From Our Files
25 Years Ago
March 18, 1993
A weekend snowstorm left an accumulation of six inches in Woodford County and forced the cancellation of school classes Monday. The temperature fell to 11 degrees Monday morning, setting a new record for the date. Clyde D. Pettyjohn, 63, a Merewood resident, collapsed and died of a heart attack while shoveling snow on Sunday.
The Lexington Road Plaza, now under construction, has been sold by Associated Developers to Horne Properties, Inc., a Knoxville. Tenn., firm for $2,286,000.
Kuhlman Corporation has announced that it will trim 19 percent of its salaried work force, including some positions at the Versailles plant. Lt. Cmdr. Laura Dempsey Riddle, Midway, has been assigned as officer in charge of her Naval Reserve detachment in Lexington.
Elizabeth Neff, a Woodford County High School graduate, has been initiated into Delta Gamma sorority at DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
The WCHS Lady Jackets routed Madison Southern, 62-40, in the 11th Regional Tournament, hosted by WCHS. The winter storm that struck the area delayed the opening of the tournament until Monday. The Lady Jackets were to play Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar last night.
The University of Kentucky Wildcats won the SEC Tournament with wins over Tennessee, Arkansas and LSU. UK’s Travis Ford was named the tourney’s Most Valuable Player.
40 Years Ago
March 16, 1978
The Woodford County Board of Education has opted for holding school on three more Saturdays in an effort to make up school days lost during the past winter. Spring break will be abolished and days off which had been scheduled during the KEA convention will now be school days.
Engineering consultants to the Woodford Planning and Zoning Commission submitted their resignations last week, citing the commission’s failure to follow its own regulations regarding some recent developments.
Fiscal court has sent a resolution to the P&Z commission calling for a zoning ordinance amendment that would permit a light industry zone to include a composting facility.
The grand jury called the condition of the county dog shelter “shocking” and gave strong support to the efforts of the county Humane Society to construct a new shelter.
The Rev. Colley Bell Jr., headmaster of Margaret Hall School, is in England for a short stay during the school’s spring vacation, joining vacationing students from Christ School, Arden, N.C., where his son, Colley III, is a senior.
Thomas T. Lloyd, 65, of Albion, Mich., frequent visitor to Village View Farm, the Wooldridge estate in Versailles, died March 12 in Albion.
His wife is the former Mary Wooldridge. A son, Duncan H. Lloyd, lives here. Ruth Rodgers Allen of Lexington, a native of Midway and noted as a historian and DAR member, died Saturday in Pittsburgh, Pa., at the age of 74.