Looking back published in the Jessamine Journal 7.25.19

Published 1:43 pm Friday, July 26, 2019

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10 years ago: July 23, 2009


Wilmore passes golf cart ordinance: A proposed ordinance that would allow Wilmore residents to drive golf carts on Wilmore streets passed its first reading 5-1 through the Wilmore City Council. 

Planners OK Barkley Woods development: The Jessamine County-Wilmore Joint Planning Commission voted 4-3 to approve development of Barkley Woods Unit 7.

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Calling all kids: Local nonprofit Kids Gone Green hosted a casting call for three children to join Nicholasville resident Savannah Storm to film a pilot show for Time Warner Cable, which would air on local access Channel 5.

Nan Riekert wears a cloak she made and works on a project with her spinning wheel in 1999.

20 years ago: July 22, 1999


Jessamine woman spins true yarn: Nan Riekert had a spinning wheel she used to create things out of wool from her own sheep. 

Jeffries Chiropractic opens in Nicholasville: Jeffries Chiropractic opened in April at 994 N. Main Street.

King of the butterflies: The Monarch team at East Jessamine Middle School studied the migration of the Monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico.

The R & S Rodeo Company brought entertainment to the Jessamine County Fair in 1989. Pictured is Mike Gooch of Nicholasville in a bareback competition.

30 years ago: July 20, 1989


Jessamine County Fair breaks all records; 15,000 visit over seven days: The Jessamine County Fair broke all previous records, with Saturday night featuring the largest crowd to ever attend. 

Amy Pritchett judged 1989 Miss Jessamine County Fair: Amy Pritchett of Nicholasville won Miss Jessamine County Fair July 10 in the Theatre building at the fair.

City Limits Assembly Center, offers teens recreation site on Courchelle: The “City Limits Assembly Center” featured teenagers only on Friday and Saturday nights as a way to give teens more to do in the community.

The Sparks family of Camp Nelson works on rebuilding their home from scratch after flooding on the Kentucky River in 1979.

40 years ago: July 26, 1979


Government denies flood aid so disabled man rebuilds own house: The family of Arville “Woody” Sparks almost drowned during a Kentucky River flood in December, and Woody got little government aid, so he began the process of rebuilding his home. 

Salvation Army Camp enjoyed by Jessamine Co. children: Eight Jessamine County children spent a week at the Salvation Army’s Camp Swoneky, northeast of Cincinnati on I-71. 

JCHS football gear to be issued August 1 in gym: Candidates for the football team at Jessamine County High School were asked to report for issuance of equipment.


50 years ago: July 24, 1969


School budget tops $1.7 million; bids let; teachers, bus drivers hired: There was an adoption of a record high budget for the 1969-1970 fiscal year during a session of the Jessamine County Board of Education. 

Three trailer subdivisions plan expansion, facilities on Ash Grove: Three expansive trailer subdivisions were developing on the Ash Grove Pike.

Nicholasville City park to offer recreational, eating facilities: A three-acre city park with cooking and recreational facilities was under development by the Green Thumb organization in Nicholasville.