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Published 10:39 am Thursday, September 1, 2016

107 S. Main St.     Nicholasville, KY 40356     Phone: 859-885-5381     Fax: 859-887-2966

www.jessaminejournal.com

Founded: The Jessamine Journal was founded in 1873 by J.M. Parish of Mount Sterling, Ky., and changed ownership several times during its first century. It has been managed by many distinguished Kentucky journalists, including C.W. Metcalf, Col. H.M. McCarty and Edgar E. Easterly Jr., an Associated Press editor and press secretary to Gov. A.B. “Happy” Chandler in the 1950s. Easterly bought the Journal and The Jessamine News-Week in 1956 and merged them the following year. In 1990, his son sold the weekly to Republic Newspapers Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn., and in 2001, the newspaper was purchased by Advocate Communications, a subsidiary of Schurz Communications. Boone Newspapers, Inc. took ownership at the start of 2016.

Circulation:3,595 weekly

Circulation Area: The Journal serves mainly Jessamine County, immediately south of Lexington on the Kentucky River, and had an estimated population of 50,173 in 2013. Nicholasville, with a population of 28,730, is the county seat. The county’s other city, Wilmore, has a population of 6,084.

The Market: The Journal is the only local news source in Jessamine County, but the market is competitive because the community is quickly growing toward Lexington, the location of a regional daily. The community is prosperous, with a low rate of unemployment, but about 60 percent of employees commute to other counties to work. The county is a significant agricultural producer in the state, and there is some industry and retail. Home construction and real estate sales are also important segments of the economy.

Staff List

Classifieds

Nicholasville

Nicholasville Police Department Arrests Sept. 8 – 13

News

COVID in Kentucky ‘bad as it has ever been in pandemic’

News

Republicans announce Douglas as Senate District 22 candidate

News

Democrats announce Bukulmez as Senate District 22 candidate

Breaking News

Jessamine County sheriff arrested for DUI

Breaking News

US27 closed following deadly collision; Road to remain closed for several hours

Jessamine County

Construction site fire leads to fatality

Jessamine County

Health department highlights recovery opportunities 

Jessamine County

Hospitals filling up with COVID-19 patients as virus surge continues 

News

Highest ever ‘Ag tag’ donations reach $731,627 for 2021

community columnists

Back to school for the square pegs

Jessamine County

Kentucky AG joins coalition opposing Biden rewrite of federal gun laws

Jessamine County

A not-so-novel idea in a novel time

Jessamine County

Med-Save Pharmacy partners with community for check up/vaccination event

COVID-19

Hospitals filling up with COVID-19 patients as virus surge continues 

County Calendar

Jessamine County Public Library calendar

Jessamine County

Getting a boost

Jessamine County

Numerous vehicle thefts reported in Orchard Subdivision, Ridgevew Drive areas

Jessamine County

Wilmore Summer Weekend Concert Series concluding Friday, Saturday

Education

Jessamine County parent, former police officer aiming to help homeless students 

News

COVID-19 cases in children at all-time high, hospitals nearing capacity, Governor warns

Education

Jessamine County Schools return to in-person learning

News

The mask wars: Local choice better than Frankfort’s coercion

Jessamine County

Readers answer the call in support of hometown newspapers