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Looking back published in the Jessamine Journal 6.20.19

10 years ago: June 25, 2009

Act of kindness: Leslie Young, 10, donated a miniature horse to help a handicapped girl in Livingston County. She donated the horse, which she named J.J., to be used as a therapy animal. Young had gotten the horse about a month prior when it was given away at the Kentucky High School Rodeo Memorial Day weekend.
Artistic vision: Lucas Hammond was a 5-year-old artist whose art was on display at an art exhibition in the Lexington Children’s Museum.
New edition: Central Baptist Hospital broke ground for an urgent care facility at Central Baptist Medical Plaza June 10.

20 years ago: June 24, 1999

Friends graduate — after 50 years: Best friends Susie Parsons and Ruby Durham, who both dropped out of school in the ninth grade, received GED certificates 50 years later at an Adult Education graduation ceremony.
Wilmore on the web: Because of Wilmore’s Community Development Board and a Wilmore multimedia company, Brady Nasfell, a chairman of the Community Development Board, was able to display the city’s new website for the first time to the Wilmore City Council June 3.
A candidate’s race against time: Gatewood Galbraith was seeking nomination as an independent candidate in the 1999 governor’s race for the third time, as he had previously run for governor as a Democrat in 1991 and 1995.

30 years ago: June 22, 1989

50th class reunion of Nicholasville High School held in Lexington: On May 27, 1989, the 50th Reunion of the class of 1939 of Nicholasville High School met in the Regency Room of the Kentucky Inn, Waller Avenue, Lexington.
Jessamine Hospice designates Susan Swinford new director: Susan Swinford, who replaced Carol Peters of Lexington as Hospice director for Jessamine County, had been serving as the director since June 6.
Record $10.2 million Nicholasville budget provides major services in utilities, public safety, sanitation: Nicholasville city commissioners and Mayor James C. Mason went into a special session June 15 to shape a record $10.2 million budget proposal that would focus on municipal public safety and sanitation while keeping capital for utilities improvements.

40 years ago: June 28, 1979

Kathryn O. Parker of Wilmore wins Miss Kentucky crown at Louisville: Parker, 21, of Wilmore, accepted the Saturday night announcement that she won the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant in Louisville.
Fireworks, baseball, picnics, fun at JCHS set for July 4th: The annual July 4 fireworks display at Jessamine County High School was being planned.
Heist of water from hydrants disturbs Wilmore Council Monday: Water problems, including a theft of water from a hydrant and a “disturbing meter report,” occupied Wilmore Council Monday.

50 years ago: June 26, 1969

WNVL Radio, off air four days due to tower line turnbuckle release, expected back today: Jessamine County residents were expected to regain service of their only radio station with the erection of a 120-foot-tall temporary transmitting tower.
More men out of circulation due to June marriage boom: In June, 24 applications through the County Clerk’s Office were made for marriage. Progressively each year, June marriages were increasing.
Nicholasville to acquire Pilot gasoline station: On approximately August 1, Nicholasville was to acquire a new Pilot Company filling station at the intersection of N. Main and Barnes Streets.