From Our Files
10 Years Ago August 30, 2007 Hall of Fame trainer Donna Moore, known as the queen of the Saddlebred industry, recently received two more awards for her many contributions to the American Saddlebred community. In January, the longtime Woodford County horsewoman received a 2006 Pegasus Medal of Honor awarded by the United States Equestrian Federation. The Pegasus Medal recognizes individuals for their service to horses and their promotion of the sport. Moore has also received the 2007 Wing Commander Medal for demonstrating outstanding service to the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) and the breed. Woodford County government leaders during Tuesday evening's fiscal court meeting discussed the pros and cons of smoking in county buildings before deciding to delay a decision about a potential smoking ban until the next fiscal court meeting. County Attorney Alan George said the local board of health is likely to raise the smoking ban issue, after finding lack of interest from the Versailles city government. Rodney Mitchell has been named as the Versailles market president of Community Trust Bank. Mitchell will oversee the banking operations in the Versailles market, which includes the cities of Versailles, Frankfort, and Georgetown. Mitchell has 35 years of banking experience and resides in Frankfort. He has been active in the American Red Cross, Reach, Inc., March of Dimes, and the United Way. Note: In last week's From Our Files, in a brief about the 2007 death of a former Versailles resident, Robert Todd Williams, it was said that Williams left Versailles at age 14. However, a classmate of Williams's has informed The Sun that Williams stayed in Versailles long enough to graduate from Versailles High School in 1955, which would have made him at least 17 years old. Information for that 2007 article was reprinted from the San Diego, Calif., Union-Tribune. 25 Years Ago August 27, 1992 James C. Nutter has told The Sun that he will run next year for county judge-executive. Denny Nunnelley, the incumbent, said he has not decided whether to seek re-election for a third term. A Kmart store and a Kroger store are among the shops that would occupy a proposed new shopping center on Lexington Road. The county's property tax rate has been set at 8. 7 cents per $100 valuation, up from 8.4 cents. The magisterial district realignment plan is being held up pending a review of conflicting population figures. Actor William Shatner has purchased 141 acres on Dry Ridge Pike, known locally as the Weber farm. The price was $710,000. State officials will seek a federal order to block the planned auction of a century-old lockmaster's house at Kentucky River Lock and Dam No.6 by the General Services Administration. 40 Years Ago September 1, 1977 Woodford Circuit Court has affirmed action taken by Woodford Fiscal Court on May 28 in rezoning the Wells Farm (Stonegate subdivision) on Big Sink Pike from agricultural to residential. A suit had been filed by a neighborhood group against the developers and farm owner. The county will proceed with plans to build a road office and maintenance garage at its property Lawrenceburg Road, using available funds, holding off on plans to float a bond issue for completing a county park there. The cable television system serving Versailles and Midway has been purchased by OVC Telecommunications, lnc., of Lexington. The selling firm was Central Kentucky Cablevision. Evelyn Butler has been named by fiscal court as tax administrator for Woodford County. The board of education has received approval to proceed with plans to build a new county-wide high school, which, along with the remodeling of the junior high, is contingent upon passage of a school bond referendum in November. Dr. and Mrs. Danny Carey have chosen the name Peter Ginocchio for their second son, born Aug. 9.