From Our Files
10 Years Ago November 2, 2006 The possibility of Blue Grass Stockyards relocating to the Midway Station Industrial Park is a hot topic among Midway residents, and one of the biggest areas of concern is the composting of manure. At the Friday, Oct. 27, meeting of the Woodford County Economic Development Authority (EDA), composting experts Dawn Angarone and Carolyn Oldfield, who have been hired by the stockyards to look into solutions for the issue, spoke to the board about some common misconceptions relating to composting. Together they have about 20 years of composting experience. A 25-year-old Versailles man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot another Versailles man at 330 Cherry Hill Court on Friday, Oct. 27. Jeffery Parker has also been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree wanton endangerment. Versailles Police Detective Matt Mitchell said the shooting occurred during a domestic dispute and involved a handgun. Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo has issued an opinion that renders "moot" an appeal from former Police Chief Allen Love about the Versailles City Council's practice of not opening meetings of its committees to the public. The attorney general characterized the matter as made "moot" because the city in its response to the appeal "acknowledg[ed] that council committees are public agencies for open meetings purposes, and that the committees are statutorily obligated to observe the requirements of the (Open Meetings) Act in conducting their meetings." Allison Brown, a 1999 graduate of Woodford County High School, was sworn in as an attorney on Monday, Oct. 9 , at the state Supreme Court building. Brown graduated cum laude in 2003 from Bellarmine University in Louisville with a bachelor of arts in psychology, and attended the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, obtaining her juris doctor degree in May 2006. 25 Years Ago October 31, 1991 The Woodford County Health Department celebrated the opening of its new quarters on North Main Street Sunday and Monday. The Lexington Herald-Leader has added its endorsement of Ben Chandler of Versailles for state auditor in Tuesday's election. The number of Woodford voters eligible to vote Tuesday is 10,479, up from 76 in May. There are 8,265 Democrats; 1,958 Republicans; 122 with no preference, and 134 "other." Walter Cunliffe is the new manager of the GTE Sylvania Lamp Plant in Versailles. Jolane Strickland, a teacher at Woodford County Middle School, is the state's Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year. Deanna Sallee of Versailles has completed basic and professional modeling classes at Vogue of Lexington. Will Sudduth are Stacey Hall of Versailles are members of the freshman class at Centre College. Fourth-grade all-A honor roll at Simmons Elementary: Colleen Kay, Adrienne Smither, Aaron Thacker, Preston McAlexander, Daniel Abbott, Seth Canfield, Jennifer Gaines, Marianne Lodmell, Christopher Moore, and Teddy Shapiro. The Lincoln County Patriots scored a key district win over the Woodford County Yellow Jackets at Community Stadium Friday night, 24-14. 40 Years Ago October 28,1976 Jennifer Dutton was chosen Woodford County's Junior Miss Tuesday night. Runners-up were Kathy Fitzgerald, Mary Beth Mastin, and Belinda Wasson. Laurence Blevins and Jean Baker have been named new members of the Cleveland Home board. Among the new lawyers sworn in after passing the state bar examination were William A. Hoskins III and Barry Stuart Settles, both of Versailles. Dr. Stella Edwards of Versailles has been appointed head of the state Bureau for Exceptional Children. Mr. and Mrs. John W. McDaniel III of Midway recently enjoyed a two-week vacation in Florida and the Bahamas. Hallie Gay Walden of Midway, who attends Dartmouth College, will take part in Dartmouth's English program at the University of London, England. Barbara Bowman of Woodford County is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University field hockey team. Officers of the Science Club at Woodford County High School are Scott Dawson, president; Lora Slucher, vice president; Lyen Crews, treasurer; Julie Rawlings secretary, and Robin Campbell parliamentarian.