UPDATE: Hundreds attend Prayers for Peace vigil for Ukraine in Jessamine County

Vigil set for March 8 at 7 p.m. at Jessamine County courthouse

UPDATE POSTED 9:35 P.M., MARCH 8TH, 2022: 3/8/22 9:35 P.M.

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky (WTVQ)- It was a night of solidarity in Jessamine County, where hundreds gathered around the courthouse steps for the “Prayers for Peace” vigil.

The event was held to show support for Ukraine and the 200 families who call Jessamine County their home.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear made an appearance at the event, telling the crowd that Kentucky stands behind Ukraine.

The event included Ukranian songs, prayers, and the lighting of the courthouse in yellow and blue.

Ukranian Pentacostal Church pastor Yaroslav “Jerry” Boyechko says seeing this kind of support means so much to his family.

“For me, that’s a big joy that we have people who care,” Boyechko said. “People who know us and people are praying for us and praying for the country of Ukraine.”

Sunflower seeds were donated and given out to families to be planted as seeds of “peace,”

For anyone who would like to help those in need, donations are being accepted at the Ukrainian Pentacostal Church.



JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Prayers for Peace, a vigil supporting Ukraine, is scheduled to take place in Jessamine County this week.

According to county leaders, the community is asked to gather at the Jessamine County courthouse at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 in a brief observance as the courthouse is lit-up in blue in solidarity for Ukraine.

County leaders shared the details in a post on social media, saying in part, “We stand by the many Ukrainian Citizens that have chosen to make Jessamine County home and support those community members effected by Russia’s attack on Ukraine.”


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