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10 Years Ago January 7, 1993

The Woodford Sun entered its 140th year, having begun publication in January 1869.

Woodford County Clerk Corinne Woolums and her deputies were sworn in on Jan. 2.

Eight-graders Elliott Smith, John Wilhoit and Travis Head, won “Take Stock in Kentucky,” an online stock market simulation that gave students across the state an opportunity to learn about investing in businesses and companies. The winning team received a $300 grand prize and t-shirts.

25 Years Ago January 7, 1993

Announcing for re-election this week are County Clerk Corine Woolums and District 4 Magistrate Buddy McDannold. Also announcing for magistrate are Carl Ellis, P.M. Massie, Marcella Gregory Richardson, and Dudley Gaines Jr. in District 8, and Michael Head in District 5. The District 8 incumbent, Harold Carmickle is not seeking re-elecion.

Sarah T. Feltner, 81, former University of Kentucky Extension agent for home economics in Woodford County, died Saturday.

A record high of 67 degrees vas set Monday in this area.

Investors who want to keep a business in the building that housed Corner Drug have begun discussions about whether to buy the building.

Jason L. Bond of Versailles is a senior at the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point,

Gretchen Shoot, a student at Simmons Elementary School, was a winner of the 1992 Jim Claypool Conservation Poster Contest in Woodford County. Wade Patterson, a St. Leo School student, was second.

The Woodford County High school Mat Jackets won their own invitational tournament last weekend for the first time since 1982.

Individual championships were captured by Joe Carr, Shawn Meckley, Robert Kemper, and Dion Washington.

The Woodford Middle School eighth-grade cheerleaders placed eighth among 53 teams in the International Open Cheerleading Championships last week in Nashville, Tenn. Members of the team are Renea Simpson, Krissy Couch, Meg Gentry, Becky Howard, Kara Clark, Sarah McMahan, Lindsey Smith, Kristina Edwards, Joyce Waters, Heather Combs, Kali Egbert, Katie Watts, and Laura Adams.

40 Years Ago January 5, 1978

The tax assessment period is at hand, with one change in effect: Motor vehicles will now be assessed separately and separate tax bills will be sent.

The new sheriff and staff took office this week. Sheriff Herbert Gilkison and deputies Denny Nunnelley, Ben Buffin and Betty Allison were sworn in by County Judge Matt T. Blackard.

James L. Gay was named city attorney Tuesday evening by the Versailles City Council.

Woodford County has received a a plaque from the Kentucky Historical Society for Captain John Craig’s Fort. The marker will be erected at the Clear Creek Church, near the junction of Ky. 33 and Ky. 169.

The office of city police judge has passed out of existence. The last person to hold that office in Versailles was Nickie Shryock, who was presented a plaque in recognition of his service as the last action before the bench. The award was presented on behalf of the Versailles Police Department.

Phillip Gaffin, formerly of Versailles, has recently joined the world headquarters of the U.S.O. as director of public information.

Billy Moore has opened a meat processing plant in the industrial park behind Rand McNally.

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