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10 Years Ago February 16, 2006 Woodford County native John Conlee will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame during an awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom. In honor of Black History Month, the Woodford County Historical Society’s Feb. 23 meeting program, “Tracing African American Genealogy,” will focus on the joys and the difficulties of researching the history and genealogy of people of African American descent. The expanded Versailles Merchants’ Association (formerly the Downtown Versailles Association) has elected new officers for 2006: Joel Guerin, Guerin Photography and Bailey’s Equipment, president; Gary Taylor, Versailles Flea Mall, vice president; Patty Wilder, Citizens Commerce National Bank, secretary; and Michelle Guion, Clip N Snip, treasurer. 25 Years ago February 7, 1991 The renovated Woodford Hotel, new home of the Woodford Senior Citizens Center, will be dedicated next Thursday. Robert Stilz Jr. of Woodford County, an attorney with a Lexington law firm, has been named by Judge-Executive Denny Nunnelley to the Woodford Planning and Zoning Commission. A new restaurant, Uptown Chatter, has opened on South Main Street in the old C&D Market location. On the dean’s list at Morehead State University were Versailles students Woody Fairchild, Sean L. Franklin, and Janet Gaunce. Kelley Rae Eaves of Versailles has pledged Phi Mu at Transylvania University. Woodford Historical Society officers arc Margaret Ware Parrish, president; Iris Byington, vice president; Holly Gersch, secretary, and Margaret Wilson, treasurer. Local members of the Central Kentucky Youth Symphony Orchestra are Brenda Davis, Debra Devine, Christi Elam, Jason King, Brent King, Blake Sallee, Susannah Vance, and Sarah Winnermark. Mary Agnes Gaines, 85, who taught schools in Versailles and Woodford County for 38 years, died Feb. I. The Woodford County High School Mat Jackets won their eighth straight district title last weekend and will send 13 wrestlers to the regional competition. 40 Years Ago February 5, 1976 St. Leo School is observing the 50th year of its founding and next week will be the focus of St. Leo School Week in Versailles. The Sisters of Divine Providence of Kentucky began the administration of the school in January 1926 with an enrollment of 25 pupils. Congressman John B. Breckinridge will seek reelection. He is in his second term. Named to the dean’s list at Alice Lloyd College for the last semester were Woodford County students Zoanne L. Luyster and Ted P. Sauer. The Woodford County High School wrestling team won the CKC championship Saturday. The basketball team has captured a berth in the CKC Tournament. Dr. Don Applegate of Versailles has been elected president of the American Simmental Association.


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