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10 Years Ago

March 20, 2008

Two Woodford County Middle School students recently represented the school at the state MathCounts competition. The participants on the WCMS Math Team and MathCounts were Matthew Shultz and Grant Sparks. The coach was Curtis Wall. Central Kentucky- bred Danthebluegrassman returns to Hurstland Farm this week after seven years of racing. The nine-year-old racehorse will be transferring to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Scott County. The horse was named after Dan Chandler, the uncle of U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler.

The 2007-2008 Cheerjackets recently won their district cheerleading competition, which helped them receive a bid to the state competition. Team members were Ashley Buck, Cesily Toles, Heather Broughton, Stephanie Mahoney, Mary Beth Carney, Emily Woodrum, Taylor Pennie, Meghan Grimes, Whitley Sutherland, Olivia Swarner, Madison Joest, Kyla Parrett, Lizzie Rose, Haley Freeman, Kelsey Kerns, Scarlett Shelby, Molly Major, and Lauren Tack. The team was coached by Bethany Smith and assistant coach Mary Alcorn.

25 Years Ago

March 25, 1993

The Woodford County High School Lady Jackets earned a berth in their first-ever state tournament with a region-clinching 68-40 win over Berea last Thursday. Three Woodford players, Shana Raglin, Tammy Washer and Amy Redmon, were named to the All-Region team. The Lady J’ s will take on 9th Region champ Covington Holmes this afternoon in Frankfort.

Woodford Fiscal Court has taken the first steps toward closing Booklyn Bridge Road in southern Woodford County.

Clayton Richardson, 70, former chief of the Versailles Fire Department, died March 22.

Senior Darrick Briscoe was named Most Valuable Player for the WCHS boys’ basketball team at Tuesday’s awards banquet. At the swim teams’ banquet, Pete Carey was the boys’ Most Valuable and his sister, Beth, was the girls’ Most Valuable.

Midway College will dedicate its new Equine Education Center on April 2.

A lease has been signed that will allow work to go forward in returning the Corner Drug building in downtown Versailles to active business.

40 Years Ago

March 23, 1978

Supreme Court Clerk Martha Layne Collins, of Woodford County, has confirmed that she will be a candidate for lieutenant governor next year.

A new land proposal for a possible school site at the Everhope and Sellers farms on Ky. 33 has been submitted to the Woodford Board of Education. A spokesman for the firm offering the land said the asking price is $4,500 an acre. The board is looking for approximately 60 acres.

Susan Williams was honored by the Woodford Bank and Trust company last week upon her retirement. Pamela Williams of Versailles has been inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leader ship honor society, at Mary Baldwin College. Bob Rouse of Midway spent his spring break from Transylvania University at his grandmother’s home in Naples, Fla. Amy Rouse is spending her break from Auburn University with various friends in Florida. The Woodford County High School Band will take part in the Azalea Festival in Wilmington, N.C., in April.

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