Wilmore Festival of the Fourth
Wilmore’s Festival of the Fourth kicks off with a parade at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 4. The festivities continue after the parade at the Wilmore Campground where attractions include the best cupcakes contest, spelling bee, crafters, family games, and the Jessamine Jazz Ensemble. For more information contact Wilmore Parks & Recreation at (859) 858-9031 or www.wilmore.org.
Jessamine County Fair, July 5 – 11
Come on out to the Jessamine County Fair July 5 – 11. See and experience all your favorites like the Music City Brass Band, Greased Pig Contest, Truck & Tractor Pulls, Livestock Competitions, Kissell Carnival Rides, Hoof-A-Nanny, Pageants, and more! It’s a fun-filled family friendly good time. www.jessaminefair.com
Public Information Meeting on the “Y” Intersection, July 7
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet needs your input concerning an intersection modification and safety improvements of the south intersection of US 68 and KY 29 in Jessamine County. The Public Information Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village, 1125 Lexington Road. Questions may be addressed to to Ananias Calvin III at (859) 246-2355.
High Bridge Homecoming Festival, August 15-16
The 11th Annual High Bridge Homecoming Festival will be held on Saturday, August 15 – Sunday, August 16 at historic High Bridge Park, located approximately 10 miles from Wilmore, Kentucky. The festival will feature live entertainment, food concessions, displays, model train exhibit, free children’s activities such as pony rides and “art in the park”, silent auction, raffles and crafts by local artisans. Festival goers will see historic High Bridge and can view the Kentucky River on the overlook. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 859-858-3895 or visit www.wilmore.org. Like us on Facebook and follow special announcements regarding the festival.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about stormwater runoff visit www.epa.gov/greeningepa/stormwater.
The 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.
Jessamine County Fiscal Court Financial Statement
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (as of December 31, 2014)
Five-Year Consolidated Plan Survey
The Department for Local Government, Office of Federal Grants, is developing the Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program and your help is needed. In order to better assess needs and determine funding priorities, your citizen input is needed. Please answer the questions in this short survey (below) so that DLG may better determine the economic development and non-housing needs throughout the Commonwealth. Take survey now.
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.