Camp Nelson Civil War Days, Sept. 15 & 16

Camp Nelson

Meet General U.S. Grant, Frederick Douglass, Abe Lincoln and abolitionist John G. Fee at the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park Living History Event, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. Enjoy the Civil War era Punch and Judy marionette show. The School of the Soldier is an opportunity for children to learn infantry training. Other highlights include: an herbal medicine presentation, artillery demonstrations, cannon firing, live music and a period church service on Sunday morning. Tours of the antebellum White House and the fortifications will be available. On Saturday gates open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. On Sunday gates open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person, under 12 no charge. The park is located along US 27 about 20 miles south of Lexington, along US 27 at 6614 Danville Road. See the event flyer. For information call 859-881-5716 or visit www.campnelson.org. See Saturday and Sunday Schedule (4 pgs).

Tax and Revenue Update

Do you operate a business in Jessamine County? Check the Business Licensing page for the latest information. If you are operating a motor court, motel, hotel, inn, bed & breakfast, or similar business, be advised of the Transient Room Tax. For more information see the Transient Room Tax Information Page. Other questions about occupational and business taxes may be directed to the Tax Administrator’s Office.

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 for 2017. Click to see chart.


Read news from the Jessamine County Fiscal Court

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Jessamine County Attorney
Develops PSA to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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.


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.

Hope when you need it most

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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.

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