Trash Collection Changes for Thanksgiving

Central Kentucky Hauling will be closed Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. Jessamine County &  City of Nicholasville residential trash and recycling collections will be pushed back one day from your normal schedule. Thursday routes will run Friday, and Friday routes will run Saturday. For more information contact Central Kentucky Hauling at (859) 305-1073 or visit online.

Jessamine County Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Friday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m., join Judge/Executive David K. West and the Jessamine County Fiscal Court on the Courthouse Lawn at 101 North Main Street in Nicholasville for our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Features include: free pictures with Santa, hot chocolate, cookies and music. If you can’t make it in person, you can watch the Facebook Live broadcast at https://www.facebook.com/JessamineCountyKY

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa! The Jessamine County Courthouse will have a mailbox to the North Pole set up from Monday, November 29th through Wednesday, December 23rd. Children are welcome to come by and drop off their letters to Santa during this time. We ensure that all mail will arrive to the North Pole promptly!

St. “Nich” Christmas Fest

Nicholasville’s 7th Annual St. “Nich” Christmas Fest Saturday, December 11, 2021 in Downtown Nicholasville. Activities will take place all day including: local shopping & dining, craft show, Santa’s workshop, Ugly Sweater 5K run, and the big parade at 5:30 p.m. followed by pictures with Santa. Follow the event on Facebook www.facebook.com/stnichfest

10-digit dialing in Jessamine County

Starting October 24, 2021 the 859 area code will begin requiring 10-digit dialing. On this date you will need to use all 10 digits of phone numbers, including local numbers, to complete calls. This change will help support the Federal Communications Commission in adopting a 3 digit National Suicide Hotline, which will be launching in 2022. Check out this link for further details

Where do my Property Taxes Go?

Your annual Property Taxes are an important source of income for Jessamine County Fiscal Court and are used to fund services such as education, emergency, roads, parks, recreation, health and library. This 2021 Property Tax Chart shows the breakdown of how funds are distributed throughout the county.

Alzheimer Support 

Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists Jessamine County families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through our free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the Jessamine County area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones.

Jessamine 911 Now Hiring 

Are you looking for a career that is diverse, fast paced, exciting, and personally rewarding? Emergency telecommunicators don’t just answer telephones and talk on the radio, they are the highly trained first point of contact when an emergency arises. Apply at the Jessamine 911 Career page. Or pick up an application at the front desk of the 911 Public Safety Center, 101 South 2nd Street from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Jessamine Creek Gorge Preserve Reservations 

Jessamine Creek Gorge is a Preserve owned and operated by the Jessamine County Fiscal Court. The 268 acre tract is recognized as one of the most important sites for conservation within the Kentucky River Palisades, and provides habitat for federally and state listed, threatened and endangered species. In recent years, the Preserve has seen a tremendous increase in visitors. Due to the environmental significance of the Preserve and in an effort to protect this valuable resource, a reservation policy has been instituted. Please make your reservations here.

Job Posting: Valley View Ferry Deckhand  

Valley View Ferry Authority is now accepting applications for a seasonal Deckhand position. The Valley View Ferry is located 10 miles south of Lexington KY on the Kentucky River at Mile Marker 157.8. Per Coast Guard regulations this position will require pre-employment drug screen and will be subject to random drug screening if hired for position. For more information or applications call (859) 509-6085 or e-mail g.w.dean@usa.net. Applications are also available here.

Rental Reservations for High Bridge Pavilion 

Jessamine County Fiscal Court will begin taking reservations for High Bridge Pavilion only on Monday, March 29th@ 8:00 a.m. Unfortunately due to renovations, this will be the only building available for rent at this time. You MUST apply in person at the Jessamine County Courthouse and have the required $200.00 security deposit (check only) at initial visit. In order to rent our facility you MUST be a Jessamine County Resident 21 years of age or older. Rental fee $125.00 per day. Non-profit rental fee $50.00 per day. Rental times are 12:00 noon- 11 :00 p.m., Friday- Sunday only. For more information contact the County Judge’s Office at (859) 885-4500.

Testing available at Jessamine Health Dept.

Stay informed, be prepared. Get the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Jessamine County Health Department. If you have questions, please go to www.jessaminehealth.org/covid19/ or call the Hotline at 800-722-5725. 


Find It on the Jessamine County Website!

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Board Appointments and Meeting Schedules

Jessamine County Code of Ordinances


Large Animal Composting & Livestock Removal

Effective September 1, 2020, Large Animal Composting of KY (LACKY) in Casey County will handle removal of dead livestock in Jessamine County. This is a free service to ensure proper disposal of dead animals to protect water quality and community health. Owner Brent Woodrum asks livestock owners/producers to call or text as soon as the animal goes down day or night. Includes horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, goats, and other agricultural animals. Phone (859) 397-1078. More information.

Health Insurance – Get Covered with KHBE

If you do not have health coverage or are experiencing job loss or layout during the Coronavirus crisis, contact Michelle Ballew at the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange for insurance help at (502) 682-0944.  For more information see flyer.


Kentucky Transportation Projects in Jessamine County


Visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website to see the local Jessamine County Projects. You can view the plans and get updates on roads and transportation projects in District 7.


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.

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.

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