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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.

911 Telecommunications Appreciation Week 

This week, April 11 – 17, 2021, has been National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, where we take time to recognize and honor our Telecommunicators/911 Dispatchers. These individuals are the ones to connect police, fire, and medical responses to those in need. They do so much more than just answer telephones and talk on the radio, they are the highly trained first point of contact when an emergency arises. Read more.

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.

Planning Commission Zoom Meetings

The Jessamine County – City of Wilmore Joint Planning Commission will meet in regular session, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom following web address: https://zoom.us/j/92976900638. The Jessamine County – City of Wilmore Board of Adjustments will meet in regular session, Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Watch at https://zoom.us/j/99205994319

Recycling/Convenience Center is open!

The Jessamine County Convenience/Recycling Center at 123 Hendren Way is now open. After a brief shut-down for some much needed repairs, the Jessamine County Convenience/Recycling Center has reopened. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday. More information about the center.

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Storm Debris, Limb Disposal

Jessamine County residents can dispose of storm debris from the ice storm at the City of Nicholasville Sewer Treatment Plant located at 2296 Shun Pike, Nicholasville on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon. No tree stumps, no limbs larger than 8 inch diameter, nothing is accepted other than tree limbs, shrubs and leaves (without bags), no trash of any kind. There are no restrictions on the length of the debris (if you can legally haul it, it will be fine.) Residents may be asked for verification of residency (driver’s license.) For more information call (859) 885-4500. Special thanks to the City of Nicholasville.

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Planning Commission Zoom Meetings

The Jessamine County – City of Wilmore Joint Planning Commission will meet in regular session, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom following web address: https://zoom.us/j/92480705992. The Jessamine County – City of Wilmore Board of Adjustments will meet in regular session, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Watch at https://zoom.us/j/95415604723

E911 partners with Missing Kids Readiness Program

Jessamine County E911 has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and completed the requirements for the Missing Kids Readiness Program. The program promotes best practices for responding to calls of missing, abducted, and sexually exploited children. Jessamine 911 has met essential training and policy elements for preparedness in responding to a missing child incident. Congratulations to Director Chris Bowman and the dedicated 911 team.

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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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Team Kentucky: Prevent, Promote, Protect

Team Kentucky, the official Team Kentucky source for information concerning COVID-19. The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions. The COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 can answer general COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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