Lincoln Funeral Memorial at Camp Nelson, Sat., April 22


A REENACTMENT OF THE FUNERAL CEREMONY marking the death of President Lincoln will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park.  The ceremony will be modeled after the 1865 memorial service held at Camp Nelson, and will include a reading of the original order and a 21-gun salute by the 12th United States Colored Heavy Artillery.  In addition, we are honored to have the Association of Lincoln Presenters in attendance for this event while in town for their Annual Conference.  Following the ceremony the park and museum will be open to the public. For more information call (859) 881-5716. See flyer.

Wilmore Coaster Car Derby, Sat., April 29


The checkered flag for the Jim Edd Shearer Wilmore Coaster Car Derby drops at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29. Participants, ages 7 to 17, will take a thrill ride down the hill of East Main Street which will be closed to traffic. Participants receive a free event t-shirt and trophies will be awarded in both divisions for top finishers. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.wilmore.org. See flyer.


Main Street Clean Sweep for Earth Day


Sign up today at www.BgGreensouce.org to volunteer for the Earth Day Main Street Clean Sweep. Bluegrass Greensource provides volunteers a Main Street Clean Sweep T-shirt, bags, gloves, and litter grabbers (as supplies last.) WILMORE INFORMATION: Friday, April 14 at East Main Street, 10am – 12pm. NICHOLASVILLE INFORMATION: Friday, April 21 at J’s Place, 101 S. Main Street, 11am – 2pm. See flyer.

The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest, Saturday, May 13

wine_105x79A celebration of Kentucky vineyards and wine-making in downtown Nicholasville on York Street on Sat., May 13 from 11:00 a.m. until 7 p.m. Fine wineries from across the state will be there, plus Kentucky Proud Foods, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, and more.  Early bird tickets: $20 wine tasting pass ($25 day of event.) Art & Crafts and food area are free to browse and enjoy. See full schedule of events.

Free Family Movie Night: Disney’s MOANA, June 24


Free Family Movie Nights begin with Disney’s MOANA on Saturday, June 24 to be shown at City-County Park. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. and movies start at dusk. Other movies scheduled are SING on July 29 to be shown behind the Courthouse, and LEGO BATMAN on September 2 to be shown at City-County Park. The September movie will include fireworks after the movie. Sponsored by First Southern Bank, Kentucky One Health, Jessamine County Library, Parks & Recreation, and Chrysler of Lawrenceburg. See the flyer.

Storm Water 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 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


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


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


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


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.




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


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.


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.

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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