Bike Jessamine, Sept. 6
A recreational ride through scenic Jessamine County — beginning at small town Wilmore and spotlighting the bicycle path alongside Harrodsburg Road. Enjoy the 2 mile fun ride, 12 mile ride or 27 mile ride. Read details. Or register at active.com
Camp Nelson Civil War Days, September 6 & 7
Experience military and civilian life during the Civil War on a wonderfully preserved Union Army supply depot and recruitment site. Living History with drills, demos, camp scenarios, cannon firing, military skirmish, period music, artisans, sutlers, historical presentations, tours of White House (Officers’ Quarters), fortifications and trails. See President Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, John Fee and other period interpreters. Call (859) 881-5716 or visit campnelson.org.
Soap Box Derby, Sat., September 6
It’s the Patrick Pinkston Memorial Soap Box Derby on Saturday, September 6. This the third year for the Derby in Nicholasville. Come out and see the thrills and fun at 2:30 p.m. on York Street behind Town Square Bank. See details and entry forms at nicholasvillenow.org or call (859) 881-3820.
The Paul Sawyier Story, Oct. 4
Romance, drama, history, and some “famous” actors that you may recognize! The Paul Sawyier Story returns to High Bridge Park Pavilion for one night only, Saturday Oct. 4. See the flyer. Tickets available by calling Denise Cline at (859) 885-5363.
Kentucky River Palisades
The 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
The 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
A 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
What 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
See 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
Who’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.