From Our Files
10 Years Ago October 26, 2016 As the 133rd intern at the Clyde E. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Greta Van Doren feels she is connected in a special way to everyone who had been an intern before her. Not just through the numerous exhibits and scrapbooks that past interns have helped to put together but also because of the mutual love and appreciation for this special place. It's also nice to know that if she makes a mistake or accidentally breaks something she's probably not the first one to do so. The Woodford County Historical Society received a unique gift earlier this month in celebration of its 40th anniversary - a replica of a period window treatment from the 1830s-1840s. Certified interior designer Libby Warfield, of Midway, researched, created, donated and installed the window treatment, which consists of a wooden blind, lace panels, silk damask swags and tails trimmed with fringe, and a central cone finished with fringe and a large tassel. 25 Years Ago October 24, 1991 The Louisville Courier-Journal gave its editorial endorsement Sunday to Democrat Ben Chandler of Versailles for state auditor. Joseph Lee Arnold, a prominent trial lawyer and businessman, died Oct. 17 at his home at 341 Lexington Street, Versailles. He was 78. An exhibit on the life of the late A.B. Chandler, former Kentucky governor, U.S. senator, and national baseball commissioner, opened at the Woodford County Library Sunday. Midway College associate campus minister Sharon Fields is the coordinator of the college's Intercultural Appreciation Program. The Midway Presbyterian Church, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, held a homecoming celebration Oct. 20. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets bombed Franklin County 34-14 Friday night. 40 Years Ago October 21, 1976 The Planning and Zoning Commission approved by a vote of 4-1 a preliminary plat for the Stonegate subdivision last Thursday night. James A. McDaniel of Midway has been appointed associate director of university relations for Transylvania University. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Collins of Columbus, Ohio, former residents of Versailles, were guests last weekend of Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Dunlap II for the races and the UK-LSU football game. Woodford County's Junior Miss candidates are Elizabeth L. Bright, Pamela L. Cooper, Edna Gail Cuzick, Jennifer L. Dutton, Catherine L. Fitzgerald, Suzanne Hendricks, Lea Anne Hill, Karen Leigh Hogg, Brenda Kay Hunter, Mary Beth Mastin, Malinda Ann McCauley, Carltonia Jane Moore, Holly Kay Stratton, and Belinda M. Wasson. The pageant will be held Tuesday evening. Mortonsville School's A-team cheerleaders are Marla Collins, Rickie Combs, Wendy Combs, Sheila Craig, Beth Matthews, and Rita Rogers. B-team members are Linda Cain, Michele Crowe, Susan Means, Jennifer Owens, Margaret Sergent, and Michele Sizemore. Susan Chowning is president and Jean Smith is vice president this year of the Woodford County Education Association.