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10 Years Ago August 31, 2006 The remains of the 49 victims of Sunday's Comair Flight 5191 have been removed as investigators continue to search for reasons behind the worst American aviation disaster in nearly five years. The twin-engine CRJ-100 jet took off Sunday morning from a runway at Blue Grass Airport that was not long enough to accommodate the plane that was nearly fully loaded with passengers, crew and fuel. Investigators say the pilot tried to take off but the plane clipped some trees before crashing into a nearby field and bursting into flames. The crash killed all but one person on board - James M. Polehinke, 44, the plane's first officer. 25 Years Ago August 29, 1991 Dr. Gordon Shaw of Versailles is the member of the crew of a restored B-29 bomber named "Fifi." It is the only B-29 still flying, a member of an organization known as the Confederate Air Force. Woodford County Schools hold a high ranking in the latest scores on the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS). Chris Schimmoeller, a graduate of Woodford County High School and Georgetown College, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to do post-graduate research in India. She will leave for New Delhi on Sept. 11. Brian Christian Anderson of Versailles has received a Governor's Scholar Award and a Presidential Scholarship for the fall semester at Morehead State University. Helen Collins Duell, 84, a former funeral director here, died Sunday, Aug. 25. Adelaine McDaniel has returned to Midway from a trip to the Southwest and the West Coast which included a visit with her son, Jim McDaniel, who lives in Los Angeles, Calif. Shane Kruse will be at quarterback when the WCHS Yellow Jackets open their football season tomorrow night at Community Stadium against Clark County. Mike Burkich is the Jackets' head coach. Leading the cheers for the Jackets will be Christy Watson, Desiree Jackson, Emmily Cartinhour, Tasha Spears, Vanessa Bland, Heather Sharp, Heather Bradley, Lesley McMahan, Jackie Stutts, Marte Foley, and Jody Koontz. 40 Years Ago August 26, 1976 Donna Dawson won double 4-H senior championships at the State Fair: champion clothing judge and champion home furnishings judge. She also won first runner-up spot in foods judging. Jocelyne Cortie, an English teacher in a French high school, recently visited Versailles as the guest of Judy Wiglesworth in the American Host program. Roger D. Combs has been named superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department, succeeding Jim Kennedy, who resigned. Swine flu mass immunizations will begin in Woodford County on Oct. 16. Cheryl Lynn Green and Mark Sherwood Spellman were married Saturday evening. Ken Tippett, principal at Woodford County High School, is the 1976 president of the Central Kentucky Conference. All-stars in the Recreation program American League are: Danny Printers, Jeff Jones, Steve Franklin, Tony Montgomery, Blake Dotson, Len Ellis, Jackie Roe, Darren Douglas, Mike Allen, Jeff Morrison, Brent Spaulding, and Kevin O'Reel. National League all-stars are: Barry Cassell, Bo Miller, Chip Mullins, Johnny Peck, Tony Hatton, Ronnie O'Reel, Chris Savage, Todd Van Hoose, Troy Whittaker, and Leo Mucci.