Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 22

Come celebrate the African-American history and heritage of Jessamine County at the Public Library from 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, February 22. Lunch will be provided by the Jessamine County Judge Executive’s Office and Fiscal Court. Following lunch, the Lexington Children’s Theater will perform “Long Road to Freedom.” See the poster.

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.

County-Wide Clean-Up, March 21-28 

County Clean Up

The County-wide Clean-up is for residents of Jessamine County to dispose of residential debris.  Citizens are encouraged to bring debris to either the Jessamine County Road Department at 400 Park Drive in Nicholasville or in Wilmore at 305 West Linden St.  Hours for both sites will be Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, March 28 from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm and CLOSED on Sunday, March 22. There will be no curbside pickup in Nicholasville or Wilmore. County residents must have their debris on the curb before 8:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21. Other restrictions apply, see details.

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, 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.



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.



Jessamine “News to Use” Newsletter

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Dead Livestock Removal

Countryside Industries, (859) 421-1867, is now handling Dead Livestock Removal in Jessamine County. This includes horses, cattle, sheep, hogs, ostrich, goats, llamas and other agricultural animals. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Fridays. More information.

The 2019 Fiscal Court looks forward to serving you.

The Jessamine County Fiscal Court. Front row from left: Paul Floyd (Dist. 5), Gary Morgan (Dist. 6), Kent Slusher (Dist. 4). Back row from left: Tim Vaughan (Dist. 2), David K. West (Judge Executive), Justin Ray (Dist. 1), Terry Meckstroth (Dist. 3).

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.

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

Kentucky Transportation Projects in Jessamine County


Camp Nelson is a National Monument!

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke applauded the president’s designation of Kentucky’s Camp Nelson as a National Monument. Initially established as a Union Army supply depot and hospital, Camp Nelson became a key emancipation site and refugee camp for African American soldiers and their families during the Civil War. Located in Jessamine County, Kentucky, it was one of the largest Union Army recruitment and training centers in the nation for African American soldiers, then known as U.S. Colored Troops. Thousands of enslaved African Americans risked their lives escaping to Camp Nelson with the hope of securing their freedom and controlling their own futures during and after the war. Today, the site remains one of the best-preserved landscapes and archaeological sites associated with Civil War era U.S. Colored Troops recruitment camps and the African American refugee experience. Camp Nelson will now be the 418th site that the National Park Service oversees.

Jessamine Fiscal Court welcomes Camp Nelson resolution

A “MONUMENTAL” day for Jessamine County, October 25, 2018. The president signed the monument proclamation declaring the site Camp Nelson National Monument and putting it under the care of the National Park Service.


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

United_way_211 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<

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