From Our Files
10 Years Ago June 14, 2007 A 27-year-old Louisville man pleaded guilty to murder during Woodford Circuit Criminal Court Rule Day June 6. The commonwealth's attorney recommended that Keith Satterfield serve 27 years in prison for murder, theft by unlawful taking (over $300) and tampering with physical evidence. Sentencing was scheduled for July 9. An indictment returned in May 2006 alleged that Satterfield caused the death of Paul Jones on Jan. 22, 2006, by shooting and strangling him. Jones was found dead on the bedroom floor of the residence at 360 South Main Street, where he was living. Two friends, who became concerned after repeated attempts to contact Jones were unsuccessful, found his body. A Tennessee woman left home on Mother's Day weekend so she could attend "An Evening to Remember." She told her children: Mother's Day came every year, but they only close your old school one time. She and a Wisconsin couple joined other former students and teachers to say their goodbyes to the Maple Street building that housed Versailles High School (1927-1964), Woodford County Junior High School (1964 to 1981) and Woodford County Middle School (1982-2004) during its history. The piano and voice students of Naomi Vickers Foster performed a recital May 27 at the First Christian Church. Those performing included Jesse Basham, Dakota Addams, Isabelle Addams, Kylie Mink, Grantly Preece, Jonathan Kattus, Laura Jane Phelps, Naomi Foster, Lauren Logan, Hannah Mize, Kene Amadife, Nneka Amadife, Andrew Lemons, Ben Cocanougher, Shelby Mattingly, Maria Warfield, Mishelle Warfield, and Kim Warnick. 25 Years Ago June 11, 1992 Salaries of Woodford County public school teachers and classified employees have been frozen at the 1991-92 levels for the next term because of reduced state revenues and insufficient local money for across-the-board raises. Local industry leaders are seeking to head off a one-half percent increase in the county's occupational tax. They want to discuss with Woodford Fiscal Court ways to trim the county budget instead. Fiscal court has thrown out solid-waste pickup bids and will begin the bidding process again. The University of Kentucky's 27th annual Sheeprofit Day was dedicated to Hampton Henton Sr., a Woodford County farming leader. The Versailles Baptist Church is observing its 150th year. A 28-acre tract on which a shopping center will be developed on Lexington Road between McDavid Drive and the Woodford Veterinary Clinic has been acquired by Associated Developers from members of the Hicks family. Robert Johnson of Versailles received the Ruchman Physics Award at Transylvania University's Awards Day ceremony. Jennifer Newton Goforth, formerly of Versailles, has graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. degree in business management, and Ray Duncan Jr., also formerly of Versailles, has graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. 40 Years Ago. June 16, 1977 Fiscal Court is discussing the possibility of placing a bond issue on the November ballot to finance the proposed county park on Lawrenceburg Road. Bo Lanter of Versailles has been awarded a basketball scholarship at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. Marc Stepp, 54, formerly of Versailles, was recently named director of the United Auto Workers' Chrysler Corp. department. Dr. Albert N. Cox, Midway College president since 1965, is leaving that post effective July I and will spend the next year in raising financial support for the institution. Sheila Kirby Smith has been named vice president of the Eastern Kentucky University Alumni Association. College honors list students from Woodford County include Pamela Arine Williams at Mary Baldwin College; Patricia E. Birch, Steven R. Burkich, Kenneth R. Denny, Sheila J. Fitch, Robert H: Guyn, John T. Moore, Barbara J. Smart, and Irvin B. Watts at Morehead State University; Elizabeth A. Botts at Eastern Kentucky University; Margaret Lacy Widener at the University of Montana, and Kim Terry at Converse College.