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10 Years Ago February 23, 2006 Woodford County Middle School eighth-graders Bennett Coffey and Bekah Davis, and St. Leo School students Elizabeth Jacobs and Bill Jacoby have all advanced to the state 2006 Governor's Cup in Louisville next month. Danielle Dalton, Beau Martin, and Sarah Picklesimer, all of Versailles, were named to the dean's list at Morehead State University for the fall 2005 semester. 25 Years Ago February 21, 1991 Porter P. Welch has been elected chairman of the board as well as chief executive officer of the Woodford Bank and Trust Co. He had been named CEO following the death of L.D. Sweazy in February of last year. Charles R. Lathrem was elected president, succeeding Welch. The City of Versailles is progressing with plans to complete the closing of its Grassy Springs Road landfill. Local students had their first snow day of the school year on Feb. 15. Sue Schott has been named director of the Woodford County chapter of the American Red Cross, succeeding Dorothy Ellis. Dean's list students from Woodford include Polly Shrewsbury, at Centre College; Timothy Rouch, at the University of Cincinnati; and Norma Neal, Judith Lopez, Mona Sparks, and Julie Raymond, at Midway College. Golden M. Mattingly, 85, the Sun's Mortonsville correspondent for 44 years, died Feb. 14. Death has also claimed Helen Salenda Hymers Garrett, 98, a member of a prominent Woodford County family and a former resident of Pisgah. Four WCHS swimmers set a new school record in the girls' 200-meter medley relay in regional competition and qualified for the state meet. They are Dee Eckhart, Tracy Tilghman, Tasha Mirilovich, and Beth Weil. 40 Years Ago February 19, 1976 Citizens attending a town meeting Tuesday night advocated the removal of parking meters as a way to stimulate trade in the downtown shopping district. The family of Forest Parrott Jr. of Guatemala City, Guatemala, escaped injury and major damage when an earthquake struck there recently. Parrott, a former Woodford Countian, has lived for 19 years in Guatemala City, where he works for Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co. Millville residents have told the Planning and Zoning Commission that they want to take part in the planning process for the small community concept proposed under the county's new comprehensive plan.

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