High Bridge Homecoming Festival, August 20-21
The 12th Annual High Bridge Homecoming Festival will be held on Saturday, August 20 – Sunday, August 21 at historic High Bridge Park, located approximately 4 miles from Wilmore, Kentucky. The festival will feature live entertainment, food concessions, displays, demonstrations of martial arts, Irish dancing, and baton twirling, model train exhibit, free children’s activities, “Art in the Park”, silent auctions, raffles and crafts by local artisans. Festival goers will see historic High Bridge and can view the Kentucky River on the overlook and even take a short “paddle” trip up the Kentucky River. A special feature to this year’s festival will be a FREE concert by The Lawman on Saturday at 6:00 pm. The Lawmen are full-time, professional musicians who serve as ambassadors of Norfolk Southern Railroad. They log 250 performances a year and have appeared on The Grand Ole Opry. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 859-858-3895 or visit www.wilmore.org. Like us on Facebook and follow special announcements regarding the festival. Festival schedule available here.
VisitNich.com Bowl: High School Sports Action
The VisitNich.com Bowl brings exciting high school sports action to Nicholasville! The 9th annual VisitNich.com Bowl begins Friday, August 19, 2016 with a football invitational tournament at the West Jessamine Field. The Bowl also includes a Soccerama Showcase Tournament on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Soccer games will be held at the East Jessamine Field. See the Facebook page for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Jessamine County Trails Website
See the new Jessamine County Trails Association website. The website is a great place to plan your favorite outdoor activities, such as : Walking, Jogging, Hiking, Biking, Paddling, and Horseback Riding. The website is packed with beautiful photos from all around Jessamine County.
Building Rental Reservations
Jessamine County Fiscal Court will begin taking reservations for county buildings starting January 4, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Buildings available include: Blue Building at City County Park; Old Jail on Main Street; High Bridge Pavilion in Wilmore; and the Keene Community Center in Keene. Priorities will be given to those who apply in person followed by phone calls in the order they are received. In order to rent facilites you must be a Jessamine County resident 21 year of age or older and have the required $200.00 security deposit at initial January visit. More.
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.
Stormwater 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 stormwater ordinance on a construction site or a residence, call Mike Cassidy, Jessamine County Public Services Director, at (859) 887-8078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about stormwater runoff visit www.epa.gov/greeningepa/stormwater.
The 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.
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.