Looking back

Published 11:44 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

10 years ago:
March 19, 2009

Bellerive asks city commission to push back payment: The Nicholasville City Commission is mulling over a request made by Bellerive Development which would postpone a $100,000 payment owed to the city in 2009 and push it back to 2012.
Three projects find merit on state road plan: Three Jessamine County projects made it into the state’s six year road plan during the legislative session, including planning phases for both the eastern bypass and I-75 corridor.
Purebred Passion: There is no glitz and glamour nurturing neglected horses, but it is still a passion for the Hunters. The Hunters themselves are owners of several horses and farm managers of the 72-acre equine rescue center.
Wilmore voices concerns with board of adjustments: The Wilmore City Council voted March 9 to have City Attorney Bobby Gullette draft a letter to the Jessamine County-City Board of Adjustments expressing the council’s disapproval of a proposal that the board will hear March 19 about a variance to Wilmore’s 200-foot easement ordinance.

20 years ago:
March 18, 1999

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Four lanes planned for U.S. 68: Despite opponents attempts to postpone the decision, a panel of local residents and government officials voted last week to make Jessamine County’s only Kentucky scenic bypass four lanes.
New road would destroy farmer’s lifelong dream: Leonard Clark did something unheard of in those days. It was 1949, and he recently moved from New York City to sunny California with this wife and two daughters, Sandy and Jan. Today, Sandy and Jan are the hard-working owners of Glen Echo Farm, a 110-acre horse farm of U.S. 68 where they have been breeding top quality race horses for 20 years. If U.S. 68 is widened and its alignment is changed, Glen Echo will be split in two.
Citizens group formed to fight U.S. 27 growth: Anger over a postponed subdivision led more than 100 local residents to organize a citizens group last week in order to fight the development.

30 years ago:
March 23, 1989

Wilmore resident Robert Greathouse recognized for 66 years in lodge: The 93-year-old was recently awarded a plaque for 66 years service to Wilmore Lodge No. 966. He became master mason Dec. 20, 1921.
JPC Oks light industry zone for Bessie Hisel Farm on Catnip Hill Pike: At the March 7 Jessamine County Wilmore Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, the commission voted unanimously in favor of her zone map amendment application from A-1 agricultural to I-1 light industry on 38.75 acres.
Vehicle floats over Lock 7 after larceny: A vehicle which went over Lock 7 at High Bridge on the Kentucky river March 11 was determined to be stolen from a Lexington auto dealership that same day.

40 years ago:
March 22, 1979

Fiscal court disapproves of plan to create five agricultural zones: The fiscal court finished a review of the comprehensive plan Thursday and sent a list of proposed changes to the Jessamine County-Wilmore Planning Commission. The court recommended not having any 10-acre lot zoning. The minimum lot size allowed on agricultural land would be five acres all over the county.
Wind drives brush fires out of control; two sheds destroyed, many acres scorched: The number of fire alarms over the weekend came close to a record, sixteen. Nearly all the fires were brush fires, one of which destroyed two buildings on Jessamine Station Road.
Several people want to fill vacant seat in fiscal court: There is a vacancy in fiscal court, led by the resignation of Mrs. Mildred Bunch, High Bridge, who moved to Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Board of Education chairman says prevention is cure for vandalism: Board of Education Chairman Joe Daughtery is asking for something to be done about growing vandalism in Jessamine County Schools. Daughtery recommended some sort of prevention be used to stop school vandalism.

50 years ago:
March 20, 1969

Fiscal court remains deadlocked on planning commission board: Fiscal court met behind closed doors for one hour Thursday with Muin Kaila. Professional planner, discussing the proposed city county planning board.
Newly ordained Presbyterian minister fills Nicholasville post: Ordained Sunday in his first pastorate, Rev. Gorman Parish now fills the Nicholasville Presbyterian pulpit left vacant by Rev. George Fletcher.