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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.

News

Wilmore, Nicholasville among state’s safest cities

Jessamine County’s two cities are among Kenutcky’s safest, according to an online report. According to a survey published on safety.com, Wilmore was ranked 12th and ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, November 12, 2020 10:28 am

Jessamine County

Deputy resigns over social media post

A veteran Jessamine County Sheriff’s deputy resigned after posting a video online which was deemed degrading and demeaning. Deputy Joshua Fite resigned Oct. 29, the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:21 pm

News

Wilmore, library agreement moving ahead

Wilmore took another step toward having its own public library Monday. Wilmore Mayor Harold Rainwater said the council members agreed on a memorandum of agreement ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:09 pm

2020 general election

Incumbents, GOP carry Jessamine

In a night that saw better than 50% voter turnout in Jessamine  County, established candidates carried the day. President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:49 pm

News

City approves change order for PD project

City officials hope to save tens of thousands of dollars on the police department construction project by changing how it purchased the materials. Monday, the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:15 am

deputy suspended

Deputy suspended over social media post

A deputy with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office was suspended without pay Wednesday, hours after posting a video online the department said was against its ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:12 pm

News

Murder case headed to grand jury

Just a week after his arrest for allegedly shooting another man outside his residence, the murder case against a Nicholasville man is headed to the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:18 am

News

Discussions continue on Wilmore library branch

The City of Wilmore and the Jessamine County Public Library are getting closer to an agreement to open a branch in the new city government ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:17 am

Jessamine County

Judicial center board starts meetings, decisions

Sometime this decade, Jessamine County will have a new judicial center, with all courtrooms, judges’ chambers and the clerk’s office under one roof. Beyond that, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Jessamine County

Rock Fence concerts continue Friday

As fall begins in central Kentucky, music lovers in Nicholasville are taking one last fling for live music while the weather allows.  The free Rock ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:58 pm

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