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10 Years Ago

March 27, 2008

A 600-word essay on political involvement in this year’s elections gave James Bland III of Versailles a $25,000 reward– a fifth of that to spend on his own tuition at Tennessee State University. Bland, a 2006 Woodford County High graduate, is studying biology at TSU, planning for a dental and orthodontics career.

Woodford County High School finished 8th in future problem-solving at the Kentucky Governor’s Cup held March 15, 16 and 17. The WCHS FPS team members were Brad Elliott, Anne Charlton, Adam Horn and Thomas Wilhoit.

Simmons Elementary School’s future problem-solving team spearheaded an overall victory in the Region 19 Governor’s Cup at Robert B. Turner Elementary in Lawrenceburg on Saturday, March 22.

The United L-N Glass plant in Versailles has changed its name to Pilkington, becoming part of the NSG Group integrated flat glass business.

Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew Barrett has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is a 2007 graduate of Woodford County High School and is the son of John and Mary Barrett of Versailles.

The following students from Versailles graduated from Western Kentucky University at the end of the fall 2007 semester: Alissa M. Couch, bachelor of science; Thomas G. Grant, bachelor of arts; Aaron J. Marcum, bachelor of arts; Jonathan S. Wurzback, bachelor of science.

Three Granite Hill Riding Academy riders recently took respective High Point awards in Saddleseat Equitation at the final Bluegrass Winter

Tournament Association tournament of the season. They were Samantha Dulin (8 and under), Kelsey Martin (6 and under), and Morgan Heitzmann (11-13).

25 Years Ago

April 1, 1993

The Woodford County High School Lady Jackets, playing in their first-ever state tournament, were ousted in the quarter-finals Friday by Oldham County, 60-46, ending a 26-6 season. The Lady Jackets had defeated Covington Holmes in the opening round, 60-51.

Clint Newman of Versailles is a member of the cast of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” to be performed in May at Centre College in Danville.

Earning first honors in the third grade at St. Leo School were Renee Allison, Emily Brown, Billy Dale, Anna Frate, Carrell Rush, and Trey Server.

Southside Elementary’s fifth grade all-A honor roll included Ashlee Lane, Billy Self, Anne Sellers, Andrew Coyle, Amanda Curry, Leslie DeMuth, Amber McKinney, and Denise Stumbo.

40 Years Ago

March 30, 1978

The University of Kentucky Wildcats, coached by Joe B. Hall, defeated Duke University 94-88 Monday night in St. Louis to win the NCAA basketball championship, the fifth title for UK and the first for Hall. Adolph Rupp’s Cats had won the title in 1948, 1949, 1951, and 1958.

Daniel S. Tuttle III has been named administrator of Woodford Memorial Hospital.

Former state Auditor Mary Louise Foust has filed as a Republican candidate for the Sixth District congressional seat held by John B. Breckinridge. Public hearings will be held tonight on a proposal for a zone change to allow a solid waste composting plant to be built in the industrial park. Real Earth Ltd. has asked for the change to permit it to manufacture compost or other soil conditioners from the city’s garbage. The Lexington Philharmonic has scheduled a concert for Versailles on Friday evening, April 7.

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