Looking Back

Published 11:19 am Thursday, February 28, 2019

10-years-ago: Feb. 26, 2009

EWWWWWWWW! Bedbugs are making a reappearance in some hotels and homes after having been almost completely eradicated in the mid-20th century. After being wiped out in the 1940s and 1950s with the use of DDT, more regulations on chemicals have caused a recent resurgence of the bedbugs.
City settles with former employee. The City of Nicholasville settled a lawsuit with a former employee, agreeing to pay her $10,000 in back pay. Carol Johnson filed a lawsuit claiming the city wrongfully terminated her in violation of public policy under discrimination and wage discrimination because of sex and violated the whistle blowing statute.
NPD cruiser involved in accident. Three people had to be extracted from their vehicle after it collided with a police cruiser.

East thumps Burgin, advances to second round. Behind their prodigal senior post player’s game high 15 points and a 20-2 run in the first quarter, the East Jessamine Girls basketball team assured itself a chance at defending its 46th District Championship with a 65-27 win over Burgin Monday night.
Jags, Colts set on collision course. For Jessamine County sports fans wishing for an East vs. West rubber match, you’ve got your wish. Two Jessamine schools took care of business Tuesday night when West (22-8) cruised past Burgin (17-8), 69-44 and East (21-9) escaped Mercer (15-14) with a dramatic 62-60 victory.

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20-years-ago: Feb. 24, 1999

East Jessamine students tested for TB. Students and faculty were tested for tuberculosis in the school auditorium. The TB screening was necessary after a recent visitor to the school came down with a confirmed case of the disease.
Cable service bought. Nicholasville’s feud with FrontierVision ended Tuesday when the cable provider was purchased by Pennsylvania cable firm Adelphia Communications Corp.
Groggins Ferry discussion postponed. More than 100 local residents crowded into the Nicholasville City Hall in protest of the proposed development of two subdivisions in rural Jessamine County.

WJ girls top EJ in 42nd District Tourney. The Lady Colts tripped up crosstown against rival East Jessamine, 55-44, in the opening round of the 42nd District Tournament played by West Jessamine.
Gutty Lady Colts fade as Catholic wins 67-32. Lexington Catholic 27, West Jessamine 20.

30-years-ago: Feb. 23, 1989

Family flees Tashamingo Drive flood. Six households denied vehicle exit; emergency county roadway provided. Heavy rainfall last week measured over eight inches in some sectors of Jessamine County and flooded creeks, streams, rivers and bridges.
Wilmore Mayor nervous over funding for nursing home. Council anxious; land donors still remain confident. Arvid and Judy Metclif wait patiently for government authorities to part the sea of red tape that surrounds a construction for the start of the Veterans Nursing Home of Wilmore.
First all-female jury was from Jessamine County. Circuit Court Judge Robert J. Jackson, on behalf of the Jessamine County Circuit Court, accepted a gift photo enlargement Friday morning of the first all-female jury in the United States.

Lady Colts beat Nicholas Co. 55-43 to post 13-9 record.
Basketball sweetheart contest raises $950 for Ecuador trip.
Colt JV’s bop Indians 68-49. Colts are 14-1 after beating Madison Central, 68-49, Tuesday at Jessamine County High School.

40-years-ago: Feb. 22, 1979

Redistricting plans for schools presented to board of education. A proposed plan for redistricting Jessamine County elementary schools was presented to the board of education Tuesday. Redistricting is necessary to determine areas students will come from to attend the new elementary school which is expected to be finished by fall 1979.
Some magistrates want more county growth, but not near Jessamine/Fayette boundary. Fiscal Court met Thursday for the second week in a row with the county planner, Michael Greene, to discuss a planning commission recommendation to create various agricultural zones in the county. Three magistrates stated they wanted the map changed to show a proposed rural “buffer” separating Jessamine County and Fayette County.
Nicholasville Elementary damaged during break-in. Nicholasville Elementary was broken into Monday night or early Tuesday. The school has been broken into two-to-three times a year. The cafeteria window was pried open with a tire tool. When teachers returned to school, they noticed things missing from their desks, such as small calculators and change.

President asks fiscal court for assistance to busy little league basketball program. Harold Moore requested Thursday afternoon the fiscal court give the league $1,600 to cover custodian costs for Nicholasville Elementary School where the teams play.

50-years-ago: Feb. 27, 1969

Bobby G. Morgan buys, reopens Yeary Lumber & Concrete Plant. The former Yearly Lumber and Concrete Company has been purchased by Bobby G. Morgan, a general contractor and masonary man for 20-years. Morgan announces the concrete phase of the business is now reopen, with the lumber and materials business expected to open in the spring.
Nicholasville Police wreck cruiser, nab fleeing motorist. Two automobiles were wrecked, including the city of Nicholasville police cruiser, in a race through town that reached speeds of up to 80 mph the morning of Feb. 14.
Nicholasville theatre being sold to Tommy Masters at auction. The Nicholasville Theatre building was sold at auction Saturday to Thomas E. Masters, Lexington, for $29,600. Masters was out of town and could not comment on his plans for the building.