eighth year on May 12. Nonprofit organizations ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:55 pm

Jessamine County

Wilmore sisters publish ‘Things to Do’ books

Journal Staff Report Sisters Audra Meighan and Mary Johns Wilson grew up in Wilmore, but they’re known for writing about other places. Both have recently ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:55 pm

Jessamine County

Students making face shields to protect against COVID-19

Homeschool students in Jessamine and other counties are working to make face shields to protect doctors and nurses, emergency medical personnel, police officers, retail workers ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, April 24, 2020 2:38 pm