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Memorial Day at Camp Nelson National Cemetery

CN_cemetery_105x79Memorial Day Observance at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Monday, May 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Ceremony includes: Caisson/Cannon Salute, Music by West Jessamine High School Band, Kelley Casey, Doug Diggles and Johnetta Porter, Invocation, Presentation of Colors, Special Appearance of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass., Rifle Salute, Taps and more. See complete program.

The Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest, Saturday, May 30

wine_105x79A celebration of Kentucky vineyards and winemaking in downtown Nicholasville at the corner of Oak and York Streets on Sat., May 30 from noon until 7 p.m. Fine wineries from across the region will be there, plus Kentucky Proud Foods, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, and the Run for the Merlot Contest.  $30 wine tent admission. Art & Crafts and food area are free. Call (859) 553-1995. See more.

400 Mile Sale on US-68, June 4 – 7

400 Mile saleDozens of communities, hundreds of yard sales, antique shops, food vendors and fundraisers participate in this annual 4-day event that stretches over 400 miles of scenic US-68. Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7. For info about the Jessamine County site at the Servant Heart Farm, see the 2-page local vendor form or contact Mary Kozak at 859-492-3115. More info at 400mile.com.

Jessamine County Pictorial History Book

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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

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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
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 (as of December 31, 2014)

 

 

Five-Year Consolidated Plan Survey

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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

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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.

 

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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