St. “Nich” Christmas Fest, Saturday, December 13!


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, 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. See the schedule. Get your business or organization involved with these participation forms or call (859) 881-3820.

Farewell Reception, December 16


A farewell reception honoring the service of County Judge/Executive Wm. Neal Cassity, County Clerk Eva L. McDaniel, Magistrate George Dean, and Magistrate Bobby Day Wilson will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Jessamine County Courthouse on Tuesday, December 16.

Author Peter Brackney Book Signing, December 20


Meet Peter Brackney, the author of “Lost Lexington,” from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20 at J’s Place, 101 S. Main Street in Nicholasville. In addition to signing copies of his new book, Brackney will speak on Nicholasville’s lost architectural treasures such as the 1804 log cabin on Walnut Street that burned last week. “Lost Lexington” includes a chapter on Jessamine County’s 1796 Chaumiere du Prairie estate. More info.

Valley View Ferry Temporarily Closed for Inspection

Valley View FerryThe Valley View Ferry will be closed beginning Friday, Oct. 17 until further notice for a U.S. Coast Guard dry-dock inspection. The car barge will be removed from the water, sandblasted and repainted during the inspection period. Estimated time of closure is 3 weeks. This time frame is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Please continue to visit this page for dry-dock status reports and re-opening notice. Operating status can also be checked by calling the Traffic Information Hotline in Lexington at (859) 258-3611. Dry-dock inspections are required by the Coast Guard every 5 years. We apologize for  any inconvenience this may cause.

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

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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