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City approves order with state to expand wastewater plant

Nicholasville city commissioner approved an order with the state to increase the wastewater treatment plant’s capacity and continue ... Read more | Add your comment

Firefighters rescue families from floodwaters

For the first day of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Jessamine County Emergency Management and first responders had planned ... Read more | Add your comment

Adults can now take GED test online

Christina Coyle quit high school at 17 when she was a junior and thought she would never get ... Read more | Add your comment

Cox named new NFD chief

Mark Case and Craig Cox progressed together through the ranks at the Nicholasville Fire Department. They started in ... Read more | Add your comment


Ky. supports Tenn. law requiring waiting period for abortion

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has joined a 21-state coalition in support of the constitutionality of the Tennessee law requiring a 48-hour waiting period before ... Read more | Add your comment

by Tom Latek.


Beshear provides update on COVID-19

On Wednesday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than 731,000 Kentuckians have now had at least the first dose of one of the effective COVID-19 vaccines. ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Jessamine Journal.


Calipari, Brooks confident Cats can finish the season on high note

Keion Brooks isn’t ready to give up on the season. Although Kentucky’s only hope of reaching the NCAA Tournament hinges on winning four straight games ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, March 4, 2021 5:13 pm


Former UK quarterback releases book

Former University of Kentucky quarterback Jalen Whitlow learned a lot of football and life lessons during his two seasons with UK and then at Eastern ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:16 pm


Protect journalists and activists from vindictive lawsuits; then there are also public records

By Jim Waters It’s one thing for government agencies to deny open records requests from the press or public. It’s quite another for those entities ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:14 pm


Bill to give Kentucky’s high school students a ‘do-over’ year passes senate 36-0, heads to house

A bill to give public and private school students the opportunity for a “do-over” year passed the Kentucky Senate on Tuesday. Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:05 pm

Jessamine County Public Library

JCPL moving Wilmore boxes to City Hall

The Jessamine County Public Library is excited to announce a partnership with the City of Wilmore. Effective Friday, JCPL’s Wilmore Library in a Box site ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:10 pm

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Wilmore officials vote to annex Bicknell Farm

The 600-acre Bicknell Farm development on Ky. 29 cleared a first hurdle Monday night when Wilmore City Council members voted unanimously to approve an intent ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:53 pm


Winter storm hard on roads, crews

With sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s the week, the winter storms of last week may be an unpleasant memory, but for workers of ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:51 pm

Andy Barr

Barr: Honoring Carol Barr by taking on heart valve disease

This past year brought uncertainty and change for every American as families and communities grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many experienced tragedy and loss. ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:48 pm


‘Take No Prisoners’ to open at Asbury March 11

Live performances set for two weekends Just when everyone could use some live entertainment to look forward to, Asbury University’s Theatre Department announces their upcoming ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:56 pm


Cats fail to fight back against Ole Miss, fall 70-62

Kentucky got shoved around and didn’t fight back in a 70-62 loss at Mississippi Tuesday night. The narrow setback was the second straight for the ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:42 pm


High water remains severe threat in several parts of Kentucky

State and local officials across Kentucky are continuing their efforts to help recover not only from three ice and snowstorms in February, but also severe ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:40 am

Jessamine County

Winter storm hard on roads, crews

RANDY PATRICK The Jessamine Journal With sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s the week, the winter storms of last week may be an unpleasant ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:13 pm

Breaking News

Firefighters rescue families from floodwaters

For the first day of Severe Weather Awareness Week, Jessamine County Emergency Managementand first responders had planned to focus on flooding, which can be as ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:50 pm


Capacity limits going to 60% for many; Beshear gives ‘optimistic’ report

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News Following seven weeks of declining coronavirus cases and positive-test rates, along with an increasing supply of vaccines, Gov. Andy ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:13 am


Cats in attack mode as season winds down; Face Ole Miss tonight at 9 p.m.

In the final week of a disappointing regular season, Kentucky senior Olivier Sarr said the Wildcats still have a lot to prove before the postseason. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:02 am


Flooding brings call for state of emergency

Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency due to the extremely heavy rainfall across most of Kentucky throughout the weekend, prompting numerous flood ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:00 am


Senior Day at UK different but still emotional

I never had a chance to hear Albert B. “Happy” Chandler perform “My Old Kentucky Home” in person on “Senior Day” at the University of ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, March 1, 2021 8:26 am


Senior Day spoiler: Gators use zone to snap UK’s 3-game win streak

Kentucky coach John Calipari could have easily blamed his team’s 71-67 loss to Florida on an unexpected bye week, but said his team’s performance had ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Sunday, February 28, 2021 5:44 pm


Senior Day: Walk-on Welch has savored his time with Wildcats

Riley Welch has spent the past two years rooting for his teammates. On Saturday, they will be cheering for the Kentucky guard on Senior Day. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:09 pm


Falling numbers, mask mandate extended and new vaccine approval

Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate continued to fall on Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that he is extending the state’s mask mandate, and a new vaccine ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:46 pm


Highway deaths rise in 2020 despite less travel

Despite travel restrictions and closures in Kentucky due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to less travel, the number of highway deaths rose in 2020. ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:38 pm


This Week at the State Capitol – A legislative update

The Kentucky General Assembly’s 2021 session reached one of the milestones Capitol observers eagerly await with this week’s arrival of the deadlines to introduce bills ... Read more

by The Jessamine Journal, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:32 pm


Tailor Made, owner sentenced for unlawful distribution of prescription drugs.

The owner of a Nicholasville compounding pharmacy was banned from being involved in distribution of prescription drugs Wednesday after pleading guilty in federal court. According ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:45 pm

Dexter Knight

JCTC looking for more ways to grow

A trip to visit Henderson County’s technical education program several years ago proved inspirational and transformative for Jessamine County. “We came back with a vision ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:32 pm

Black History Month

Road to freedom led through Camp Nelson for many Black soldiers

Frederick Douglass, our most famous abolitionist, wrote at the beginning of the Civil War that once a Black man gets a brass “U.S.” on his ... Read more

by Randy Patrick, Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37 pm