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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.

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Tourism director hurt in farm accident

Jessamine County Tourism Director Mitchell Pearson is recovering after being severely injured in a farm accident. Late Sunday night, a post on Pearson’s Facebook page ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:42 am

Jessamine County

COVID case load grows with dozen new cases

Another dozen cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Jessamine County in the last week, as the virus continues to spread in Kentucky. According to the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:07 pm

Jessamine County

Jail renovations enter second phase

With the first phase of renovations to the Jessamine County Detention Center complete, it’s time for work to move inside the facility. Jessamine County Jailer ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:06 pm

Jessamine County

Forum scheduled for Jessamine Creek Gorge

County officials are hosting a discussion for the users and neighbors of Jessamine Creek Gorge Nature Preserve to try and find a middle ground before ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:58 am

Jessamine County

Bids due Friday for new Nicholasville police station

The last major part of planning for Nicholasville’s new police station should be in place Friday, when the construction bids are opened for consideration. The ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:02 am

Jessamine County

Nich. approves $27.8M budget

The Nicholasville City Commission approved the first reading of its new budget Tuesday, which projects reductions in revenue for the coming fiscal year. The overall ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:50 am

Jessamine County

9 arrested for drug trafficking

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies arrested nine people on drug trafficking charges and are searching for more than two dozen more. On June 10, Nicholasville ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:41 am

News

NFD dedicates new truck, graduates eight new recruits

The Nicholasville Fire Department recently added to its ranks and its fleet, after eight graduated from its latest recruit class. Fire Chief Mark Case said ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:25 am

Jessamine County

PVA receives good report from auditor’s review

Jessamine County PVA Brad Freeman said he was pleased with a recent report by the state auditor about his office’s procedures. The report, which was ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:22 am

Jessamine County

Wilmore planning July 4 parade

The City of Wilmore is moving ahead with plans for a Fourth of July parade under the current social distancing guidelines. Wilmore Mayor Harold Rainwater ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:22 am

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