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10 Years Ago May 11, 2006 A 29 year-old Versailles man was killed Saturday, May 6, when the Dodge truck he was driving overturned on McCracken Pike, causing him to be ejected from the vehicle, Versailles police said. Jeffery L. Bishop, of 217 Clifton Road #2, was traveling south on McCracken Pike at about 1:10 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve. Bishop overcorrected and the vehicle struck a utility pole before overturning in a nearby field. Stuart L. Butler, 74, of Versailles, a longtime environmentalist and community activist, died Friday, May 5, 2006, at his residence. A Woodford County grand jury returned an indictment April 3 charging a 26-year-old man with murder, theft by unlawful taking and tampering with physical evidence. The indictment alleges that on Jan. 22, 2006, Keith Satterfield caused the death of Paul Jones by shooting and strangling him. 25 Years Ago May 9, 1991 In high-level administrative posts in the Woodford County School System, Paul Stahler, current principal at Midway Elementary, will replace Ernest Trosper as principal of Huntertown Elementary; Roy Chapman, interim principal at Woodford County Middle School, will become principal, and Bobby Gaffney, an agriculture teacher at Woodford County High School, will become director of transportation. WCHS seniors Sarah Winnermark and Amy McKinley have been awarded academic achievement scholarships to attend the University of Kentucky. The Woodford County Woman's Club has honored Margaret Powell as its outstanding club woman, Mary McCauley as rookie of the year, and JoAnn Gormley for meritorious service to the club. The WCHS baseball team won the Woodford County Invitational Saturday. In games this week, Josh Crain hit two grand slam home runs. Strike the Gold was the winner of the Kentucky Derby Saturday. Tina Hulette, a 1990 WCHS graduate, has been selected as one of eight female members of the University of Kentucky Wildcat cheerleading squad for 1991-92. She was an alternate during the past school year. The WCHS girls' soccer team finished the regular season 15-0. 40 Years Ago May 6, 1976 Plans for locating a county fire department substation at the Save More station at U.S. 60 and Huntertown Road hit a snag when the station withdrew an offer for use of the facilities in favor of opening a store there. The federal government has earmarked funds for use in building retention ponds at Ruselltown to correct the area's drainage problems. The health board has indicated approval of the Millville community's request for a variance on septic tank regulations on specifically designated properties, allowing septic systems on one-acre sites. Currently, 2-1/2 acres is the minimum size. Receiving diplomas from Eastern Kentucky University on May 9 will be Jayne Karen Caudill, Marilyn Dee Gaines, Kenneth W. Creech, Theresa Jo Curry, Cheryl Lynn Green, Margaret Milam Sharon, Edward Jay Buffin, and Shirlene Anderson. Bold Forbes won the 102nd Kentucky Derby Saturday, outdueling the favorite, Honest Pleasure. Elocutionist, bred in Woodford County at Pin Oak Farm, was third. Pack 32 Cub Scouts receiving Wolf badges recently were Jeffrey Jones, Douglas Blair, David Smith, Donnie Preston, and David Graves. The pack's Pinewood Derby was won by John Graul. David Downey was second and Danny Jackson third. A house at 130 Morgan Street, believed to have been built in the late 1700s or early 1800s, was razed last week. The property was purchased recently by Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Lacazette from Mrs. James Wiglesworth.