From Our Files
10 Years Ago March 2, 2006 Motorists who use Tyrone Pike (U.S. 62) to travel from Versailles to Lawrenceburg and back on a daily basis will need to find an alternate route beginning in late April or early May. The Tyrone Bridge, which crosses the Kentucky River at the Woodford-Anderson county lines, will be closed for six months due to significant repair work that must be done in order to preserve the deteriorating bridge. Woodford County Middle School's team finished first in the 2006 Capital Chapter of MathCounts in Frankfort Feb. 25. WCMS Coach Curtis Wall said Rachel Adams, Rachel Betts, Bennett Coffey and Blane Frye really started to jell as a team during three weeks of morning practices leading up to Saturday's competition. He said his students' dedication and motivation to do well made last weekend's performance possible. Several Woodford County roads could be getting a facelift in coming years, according to information from the state's Six Year Highway Plan for 2007-2012. The top priority is to widen Lexington Road from the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway to the intersection of Lexington Road and Pisgah Pike. It was noted that one in four fatal accidents in Woodford County occurs between the parkway and Pisgah Pike. The total cost of the project would be $2,025,000. According to the plan, the design phase will begin this year, but construction would not begin until 2008. 25 Years Ago February 28, 1991 Retired grocer Howard D. Campbell, whose C&D Market on South Main Street closed in 1988, died Feb. 25 at the age of 72. John Wallace Howard, 99, prominent Woodford County landowner and a former school board member, died Feb. 21. John Sherman Cooper, former U.S. Senator, delegate to the United Nations, and ambassador to India and the German Democratic Republic, died Feb. 21 at the age of 89. The Economic Development Authority is negotiating with property owners and Midway officials about locating an industrial park in their city. The old YMCA building on North Main Street has been sold by Dr. and Mrs. George C. Reed to Dan Sparrow and Patricia L. Ricketts for $135,000. Ashley Shrewsbury and John Lodmell, juniors at Woodford County High School, have been selected for the Golden 100 program, which recognizes Kentucky's 100 most outstanding high school juniors. Sarah Catherine Cline of Versailles has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Indiana University. 40 Years Ago February 26, 1976 Woodford Memorial Hospital's new three-bed intensive care-coronary care unit, barely a month old, has been operating at capacity nearly 24 hours a day. New officers of the Humane Society are Jack Pryor, president; Julie Hahn, vice president; Dinny Hoffmann, secretary, and Dr. J.E. Barrows, treasurer. The society is planning a drive to raise funds for further development of the animal shelter on the Lawrenceburg Road. Cynthia Pyzik of Versailles was crowned Valentine queen at Midway College. Nancy Nave has completed requirements for licensing as a certified public accountant. Dean's list students at the University of Kentucky include Thomas Evan Miller, William F. Baker Jr., Deborah L. Dollenmayer, Denise Anne Smith, and Mark A. Wigginton. At the University of Louisville, Bruce Watson Jr. is on the dean's list. Woodford students attending Morehead State University include Deborah Burkich, Joanna Dunlap, Sheila Fitch, Robert Guyn, Michael Kirby, Charles Steven Leigh, Barbara Jane Smart, Irvin Watts, and Deborah Ann Yount.