Looking back published in the Jessamine Journal 6.13.19
Published 1:52 pm Monday, June 17, 2019
10 years ago: June 11, 2009
JJ sees 10,000 patients in 6 months: Saint Joseph-Jessamine RJ Corman Ambulatory Care Center saw its 10,000th patient June 6 after its opening in January. The facility averaged about 65 patients a day.
Nearly 500 toss tassels: The JCS school district honored about 500 seniors at commencement ceremonies from East and West high schools and The Providence School.
Trash for Cash big success, Cassidy says: Mike Cassidy, Jessamine County solid waste/storm management director, started Trash for Cash litter pick-up several months ago. Local non-profit groups could earn $100 per mile of picking up trash along county roadways, and the program proved popular among non-profit groups.
20 years ago: June 10, 1999
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Board rejects development on Brannon: The Jessamine County/Wilmore Joint Planning Commission voted to recommend the Jessamine Fiscal Court deny a zone map amendment for a proposed 80-acre development on Brannon Road.
Church turns its ears to the heavens: The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection on Lexington Road hosted Kentucky’s first National Stewardship Teleconference along with 79 other churches. Its parking lot was loaded with equipment, including a large satellite dish. Visitors could go to the church and talk with 79 other churches via an audio satellite link.
‘Making a positive difference:’ Bonnie Davis was named volunteer of the year for Jessamine County. She had been a volunteer at East Jessamine Middle School for three years. She had volunteered at other schools prior.
30 years ago: June 8, 1989
Selection of school superintendent expected by July 1, Peel says: A superintendent who would succeed Dr. Don Martin, Jr., was to be selected.
Fire under Nicholasville house nipped: A fire at 813 South Central Ave. sent Nicholasville fire department volunteers to use about 20 gallons of water to put the fire out. A plastic drain pipe had been on fire, but other than the drain pipe, no loss from the fire occurred after it was put out.
Title for 10 acre gift to Camp Nelson National Cemetery given here Tuesday: Ten acres pledged to Camp Nelson four years prior was legally sealed Tuesday with conveyance of the land title to United States of America.
40 years ago: June 14, 1979
Lois Derber wins runnerup for national ‘Mother of the Year:’ Lois Derber of Wilmore was runnerup in a national Mother of the Year award program in New York City.
Vivian Edwards appointed to fill city commission seat: Vivian Edwards, Jr., got appointed by mayor Shelby Combs to fill a city commission seat vacated by Bill Laney, who was finance and parks commissioner.
Hole-In-One charity planned: The Jessamine County Association for Exceptional Citizens would conduct a Hole-In-One Charity at Lone Oak Country Club Golf Course June 29 through July 4. Profits would benefit disadvantaged children and adults of Jessamine County.
50 years ago: June 12, 1969
Prospects good for speedy OK on new bridge, straight U.S. 27 over Camp Nelson: A $6 million bridge and 2.8 miles of four-lane highway overpass above the Kentucky River at Camp Nelson, Jessamine County’s largest public engineering-construction facility in 59 years, was in the planning works approved by the Kentucky Department of Highways.
Colts bow out of state baseball picture on 7-1 setback in semi-final: Jessamine County was eliminated from Kentucky State High School Baseball Tournament play in a semi-final in Lexington by Owensboro, 7-1, June 5.
Preschool program encourages independence, physical fitness: An added phase of the Office of Economic Opportunity’s war against poverty was the Head Start preschool program for impoverished children. It was the fourth facet in a series for the OEO. Jessamine County had had two Head Start classes in Nicholasville and one in Wilmore at this point.