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Black History Celebration, Saturday, Feb. 10

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Come learn about Jessamine County’s African-American history and heritage at the Black History Month Celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 10 at the Jessamine County Public Library. This year’s theme, The Power of Togetherness: Moving Toward Positive Change, will be expressed through presentations and performances from Macedonia Baptist Church, Gospel Word Missionary Church, Camp Nelson, the Imani Dance and Drum Company, the Ron Spriggs Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit and others. Schedule and more available here.

County-Wide Clean-Up, March 24 – 31

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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 24 through Saturday, March 31 from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm and CLOSED on Sunday, March 25. 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 24 to Saturday, March 31 from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm and CLOSED on Sunday, March 25. 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.

Taxpayer Location Services Bids

Jessamine County Fiscal Court is seeking sealed bids for Taxpayer Location Services. The Service will be required to locate and collect from businesses that should be paying occupational and/or net profit taxes in Jessamine County. Sealed bids will be accepted at the office of the Jessamine County Judge/Executive, David K. West, Jessamine County Courthouse, 101 North Main Street, Nicholasville, KY 40356 until Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00 noon. Download the 9 page specification document.

PGA comes to Jessamine County in Summer 2018

The PGA comes to Jessamine County in Summer 2018 when Keene Trace Golf Club will host the first Babasol Championship in Kentucky July 16-22.  The tournament, one of 49 PGA Tour events next year, will be televised on The Golf Channel. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was on hand for the press conference as well as Jessamine County Judge Executive David West and Nicholasville Mayor Pete Sutherland.
See photo gallery here.

Your 2017 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 for 2017. Click to see chart.

 

Read news from the Jessamine County Fiscal Court

jess_mattersTake a look at the latest issue of the Jessamine Matters Newsletter here. If you would like to receive the Jessamine Matters Newsletter right in your email inbox, follow the easy instructions at the end of the newsletter.

Jessamine County Attorney
Develops PSA to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Jessamine County Attorney Brian Goettl has developed a Public Service Announcement in cooperation with Judge Executive David West and the Jessamine County Fiscal Court entitiled — THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND YOU. The video was created to educate the public on the dangers of opioid prescripton pain medications leading to heroin addiction. For more information, read the press release about the PSA. See the video.

 

Jessamine County Pictorial History Book

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GOING, GOING, ALMOST GONE: There are only 50 pictorial books left to sell. Buy one now before there GONE. The books are available for purchase during regular business hours at the Farmers Bank, 200 North Main Street and the Creative Art League at Grayson and Gullette Law offices, 125 South Main Street. The Historical Society at 216 North Main Street at Farmers Square also has books for sale from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays.

Storm Water Runoff Reporting

stormwaterjpg 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

hbnewpavilion 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.

Kentucky Transportation Projects in Jessamine County

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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.

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.

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.

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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

United_way_211 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.

Financial Statement

financial-statement-formsJessamine County Fiscal Court Financial Statement Current financial Statements available online.

 

Discover Jessamine County

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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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