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10 Years Ago November 21, 2007

Jim Owen Gaines, 81, who served as Woodford County Property Valuation Administrator for over 39 years, died Nov. 14.

“A Christmas Story,” directed by Bob Singleton was presented by WCTAA beginning Nov. 30.

Woodford County High School boys’ and girls’ basketball players were introduced at “Jacket Madness,” held, Nov. 14, at WCHS. The event kicked off with a chili supper,

Woodford County High School senior Joseph Barr signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his golf career at the University of Kentucky on Nov. 15.

The 2007 Woodford County High School boys’ and girls’golf teams ended their seasons with an annual awards banquet.

Senior Joseph Barr and junior Christine Stephens took the respective Most Valuable Player awards. The boys’ squad finished the season with a 4-6-0 overall record. Barr won five tournaments, and junior Harry Watts placed in the top-25 three times.

25 Years Ago November 19, 1992

After 54 years with the United Bank & Trust Co. and its predecessor, Colvin P. Rouse Sr. has resigned as chairman of the Advisory Board and his son, James D. Rouse, has resigned as chairman of the Board of Directors.

A storm with winds approaching 60 miles per hour struck the area last Thursday, and was followed two days later by the season’s first measurable accumulation of snow, about an inch.

Joe Creech has been named interim postmaster in Versailles following the retirement of Jack Stumbo on Oct. 2. Protests have been lodged over a proposed subdivision on Payne’ s Mill Road and rezoning that would allow construction of a Farm Bureau office on Troy Pike.

Joe Johnson has announced the closing of his Gulf service station on Nov. 30. The station will reopen under new management.

Tressa Brumley of Versailles is a member of the Eastern Kentucky University Show Choir.

Marilyn Watkins Griese, who had operated the Red Brick House gift shop in Midway since 1973, died Oct. 17 at her home in Lexington.

On Huntertown Elementary’s sixth-grade all-A honor roll were Paul Allen, Keith DeYoung, Aubrey Donaldson, Brandon Kurtz, Matthew Bland, Mandy Carl, Cindy Clifton, and Tripp Humston.

Woodford County’s Yellow Jackets were trounced 46-13 in regional semifinal football action Friday night. The Jackets finished the season with a 7-5 record.

40 Years Ago November 24, 1977

The personal and public papers of former Gov. A.B. Chandler were formally received by the University of Kentucky in a ceremony Friday, attended by about 225 political leaders, dignitaries, and other friends.

Jim Freeman is the newly elected president of the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce.

Clayton Richardson, who has served as chief of the Versailles Fire Department since 1970, has submitted his resignation, effective Dec. 31.

The Lexington burley tobacco market opened Monday at record high prices averaging $120.09 a hundredweight, then soared to $125.29 on Tuesday.

Kevin Lane Dearinger, formerly of Versailles, is a member of the touring production of “My Fair Lady,” which will be presented at the Lexington Opera House Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Vincent Howard has received a life membership from Kiwanis International for his active support of Kiwanis projects. He joined the Versailles club in 1948 and has a 26-year perfect attendance record.

South Gregory and Glenn Wells, of the physical and biological sciences faculty at Midway College, will leave Dec. 6 for a 10-day course and field experience on the fringing coral reefs and turtle grass beds, and in the mangroves of southwestern Puerto Rico.

Clifford Devine was presented an award as the WCHS Yellow Jackets’ most valuable player at a football banquet Monday night.

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