From Our Files
10 Years Ago April 19, 2007 The 2006-07 Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) Survey showed that more Woodford County eighth-graders have used marijuana and other drugs when compared to eighth-graders in 2003-04 (the last time students were surveyed here). Eighteen percent of this year's eighth-graders reported ever smoking marijuana. Only 7 percent of the eighth-graders surveyed in 2003-04 reported that they had smoked marijuana. The state average for marijuana use among eighth-graders was 13 percent this year. The Grassroots Committee of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) has awarded $750 to the Life Adventure Center in Woodford County. This grant is to be used to sponsor a fundraising event for maintenance of their equine program. The committee also awarded $5,000 to the Midway College Equine Program. This grant is to be used to purchase materials for repairs to their riding arena. The Woodford County Team Leader for KEEP is Steve Johnson. Versailles resident Bri Buchanan is a new scholar in UK's Gaines Fellowship Program for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years. Gaines Fellowships are given in recognition of students' outstanding academic performance, demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, interest in public issues, and desire to enhance understanding of the human condition through the humanities. She is the daughter of Rodney and Katherine Douglas. 25 Years Ago April 16, 1992 Construction of on and off ramps at the Blue Grass Parkway and the east side of Ky. 33 (Troy Pike) is well under way. Woodford Fiscal Court will advertise for bids to award a garbage collection franchise. John Lodmell, a senior at Woodford County High School, has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. The first school breakfast program in the county has begun at Simmons Elementary. Robert Bates, a key player on Ed Allin's strongest Woodford County High basketball teams in the mid-1960s, died of an apparent heart attack Monday at age 44. Tina Hulette of Versailles is a member of the University of Kentucky cheerleading squad, which won the College Cheerleading Championships in competition last Saturday in Texas. The University of Georgia squad, with Woodford County's Meleah Matthews among its members, finished third. 40 Years Ago April 21, 1977 Citing a desire to cooperate with elected officials, interest groups, and other citizens, the Planning and Zoning Commission has adopted a resolution to submit the goals and objectives section of the recently adopted comprehensive plan to the local governing bodies in the county. The Rev. Harry Alexander, 74, collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack Sunday night during a service at the Troy Presbyterian Church. Vocal music at the elementary-school level will be taught in the county school system next year and physical education will be offered at only two of the schools because the money to pay for the programs will not be available. Col. Lewis Maury is serving as honorary chairman of the Library Week observance here. Lucy Hicks of Midway has been elected chairwoman of the Honor Court, the student government judiciary, at Agnes Scott College. Beth Luyster has been named the recipient of a $500 Century Club Scholarship to attend Murray State University.