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15 Years Ago December 13, 2007

Kentucky now ranks 12th in the nation with 1,376 Board Certified teachers in its classrooms. The commonwealth ranked eighth in the nation with 252 teachers achieving their certification.

Woodford County Middle School finished second overall at the Sixth Grade Academic Showcase Dec. 1. Sixth-grade academic team members were Christian Wright, Abbie Paris, Julia Dake, Katelyn Ratajczak, Philip Hardin, William Gay, Eric Jacobson, Kasey Fortner, Summer Melton, Abi Weber, Morgan Hall, Slaid Leatherman, Joseph Back and Chris Maynard.

Army Reserve Pvt. Stephen W. Perry graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

An early deficit would prove to be too much for the Woodford County High School boys’ basketball team to overcome in a 62-56 loss at Western HillsTuesday night.

The Woodford County High School girls’ basketball team knocked off Western Hills 61-47 Tuesday night, continuing its stranglehold over 41st District foes. Tuesday’s victory was the Lady Jackets’ 58th straight district win. 25 Years Ago December 10, 1992

Dr. Frank Watts, who recently sold his local dental practice, is a candidate for county judge-executive in next year’s elections. Carlos Blevins has announced his candidacy for jailer.

Woodford Fiscal Court has voted 6-2 to deny a zone change request that would have allowed the local Farm Bureau to erect a new building on Troy Pike near Southside Elementary School.

Judge B. Wilson of Versailles has received the Berea College Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Members of the eighth-grade academic team at Woodford County Middle School are Thomas Wright, Jonathan Neff, Leann O’ Reel, Todd Osterloh, Jonathan Adelson, Matthew Moore, Jane Seitz, Charles Barnes, Katherine Greathouse, Megan Canfield, Julie Bishop, David Lodmell, Melissa Acker, Joel Caison, Tim Knittel, and Ryan Ruckel.

Woodford County Yellow Jacket football standout Don Washington has been named to the AP All-State first team on defense.

Shana Raglin of the WCHS Lady Jackets hit two free throws with 37 seconds left to seal a 56-54 victory over the Paul Laurence Dunbar girls’ teamMonday night. 40 Years Ago December 15, 1977

The county’s occupational tax has been declared constitutional. The state Supreme Court has modified an opinion issued in September concerning the 1972 Home Rule Act that had placed the taxing power in doubt. Adolph Rupp, Kentucky’s legendary Baron of Basketball, died Saturday night at the age of 76 after a long battle with cancer.

Wednesday was Ruth Roach Day in Woodford County. Mrs. Roach was honored by the board of the Blue Grass Community Action Agency, whose causes she has championed for more than a decade.

Fiscal Court approved the concept of solid waste recycling Saturday but refrained from adopting a contract to set up a recycling operation in the county.

Hazel P. White of Versailles was crowned “Ms. Sophisticated Lady” and was voted “Miss Congeniality” during the Lexington Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Pageant. Stephen M. Streeter of Versailles has been initiated into Phi Beta Kappa national honor society at the University of Kentucky.

Work is nearing completion on a new gymnasium at Midway College.

Woodford County High School wrestlers were champions of their invitational tournament last weekend.

WCHS football players on the CKC honorable mention list were Clifford Devine, Randy Estes, Wayne Frost, Doug Roberts, and Scott Staples.

Airman Eric K. Vance has been assigned to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, after completing an aircraft maintenance specialist course at Sheppard AFB, Texas.

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