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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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Deputy suspended over social media post

A deputy with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office was suspended without pay Wednesday, hours after posting a video online the department said was against its ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:12 pm

News

Murder case headed to grand jury

Just a week after his arrest for allegedly shooting another man outside his residence, the murder case against a Nicholasville man is headed to the ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:18 am

News

Discussions continue on Wilmore library branch

The City of Wilmore and the Jessamine County Public Library are getting closer to an agreement to open a branch in the new city government ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:17 am

Jessamine County

Judicial center board starts meetings, decisions

Sometime this decade, Jessamine County will have a new judicial center, with all courtrooms, judges’ chambers and the clerk’s office under one roof. Beyond that, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:59 pm

Jessamine County

Rock Fence concerts continue Friday

As fall begins in central Kentucky, music lovers in Nicholasville are taking one last fling for live music while the weather allows.  The free Rock ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:58 pm

Homicide

One dead after early morning shooting

A Nicholasville man will be facing a murder charge after allegedly shooting and killing another person on Beauford Place. Michael Walker, 45, of Rebel Road, ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:18 pm

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Concerts resume at Rock Fence Park

As fall begins in central Kentucky, music lovers in Nicholasville are taking one last fling for live music while the weather allows. The free Rock ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:01 am

Jessamine County

Fiscal Court approves lower tax rate in second vote

Jessamine County taxpayers will have a little less property tax to pay this year after the Fiscal Court lowered its 2020 rate Tuesday. Earlier this ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:54 pm

Jessamine County

Nicholasville man charged with ID theft, fraudulent purchases

Lexington and state police have charged a Jessamine County man with a number of charges after he allegedly purchased high-end cars and luxury apartments using ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:54 pm

Jessamine County

Meetings to start for new judicial center

Work is about to begin on plans for Jessamine County’s new judicial center with an online Zoom meeting. The Jessamine County Judicial Center Project Development ... Read more

by Fred Petke, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 1:52 pm

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