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Fred Petke, Author at Jessamine Journal

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

Jessamine County

Former Jessamine County deputy clerk pleads guilty to altering records, abuse of public trust

A former deputy county clerk pleaded guilty to altering public records to avoid paying taxes on a vehicle she registered. Angela Davis, 49, was charged ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:56 pm

News

Nicholasville keeps 2019 tax rates

Taxpayers within the Nicholasville city limits won’t see tax rates increase this year, at least from city government. In special meetings Thursday and Monday, the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:12 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

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

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

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

News

Nicholasville votes to limit itinerant businesses

Itinerant businesses such as food trucks and door-to-door sales people, may soon be facing new restrictions within the Nicholasville city limits. Monday, the Nicholasville City ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:44 am

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