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Fred Petke, Author at Jessamine Journal

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

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Wilmore, JCPL exploring branch possibility

When the City of Wilmore purchased the former Providence School, there was more than enough room to house all of city government. There may be ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:29 am

jury trials

Trials able to resume, but no time table yet

The Kentucky Supreme Court authorized local courts to resume jury trials beginning Monday, but there’s no time frame at this point for Jessamine County. Commonwealth’s ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:24 am

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Loan applications for water line, waste water plant upgrades

Nicholasville officials got some good news Monday evening about financing its upcoming wastewater plant upgrades. Nicholasville Public Utilities Director Bob Amato told the City Commission ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:11 am

Jessamine County

COVID nears 200 case mark in Jessamine

As the number of new cases of the coronavirus continues to rise across Kentucky, Jessamine County is nearing the 200-case mark. Tuesday afternoon, the Jessamine ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:32 pm

Jessamine County

City approves first annexation vote for Lone Oak

City officials took another step toward annexing the former Lone Oak golf course into the city Monday by approving the first reading of a new ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Friday, July 17, 2020 10:10 am

COVID

Jessamine passes 100 cases for COVID

With nine new cases of COVID-19 reported in less than a week, Jessamine County has cleared the 100 case mark. As of Monday afternoon, the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:45 am

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Nicholasville fireworks coming Saturday

There will be fireworks over Nicholasville after all this year. R.J. Corman Railroad Group announced this week it would host the annual July 4 event. ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:44 am

bids

Bids due today for new Nicholasville police station

The last major part of planning for Nicholasville’s new police station should be in place today, when the construction bids are opened for consideration. The ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:42 am

confederate statue

Teen petitions county to remove Confederate statue

At 15, Jenna Sparks is young, but her cause is, in the words of President John F. Kennedy, “as old as the Scriptures and as ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:37 am

attempted robbery

Police charge man with imprisonment, attempted robbery

A Nicholasville man allegedly made a woman attempt to rob a bank for him after she ended their relationship. According to Nicholasville Police, officers were ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:37 am

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