Jessamine County

Jessamine County, Kentucky

101 N Main St
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Phone: (859) 885-4161
Fax: (859) 885-5837

In central KY, south of Lexington; established Dec 19, 1798 from Fayette County. Name Origin: For the Jessamine Creek and the jasmine (jessamine) flowers on its banks. The legend that it was named for Jessamine Douglass, daughter of an early settler, is baseless

Area (sq mi):: 174.45 (land 173.13; water 1.32) Population per square mile: 251.00
Population 2005: 43,463 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 11.30%; 1990-2000 28.00% Population 2000: 39,041 (White 93.70%; Black or African American 3.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 32.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,842; median household $40,096; Population below poverty level: 10.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,832-$25,940
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Nicholasville County seat (22,878)

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    Danny Reynolds, 55, was arrested while he said he was trail-riding with some friends on a road near his home in Jessamine County.
    6-acre lake at Southland Christian Church in northern Jessamine County is now enrolled in the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program.
    Eden Grey is the teen services librarian at the Jessamine County Public Library in Nicholasville, Kentucky.
    The Jessamine County Fiscal Court voted 4-2 in September to award the county's solid waste contract to Central Kentucky Landfill and Hauling.
    Kathy Fields, superintendent of Jessamine County Schools in Kentucky, is getting experience at all levels of her district during her second year on the job.
    Presidentelect Dexter Knight was principal of Jessamine County Career Technology Center, serving a suburb of Lexington.
    Located 20 miles south of Lexington on a rural site in Jessamine County, this facility consists of a 14-bed emergency department, imaging, lab, administration, and an attached MOB with offices for 10 physicians.
    After 32 years of teaching students in Jessamine County Schools, John Barnes is still fascinated by how kids learn, particularly in the area of math.
    Named after Major General William "Bull" Nelson, who founded Kentucky's first Union recruitment camp, Camp Nelson construction began in 1863 by the Army of the Ohio to leverage the southern end of Jessamine County.
    The Nelsons' vineyards are in Jessamine County, about 16 miles from Lexington and only a few miles from what they believe to be the first commercial wine grape vineyard ever established in the United States.
    McCall said he does a lot of official entertaining at the house he owns in an upscale subdivision in Jessamine County.
    With the financial help from the Farmers Home Administration, a department of the United States Department of Agriculture, Jessamine County Rural Water District is currently installing 200,000 feet of water line to serve 375 customers who previously had been using primitive cisterns or private wells for their water supply.