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Local veteran knocks it out of the park 

Red “Clarence” Stephens is a local World War II veteran. He was stationed in Belgium and Germany between 1944 and 1946. After all these years, the 90-year-old still wanted to do one thing: play ball. 

Gary Morgan, Jessamine County Magistrate, said during a card game, Stephens mentioned wanting to play ball. 

“He wanted to play softball,” Morgan said. “So Justin (Ray) and I and put a game together.” 

Both magistrates Morgan and Ray played softball at the City-County Park with Stephens on Saturday.

“Not only did everyone have a good time together, Ray said. “(Stephens) was rather impressive.” 

Stephens is married to Betty Stephens, has three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.