County-Wide Clean-Up, March 25 – April 1
The County-wide Clean-up is for residents of Jessamine County to dispose of residential debris. Citizens are encouraged to bring debris to either the Jessamine County Road Department at 400 Park Drive in Nicholasville or at the new location in Wilmore, 305 West Linden in Wilmore. Hours for both sites will be Saturday, March 25 through Saturday, April 1 from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm and CLOSED on Sunday, March 26. Shingles, drywall, commercial debris and tires can be brought to the Jessamine County Convenience Center, 127 Hendren Way, Nicholasville, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon. Charges will be at the normal rate. Limbs and brush can be dropped off free of charge at the City of Nicholasville Waste Water Treatment Plant on Long Shun, Nicholasville on Saturday, March 25 to Saturday, April 1 from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm and CLOSED on Sunday, March 26. For more information please contact one of the following: County residents – 881-4545, Nicholasville residents – 885-1321, Wilmore residents – 858-4412. Read or Print Complete Guidelines here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 will begin taking 2017 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 on January 3. 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
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.
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
The 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
Jessamine 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.
Jessamine County Fiscal Court Financial Statement
Current financial Statements available online.
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.
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.