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American Idol contestant Courtney Arnold coming to Rock Fence Park Saturday

American Idol contestant Courtney Arnold will be performing at Rock Fence Park Saturday, June 19, at 7 p.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

Civil War veteran’s gravestone dedicated

A dedication ceremony to honor Civil War Union Veteran John Robert Lobb was held Sunday, June 13, at ... Read more | Add your comment

Sheriff’s office discovers large amount of cash, drugs

An investigation continues into the seizer of more than $92,000 in cash, along with thousands of pills. The ... Read more | Add your comment

End of Beshear’s Covid-19 briefings will signal the turning of a page and moving on

Gov. Andy Beshear’s regular press conferences about the coronavirus “provided a steady source of information, comforted some people ... Read more | Add your comment

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Jessamine County Library Calendar

Check out the JCPL Events Calendar at www.jesspublib.org for more information and to register. Programs marked with an asterisk (*) require registration. Ongoing through July ... Read more | Add your comment

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Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with “Not A Beach Party”

This Father’s Day, tell dad to put on his best Hawaiian shirt, pack a picnic dinner, and head over to Riney B. Park & Aquatic ... Read more | Add your comment

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Washington has worked to get ready for college

After his team lost its final game in the 2019-20 season, guard TyTy Washington went to his head coach at Arizona Compass Prep and asked ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:00 am

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UK players have gotten comfortable with Coleman

As speculation soared that Ronald “Chin” Coleman was going to join the Kentucky basketball coaching staff, the Illinois assistant coach was actually also interviewing for ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, June 21, 2021 10:36 am

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UK’s Washington bonding with Wheeler during summer workouts

It didn’t take long for TyTy Washington to find a friend once he arrived on campus earlier this month. Washington, a five-star point guard, bonded ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Monday, June 21, 2021 7:00 am

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Frye enjoys elite status in UK women’s golf

Laney Frye became just the fourth UK women’s golfer to make the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team after her impressive season where she averaged 73.5 strokes ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:00 am

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Wildcat players getting full team experience this year

Remember John Calipari mentioning numerous times how much not having a normal offseason hurt his team last season when it went 9-16? Calipari noted how ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, June 18, 2021 7:00 am

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Toppin growing, playing with more confidence during off-season

Jacob Toppin is still growing and Kentucky coach John Calipari took notice when he returned to campus recently. “I definitely think I grew like an ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 am

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Calipari denies latest NBA rumors

John Calipari put an end to the rumors nearly as soon as they began. The Kentucky coach responded to a rumor on Wednesday, a report ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:58 am

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Freshman linebacker Martez Thrower “physically prepared” to play in the SEC

It is not hard to get coach Rob Stowe to talk about Martez Thrower, his star linebacker at Wilcox County High School in Rochelle, Georgia. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:00 am

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Collins leading UK’s defensive backs

Nathan Fuqua was an all-state defensive lineman at Danville High School who knows plenty about the University of Kentucky football program. Fuqua, 1999 Danville graduate, ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:36 am

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Collins a good hire as UK’s safeties coach

Former Danville High School all-state defensive lineman Nathan Fuqua is the defensive coordinator at Georgia State and believes Kentucky made a wise decision hiring Chris ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:00 am

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Rodriguez looks ready to play in NFL

After becoming UK’s all-time rushing leader, Benny Snell has played in 29 games the last two years with the Pittsburgh Steelers and ran for 794 ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, June 11, 2021 7:00 am

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Cases dealing with executive order powers on docket of Ky. high court

Two cases involving Gov. Andy Beshear’s powers to issue executive orders during an emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic will be heard by the Kentucky ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:38 pm

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Wallace planned to sign with Auburn, was swayed to UK

Wayne County (Ga.) High School coach Ken Cribb says it wasn’t anything magical that Kentucky linebackers coach Jon Sumrall did to persuade linebacker Trevin Wallace ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:00 am

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Beshear starts incentives to get people vaccinated Includes 15 scholarships for students, three $1 million drawings

As coronavirus vaccination rates in Kentucky keep slowing, Gov. Andy Beshear has announced new lottery-style incentives: $1 million each for three residents who have received ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 5:38 pm

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Calipari putting more emphasis on shooting

Want more reason to believe that Kentucky coach John Calipari — who has added three skilled outside shooters in Kellan Grady, CJ Frederick, and TyTy ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 7:00 am

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Wilmore Elementary names new head principal

Veteran educator Monica Thompson has been selected as the next head principal at Wilmore Elementary School. Thompson will officially take over on July 1, 2021, ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 12:00 pm

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Camp Nelson visitor center to reopen June 16

The National Park Service is pleased to announce the reopening of the Camp Nelson National Monument Visitor Center on June 16. The visitor center and ... Read more

by Special to The Jessamine Journal, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 11:45 am

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Three-way Kentucky quarterback battle fun and challenging for Beau Allen

Even though he did not come out of spring practice as Kentucky’s No. 1 quarterback, redshirt freshman Beau Allen thought everything went well not only ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:00 am

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Morgan surprised at UK scholarship offer

Grayson Morgan said a Kentucky football scholarship offer truly did “come out of the blue” for him. “We were in the state semifinals for basketball. ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Monday, June 7, 2021 8:17 am

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Johnson to return for another softball season

Kentucky softball did not have a single positive COVID-19 test and did not have a single scheduled game disrupted by the pandemic, something senior outfielder ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Saturday, June 5, 2021 7:00 am

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UK’s White could be one of nation’s top coordinators

Athlon Sports is normally the first magazine to have its college football preview section finished and annually has a review of one Southeastern Conference team ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Friday, June 4, 2021 7:00 am

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Key taking college visits to several schools; Could still join former high school teammates at UK

About two months ago Frederick Douglass receiver Dane Key — a four-star prospect and top 300 player nationally in the 247Sports rankings — narrowed his ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:00 am

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Senior centers get OK to reopen June 11

Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that Senior Centers, which had been closed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be able ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:24 am

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Calipari not planning to rely on popular transfer portal in future

Most of Kentucky’s roster will be stocked with transfers next season but coach John Calipari doesn’t think that will become a trend in the future. ... Read more

by Keith Taylor, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 7:00 am

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Kentucky basketball could benefit from name, image and likeness changes

Finishing 9-16 last season is something Kentucky coach John Calipari says was still due to a variety of reasons, not just one particular shortcoming on ... Read more

by Larry Vaught, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 7:00 am