Circle of Giving – November 30-December 4
County Tree Lighting – December 4
Wilmore’s Old Fashioned Musical Christmas – December 5
St. Nich Christmas Fest – December 12
Christmas Event Press Release

Circle of Giving Wreath Display, Nov. 30 – Dec. 4

Circle of Giving

Visit the Jessamine County Courthouse beginning November 30th to view and bid on beautiful handmade wreaths donated by local individuals and organizations.  The silent auction ends on Friday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. following the Annual Jessamine County Tree Lighting Ceremony.  All proceeds from the auction are donated to local non-profit organizations to help Jessamine County residents in need during the holiday season.  For more information call (859) 885-4500.

Tree Lighting on December 4

Tree Lighting

Join us at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4 on the Courthouse lawn for live music, complimentary hot chocolate, visits with Santa, photos with Santa and more at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event. For more info call 859-885-4500.

Wilmore’s Old Fashioned Christmas, Dec. 5

Old Fashioned Christmas

Enjoy small town charm and holiday hospitality Saturday, December 5, community wide event that begins at 7 a.m. with a Lions Club Breakfast (at Providence School) and ends at 8 p.m. with a Grand Finale (United Methodist Church).  Also included are Model Train Display, Homemade Christmas Craft Fair, Christmas Holiday Market, and Ten Thousand Villages and Craft Fair. More information and schedule available at www.wilmore.org or call (859) 338-2208.  Events and times are subject to change; follow “City of Wilmore” on Facebook for updates.

St. “Nich” Christmas Fest, Saturday, December 12


A fabulous day of shopping, food, and music in Nicholasville topped off with Santa’s Christmas Parade on Main Street at 5:00 p.m. Shop for your Christmas gifts downtown and at the Courthouse Craft and Gift fair. Bring the kids to Polar Express Story Time, make your own Christmas ornament, run in the Ugly Sweater 5K, hear the sound of Christmas carolers, and watch dancers perform selections from the Nutrcracker Ballet. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and stick around after the parade to visit with Santa and get a Santa photo. Get your business or organization involved with these participation forms or call (859) 881-3820. See schedule.

Read the latest Jessamine Matters Newsletter


The September 2015 issue of Jessamine Matters has been delivered to mailboxes throughout Jessamine County. Didn’t get your issue? Email mcclure.rhc@gmail.com and we’ll make sure you’re on the mailing list. Or read the online version here.


Jessamine County Pictorial History Book


The Jessamine County Pictorial Book Committee is pleased to announce plans to publish a new, commemorative pictorial history book on Jessamine County. This comprehensive hardbound book will include hundreds of photographs from the 1800′s through the present. You are invited to submit your own personal ph0tographs for inclusion in the book. For additional information contact Denise Cline (859) 885-5363 or see the 4-page Brochure.

Stormwater Runoff Reporting


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 stormwater ordinance on a construction site or a residence, call Mike Cassidy, Jessamine County Public Services Director, at (859) 887-8078 or email mcassidy@jessamineco.com. To learn more about stormwater runoff visit www.epa.gov/greeningepa/stormwater.

Employment Opportunity

Valley View FerryThe Valley View Ferry Authority is currently accepting applications for a part time Saturday/Sunday Captain. 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.

Financial Statement

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



Kentucky River Palisades

palisadesThe Palisades of the Kentucky River are a wonder to behold. Marvin Bartlett and WDKY-TV filed this video report. A half million people live near these rugged limestone cliffs, but most days your could come down and not see another person. See how the Kentucky River Task Force is working to promote and protect the Palisades with the Kentucky River Blueway Project.  More.

Discover Jessamine County


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.


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.


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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