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All-American Burger Bash at Fairgrounds, Sept 22 & 23

The Jessamine County Fairgrounds will be the setting for the All-American Burger Bash on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 presented by the Nicholasville Tourism Commission. The free event will feature a balloon glow on Friday, a burger grill-off competition on Saturday, and a talent competition. Other features include: youth games, inflatables, pet costume contest, watermelon eating contest, and food trucks. The event wraps up on Saturday evening with a showing of the Lego Batman Movie and a fireworks display. Schedule available at www.visitnich.com.

Hope Over Jessamine Fall Fest, Sept. 30 & 10

The second annual Hope Over Jessamine Fall Fest featuring food, live music and entertainment will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30 at City-County Park Fairgrounds in Nicholasville. Free admission. Free parking. Features: family activities, games, live music, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, food trucks, puppet show, dog show, magic show. Proceeds to benefit the Revive Ministries Life House in Nicholasville. Contact Ann Nipp at (859) 940-6057 or visit www.jessaminefallfest.com.

Jessamine County Attorney
Develops PSA to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl has developed a Public Service Announcement in cooperation with Judge Executive David West and the Jessamine County Fiscal Court entitiled — THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND YOU. The video was created to educate the public on the dangers of opioid prescripton pain medications leading to heroin addiction. For more information, read the press release about the PSA. See the video.

 

Jessamine County Pictorial History Book

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GOING, GOING, ALMOST GONE: There are only 50 pictorial books left to sell. Buy one now before there GONE. The books are available for purchase during regular business hours at the Farmers Bank, 200 North Main Street and the Creative Art League at Grayson and Gullette Law offices, 125 South Main Street. The Historical Society at 216 North Main Street at Farmers Square also has books for sale from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

Storm Water Runoff Reporting

stormwaterjpg When rainfall comes into contact with pollutants such as hazardous wastes, the pollutants can be washed into the storm drain system and in turn into our local waterways. Jessamine County’s stormwater ordinance prohibits these discharges. To report a suspected violation of the storm water ordinance on a construction site or a residence, call Richie Horn at Jessamine County Public Services at (859) 887-8078 or email rhorn@jessamineco.com. To learn more about storm water runoff visit http://transportation.ky.gov/Stormwater/Pages/Get-Informed.aspx.

Building Rental Reservations

hbnewpavilion The Jessamine County Fiscal Court takes reservations for the Old Jail on Main Street, the High Bridge Pavilion in Wilmore, the Blue Building at City-County Park, and the Keene Community Center. These venues are popular for special occasions and meetings and the rental calendar fills up fast. You must apply in person and have the required $200 security deposit in hand. Facility rentals are open to Jessamine County residents who are at least 21 years of age. For more information contact the County Judge’s Office at 859-885-4500. More.

Your Property Taxes at Work

Property TaxWhat happens to your Jessamine County Property Taxes after they are assessed and collected? This pie chart shows the breakdown of the distribution of funds. Click to see chart.

 

Kentucky Transportation Projects in Jessamine County

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Visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website to see the local Jessamine County Projects. You can view the plans and get updates on projects like: the I-75 Connector, the KY 29/US 68 “Y” Intersection, and the Brannon Road Improvement.

 

Read the latest Jessamine Matters Newsletter

jess_matters When it comes to Jessamine County EMS, Road Department, Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, and more, the county’s residents and visitors have plenty of reasons to celebrate.  Read the latest issue of Jessamine Matters for more info. You probably got the newsletter in your mailbox, but you can also read the online version here.

Employment Opportunity, Valley View Ferry Captain

Valley View FerryThe Valley View Ferry Authority is currently accepting applications for the position of Captain of the Valley View Ferry. Applicants must hold a TWIC card and valid United States Coast Guard Master of Steam and Power Vessel License. The Valley View Ferry is located on the Kentucky River at Mile Marker 157.8. Applications can be obtained by calling (859) 509-6085 or online here. Mail completed application and copy of USCG License to: Valley View Ferry Authority c/o George Dean, P.O. Box 856, Nicholasville KY 40356.

Five Fabulous Leaf Disposal Options

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Note: These options are for Jessamine County – excluding city areas. Download and print this list. 1. Central Kentucky Hauling (CKY) will pick up 6 bags of leaves per week with weekly pick up at no extra charge. 2. CKY will pick up 12, 20, 30+  bags of leaves for $14.25 per pick-up on Saturdays during the month of November.  Please call CKY at 859-305-1073 so they can add you to the schedule for Saturday pickup. 3. Jessamine County Fiscal Court has an agreement with the City of Nicholasville to dispose of brush and leaves.  You can take your un-bagged leaves and brush to Nicholasville Waste Treatment Plant located at 2296 Shun Pike, Nicholasville.  Their hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 noon. 4. You can take bagged leaves to the Jessamine County Convenience Center located at 123 Hendren Way, Nicholasville.  Their hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am  – 12:00 noon. 5. If you are unable to utilize any of the options above, please call the Jessamine County Convenience Center at 859-881-4545 for other options.

First Vineyard added to National Historic Registry

1stvineyardJessamine County’s First Vineyard has been certified by the U.S. Department of the Interior as the first commerical vineyard and winery in the United States and has been placed on the the National Registry of Historic Places. Read more.

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New Residential Trash Pick-Up from CKY Hauling

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Central Kentucky Hauling will begin residential trash collection in Nicholasville and Jessamine County. Central Kentucky Hauling will replace Rumpke as the trash collection contractor. Many of your questions can be answered on this Frequently Asked Questions Page. Other Helpful Links: Trash Pick-Up Route Map Central Kentucky Hauling website page with Nicholasville/Jessamine County info. Call Central Kentucky Hauling at (859) 225-2521.

Hope when you need it most

United_way_211 Find resources in Jessamine County for Health Care, Shelter, Food, Utilities, Transportation, Addiction, Aging and more. Dial 211 when you need it most. Your call is free and confidential and available in any language. The 2-1-1 specialists are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Website: www.uwbg211.org.

Financial Statement

financial-statement-formsJessamine County Fiscal Court Financial Statement Current financial Statements available online.

 

Discover Jessamine County

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Animal Shelter Named Agency of the Year

animalshelter_105x79The Jessamine County Animal Shelter was named the Kentucky Animal Care and Control Association’s  Agency of the Year during the group’s spring conference held in March at Natural Bridge State Resort. Jessamine County magistrate George Dean said the investment the fiscal court made in 2010 has paid off nicely. Read the article.

Camp Nelson now a National Historic Landmark

historic_landmarkA ceremony celebrating the new National Historic Landmark designation and a plaque unveiling was held at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park on January 4. State Representative Andy Barr and National Park Service representative Bill Justice were on hand. Read the article.

Heroin and your community

heroin_105See the new video message from the Jessamine County Substance Abuse/ASAP workgroup. This public service announcement is sponsored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Office of the Attorney General.

 

Board appointments and meeting schedules

BoardsWho’s on the Cemetery Board? When does the Joint Planning Commission meet? When does the Parks & Recreation Board meet? What about the Fire Board? Check out the Jessamine County Boards Page. read more »

 

Code of Ordinances now online

Jessamine County Fiscal Court has made the County Code of Ordinances available on line. Included are traffic code, business regulations, land usage, and more. Click here to see ordinances.

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