From Our Files
10 Years Ago January
Shoppers lined up outside the doors of the newly-remodeled Kroger in anticipation of a grand reopening celebration at the Lexington Road Plaza store Jan. 9.
Former State Rep. Carl Rollins was elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Central Kentucky legislative delegation.
The Woodford County Economic Development Authority approved a contract with Anderson Communities to purchase the Midway Station property for just over $6 million at the Jan. 11 meeting.
Southside Elementary School held the 2008 Geography Bee on Jan. 8, Twelve fourth and fifth graders competed for the top spot. Sean Grate was the 2008 Geography Bee Winner, Austin Horn was 1st runner-up, and Brandon Evans was second runner-up.
Local golfers Gary Weil and Garey Black both notched a hole in-one Jan. 7 at Woodford Hills Country Club.
The Woodford County Middle School wrestling team took first place at the Central Kentucky Conference Tournament, hosted by WCMS on Jan. 5. Chad Goodrich and Corey McCall went undefeated in the CKC tourney.
25 Years Ago
January 21, 1993
Political announcements this week include those of Dr. Joe D. Gormley for county judge-executive; Charlie Reed for re-election as Versailles mayor; Scott Staples and Richard Elam for county attorney; Thomas Thornbury, Juanita Ritchey, Mark Prosser, Larry Sallee, and incumbents Richard Alcoke, Tommy Turner, and John Humkey for Woodford Fiscal Court; and incumbent Geoffrey Reid for Versailles City Council.
Versailles Police Chief Robert Y. Brown was hospitalized Jan. 15 after apparently suffering a stroke.
The city has purchased 32 capital pear trees to be planted along Main Street replacing the same number of honey locust trees that were recently removed.
Two new voting precincts, Southside No. 15 and Merewood No. 18, have been created, following the realignment last year of the county’s eight magisterial districts and the equalization of precincts.
Samuel Rock of Versailles has been named to the dean’s list at Washington and Lee University.
Elizabeth A. Mitchell of Versailles was a December graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
Kentucky Bank of Georgetown this week advertises the opening of a branch in Versailles.
The Woodford County High School wrestling team is ranked number one in the state.
WCHS’s Sean Endicott was recently named to the All-State soccer team for 1992.
40 Years Ago January 19, 1978
Thirteen inches of snow fell here Monday and Tuesday, making travel all but impossible. Most businesses, the schools, govern-ment offices and the U. S. Post Office were at a standstill Wednesday. Across the state, snow depths ranged from a foot in many areas up to 30 inches in Western Kentucky. The Woodford Sun managed to put out a 14-page edition, despite all the business closings and the inability of several staff members to get into town.
The United Way topped its goal of $42,000 by about $1,500. Jim Freeman was the county chairman.
Dr. Stella Atlanta Edwards, a Versailles native, assistant superintendent of the state Bureau of Education for Exceptional Chil-dren, died last Thursday at the age of 59.
Lucy Bullock Hicks of Midway, a student at Agnes Scott College, has been named to “Who’s Who Among U. S. college Students.” Kimberly Terry was named to the dean’s list at Converse College and Malinda Ann McCauley to Eastern Kentucky University’s dean’s list.
For the first time in history, a girls’ basketball tournament will be included in the CKC activities. That portion of the tourney will be played Jan. 25-28 in Mercer County. The Woodford County Yellow Jacket girls are seeded number l .
Belinda Wasson of Versailles is a cheerleader for the Midway College basketball team.