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10 Years Ago September 20, 2007 Superintendent Paul Stahler informed the Woodford County Board of Education at Monday night's board meeting that he will retire effective June 30, 2008. In a letter to board members, Stahler said, "There is no specific reason other than after 37 years in education I feel it is my time to step down. I have enjoyed my 30-plus year association with Woodford County and take with me many fond memories." Linzay Marks was crowned 2007 Woodford County High School Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Jackets' victory over Bryan Station Sept. 14. Also in this year's Homecoming Court are Rachel Edenstrom (junior attendant); Callie Reichenbach (sophomore attendant); Christina Giles (2006 Homecoming Queen); Jill McGregor (senior attendant) and Madeline Flynn (freshman attendant). The Woodford County High School football team remains undefeated for the season after a 31-19 Homecoming victory Friday night against district foe Bryan Station. Woodford County (4-0) made several key defensive stops and scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to break open a close contest. Woodford's win Fridayensured the Jackets a spot in this year's playoffs. The Woodford County High School boys' soccer team is currently riding a four-match winning streak after knocking off Scott County 2-0 in a makeup game Saturday. Woodford County (7-1-1) was originally slated to take on the Cardinals Aug. 16, but the contest was postponed due to lightning. 25 Years Ago September 17, 1992 Laraine Quinn was chosen Woodford County's Young Woman of the Year Saturday night. Rebecca Sutherland and Amanda Perry were first and second runners-up. Chief Deputy Sheriff John Coyle has been named Deputy of the Year in Kentucky. The Woodford County Schools' property tax rate for 1992-93 will remain at 45.8 cents per $100 valuation. The 522-acre Shadowlawn Farm near Midway is back on the market after a potential sale fell through. Suzannah C. Vance of Versailles, who is attending Columbia University in New York, has been named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist. Fourth grader Rebecca L. Burkich of Versailles was invited to read three of her original writing compositions at the grand opening of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington on Sept. 8. Anderson County's Bearcats defeated the host Woodford County Yellow Jackets 21-15 in Friday night's football game. Midway College's soccer team is ranked 14th in the NAIA women's soccer top 20. 40 Years Ago September 22, 1977 During the next few days, the sheriff's office will send out tax bills for 1977 totaling $1,821,125.20. The Versailles City Council has agreed to hold an additional public hearing on a zone change request that would convert 13 acres from industrial to planned shopping center in the industrial park. The school board has secured a firm price on one of six parcels of land under consideration as the site for a new high school. The 60-acre tract, on the Barrows farm on the west side of Ky. 33, is priced at $5,000 per acre. Magistrate Buddy McDannold has resigned from Woodford Fiscal Court to accept appointment by County Judge Matt T. Blackard as county judge pro-tem. The Hillsboro Baptist Church in Woodford County will celebrate its 175th anniversary Sunday in conjunction with its annual homecoming observance. Marc and Larry Williams are registered in the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the South as freshmen. David Clark was named to the dean's list for the past two quarters at the Kentucky College of Mortuary Science, Louisville. Miss Margaret Ware Parrish has been named acting alumnae director at Midway College for this school year. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets won their fourth straight football game Friday night, trouncing Bourbon County 27-6. Officers of the freshman class at WCHS are Kevin Applegate, president; Pat Gormley, vice president; Pam Musgrove, secretary, and Diane Campbell, treasurer.