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Fred Petke, Author at Jessamine Journal

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

drug arrest

Nicholasville man charged with drug trafficking

A Nicholasville man was arrested after law enforcement officers found illegal drugs in his residence for a second time. Jordan O’Neal, 26, of Clyde Drive, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:12 pm

distribution

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

east-west trail

City approves documents for East, West trail project

A long awaited trail project through Jessamine County made a couple steps forward Monday as Nicholasville officials approved documents for design and property acquisition. The ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:33 pm

construction

County approves $140K for jail parking, storage

Magistrates unanimously approved spending about $140,000 toward the construction of a storage building outside the Jessamine County Detention Center. Tuesday, the Jessamine County Fiscal Court ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 19, 2021 11:23 am

road conditions

Roads still packed, more weather coming

With another round of winter weather due overnight, Jessamine County road crews were restocking salt and trying to maintain the roads. The National Weather Service ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:08 pm

Jessamine County Public Library

Jessamine County Public Library calendar for Feb. 18, 2021

Sunday, Feb. 21  – * Adobe Premiere Elements, 2-3 p.m. – Virtual  Monday, Feb. 22 –  Microsoft Publisher – Invitations, 9-9:30 a.m. – Virtual   – * ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:40 am

ice storm

Road crews ready for ice, snow

Local road crews were preparing Tuesday afternoon for what meteorologists expected could be the worst weather of the winter. The National Weather Service forecast a ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 12, 2021 11:02 am

Craig Cox

City appoints interim fire chief

The Nicholasville City Commission unanimously appointed Craig Cox as the city’s interim fire chief Monday evening to serve until a full-time chief is hired. Cox ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 12, 2021 10:59 am

Jason Graham

Nicholasville man jailed for sodomy, assault of woman

A Nicholasville man was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a woman and forcing intercourse with her. Jason Graham, 47, of East Brown Street, was arrested ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 12, 2021 10:40 am

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