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Runner finishes virtual Boston Marathon

Liz Combs qualified to run the Boston Marathon this year, but because of the coronavirus, respiring and perspiring ... Read more | Add your comment

A Q&A with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Amy McGrath

With the general election approaching, it’s important to know where candidates stand on the issues. The Jessamine Journal ... Read more | Add your comment

State sees ‘troubling’ rise in COVID cases as Jessamine surpasses 500 mark

Kentucky’s death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 1,000, and the state has seen “troubling increases” in the number ... Read more | Add your comment

Nicholasville keeps 2019 tax rates

Taxpayers within the Nicholasville city limits won’t see tax rates increase this year, at least from city government. ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Police and fire reports for Sept. 16, 2020

NICHOLASVILLE POLICE Charged — Tony W. Gaines, 49, of 122 W. Brown St., Nicholasville, was charged Sept. 8 with first-degree possession of a controlled substance ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Jessamine Journal.

News

Share a Smile holiday food drive expands options with online donations

M.R. Bishop DMD and Associates recently announced that it will add online donation capabilities to its 2020 annual Share a Smile Holiday Food Drive. Now ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Jessamine Journal.

Sports

UK depth chart narrowed down, QBs Gatewood, Allen impressive

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Fall camp is nearly complete and Kentucky has its depth chart mostly configured for the upcoming ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:15 am

Jessamine County

Record-breaking $10M gift advances STEM, business at Asbury University

Dr. Walt and Rowena Shaw, founders of Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc., broke Asbury University’s record for the largest single gift in the school’s 130-year history ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:11 am

Letters

LETTER: Vote for Josh Hicks for US representative

We have the opportunity to choose Josh Hicks for the U.S. House of Representatives in November. He is a Democrat running against Andy Barr. It ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:07 am

Jessamine County

Jessamine students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Two Jessamine County students have been named semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Samuel R. Hahn, a homeschool student, and Nathan ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:05 am

Jessamine County

At the library for Sept. 19-25

The following events are scheduled for the Jessamine County Public Library for Sept. 19-25. Check out jesspublib.org and click “Events Calendar” for more information and to register. ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:05 am

Jessamine County

Jessamine Girl Scouts have drive-in bronze and silver award ceremony

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) honored nearly 100 esteemed young Kentucky women at their “drive-in” Bronze and Silver Highest Award ceremony. GSKWR’s CEO ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:04 am

Jessamine County

Military Freedom Fest honors first responders on 9/11 anniversary

The local Military Freedom Fest organization gathered at the Jessamine County Courthouse Friday afternoon to honor local first responders in remembrance of 9/11. Douglas Day ... Read more

by Whitney Leggett, Friday, September 11, 2020 1:10 pm

Jessamine County

Habitat breaks ground for new home

A Nicholasville woman and her four children are the newest partners of Habitat for Humanity of Jessamine and Garrard Counties. They, along with other family ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, September 11, 2020 12:51 pm

business

Payday lender gifts first responders for 9/11

It’s a sweet gesture a Nicholasville business has been making to city and county first responders since that fateful day in September 2001 when a ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Friday, September 11, 2020 12:33 pm

Sports

Cats building depth chart, worse-case scenario contingency plans

By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) — Determining the depth chart has always been a top priority for the Kentucky coaching staff during ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:54 am

COVID-19

Jessamine inches toward 500-case mark as state reaches record-breaking weekly numbers

Coming off a second consecutive record-breaking week of coronavirus cases and a holiday weekend, state officials fear the worst: even more cases of the potentially ... Read more

by Whitney Leggett, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:52 am

Jessamine County

County approves 2020 tax rates

Jessamine County tax payers could see an increase in their bills this year, after the Fiscal Court approved the first reading of its tax rates ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:51 am

Jessamine County

New Wilmore City Hall may open next week


Wilmore’s city government has long been crowded into a small two-story building on Main Street near the railroad tracks. But soon, city workers will have ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:50 am

Jessamine County

Wilmore Y design concerns residents

The state has awarded the contract to reconstruct the “Y” intersection north of Wilmore, and the work is expected to begin soon. But some residents ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:49 am

Jessamine County

Lexington man charged with felony domestic assault

Wilmore Police arrested a man for allegedly assaulting a woman and leaving her with multiple broken bones. According to court records, 23-year-old Chase M. Stigler ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:47 am

News

At the library for Sept. 12-18

The following events are scheduled at the Jessamine County Public Library for Sept. 12-18. Check out jesspublib.org and click “Events Calendar” for more information and to register. ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 10:23 am

News

Ashgrove Road closed for repairs

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Monday that Ashgrove Road (Ky. 1980) would be temporarily closed during daylight hours for asphalt repairs and cross drain replacements ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Monday, September 7, 2020 4:42 pm

COVID-19

Jessamine tops 450 COVID cases

While Kentucky reported a record-high number of cases last week, Jessamine County also saw more cases locally. As of Tuesday’s COVID-19 summary issues by the ... Read more

by Whitney Leggett, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:20 am

Jessamine County

Guthrie: COVID vaccine may be nearing reality

Congressman Brett Guthrie said he is asked all the time when life will return to normal. Guthrie, R-KY-2, told members of the Nicholasville Rotary Club ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:19 am

Jessamine County

Arrest made in homicide of Nicholasville woman

Lexington Police and U.S. Marshals arrested a woman Monday and charged her with killing a Nicholasville woman a year ago. According to Lexington Police, 23-year-old ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:19 am

Jessamine County


Million-dollar winner comes forward to claim his cash prize, wants to remain anonymous

A Nicholasville man felt like a million bucks this week after he discovered the Powerball ticket he had stashed away was a  big cash prize ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:18 am

Jessamine County

GOP volunteer says most Democrats against removing Confederate statue

A large majority of registered Democrats in Jessamine County don’t want the Confederate statue in front of the courthouse removed, according to a Republican who ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:17 am

Jessamine County

Man arrested for shooting neighboring residence with BB gun

A Nicholasville man is facing multiple counts of criminal mischief and shooting air or spring guns after allegedly damaging a neighbor’s home. Joseph Owens, 35, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:15 am

Jessamine County

Suspect charged with using stolen vehicle in theft, police say

A Nicholasville man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly fled from police after stealing a car from East Jessamine High School. Jeffrey L. McLean, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:15 am

Jessamine County

Police: Domestic victim locked in trunk

Police arrested a Nicholasville man for strangulation and marijuana trafficking charges following a domestic dispute. According to arrest citations, Davion K. Forte, 24, of 118 ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 2, 2020 9:15 am