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10 Years Ago December 27, 2007

Robert H. Cleveland, 89, founder and owner of Woodford Feed Company, died Dec. 22.

Amy Nave and Jennifer Chandler of Versailles have completed training for the Commonwealth Institute for Parent Leadership.

After 57 years in business, Midway Auto Service closed Dec. 20, as its two owners, Jim and Gene Gaunce, retired.

The Woodford County High School boys’ basketball team took first place in the North American Stainless Classic this past weekend.

The Matjackets win at Super Duals qualifying them as a number-1 for state duals in January.

The Lady Jackets took fourth in the Shelby County Invitational.

The Level 4 Central Kentucky Gymnastics Team took third-place at the Region 5 Cup, Dec. 16 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Team members were Mallory Cooper, Ansley Cooper, Briana Charles, Chelsea Rose, Hannah Freeman, Kendyl Phillips, Corrie Thomas and Lexi Burgess, Coach Kathy Huster.

Four Yellow Jackets, Tae Mulder, Travis Swan, Bradley Lucas and Dominique Johnson, were named to the North American Stainless Classic All-Tournament team.

25 Years Ago December 24, 1992

Nan Cecil Dawson, 89, long active in Woodford County school and civic affairs, died Dec. 20. She was superintendent of the Versailles Independent School District from 1948 to 1952 and in 1960 served as acting superintendent 0f the county school district, Mary Frances

Alcoke, 88, who was active in church and community work here for many years, died Dec. 19.

Chris Hogan of Versailles has been named a President’s Ambassador at Georgetown College.

Carey Royalty of Versailles has been named to the dean’s list with a 4.0 standing for the fall semester at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., where she is a freshman.

Steven S. McClain and Jeff L. McDonald of Versailles have graduated from Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, S. C.

The number-one ranked Woodford County High School Mat Jackets have won six more dual matches and will host their invitational tournament next week.

40 Years Ago December 29, 1977

Woodford County Sheriff Arthur Gregory, after seven years in the sheriff”s office and 20 years as a fiscal court magistrate, will retire from county government on Dec. 31.

The roof has been installed on the Crittenden Cabin, currently under restoration at its new location near the Lexington Road on the Methodist Home grounds.

Bill Smith of Versailles has been placed in charge of one of the largest state printing shops following the process of combining 13 small shops into five larger ones. Smith’s shop will handle all forms and publications used in the state tax system and much of the other printing originating in the New Capitol Annex.

Dr. and Mrs. William S. Foley have chosen the name Richard Sandusky for their son born Dec. 14.

Mrs. A. 0. Walcutt of Midway left last Wednesday to spend the holidays with her son and family in Lake Wales, Fla. Cheerleaders for Mortonsville’s basketball teams are: 7th and 8th grades - Susan Means, Jennifer Owen, Linda Cain, Margaret Sargent, Tina Ellis, and Rickie Combs; 5th and 6th grades - Michelle Sizemore, Shea Fontana, Stacy Dunn, and Kelly McCabe.

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