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It’s Lockett, Dupont for state representative

Matt Lockett, a financial adviser and the Republican county chairman, will take on Democrat Carolyn Dupont for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Tourism director hurt in farm accident

Jessamine County Tourism Director Mitchell Pearson is recovering after being severely injured in a farm accident. Late Sunday ... Read more | Add your comment

Jail renovations enter second phase

With the first phase of renovations to the Jessamine County Detention Center complete, it’s time for work to ... Read more | Add your comment

Wine & Vine canceled because of COVID-19

One of Jessamine County’s most popular festivals won’t be happening this year. The Wine & Vine Festival has ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports

Tests reveal six Kentucky football players had coronavirus in past

BY KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON — The Kentucky men’s basketball team will begin a COVID-19 screening process on Sunday before returning to activities prior ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:09 pm

Jessamine County

COVID case load grows with dozen new cases

Another dozen cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Jessamine County in the last week, as the virus continues to spread in Kentucky. According to the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:07 pm

Jessamine County

Voting light in Jessamine County on Primary Election Day

In what one longtime election official described as the lowest voter turnout for a primary election he had ever seen, many of those who showed ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:05 pm

News

Wilmore’s Y to be reconfigured

For decades the little store at Wilmore’s “Y” on U.S. 68 was a popular place for folks to relax, have a sandwich and a cold ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:03 pm

Jessamine County

Forum scheduled for Jessamine Creek Gorge

County officials are hosting a discussion for the users and neighbors of Jessamine Creek Gorge Nature Preserve to try and find a middle ground before ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:58 am

News

At the library for June 25, 2020

The following events are offered online from the Jessamine County Public Library June 25 through July 1. For more information, visit www.jesspublib.org, or text 859-538-5885. ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:58 am

News

BRIEF: Chris Karenbauer named to dean’s list for spring 2020

Chris Karenbauer of Nicholasville, was named to the Cedarville University Dean’s List for spring 2020. This recognition requires the student to obtain a 3.5 GPA ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:57 am

News

BRIEF: Jordan Joan Gal of Nicholasville named to president’s list

Jordan Joan Gal of Nicholasville has been named to the president’s list at Clemson University. Gal, whose major is biological sciences, made the list for ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:57 am

News

BRIEF: Jessamine Water District to meet

The Jessamine County Water District 1 Board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at 2225 Lexington Road. Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:56 am

News

Elliotts celebrate 50 years married

Mark “Skip” and Darlene Elliott of Wilmore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 20 with a Zoom reunion with family and friends. The couple met ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:52 am

News

Wesley Village honors ‘superhero staff’

The “superhero staff” of Wesley Village in Wilmore was recently treated to hot entrees from Drake’s Food Truck provided by Wesley Village Board member Todd ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:37 am

Jessamine County

Bids due Friday for new Nicholasville police station

The last major part of planning for Nicholasville’s new police station should be in place Friday, when the construction bids are opened for consideration. The ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:02 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Jessamine County primary poll results

The absentee votes still have to be counted, but the results from Jessamine County’s four polling places were announced Wednesday by County Clerk Johnny Collier. ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:59 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

Voting light in Jessamine County

In what one longtime election official described as the lowest voter turnout for a primary election he had ever seen, many of those who showed ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:29 pm

Jessamine County

Large number of mail-in ballots issued

If everyone who requested a mail-in ballot for next Tuesday’s primary election actually votes by mail, there could be a large turnout for Jessamine County. ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, June 19, 2020 12:50 pm

Jessamine County

Nich. approves $27.8M budget

The Nicholasville City Commission approved the first reading of its new budget Tuesday, which projects reductions in revenue for the coming fiscal year. The overall ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:50 am

Jessamine County

9 arrested for drug trafficking

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies arrested nine people on drug trafficking charges and are searching for more than two dozen more. On June 10, Nicholasville ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:41 am

Jessamine County

Courthouse renovation nearing completion

Lady Justice stood glistening in the morning sunlight, her sword in one hand, her scales in the other. The silver galvanized metal statue on the ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:30 am

Jessamine County

Health officials: Church had COVID ‘outbreak’

Jessamine County Public Health Director Randy Gooch and Dr. Steve Davis, the Health Department’s physician, disagree with Pastor Jeff Fugate’s assertion that there was “no ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:29 am

Jessamine County

Judge wants to ‘repurpose’ local Confederate statue

First he was a Billy Yank. Then he was a Johnny Reb. Now, County Judge-Executive David West wants the bronze soldier on the front of ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:27 am

News

NFD dedicates new truck, graduates eight new recruits

The Nicholasville Fire Department recently added to its ranks and its fleet, after eight graduated from its latest recruit class. Fire Chief Mark Case said ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:25 am

Jessamine County

COVID continues to spread in Jessamine

Another eight people in Jessamine County have the coronavirus, bringing the county’s total to 85 cases. The new cases were confirmed Tuesday afternoon by the ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:22 am

Jessamine County

PVA receives good report from auditor’s review

Jessamine County PVA Brad Freeman said he was pleased with a recent report by the state auditor about his office’s procedures. The report, which was ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:22 am

Jessamine County

Wilmore planning July 4 parade

The City of Wilmore is moving ahead with plans for a Fourth of July parade under the current social distancing guidelines. Wilmore Mayor Harold Rainwater ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:22 am

community columnists

WATERS: Current environment provides opportunity to advance school choice

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity,” Albert Einstein said. Whether we see – and seize – the available opportunities during these chaotic times depends ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:19 am