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Beshear recognizes National Recovery Month; See connected video here

Gov. Andy Beshear, the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and ... Read more | Add your comment

High-speed internet more widely available in county

As of the end of August, access to affordable high-speed internet has been expanded throughout Nicholasville. Through funds ... Read more | Add your comment

Asbury University matching tuition with Lexington Christian Academy

Willmore’s own Asbury Univisity is offering enrollment for Lexington Christian Academy students at the same tuition rate. Backdated ... Read more | Add your comment

NASA testing autonomous robots in Jessamine for a DARPA competition

Fierce competition from engineers all over the world, and a prize pool of $2 million. That’s why a ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Poll, falling vaccination rates spark concern that Covid-19 conflicts make Kentuckians skeptical of long-accepted vaccines

The first day of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky‘s annual health policy forum addressed vaccine hesitancy, which the foundation’s latest poll and other information ... Read more | Add your comment

by Melissa Patrick.

News

State Capitol loop closing for security reasons

Much like Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House was closed to vehicular traffic over 25 years ago in Washington, D.C., security considerations will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.

Sports

Calipari will have options at point guard

Kentucky coach John Calipari is going to have multiple options at point guard this season, a luxury he did not have last season. But would ... Read more

by lisagriffin, Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Analyst says UK is one of nation’s top 10 football coaching jobs

ESPN/SEC Network analyst Peter Burns says one reason he feels like Kentucky is one of the 10 best college football coaching jobs in America is ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 7:00 am

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Bill proposes state paying total cost of full-day kindergarten

Legislation proposed for the 2022 regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly would make state funding for the entire cost of full-day kindergarten a permanent ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Jessamine County

The Ichthus Festival returns to Wilmore with success

Despite the on-and-off rain, crowds enjoyed Wilmore’s own Ichthus Festival, returning for the first time since 2015. On Saturday, Sept. 18, Servant Heart Farm was ... Read more

by Dillan Combs, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:22 pm

Sports

Kentucky commit Clark ahead of schedule with his knee rehab

It was not quite three months ago when Kentucky basketball commit Skyy Clark tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his left knee. The ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:53 am

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Saint Joseph Jessamine to conduct triannual community health needs assessment

Saint Joseph Jessamine is conducting its triannual Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) in accordance with the federal requirements of the Affordable Care Act, and is ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Monday, September 20, 2021 3:53 pm

Sports

Cats survive scare to remain perfect on season

Kentucky had to earn its third victory of the season the hard way against surprising Tennessee Chattanooga Saturday. Although the Wildcats were heavily favored, it ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, September 20, 2021 8:25 am

Sports

Calipari plans to use four guards this season

John Calipari insists he is telling his players that he plans to have four positions that are guard positions this season. “That doesn’t mean I’m ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, September 18, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Former Wildcat Duffy not currently on an NFL roster

Max Duffy was an all-American punter at Kentucky and won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter his junior season. However, he did ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, September 17, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Stoops may expand recruiting area

Would Mark Stoops consider maybe branching out his recruiting base more and have his staff spend more time in nearby Indiana and Illinois recruiting? “We ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Robinson could become a UK legend

Two games, two 100-yard receiving performances for Kentucky’s Wan’Dale Robinson — something that has not happened at UK since Jeff Badet did it in 2016. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 7:00 am

News

COVID in Kentucky ‘bad as it has ever been in pandemic’

Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday repeated his request to Kentuckians to get vaccinated and wear a mask, as 2,426 new cases of COVID-19 were reported ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:18 am

Sports

UK commit Sharpe will play in Kentucky this season

Because he’s brought numerous teams to Kentucky to play before, Dream City Christian coach Kyle Weaver knows what it will be like when his team ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:00 am

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Republicans announce Douglas as Senate District 22 candidate

Republican Party of Kentucky Local Republicans of Senate District 22, including Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer and Washington Counties and part of Fayette County, nominated Dr. Donald ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:13 am

News

Democrats announce Bukulmez as Senate District 22 candidate

Jessamine County Democratic Party Local Democrats of Senate District 22, including Garrard, Jessamine, Mercer, and Washington counties and part of Fayette County, nominated Helen Bukulmez ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:07 am

Sports

Kentucky scholarship offer is special for high school freshman

She is only going to be a freshman this season but Leah Macy already has 12 college basketball scholarship offers. The list includes Kentucky and ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:00 am

Breaking News

Jessamine County sheriff arrested for DUI

Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman was arrested Thursday night and charged with driving under the influence. According to Nicholasville Police, Corman was driving a sheriff’s ... Read more

by Dillan Combs, Friday, September 10, 2021 12:08 pm

Sports

Levis shines in UK debut

The assumption was that new Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen would not have recruited quarterback Will Levis when he decided to leave Penn State if ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:34 am

Sports

Local martial arts students compete in regional event

Seven students represented Lion’s Pride Martial Arts at the Elite Martial Arts Lexington Regional Championship on Aug. 28. All the students performed well, which is ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:24 am

Sports

Levis looks to put up big numbers, prep for NFL opportunities

Quarterback Will Levis, a Penn State transfer, will be looking for big numbers this season as he pursues future NFL career opportunities. Sixty-five FBS quarterbacks ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, September 4, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

ESPN’s Greenberg expects Ware, Hopkins to contribute for Cats

Two players not being talked about a lot even with all the hype over John Calipari’s team are sophomore Lance Ware and freshman Bryce Hopkins. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, September 3, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

Kinnard ranked top run blocker in college football

Going into the season Kentucky offensive tackle Darian Kinnard could become just the second UK football player ever to be named an Associated Press All-American ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:00 am

Breaking News

US27 closed following deadly collision; Road to remain closed for several hours

An accident Wednesday afternoon involving a semi and a car between KY-169 and Etter Drive left one person dead and another injured. The identity of ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 3:39 pm

Sports

UK commit Bryant learned to tackle when he was 3 or 4 years old

It is no surprise that Frederick Douglass junior Ty Bryant is a terrific tackler and will soon be the all-time leading tackler for the Broncos. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, September 1, 2021 7:00 am

Sports

TAYLOR: 10 victories are within reach for Wildcats

The expectations are high at Kentucky as Mark Stoops enters his ninth season and the second longest-tenured coach in the Southeastern Conference. He needs just ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 7:00 am