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Fred Petke, Author at Jessamine Journal

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun, the Jessamine Journal and the State Journal. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@bluegrassnewsmedia.com or call 859-759-0051.

Highbridge

Highbridge Pavilion to reopen, other rentals on hold

The pavilion at Highbridge is scheduled to reopen to public rental in April, but the county’s two other rental facilities will remain closed to the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, March 11, 2021 3:09 pm

City of Nicholasville

Nicholasville approves zoning change for subdivision

A zoning change request for a new subdivision off South Main Street cleared its first reading Monday, but after much discussion by the city commissioners. ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, March 11, 2021 2:57 pm

agreed order

City approves order with state to expand wastewater plant

Nicholasville city commissioner approved an order with the state to increase the wastewater treatment plant’s capacity and continue fixing sanitary sewer overflows. The agreement with ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:01 pm

Craig Cox

Cox named new NFD chief

Mark Case and Craig Cox progressed together through the ranks at the Nicholasville Fire Department. They started in the same recruit class in late 1998, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:55 pm

drug arrest

Nicholasville man charged with drug trafficking

A Nicholasville man was arrested after law enforcement officers found illegal drugs in his residence for a second time. Jordan O’Neal, 26, of Clyde Drive, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 26, 2021 4:12 pm

distribution

Tailor Made, owner sentenced for unlawful distribution of prescription drugs.

The owner of a Nicholasville compounding pharmacy was banned from being involved in distribution of prescription drugs Wednesday after pleading guilty in federal court. According ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:45 pm

Dexter Knight

JCTC looking for more ways to grow

A trip to visit Henderson County’s technical education program several years ago proved inspirational and transformative for Jessamine County. “We came back with a vision ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:32 pm

east-west trail

City approves documents for East, West trail project

A long awaited trail project through Jessamine County made a couple steps forward Monday as Nicholasville officials approved documents for design and property acquisition. The ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:33 pm

construction

County approves $140K for jail parking, storage

Magistrates unanimously approved spending about $140,000 toward the construction of a storage building outside the Jessamine County Detention Center. Tuesday, the Jessamine County Fiscal Court ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, February 19, 2021 11:23 am

road conditions

Roads still packed, more weather coming

With another round of winter weather due overnight, Jessamine County road crews were restocking salt and trying to maintain the roads. The National Weather Service ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:08 pm

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