New issue of Jessamine Life will be out next week

Published 10:33 am Thursday, August 30, 2018

It is hard to believe it has been three months since we put out our last edition of the community magazine Jessamine Life, but yet it has. If you have not picked up a copy yet, I urge you to come by the office and pick up our new one this coming week and grab a few of our past editions while you are at it.

I was told by many residents in the community that our last magazine was our best to date. From Leonard Fitch, owner of Fitch’s IGA in Wilmore, to the many other stories including resident’s historical accounts of the community over the years, classic old time radio shows and local shopping — if you thought our last magazine was good I can’t wait for you to see our fall edition.

Our next edition covers not only a day in the life of your local first responders at the Nicholasville Fire Department but includes a story of long time West Jessamine High School baseball coach Jody Hamilton. The fall edition also highlights the work of a local Jessamine County artist who aspires to paint murals on the side of buildings and also highlights the Dixie Café in Keene, who recently won third place at the Kentucky State Fair for Down-home Restaurant in the 2018 Best in Kentucky Awards.

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I also shared a family recipe for my famous pumpkin bread in the letter to the editor, and was able to talk to the local homemaker’s associations in the county who agreed to share some of their favorite recipes as well in our recipe section.

Local businesses did not miss out as we highlighted the works of Eva Walling at Valentina Salon, and also made sure and include for you all a spotted section highlighting all of your new Jessamine County teachers.

GiGi’s on Main in Wilmore was also featured, as well as a local broker from Remax, Kristy Gooch, who shared all the reasons why she loves Jessamine County.

This last edition was a joy to write and put together for everyone in the community to read. My hope is that it is just as successful as our last edition, if not more. As always, we love to hear feedback from the readers and hope everyone will also write in with suggestions on who they would like to see featured next in the county. If you like what you read, please let us know. If there are any ways we can make it better, we would love to hear that as well.

Happy fall, and happy reading from all of us here at the Jessamine Journal. 

Brittany Fuller is the community editor of The Jessamine Journal and Jessamine Life magazine. She can be reached at