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Retiring Wilmore principal given key to the city

Courtesy of the City of Wilmore Retiring Wilmore Elementary School principal Mrs. Dawn Floyd was given a key ... Read more | Add your comment

Giving families a Head Start: Federally funded education center in Wilmore works to prepare the whole family for school 

By BOBBIE CURD bjcurd@gmail.com  Although Jessamine County Head Start has been around for decades in Wilmore, those who ... Read more | Add your comment

Nicholasville physician looking to continue his service – in a different way

Dr. Donald R. Douglas, a Nicholasville anesthesiologist and life-long Republican, has announced his intent to run for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Mercer County attorney Michael Rothacker announces intent to file for 22nd District Senate seat

Michael Rothacker, an attorney from Mercer County, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the ... Read more | Add your comment


State officials recommending masks when school begins

Due to the continued escalation of COVID-19 cases, especially the delta variant, state officials announced Thursday they have strengthened their mask guidance for schools. On ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.


Driving under the influence of technology

The phone rings. You answer it. After all, every call is important, right? Same thing with a text message, or an alert from social media. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeff Moreland.


Rodriquez could be nation’s top running back

It is no surprise that Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez is on the Doak Walker Watch List used to pick the nation’s top running back each season. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, July 30, 2021 6:54 am


Paschal likes having long-tenured coach

Mark Stoops is the second longest-tenured coach in the SEC behind Nick Saban of Alabama and UK senior defensive lineman Josh Paschal says that makes ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:48 am


UK softball adds Sullivan in transfer portal

Kentucky softball picked up a valuable addition in the transfer portal when former Scott County all-state pitcher Kennedy Sullivan transferred from Western Kentucky to UK ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:41 am


Kentucky has major interest in versatile 6-11 forward Kyle Filipowski

He might have the size of a center but 6-11, 230-pound Kyle Filipowski has the skills that immediately impressed Kentucky coach John Calipari when he ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:30 am


UK alum McLaughlin on quest for gold in Tokyo

Former Kentucky hurdler Sydney McLaughlin will begin her quest for an Olympic medal Saturday in the 400-meter hurdles in Tokyo after setting a new world’s ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, July 26, 2021 6:29 am


Excitement surrounds upcoming UK football season

With the Southeastern Conference Media Days this week, the buzz about the upcoming University of Kentucky football season is only going to increase. Even though ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Sunday, July 25, 2021 7:00 am


ESPN releases latest high school football rankings

If you are excited about the upcoming Kentucky football season, this is merely a tease to keep you excited about upcoming seasons. ESPN recently released ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, July 24, 2021 7:00 am


Wilson earns degree in less than three years

Kentucky’s starting center this football season figures to be junior Quinton Wilson but he’s already had one other major accomplishment — he graduated in 2 ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, July 23, 2021 7:00 am


Kentucky preacher follows baseball religiously

Padgett has visited all Major League Baseball stadiums, seen all teams play How many baseball fans have traveled all over the United States and Canada, ... Read more

by Jamie Vaught, Thursday, July 22, 2021 3:04 pm


Gov. Beshear Orders Flags to Half-Staff Thursday for Sen. Tom Buford, Rep. Bam Carney

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday, July 22, ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:52 pm


Ten things dog owners should know

By Mandy Eakins Contributing Columnist There are a few things I wish dog owners knew. While yes, these things would make my job easier, honestly ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:51 am


Nicholasville realtor announces his intent to run for vacant Senate seat

Nicholasville Realtor Jonah Mitchell is has announced his intent to file for the 22nd Senate district seat recently vacated by the death of Sen. Tom ... Read more

by Jodi Whitaker, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:10 am


Kentucky’s share in opioid settlement is $460 million

Kentucky is one of the states that has announced a settlement with four pharmaceutical firms in the opioid pandemic and will receive $460 million in ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:08 am


Bowden was two-sport star in Ohio

Before Lynn Bowden came to Kentucky to start his memorable football career, he played in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Basketball Game. Not only was he an ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 am


10 millionth Camry rolls off line at Georgetown

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc., is celebrating two milestones:  the 35th anniversary of its plant in Georgetown, as well as the ten millionth Camry rolling ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 am


Where does my blood donation go? 

I’ve never been a fan of needles, and getting a shot was something I used to dread. But that all changed a few years ago ... Read more

by Jeff Moreland, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 11:14 am

Jessamine County

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky to hold statewide hiring event

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky is hosting a statewide hiring event on Thursday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, job seekers ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 10:38 am

Jessamine County

Jefferson County Public Library Calendar

For more information, to register, or to check out the complete JCPL events calendar, visit www.jesspublib.org. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration.  Tuesday, ... Read more

by Jodi Whitaker, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:57 am


Hemp growers want protection from raids 

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Hemp Association is fighting back in the courts after what they say were several police raids of lawful hemp retail ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:54 am


State reports 1,054 new COVID cases, raising weekly infection rate by 18% in one day; State as a whole is ‘orange’

If there was any doubt that the coronavirus is surging in Kentucky, it was dispelled by Tuesday’s daily report from the state Department for Public ... Read more

by Al Cross, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:03 am


KSP looking to defend ‘Cruiser’ crown; Vote for ‘America’s Best Looking Cruiser’ here

The Kentucky State Police are hoping to regain the title of  “America’s Best Looking Cruiser” and say that they need your vote in order to ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:50 am


Success brings Cats more SEC transfers

Like many UK football fans, former UK all-SEC running back Anthony White was surprised that a big reason LSU offensive tackle Dare Rosenthal transferred to ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:00 am

Jessamine County

CASA of Lexington expands to Jessamine County

Residents of Jessamine County can now take direct action to help abused and neglected children in their communities. Jessamine and Garrard counties now have a ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 1:00 am


Finally doing it like Frank – my way

By Anne Carmichael Columnist As in the lyrics of the song made famous by Frank Sinatra,  And now the end is here And so I ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:42 pm

Jessamine County

News briefs

Nicholasville man reapointed to Ag Finance Corporation FRANKFORT – Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles has reappointed Kenneth Burdine, of Nicholasville, to the Kentucky Agricultural ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:39 pm