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Looking back published in the Jessamine Journal 4.18.19

10 years ago: April 16, 2009

100-plus go bald for Gavin’s cause: More than 125 people showed up in the parking lot of Tractor Supply to have their heads shaved in support of Gavin Carr who had been fighting leukemia since February.
Magistrates recognize 911 center: The Jessamine County Fiscal Court joined others around the country in declaring the week of April 12 through 18 as National Park Safety Telecommunications Week, in honor of the men and the women of the Jessamine County 911 Center.
Korean War Soldier buried at Camp Nelson: A Beattyville man was one of four missing from the Korean War whose remains have been identified and were returned to their families for proper burial with military honors.
EJMS administering cyber safety program: As the number of preteen and teenage children using the Internet continues to rise, so does the number of children who are being victimized by online predators. Jessamine County Schools will have a new tool in its effort to combat cybercrime.

20 years ago: April 15, 1999

Bomb rocks school, three juveniles, one adult charged: Three local students and a Nicholasville man have been charged in connection with a blast that shook East Jessamine High School Monday morning.
Thirty-two arrested in Nicholasville drug raids: The roundup of suspected drug dealers by Nicholasville Police which began last week has resulted in at least 32 persons being jailed on related charges.
Groggins Ferry zone change not on schedule: The Nicholasville Planning Commission will not discuss the proposed rezoning of a 181-acre farm near Groggins Ferry Road when they meet on April 26.
Council debates tax, water rates: Intense debate Monday led the Wilmore City Council to schedule a special work session for next week to discuss the funding of the proposed $4.2 million water treatment plant.

30 years ago: April 20, 1989

Family of five displaced by kitchen grease pan fire Friday: A family of five were not home Friday night at 9:50 p.m. when Nicholasville Fire Department responded to a call for help and 20 firefighters were thrown into battle to subdue flames that had a good start in the kitchen.
Dish barn founder named business woman of the year: With 120 in attendance at the annual general membership meeting of the Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce, six were honored for community contributions at Lone Oak Country Club Monday evening.
Brookside wins county governor’s cup competition: Brookside Elementary students placed first Saturday in the county Governors Cup competition at Wilmore Elementary.

40 years ago: April 19, 1979

Board of Education approves half day kindergarten sessions: The Board of Education approved a plan to hold public kindergarten in half-day sessions next fall. Approximately 260 students are eligible.
Suspected Bee-Bee gun marauders taken into custody after Thursday spree: Four Jessamine County teenagers have been arrested in connection with a Bee-Bee gun shooting in Nicholasville Thursday night that damaged Nicholasville homes, vehicles and street lights.
Kentucky Heritage Commission distributes landmark certificates to Jessamine properties: Kentucky Heritage Commission has recognized the historical and cultural value of many Jessamine County properties by issuing state landmark certificates to property owner representatives.

50 years ago: April 17, 1969

Nicholasville Lions sell brooms again, collect old glasses: Nicholasville Lion’s Club members are engaged in their annual broom sale project All proceeds go to the Lions Sight Conservation Program.
Eight city vehicle accidents injure two, damage property: Eight vehicle accidents have caused minor personal injury considerable property loss in Nicholasville over the last two weeks.
Candidates draw for ballet positions: Tuesday afternoon in the local County Clerk’s Office was the time for local candidates to draw for position in the May 27 primary election.
Two killed on highway: Vehicle accidents Tuesday night and yesterday in Fayette County have taken the life of one Jessamine Countian, and involved Wilmore resident in second death.