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Jessamine County gambling raid, 1950

Posted on October 16, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Kentucky state trooper Philip Cuzick, left, and Jessamine County Sheriff Arch Hager look over gambling devices and paraphernalia seized during an April 1950 raid of a Jessamine County roadhouse. Earl Devore and his wife, Pearl, the owners of the Detour Inn, were charged with permitting the operation of gambling devices. The roadhouse was eight miles southeast of Nicholasville on U.S. 68 (Harrodsburg Road). Confiscated were 25 to 30 punchboards and several types of small gaming machines, with a combined value of $2,000 to $3,000, Hager said. On April 5, the couple were fined $250 and court costs. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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