The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest, Saturday, May 12

wine_105x79A celebration of Kentucky vineyards and wine-making in downtown Nicholasville on York Street on Sat., May 12 from Noon until 7 p.m. Wineries from across the state will be there, plus food, arts & crafts, live music, an art walk and more.  Tasting tickets: $25.  Art & Crafts and food area are free to browse and enjoy.  Read more.

Kentucky Farm to Table Dinner, Thursday, May 10

farmtotableThe Kentucky Farm to Table Dinner is your chance to enjoy a gourmet “farm to table” meal prepared by locally renowned chefs and paired with award winning wines from the Kentucky Wine Association’s from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 10 under tent behind the Jessamine County Courthouse on First Street. The dinner is part of the 2018 Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest and will include live dinner music. Read more.

The Taste of Jessamine County, Friday, May 11

Come dine at the “20th Annual Taste of Jessamine County,” 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the R.J. Corman Hangar. Sample food prepared by more than 75 chefs and aspiring foodies from in and around Jessamine County. $10 per person at the door. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Adventure Serve Ministries, Revive Ministries, Inc. and Lord’s Legacy Life Ministries. Read more.


Tax and Revenue Update

Do you operate a business in Jessamine County? Check the Business Licensing page for the latest information. If you are operating a motor court, motel, hotel, inn, bed & breakfast, or similar business, be advised of the Transient Room Tax. For more information see the Transient Room Tax Information Page. Other questions about occupational and business taxes may be directed to the Tax Administrator’s Office.

PGA comes to Jessamine County in Summer 2018

The PGA comes to Jessamine County in Summer 2018 when Keene Trace Golf Club will host the first Babasol Championship in Kentucky July 16-22.  The tournament, one of 49 PGA Tour events next year, will be televised on The Golf Channel. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was on hand for the press conference as well as Jessamine County Judge Executive David West and Nicholasville Mayor Pete Sutherland.
See photo gallery here.

Your 2017 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 for 2017. Click to see chart.


Read news from the Jessamine County Fiscal Court

jess_mattersTake a look at the latest issue of the Jessamine Matters Newsletter here. If you would like to receive the Jessamine Matters Newsletter right in your email inbox, follow the easy instructions at the end of the newsletter.

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


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.

Kentucky Transportation Projects in Jessamine County


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.

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.

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.


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


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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