From Our Files
March 16, 2006 Coming just weeks after the state's Six-Year Road Plan was released, the Woodford County Fiscal Court passed a formal resolution Tuesday opposing the proposed Northwest Versailles Mobility Corridor. The motion passed with a vote of 8 to 1. Magistrate Jackie Brown (Dist. 8) was opposed, and Woodford County Judge-Executive Joe Gormley, in a rare exercise of his right to vote on court matters, voted in favor of the resolution. The late Vic Hellard Jr., who was a Woodford County native, was honored Thursday, March 9, in Frankfort for his contributions to Kentucky state government while serving as the director of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC) from 1977 to 1995. After graduation in June, Woodford County High School seniors Amanda Howard and Richard Starks will be preparing to attend two of the finest military academies in the United States in the fall. Howard will be attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and Starks will be enrolling at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Howard is the daughter of Bruce and Maggie Howard of Versailles. Starks is the son of Jim and Marsha Starks of Midway. 25 Years Ago March 14, 1991 Matt T. Blackard, 81, Woodford County Judge for 42 years, died Tuesday. He was appointed judge in 1939 by Gov. A.B. Chandler and served through 1981. Loucille Robb McCauley, 84, and Elizabeth "Bessie" Stout Silcock, 87, both members of prominent Woodford County families, have died, Mrs. McCauley on March 8 and Mrs. Silcock on March 12. Woodford County public school teachers are seeking an 18-percent across-the-board salary increase. Tonya Dawn Collier of Versailles has been initiated into Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the University of Kentucky. The Woodford County High School boys' and girls' basketball teams were ousted from the 11th Regional Tournament in the opening rounds, the Yellow Jackets by Tates Creek and the Lady Jackets by Lexington Catholic. Lady Jackets coach Bill Hill was named the region's Coach of the Year. Dee Moraja and Andrea Brown were co-recipients of the 1990-91 Female Athlete of the Year award at WCHS. Miss Moraja signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Dayton volleyball team next season. Robert W. Rouse has been named director of development at Midway College. The IBM Corporation has donated $99,800 worth of computer equipment to the school. 40 Years Ago March 11, 1976 The restoration of the Jack Jouett House on Craig's Creek Road is progressing rapidly. The school board has repeated its position expressed previously opposing further residential development because "present school facilities are inadequate for the present school population." Mr. and Mrs. Bill Frye have opened the doors of their new store, "Your Hardware," in the former location of Farmers Union Supply Co. Two fugitives from Ohio, including a known member of the Ironhorsemen motorcycle gang, were arrested Friday in Versailles. Mr. and Mrs. William Lehman of Midway are being visited this week by their daughter, Betty Logan Feagin, and her family. Nancy House of Midway, a nursing student at the University of Kentucky, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester. Ten Margaret Hall School students and Kelly Resinger and Tricia Nave of Versailles left last week for four weeks of study in Spain. Seventh grade honor roll at Mortonsville: Sharon Flora, Lori Seward, Marla Collins, David Lohr, Rita Rogers, Wendy Combs, Kevin Waits, and Sheila Craig. David Hall, a Woodford County High School senior, has been selected as a participant in the All-State Honors Orchestra, which will perform at Kentucky State University on March 13. The WCHS Yellow Jackets enter the Regional Basketball Tournament tonight as runners-up in the 41st District. The Jackets lost to Lexington Catholic for the district title. The Lady Jackets were eliminated from the girls' regional by Richmond Model.