From Our Files
10 Years Ago June 21, 2007 Lauren O'Reel was crowned Miss Woodford County Fair Saturday night at the Woodford County Fairgrounds. Ellen Johnson was named Miss Congeniality and Most Photogenic; Brittany Boyer, first runner-up; Courtney Morgan, second runner-up; Alva Esparza, winner of the 110% Award; and Whitney Bowman, winner of the Most Improved Award. The Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet has issued a water shortage watch for 61 counties in Kentucky, including Woodford County. Citizens living in these areas were asked to closely monitor local news sources for notification from water suppliers on reducing demands for water. Three Woodford County High School graduates will fly to European countries during their next two semesters as part of an international study program at Centre College. Kathryn Bentley, Tyshaun Lang and Andrew Snyder, all juniors this fall at the Danville school, have known each other for years at their high school and before. Now, this coming semester, Bentley and Lang will be bound for France, while Snyder will be taking a trip to the United Kingdom in the spring semester. The following Eastern Kentucky University students from Woodford County were named to the dean's list for the spring 2007 semester: Christian Merrill Fiero, Midway, and Lauren Michelle Anderson, Ashley Kay Arvin, Regina Elizabeth Barrett, Kevin William Briscoe, Elizabeth Nicole Campbell, Alexandra L. Carney, Leah Katherine Cooley, Dustin Allen Flannery, Christopher Loyde Jolly, Leslie Marie Maynard, Charles Minars, Jennifer Rae Reynolds, Amanda Kay Rice, Caleb Lee Rice, and Emma Kathryn Yates, all of Versailles. Ashley Kay Arvin of Versailles received the dean's award. Lauren Michelle Anderson, Regina Elizabeth Barrett, Elizabeth Nicole Campbell, Leah Katherine Cooley, Dustin Allen Flannery, Amanda Kay Rice, and Caleb Lee Rice were named to the president's list. 25 Years Ago June 18, 1992 Discussions between Woodford Fiscal Court members and representatives of local industries produced few alternatives to a one-half percent increase in the county's occupational tax. The Versailles City Council has accepted a $2.6 million bid by W. Rogers Co. of Lexington for expansion of the city's water treatment plant. The city is considering a 1992-93 budget of $3,369,814. City employees will receive a 6-percent raise beginning with the new fiscal year. Receiving degrees from Eastern Kentucky University this spring were Woodford residents Leangela Amburgey, Christie D. Anderson, Ned Alan Linder, EmaLee Ralston, Ben Joseph Rohan, Lynnett Rene Stantz and Ivey Jane Wimberly. Graduating from Transylvania University were John Enix Batts, Tamitha Waller: Foley, Robert Lawrence Johnson, Patricia Lynn Kimball, Mona Anne Whittaker, and Gary Allen Weinberger. The Rev. Joseph D. Clayborne, minister of the Simpson United Methodist Church, has retired. Contestants for Miss Teen Woodford County at this year's county fair are Amy Sue Agler, Jolene Marie Berger, Kimberly Ann Connor, Jessica Rochelle Davis, Stefanie Ruth Duff, Crystal Faye Evans, Stacy Lee Frey, Adrienne Dawn Parrott, and Sarah L. Stopher. 40 Years Ago June 23, 1977 The county police have been given a $3,672 highway safety grant to step up patrols at high accident locations. Dale Peter Barrows graduated recently from Ohio Wesleyan University with a B.A. degree. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Dearinger returned recently from a vacation in Italy with their sons, David and Kevin. Mrs. Dave Tilghman and Mrs. Joseph Clark have returned home after a 22-day tour of the Middle East and the Holy Land. Ben F. Hackney, a retired postal worker who was active for many years in local lodge orders, died Tuesday at the age of 78. Risque Harper of the Washington., D.C., area was a visitor in Midway last week. Cubs of Pack 32 earning their Wolf badges recently were David Downey, Glen Downey, David Crockett, Kevin House, Jeff Henderson, Jon Miller, Mike Thatcher, Sammy Dozier, Anthony Atwood, Mike Moraja, and Paul Thompson.