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LOOKING BACK: A look at Jessamine County’s news of the past

10 years ago

Jan. 7, 2010

— This winter, having endured a slew of weather conditions before 2010, wildlife refugees in the county are experiencing an early rise in the cost of care for creatures not native to the area. The Primate Rescue Center and Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge both expect higher heating bills in the winter, but the PRC executive director April Truitt said her center had to refill its propane tanks much earlier than expected this year. The center maintains heated enclosures for its 53 primates all year.

— What to do about the north Jessamine subdistrict tax following a recent auditor’s report was the subject of a contentious meeting at  Southland Christian Church. While the Jessamine County Fire District Board of Trustees acknowledged a need to address several issues, it did not make a decision during the meeting.

— Mortgage payments, utility bills and food needs were the biggest needs for people using the United Way’s 2-1- service in 2009, which saw more calls than any other year since the program began in 2005.

 

20 years ago

Jan. 6, 2000

— New Year’s 2000 was anticlimactic in a good way. The United States wasn’t nuked, Jessamine County’s waterworks system didn’t malfunction and the only lights that went out at the stroke of midnight were turned off deliberately by the less celebrate. In other words, thanks to the community’s Y2K preparations, residents awakened on New Year’s Day to a very normal Jessamine County.

— Coffee aficionados no longer have to go to Lexington or Wilmore for espresso, cappuccino or latte. The coffee shop craze has finally come to Nicholasville. Central Park Coffee, the town’s first gourmet coffee shop, opened Dec. 23 at 712 S. Main St.