From Our Files
10 Years Ago October 25, 2006 Versailles attorney Phyllis Mattingly was recently appointed to serve on the advisory board of directors at Town & Country Bank and Trust Company (TCBT). Mattingly currently serves as assistant county attorney, a post she has held since 1994. The possible relocation of the Blue Grass Stockyards to Midway doesn't sit well with many local residents, and some opponents are asking the Midway City Council to reconsider a proposed text amendment that could allow such a move. On Oct. 15, Lexington attorney Bruce Simpson, who appeared on behalf of the Midway Preservation Association, a non-profit organization wishing to protect vital aspects of the small railroad town, addressed the council and droves of citizens who were crammed into the narrow council chambers. Anne S. Watts, 84, of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Versailles, wife of Cecil B. Watts, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at her residence. Lincoln Henderson described being the master distiller at Labrot & Graham Distillery when Woodford Reserve bourbon was launched as a brand 10 years ago as a most exciting time in his 39-year career at Brown-Forman Corporation. Henderson and Master Distiller Chris Morris signed bottles of Woodford Reserve at the visitors' center to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the brand's launch and the distillery's reopening. 25 Years Ago October 17, 1991 William Shatner, actor and Woodford County horseman, cut the ribbon at the opening of the county's 911 service on Oct. 9. Elisabeth Allen was crowned Woodford County High School homecoming queen at last Friday's football game. Her attendants were senior Amanda Forman, junior Amy Smith, sophomore Leigh Clark, and freshman Andrea Hill. The WCHS Yellow Jackets manhandled South Oldham 41-14 in the homecoming game. William N. Boggess has been named Versailles's public works director/city engineer. The Planning and Zoning Commission has deadlocked on the Midway industrial park development plan and sent the matter to the Midway City Council without recommendation. Phyllis Mattingly has been chosen as 1991-92 Woman of the Year by the Woodford County Business and Professional Women's Club. Betty J. Dozier was named the BPW's Woman of Achievement. Mark Jenkins of Versailles graduated from the University of Cincinnati at the end of the summer quarter, with a master of science degree. 40 Years Ago October 14, 1976 Tricia Haynes was crowned Woodford County High School homecoming queen Friday night. Her court included Jackie Edds, senior attendant; Judy Eaves, sophomore attendant, and Kathy Hecker, freshman attendant. Little Miss Woodford County contest winners were Melissa Carol Monroe, first prize, and Christie Rae Anderson and Scarlett Paige Steele, runners-up. Mildred Buster is the recipient of the first Best Friend award presented by the Friends of the Library. Kevin Shipp of Versailles is among the 141 students attending Eastern Kentucky University under Presidential Scholarships awarded for academic excellence. Leonard Parker scored three touchdowns and David Lilly two in Woodford County's 33-8 victory over Lynch Friday night. The 7th and 8th grade cheerleaders at Nonesuch School are Carrie Craig, Lisa Fannin, Mary Jo Lay, Jerri Seal, Missy Spalding, and Debbie White. For the 5th and 6th grades, they are Angie Adams, Vicki Craig, Nancy Strange, Connie Weber, Melanie Welch, and Donna White.