From Our Files
10 Years Ago October 4, 2007 The Woodford County Board of Education unanimously adopted a $35.76 million working budget for the 2007-08 school year during a special meeting Sept. 26. The freeze in April caused fruit crop losses early in the growing season. Those losses have been compounded by the soaring temperatures and a drought this summer. Apple, blueberry and peach crops were among those affected most by the freeze in April. Other crops like tomatoes, which were not affected by the freeze, do not perform as well in the intense heat that stayed in the area throughout much of the summer. Family Court Judge Tamra Gormley recently discussed the role of a community council, an advisory board that will be comprised of interested citizens, service providers, legal professionals and others. The council will direct Bourbon, Scott and Woodford's Family Court to resources, assist in the creation of partnerships and advise the court on specific community needs. Gormley told those attending a Sept. 27 meeting at the Woodford County Library, "You're valuable resources to what we're doing." She called truancy "a huge issue in all three communities" under her jurisdiction. 25 Years Ago October 1, 1992 Midway College has its highest enrollment in its history. The 754 students represent an 11 percent increase over last year's enrollment. Elizabeth Dickey of Versailles has been awarded a fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering at Northwestern University. SR Charles E. Southworth of Versailles has completed basic naval training at Great Lakes, Ill. Leetha Lewis Brown of Versailles has passed the required examinations to become a registered nurse. She is employed at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center Hospital. Shirley Roy "Bud" Jones, 68, of Midway died Friday, Sept. 25. Oldham County High's football team clipped the Woodford County Yellow Jackets 33-31 Friday night in Versailles. 40 Years Ago October 6, 1977 Kathy Goode was crowned Woodford County High School homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies at Friday night's WCHS-Jessamine County football game. Members of the queen's court were Barbara Terry, senior; Jennifer Mucci, junior; Kathy Hecker, sophomore; and Jean Nelson, freshman. The Yellow Jackets won the football game 35-8 for their sixth victory of the year against no defeats. Dr. Stella A. Edwards has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Woodford B&PW Club's Woman of Achievement Award. Heavy rains early Saturday drowned out most of the Jaycee Fall Festival activities. A mixed doubles tennis tournament at the Woodford Hills Country Club was won by Tammy Woodrum and Jamey Gay. Runners-up were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Murray. In the B division, winners were Mr. and Mrs. Barry Settles. Millville School's A team cheerleaders are Margie Fields, Cindy Gilkison, Sophia Lowery, Beth Norton, Michele Smither, and Susan Wiedo. B team members are Peggy Cunigan, Darlene Cook, Eva Ledingham, Sharon Lewis, Kim Popp, and Kelly Sherrow. Student Council officers at Woodford County Junior High are Stuart Morgan, president; Daniel Wilds, vice president; and Louise Ward. secretary.