From Our Files
10 Years Ago
February 28, 2008
Larry Caudill has been hired as the new principal at Simmons Elementary School. He will officially begin his duties on July 1. Currently an assistant principal at Woodford County High School, Caudill will succeed interim principal Jimmy Adams, who replaced Tammy Gilkison at the beginning of the current school year.
Woodford County magistrates, present for a special meeting on Friday, Feb. 22, approved a memorandum of agreement for 16 new eScan voting machines whose cost will be reimbursed by the state.
Woodford County senior Morgan Binder, center, signed a National Letter of Intent Feb. 20 to continue her playing career at the University of Indianapolis. Binder was a member of two state runner-up soccer teams, and helped lead the Lady Jackets to a 19-3-2 record as a senior. She was a three-time team captain, two-time team MVP and received All-State recognition as a senior.
Caleb Reams, 8, participated this past Sunday in the U.S.A. Swimming 8-and-under State Championships in Shelbyville. Caleb earned medals in all five of the events he participated in.
25 Years Ago
February 25, 1993
The Woodford County Mat Jackets won the state high school wrestling tournament in Louisville Saturday, their first state title since 1977 and the first in a head coaching capacity for Joe Carr and Rusty Parks. Individual championships were won by Joe Carr Jr., Robert Kemper, and Matt Hecker.
Ky. 169 in Woodford County was blocked for several hours last Sunday when strong winds bowled over a barn onto the highway. Trees were blown down across several other roads and power outages resulted when power lines were struck.
Versailles has been named a “Hall Of Fame” city by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Lida Crain of Versailles, a resident of Taylor Manor, celebrated her 100th birthday last Thursday.
Jane Gentry Vance of Versailles, a University of Kentucky professor in English and the Honors Program, has been awarded an Al Smith Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts Council.
Laraine Quinn, a member of the WCHS swim and track and field teams, was chosen the school’s Female Athlete of the Year for 1992-93.
40 Years Ago
February 23, 1978
A record has been set for the number of days snow has been on the ground in Kentucky. Through today, that number is 46 days - 23 days in January and 23 in February, with no thaw in immediate sight.
Last Saturday’s scheduled makeup of one of this school term’s snow days was - you guessed it- snowed out. Another makeup attempt will be held this Saturday.
Conrad Feltner, assistant director of Extension for 4-H in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, has received a national award in recognition of his service to 4-H.
Sixth District Congressman John B. Breckinridge has announced his candidacy for re-election to a fourth term. Someone dumped about 80 tons of coal on U.S. 421 at its intersection with the Woodlake Road in Woodford County Thursday morning.
Speculation was that drivers of overweight trucks dumped their loads after hearing CB radio reports that state weight scales were open near Shelbyville on 1-64.
Sixteen thoroughbred broodmares and one foal were killed the morning of Feb. 15 in a barn fire at Hiddenaway Farm, on Ky. 169. The cause of a fire at a residence in Sycamore Estates on Jan. 29 has been traced to aluminum wiring, following an investigation.
Paul Downey has accepted the position of Versailles fire chief.
Dean’s list students at Eastern Kentucky University for the fall semester were Malinda McCauley, Holly K. Stratton, Laura C. Vance, Deborah C. Kidd, and Donna A. Schultz.
Ronald A. Nabors, formerly of Versailles, has been named manager of government, education and medical marketing at Pitney Bowes, Stamford, Conn. Bo Lanter of Versailles, a freshman guard on the Midwestern State University basketball team, Wichita Falls, Texas, was last week’s player of the week in the Texoma Athletic Conference.