The Run for Ralph and Ryan, Oct. 18


The Run for Ralph & Ryan 6K run/walk will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18 on Maple Street beginning at West Jessamine High School and continuing to East Jessamine High School. Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m. A $15.00 participant fee includes a t-shirt and prizes for winners. The event, now in its 7th year, pays tribute to the memory of local heroes Ryan Robinson and Ralph Sallee. Proceeds from the race provide college scholarship assistance for a West High and East High Senior student athlete. Registration forms available online at njcpr.org. For more information please contact John Howard of Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Recreation at (859) 396-9136 or visit www.njcpr.org. See flyer.

Jessamine County Tire Amnesty, Oct. 29 – 31


Jessamine County Tire Amnesty, Free Tire Disposal. 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 29, Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31 at the Kentucky State Highway Department, 240 Wilson Drive in Nicholasville. Jessamine County residents are offered free disposal of an unlimited number of tires. Tires on and off rims are accepted, but foam-filled tires, off-road construction equipment tires, and solid tires with press-on rims are not accepted. This program does not include tire retailers or agricultural tire retailers. Questions? Call Jessamine County Enviromental Services at (859) 881-4545. Sponsored by the Jessamine County Fiscal Court in partnership with the Division of Waste Management. See newspaper announcement.

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.

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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