From Our Files
10 Years Ago May 18, 2006 Sheriff John Coyle defeated sixth district magistrate Bobby Gaffney in Tuesday's Democratic primary for Woodford County Judge-Executive, taking 72 percent (3,303) of the 4,591 votes cast in that race. Gaffney polled 1,288 votes county-wide. Gaffney had an uphill battle against Coyle, long a high profile and popular figure in Woodford County. Coyle will face Republican former Judge-Executive Jenny Given in the fall general election. Ed Minary Dozier, 75, of Hagerstown, Md., visited with friends and former neighbors in Woodford County this past week. Dozier, who is a Woodford native, is a veteran of the Korean War. While residing in Versailles, Dozier worked as a plumber and was the owner of a dry-cleaning business on Main Street. He is a 1959 graduate of Versailles High School, where he played basketball and football. 25 Years Ago May 16, 1991 Martha Wilkinson, wife of Gov. Wallace Wilkinson, has dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination for governor. Queen Elizabeth II of England will arrive here next Thursday for a visit with Will and Sarah Farish at Lane's End Farm. This will he her fourth trip to Kentucky since 1984. Brian DeYoung of Versailles has been awarded an architecture scholarship to the University of Kentucky for 1991-92. Neil Craig of Versailles has been awarded a scholarship to attend Queens College, Charlotte, N. C. Jennifer Duncil has been awarded a two-year scholarship to attend Saint Catharine College, near Springfield, Ky. Named to the dean's list at Transylvania University were Versailles residents John E. Batts, Dawn M. Brooks, Scot A. Gill, Robert L. Johnson, Patricia L. Kimball, Misha C. Warren, Tracey E. Wilson, Jennifer L. Crutcher, and Gary A. Weinberger. Bill Carl, chief engineer at the Sylvania Lamp Plant here, has retired. The WCHS Bat Jackets were assured of a berth in the regional tournament with a 5-3 victory over Franklin County Monday. 40 Years Ago May 13,1976 Opponents of the proposed development of Pineway Farms, located at Highway 33 and Scott's Ferry Road, brought their objections to Fiscal Court Saturday and asked the court to seek a declaratory judgment regarding the filing of the plat for development of the property. The Woodford County Board of Education has voted to continue its practice of paying teachers and administrators salaries above the minimum state allocation. The board has begun talks on setting next year's tax rate, the current levy being 47.7 cents. Woodford Countians who received nursing pins at Midway College's graduation Sunday were Cindy Pyzik, Gail Boggs, Carolyn Pope, Janet Brown Jefferson, Hartents Thomas, and Jeanette Hogg. Jennie Springate, a senior at Eastern Kentucky University, is a part of the EKU Travel-Study Program this spring in Mexico. Zoanne L. Luyster graduated Saturday from Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes. The king and queen of the WCHS spring formal last week were Phillip Moore and Janette Brown.