From Our Files
10 Years Ago May 3, 2007 An arson investigator with Kentucky State Police has determined that last week's fire at Pinckard Baptist Church was started intentionally. The fire was probably an attempt to destroy or conceal evidence related to a burglary at the church, according to Kevin Dunn. He credited the Woodford County Fire Department's quick response for preserving evidence related to the burglary. Wanda and William Hilton of Versailles celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 27, 2007. They were married April 27, 1957, in Jeffersonville, Ind. James Austin Luttrell was awarded the Most Outstanding Freshman award for 2007 from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Austin is a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and a 2006 graduate of Woodford County High School. Andrew R. Dixon and Heather L. Dixon of Versailles announce the birth of a daughter on April 10, 2007, at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center. She weighed 7 lb. and was named Sheridan Grace Dixon. She is their first child. Maternal grandparents are David and Debra Stapp of Versailles. Paternal grandparents are Judy Dixon of Lexington and Richard and Marge Dixon of Chander, Ariz. Stephanie Morrison Lyons and David Lyons Jr. of Versailles announce the birth of a son, Cody Alexander Lyons, on April 19, 2007, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Diane Morrison. Paternal grandparents are David Lyons Sr. and Vickie Smith. 25 Years Ago April 30, 1992 A proposal to upgrade the Huntertown Community through a development block grant was explored at a Woodford Fiscal Court hearing Tuesday night. Magistrate John Humkey's request that a Republican be placed on the three-person magisterial redistricting committee was rejected by fiscal court. Humkey is one of the court's two Republican members; the other being Harold Carmickle. Monica Combs, a student at Woodford County Middle School, won first place in an essay contest sponsored by the Kentucky Bankers Association. Mike Flynn and Rick Roberts have named vice presidents at First National Bank and Trust Co. Samuel Channing Rock has been named to the dean's list at Washington and Lee University. Jeremy E. Bates arid David King have been initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, at the University of Kentucky. Damon L. Greene will give his senior vocal recital at Kentucky State University May 1. Sixth-grader Cara Endicott of Midway was recognized for outstanding writing in the Kentucky Imagination Celebration held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville on April 18. 40 Years Ago May 5, 1971 A proposed amendment to the county's zoning ordinance to increase the minimum front footage for building lots in the agricultural zone from 200 to 500 feet was defeated by the P&Z Commission following a public hearing on April 28, but the P&Z says it will continue to work on a solution to the problem of "strip development." A consultant to Woodford Fiscal Court estimates that the cost of developing a county park on Lawrenceburg Road would be $917,108. The University of Kentucky Distinguished Service Award for 1977 was presented to A. B. Chandler in ceremonies Saturday night at the UK Student Center. Joe P. Foley was one of 12 Centre College students named to Phi Beta Kappa national scholarly fraternity. Gregory Ebel was the winner of the Pi Omega Pi Award at the Eastern Kentucky University Honors Day program. Victor Allred has earned his Eagle Scout rank. On the dean' s list at Transylvania University for the winter quarter were Raymond Lohr, Robert Truitt, Stephen Tuttle, and Bruce Boggs. Guests at a party celebrating the fourth birthdays of Dan Lavit and Robert Chancellor were Heather Hensley, Sarah, Curt, and Jeff Cline, Cary Howard, Barry Mitchell, Amy Gibbs, and Ryan Chancellor.