From Our Files
10 Years Ago June 29, 2006 Woodford County's senior citizens are coming closer to seeing the construction of a new senior center at the Woodford County Park. On Tuesday night, the Woodford County Fiscal Court unanimously approved a motion authorizing Woodford County Judge-Executive Joe Gormley to enter into a contract with CMW/Vector for the construction of a new senior citizens center. Erna Kocer of Versailles received a bachelor's degree from Centre College during recent commencement exercises. She earned a degree in anthropology/ sociology. She is the daughter of Zdenko and Ivanka Kocer of Versailles and a graduate of Woodford County High School. The Lady Jackets basketball team has been nothing short of busy bees on the basketball court so far this summer, first hosting the BK Sports Classic from June 5-7, then taking part in the state AAU tournament at the Kentucky Basketball Academy. The team followed that up by participating in a tournament held at Western Hills High School, then capped things off with the Eastern Kentucky University camp tournament from June 19-22. Overall, the girls compiled an impressive 22-4 record in the tournaments, winning both the BK Sports Classic and the 30-team EKU tournament. The Lady Jackets finished second at Western Hills after compiling a 5-1 record, and placed fifth in the state AAU tournament with a mark of 2-2. Barbara Snyder joined other American representatives during the Presbyterian Women Global Exchange to Brazil last October. A Troy resident and member of Troy Presbyterian Church, Barbara represented Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama during this global exchange. Traveling to five cities in Brazil left a lasting impression. An assistant principal at Elkhorn Middle School in Frankfort has been hired as the new principal at Northside Elementary School. Ryan Asher views being named principal at Northside as an opportunity to build upon the Midway school's strengths, while also maintaining high expectations and staying student-focused. Asher said he would rely upon his faculty, staff and site-based council for guidance as Northside continues moving forward to meet the needs of its students. 25 Years Ago June 27, 1991 Joni Michelle Schenck was crowned Miss Teen Woodford County Tuesday evening. Angela Threlkeld and Sarah Stopher were first and second runners-up, respectively. Construction on the Southside Elementary School is under way. The opening is anticipated in the fall of 1992. Stuart E. Brown II of Versailles received his doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from Tuskegee University's School of Veterinary Medicine on May 12. Michael Allen Kramer of Versailles was awarded a law degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo. Jean Sellers, librarian at Huntertown Elementary, retired at the end of the school term after 22 years in the county school system. Keeneland Association chairman and Breeders' Cup president James E. "Ted" Bassett of Woodford County is the recipient of the 1991 John W. Galbreath Award given by the University of Louisville Department of Equine Administration. Jeff "Mr. Wrestling" Fitch, a Woodford County High School and Indiana University graduate, has been named to the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. 40 Years Ago June 24, 1976 Donna Cundiff was crowned queen of the Woodford County Fair Tuesday night. Kim Clark was runner-up. Edgewood (the DuPuy-Jones House), owned by Hardin Field III, has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was built in about 1830 and represents the transition between Federal and Greek Revival styles. It is located approximately one mile east of Versailles on U.S. 60. Madonna Flynn will be the director of the newly formed St. John's School. Nat Carter has been named director of the Woodford County High School Band. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McCauley spent June 18-20 in Gatlinburg, Tenn., for a reunion of U.S. Navy crew members of LCI 481, with whom McCauley served in World War II. Rebecca Lynn Bruce is serving as an information intern in the summer practicum at TVA's Land Between the Lakes in Western Kentucky.