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Trick-or-Treat is Saturday, October 31

Halloween Trick-or-Treating in Jessamine County will be 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31. Door-to-door trick-or-treating with safety guidelines will be observed. There will be no Spooky Time on Main or Treats on Main events due to COVID-19 requirements. Safe trick-or-treat tips.

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Camp Nelson National Monument unveils new
sign at visitor center

The National Park Service unveiled a new visitor center sign on October 15 at  Camp Nelson National Monument. More photos from the event. The new sign shows visitors they are at a national monument managed by the National Park System. New park director Ernie Price was master of ceremonies. Although the visitor center is closed, park trails are open. Info at (859) 881-5716 and Camp Nelson National Monument

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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. 

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Local Reopening News

Our Jessamine County task force and the State of Kentucky are gradually reopening business activities while continuing to stay safe from coronavirus (COVID-19).
>Jessamine Chamber of Commerce Info
>Gov. Beshear’s Reopening Info.
>10 Steps to a Healthy Reopening.

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Find It on the Jessamine County Website!

financial-statement-formsJessamine County Fiscal Court Financial Statements

Board Appointments and Meeting Schedules

Jessamine County Code of Ordinances

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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.

Convenience Center Opens with New Policies

The Jessamine County Convenience/Recycling Center at 123 Hendren Way is now open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. New Policies: 1.) Customers must unload all material themselves. 2.) All items for recycling and disposal must be at the center no later than 3:30 p.m. Vehicles must be weighed in by 3:30 p.m. to ensure disposal of debris. 3.) Closed Saturday and Sunday. The green trailer drop-off sites have been closed, recycling is accepted at the Convenience/Recycling Center. 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.

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Net Profit Taxes deadline extended

In order to combat the financial impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Jessamine County, the filing and payment of net profit taxes by an employer or business entity for Tax Year 2019 under Chapter 110, Occupational License Tax of the Jessamine County Code of Ordinances is hereby automatically extended from April 15, 2020 until July 15, 2020. No further action on behalf of any employer or business entity shall be required for this extension relief.

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News to Use: Bridge Closed on Drake Lane 

The road bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad on Drake Lane in the Wilmore area of Jessamine County has been closed to traffic due to the condition of the substructure. The bridge,  originally constructed in 1960, is listed among bridges scheduled for replacement in a recent report by the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Be a local 2020 Census Taker 

Join the 2020 Census Team. $14.00 per hour + .58 cents per mile, Work in the county you live, Paid training, Flexible working hours starting in mid to late summer, lasting approx. 18 months. Requirements: 18 years old, U.S. Citizen, Have own transportation.  Apply online.  The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Learn more.

Your Property Taxes at Work

Property TaxWhat happens to your Jessamine County Property Taxes after they are assessed and collected? This 2019 pie chart shows the breakdown of the distribution of funds. Click to see chart.

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Kentucky Transportation Projects in Jessamine County

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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.

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.

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