From Our Files
10 Years Ago
March 13, 2008
The director of Fayette County high schools has been hired to succeed Paul Stahler as superintendent of Woodford County Schools. Scott Hawkins officially begins his duties here July 1.
Twenty-two students who represented St. Leo School at the Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair brought home a second place, five thirds and several special awards following their March 1 performances at the University of Kentucky.
Dulce Johnson, a senior at Woodford County High School, was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy where she plans to study oceanography.
Twenty-one students will be vying for the title of 2008 Mr. WCHS at the Woodford County High School gymnasium on Friday, March 14. Huntertown Elementary captured the District 73 Governor’s Cup. Northside Elementary School finished a close second and Woodford Christian School was third. Simmons Elementary won the District 74 title with Southside Elementary School finishing second and St. Leo School was third.
Midway College’s Danielle Lascoe and Ashley Parker were named to the The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference all-conference team.
Midway basketball coach Timothy Southers was recently named Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Southers led the Eagles to a school-best regular season mark of 23-8.
Transylvania sophomore guard Brittany Henderlight was named first-team All Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC)by a vote of conference coaches. Henderlight, was a 2006 graduate from Woodford County High School.
Woodford County 4-H members and volunteers were recently recognized at the Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum in Lexington. They were Lesley Greenwell, Marti Congleton, Matthew Lodmell, and Jenny Cocanougher, county Extension agent for 4-H Youth Development.
25 Years Ago
March 11, 1993
The Woodford County High School Lady Jackets won their second straight 41st District basketball title Friday by defeating Western Hills, 60-46. They will play Madison Southern on March 13 in the 11th Regional Tournament, which will be hosted by Woodford County.
A group of investors trying to keep the old Corner Drug Store in business is nearing agreement with the owner of the building.
The idea of merging the Versailles and Woodford County police departments is being explored.
Construction preliminaries have begun on the Lexington Road Shopping Center, which will be anchored by Kroger and Kmart stores.
Demolition has begun on the brick house on the former Million farm, site of the shopping center.
James D. Squires of Woodford County has been appointed to the Kentucky Racing Commission.
The fledgling curbside recycling program in Versailles has been declared “here to stay,” according to solid waste management director Cy Brown.
40 Years Ago
March 9, 1978
Nearly six inches of snow fell Friday, forcing the cancellation of school for yet another time. Also cancelled was a makeup school day scheduled forSaturday. Weather permitting, a makeup day will be held this Saturday.
Last month’s average temperature in Kentucky was 23.8 degrees, nearly three degrees lower than the record set in 1895.
A conditional-use permit has been granted by the Board of Adjustments to Real Earth Ltd. for a solid-waste recycling operation in the industrial park, but a zone change would have to be approved before any construction can begin.
The Versailles City Council has been asked to consider annexation of a 95-acre section of the Frank Bohannon farm off McCowan’s Ferry Road, where a subdivision is being discussed.
Vic Hellard Jr. of Versailles was honored Friday by the state House of Representatives on the anniversary of his first year of service as the director of the Legislative Research Commission.
Jane Kelley Hutcherson, a senior at Woodford County High School, has been awarded a Regents Scholarship by Western Kentucky University.
Nan Seal will represent the Woodford County Woman’s Club in the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Club’s district art contest, to be held Saturday in Georgetown.
Ada Blair, 102, of Sugar Hill Lane, one of Woodford County’s oldest citizens, died Wednesday morning of last week.
Mrs. Ida Kenney Harper returned to Midway last week from West Palm Beach, Fla., where she spent a few weeks away from Woodford’s winter.