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10 Years Ago October 25, 2007 The Woodford County Schools have experienced a much higher growth rate for those students receiving English as a Second Language (ESL) services compared to the overall kindergarten through 12th-grade population, according to information supplied to the Woodford County Board of Education. Henton Farms, Inc. sold over 73 acres on Frankfort Road to Diamond A Racing, limited partnership, for $1.4 million, according to an Oct. 15 deed filed with the Woodford County clerk's office. Several days of rain have eased somewhat the extreme drought conditions that have plagued the Central Kentucky area in recent months. Rainfall late last week and beginning again Monday has brought much needed relief from the dry conditions. The area received nearly five inches of rain Monday and Tuesday, and the rain continued Wednesday and was expected to continue through today (Thursday). Woodford County Middle School has selected the student VIPs for the first nine-week grading period of the 2007-08 school year. These students are chosen for this honor based on academic ability and effort, citizenship, good behavior, and positive attitudes. They include Matthew Graham, Brad Turner, Jacqueline Brengelman, Irina Boyechko, Mary Bun, Juan Ramirez, Samantha Pedroza, Tessa Lube, Taylor Leighty, Elliott Green, John Mulvaney, and Will Padgett. 25 Years Ago October 29, 1992 After nearly a year of effort, Woodford Fiscal Court has established non-mandatory countywide garbage collection and granted a franchise to M&M Sanitation of Nicholasville. Roadside pickup will begin the first of January. The Woodford Hospital board decided Tuesday not to sell the financially troubled facility, but to hire its own chief operating officer and chief financial officer. The number of registered voters in Woodford County eligible to vote in the Nov. 3 general election is 11,418. Democrats number 8,723; Republicans, 2,305; no preference, 146, and other, 244. Elizabeth C. Neff of Versailles is a member of the concert band at DePauw University. She plays the clarinet. "The Passion of Dracula," cowritten by Woodford County resident David Richmond, opened last week to good reviews at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Gary W. Gillis Jr. of Versailles was recognized as a new CPA at a recent awards banquet. He is employed by Ernst & Young in Atlanta. The Woodford County Yellow Jackets' quest for a regional playoff spot were put on hold by an overtime loss to Lincoln County, 15-14, Saturday afternoon. The Jackets must defeat Scott County to reach the playoffs. 40 Years Ago November 3, 1977 A school bond referendum and the county judge-executive's race between Judge Matt T. Blackard, Democrat, and Jenny Sue Given, Republican, are attracting the most attention in next Tuesday's election. Curtis Miller, who was the owner of a garage and radiator shop here for 35 years, died Monday at the age of 68. A party arranged by their children provided a surprise on their 25th wedding anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Hutcherson of 107 Stourbridge Road Sunday evening. Naomi Vickers Newman has been appointed director of music at the Versailles United Methodist Church. Russell Blair kicked a 20-yard field goal with 2:19 remaining in the game to lift the Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets to a 10-7 victory over the visiting Franklin County Flyers Friday night. The Jackets had tied the score in the third period on a Nick Berryman touchdown and Blair point-after. The WCHS band placed first in competition held Saturday in the University of Kentucky's homecoming parade.

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