From Our Files
10 years Ago April 27, 2006 It became very quiet on the day when a group of students from Woodford County High School visited a concentration camp in Germany. The permanent exhibition in Dachau provided a glimpse of how Jewish prisoners were tortured, killed and cremated in Hitler's Nazi Germany. "Nobody talked," recalled WCHS junior Lendzea Devers. "It was overwhelming." Dachau was one of many historically significant places experienced by American high school students visiting Germany through a partnership with KET, which offers distance-learning programming for schools such as WCHS that do not employ a German teacher. Midway has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forest. It is the third year Midway has received this national recognition. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. 25 Years Ago April 25, 1991 Two parcels of property at the intersection of Huntertown and Lexington roads will remain commercial, following fiscal court's defeat of a motion to rezone the tracts as agricultural. Woodford County High School junior Stephen Dawkins recently won $42,550 on the television game show "Wheel of Fortune." A ceremony in honor of the late L.D. Sweazy was held at Woodford Memorial Hospital on April 14. A portrait of the longtime trustee and supporter of the hospital was unveiled. Woodford County Middle School eighth-grader Greg House was county winner of the Personal Economics Program's statewide essay contest. Transylvania University sophomore Amanda Foley of Versailles will work for five months as an intern for the Legislative Research Commission, beginning in the fall. WCHS students selected for exclusive programs this summer are John Lodmell Jr., who will attend a science seminar at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susannah Vance, who was accepted for the Governor's School for the Arts, Louisville, in both voice and drama. 40 Years Ago April 22, 1976 J. Wilmore Garrett, 86, and Harvey Stedman, 79, prominent Woodford citizens, died last week. Barry K. Boggess has been accepted by the Technical Institute, Indianapolis, Ind., where he will study automotive technology. John M. Pryor has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Ohio State University. On the dean's list at Transylvania University for the winter quarter were Sally Weisenberger, Jane Ellen Rawlings, David Hickman Prewitt, Joseph Anthony Moloney, and Bruce Stewart Boggs. Clinton H. Newman II has been named to the 1976 roster of Outstanding Young Men of America. Pamela Ann Williams has been elected to a position in the student government association at Mary Baldwin College. She will serve as president of her residence hall in 1976-77.