Fiscal court votes to prohibit constables from using blue lights

Published 1:30 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

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During the Tuesday, Feb. 21, Jessamine County Fiscal Court meeting, the court had a packed agenda and made a major decision about constables’ usage of blue police lights.

In some counties throughout America, constables are able to use blue police lights. Before this meeting, constables in Jessamine County were able to use blue lights. The fiscal court ruled that constables will no longer have this ability, attributing it mainly to constables’ lack of police training.

The court may revisit this decision and change its vote at any time.

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In other court news:

• On Wednesday, March 1, at 11:30 a.m. in the Jessamine County Fiscal Courtroom, the fiscal court will meet for a budget work session for various community funding. The allotted total for community funding is $70,000.

• From Saturday, March 25, to Saturday, April 1, there will be a county-wide cleanup. This means that residents of Jessamine County will be able to bring their residential waste to 400 Park Drive in Nicholasville or in Wilmore at 305 West Linden St. Both sites will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on Sunday, March 26. There will be no curbside pickup for Nicholasville or Wilmore residents. Due to safety concerns, there will also not be roadside cleanup.

• Jessamine County will have a tornado drill on Wednesday, March 1, at 10:07 a.m.

• An ARPA workshop will be coming soon. The Fiscal Court has yet to allocate most of its funding, and will likely hear from community organizations requesting funding. .

• The fiscal court’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 7, at 4 p.m.