From Our Files
10 Years Ago May 17, 2007 Jack C. Bumgardner 82, of Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Versailles, husband of Jessie Bumgardner, died Friday, May 11, 2007, of heart failure at the Winter Haven Hospital. He played right tackle for Versailles High School the year they won the Kentucky State Championship. He retired as a construction supervisor in 1981 and spent his days fishing. New arrivals announced this week included Madison Lynn Cooper, daughter of David Allen Cooper and Paula Dianne Owens Cooper of Berea; Carter Isaiah Sanford, son of Christina Jo Sanford and Justin Michael Sanford of Versailles; Ellen Lacefield Naish, daughter of Shannon Michael Naish and Amanda Foley Naish of Lexington; and Lilyanna Grace Portwood, daughter of Christopher Clayton Portwood and Lillian Renée Portwood of Versailles. 25 Years Ago May 14, 1992 Rumpke of Kentucky was the apparent low bidder for solid waste collection for Woodford County residents, at $6.98 for one-day-a-week pickup. Magistrates expressed concern at Tuesday night's fiscal court meeting over the possibility that Woodford Hospital will close. Midway Elementary students will take part in a farewell tribute to the school on May 18. The school will close permanently at the end of this term. Audra Paige of Versailles won the first and second rounds of the Nashville Network's "Be A Star" television program. A tract of 490 acres, part of the old Pin Oak Farm #3, has been sold by Key Belle, Inc., to Gainsborough Farm, Inc., for $2.5 million. The tract is located on the southwest corner of Steele Road and Old Frankfort Pike. Brad Stout, Woodford County High School's all-time leader in 3-point field goal shooting, has signed to play basketball at Transylvania University. WCHS wrestling coaches Rusty Parks and Joe Carr were honored recently by Wrestling USA and National Coach magazines for their contributions to the sport. 40 Years Ago May 19, 1977 A proposal to deal with the county's problem of solid waste disposal by grinding up the material and selling it as fertilizer was presented to Woodford Fiscal Court Saturday. A California firm, Real Earth Limited, is interested in building a plant for that purpose in Kentucky. Bids have been taken by the Versailles City Council for the cleaning of the overgrown Simmons Street Cemetery. Ron Lowry has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. Lowry, a sophomore at Indiana University, is a cello pupil of world-renowned virtuoso Janos Starker. Patrick Binford is the recipient of a nine-week scholarship to the Aspen Summer Music Festival in Colorado. Also a cellist, he studies with Rodney Farrar of Lexington and in Aspen will study with virtuoso Ron Leonard. Renita Ballard, Debbie Redden, Janell Slucher, and Cathy Wehrle received awards at Georgetown College's recent Honors Day program.