Jessamine County cancels Christmas tree lighting

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – In cooperation with local and state health guidelines for social distancing during the recent surge in COVID19 cases, the 2020 Jessamine County annual Tree Lighting Ceremony which had been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, has been cancelled.

“We will miss seeing everyone in person this year, but we know it’s important to take the precautions suggested by the Jessamine County and Kentucky State Health Departments,” Jessamine County Judge/Executive David K. West said.  “We want to do what’s necessary now, so we can welcome everyone back for next year’s ceremony.”

Although the traditionally well-attended Tree Lighting Ceremony will be missed by many, the Courthouse will continue to be a “bright spot” during the holiday season, according to Judge West.

For the first time in its history, the Courthouse bell tower and cupola will be lit up in green and red for the holidays.

The tree on the Courthouse lawn will be decorated as usual, and there will be a Christmas display.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to drive by and enjoy the lights and the decorations.

Anyone wishing to do so can also get out of their cars and take photos with the decorations in the background, as long as they are in small, family groups.

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