From Our Files
10 Years Ago April 6, 2006 Hope Hamilton, daughter of Loren and Kelly Carl of Versailles, was recently elected president of the Gamma Xi chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Hamilton is a junior corporate communication arts major and a Stanley Reed Leadership Scholar. She serves on the Student Activity Programming Board and as a KWC 1101 Leader. She will represent Kentucky Wesleyan College as a queen candidate at the Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville during the weekend of May 25-28. Hamilton is a 2003 graduate of Woodford County High School. Coming off of one of their best seasons in recent memory, the Woodford County High School softball team heads into the 2006 season with high expectations. So far, so good for the Lady Jackets, who have started off this year with wins in two of their first three contests. The girls got their season started in exciting fashion, battling back to defeat visiting Lexington Catholic 2-1 on March 28. After a 4-3 loss to Estill County the next day, the girls were at home again, this time going up against Anderson County, earning a 3-0 shutout. The Woodford County Middle School boys' soccer team has demonstrated plenty of quick-strike ability in the early weeks of the 2006 season, evidenced by the fact that they notched goals in the opening two minutes in each of their first four games. That pattern continued this past Thursday night, as the Tigers' Logan Vance scored in the first minute of the game (notching a second goal only four minutes later) to open the floodgates in a 10-0 "mercy rule" win over visiting Bourbon County. 25 Years Ago April 4, 1991 Warren McKnight, a Navy torpedoman, has returned home after nearly eight months in the Middle East as part of the Operation Desert Storm force. A bid of $3,385,800 has been accepted by the Versailles City Council for improvements to the city's waste-water treatment plant. Gillian Nabring has been appointed as director of the Woodford Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Libbie Walters. James W. Blust, Versailles, was named to the fall semester dean's list at the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. Named most valuable members of the boys' and girls' swim teams at Woodford County High School were, respectively, Bubba Foley and Tasha Mirilovich. The Midway City Council has voted to provide sewer service for a proposed industrial park on the Roach property northeast of town. Nancy Rouse is the new owner of The Depot restaurant in Midway. 40 Years Ago April 1, 1976 A revised preliminary plat for the Spring View subdivision was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday. The Woodford Junior Pro All-Stars won the Kentucky Junior Pro tournament and will play in the national tourney in Lexington on April 2 and 3. On the team are Jim Byrge, Greg Centers, Frank Carter, Bret Goode, Norman Bush, David Flora, Victor Johnson, Barry Barnett, Mike Reed, Scott Simpson, John Hutcherson, and David White. Their coach is Frank Douglas. Bobby Peck, of the Woodford County High School swim team, was the state winner in the 100-yard breaststroke event in the AAU Championship Swim Meet in late March. The Wildcats were champions of the Recreation A League. On the team were Jim Byrge, Bret Goode, B. McIntyre, Damon Egbert, Don Clark, Rickie Ditmore, Marc Vance, Greg Centers, Scott Simpson, Jimmy Ellis, Frank Carter, Barry Barnett, and David Flora. They were coached by Frank Douglas. The Satellites A division cheerleaders won the championship trophy in the Recreation-sponsored competition. Members of the squad were Terri Wiley, Michelle Perkins, Lealon Sutherland, Linda Berger, Kathy Hood, and Mindy Adkins. Kathy Hunter was their sponsor. Harold S. Greene Jr., a Versailles native, has been appointed to Kentucky State University's Department of Criminal Justice Education. The musical "George M" will be presented by the WCHS drama department late this month. Major roles will be played by Mike Savage, Bob Rouse, Lori Hoffmann, Nan Seal, Belinda Wasson, Janell Slucher, Anne Pendleton, and David Macemon.