Looking back published in the Jessamine Journal 5.9.19

Published 10:30 am Thursday, May 9, 2019

10 years ago: May 7, 2009

Schools keeping wary eye as cases of H1N1 increase: As the case with MRSA, the recent outbreak of the swine flu virus which has spread across Mexico and has begun popping into the United States, has Jessamine County school district officials preparing a contingency plan in case of potential cases in local schools.
Businesses bark over Main Street streetscape plan: Phase one of plan to begin over summer. A public meeting held to discuss how phase one of the downtown streetscape plan would affect businesses and property owners drew unfavorable responses from at least two business owners on Main Street.
High Point Golf Course pursuing wet/dry vote: Registered voters living in the Marble Creek No. 2, B102 precinct will have an opportunity to vote on whether or not to allow alcohol sales in the precinct.
Father reacts coolly in parking lot birth: Mom and baby doing well. Justin Dix sped north on US 27, his wife Regan screaming with labor pains and later gave birth in the parking lot of the R.J. Corman Ambulatory Care Center.

20 years ago: May 6, 1999

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Big victory for Big Black: Young activists celebrate agreement to limit mining. Nicholasville fourth graders joined with students from Eastern Kentucky to celebrate an agreement made that would halt further strip mining and logging near the top of Black Mountain.
Students reflect on tragedy at Columbine: “Ridicules and exclusions cut right to the heart of the problem we have seen lately. Students are detonating time bombs that are just waiting to explode.” – Jessica Bechtold, Junior at WJHS.
Adult Education receives $48,000: Jessamine County Adult Education program will be getting some help from a former first lady of the United States in the form of a $48,927 grant from the Barbara Bush Foundation.
City to get new park on U.S. 27: In a landmark decision, the Nicholasville City Commission and the Jessamine County Fiscal Court agreed to purchase a 79-acre farm that will be used to help alleviate flooding.

30 years ago: May 11, 1989

Jessamine Middle School receives Southern Association Accreditation after validation of self-study: The middle school is now amongst a select group throughout the southern part of the country to be accredited by the Southern Association team of evaluators.
JPC cracks down on tardy plats of developers, engineers: The Jessamine County Wilmore Planning and Zoning Commission has issued a “crack-down” on developers and engineers who are tardy with plat applications.
Attorney General ruling awaited on separate Wilmore planning, zoning: The ruling will determine by Wilmore ordinance if the town can have its own planning and zoning commission.
Six Jessamine students earn honors at regional science fair: Winners earned the right to participate in competition by placing first, second, third during elementary and secondary fair competitions held in the county.

40 years ago: May 10, 1979

IRS Allows Wilmore to use plan to pay for waterworks bonds: Wilmore has received a special ruling, a favorable ruling, from the Internal Revenue Service, which would enable the town to sell tax free bonds to finance a new water system and pay off those bonds with existing city income.
Jessamine County Fire District votes for new truck purchase: The board voted unanimously at a meeting to attempt to purchase a small fire truck for the Jessamine County Fire Department. If the fire department is willing to pay for half of the truck, $25,000, the other half could come from a grant through Bluegrass Area Development District.
City Commission approves residential zone on 86-acre farm in West Nicholasville: An 86-acre fronting on Shun Road and extending to Southern Railroad was approved from agricultural to residential.
Commissioners request county dog catchers spend more time working in Nicholasville: Enforcing the dog law in Jessamine County costs around $20,000 annually, and commissioners asked the fiscal court for better dog control in Nicholasville.

50 years ago: May 8, 1969

Indecision continues as council explores fire house possibilities: Wilmore councilmen further discussed the need for a new fire house, city hall and structure.
Industrial park being farmed for income till plant lands: At the time of the purchase of the industrial park farm, Shelby Combs explains it was decided by the board that the farm should be farmed for income until the park was developed.
House, vehicle fires reported: An International truck leased with seven junk cars caught fire near the almahurst farm.
Surplus commodities go to 676 in Jessamine in February: This report comes from the consumer and Marketing Service of the United States Agricultural Department.
Exposing a naked fifth wheel rim: The apparent cause for a trailer overturning near the Daniel Boone Restaurant Friday full of electrical equipment on its way to Florida.