From Our Files
10 Years AgoApril 17, 2008 Philip Joseph Weisenberger II, 81, of Midway died Wednesday, April 9, 2008 Born in Midway, he was owner of Weisenberger Mill Inc. Limited editions of Chardonnay, Merlot and a Bluegrass Blush by Midway’s Equus Run Vineyards, have once again been selected as the commemorative wines of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs for this year. The Bluegrass Community Hospital Auxillary elected new officers this month. They were President Helen McIntosh, Vice-president Wanda Brown, Recording Secretary Sharon Hardin, Treasurer Phyllis Holt, Timekeeper Sally Truitt and Corresponding Secretary Linda Tucker.Moss Vance, former managing editor of The Woodford Sun, was the guest speaker at the Woodford County Historical Society meeting. Vance traced the history of The Woodford Sun, with particular emphasis on the early years. The Woodford Sun began in 1869 as The Woodford Weekly. U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler was recognized for providing leadership on health care policy issues by Doctor of Optometry from his district and their national organization, the American Optometric Association (AOA)Prominent local farmer, Robert B. Perry, 83, husband of Clara M. Perry, died Sunday, April 13, 2008.Joe Carr, Jr. was inducted into the KHSAA Hall of Fame. Carr racked up 242 wins, four state championships and was named Junior All-American three times in his WCHS career. Carr is currently a member of the Mat Jackets’ coaching staff, along with his father, Joe Carr Sr., The Woodford County High School wrestling team celebrated its 19th consecutive season of finishing in the top-three of the state tournament. Senior Shane Parks and junior Harrison Courtney captured KHSAA championships, while seniors Ethan Miller and Blake Sheehan finished the year as state finalists. The top-four players on the Woodford County High School girls’ tennis team, Kelsey Hurrigan, Becca Cooley, Amanda Couch and Chelsey Perron, traveled to Covington this past weekend to compete in the Gauntlet Invitational, and Woodford walked away as tournament runner-up. The Woodford County Middle School softball team won the BK Sports Tournament hosted by Woodford County Middle School. The Tigers beat rival Scott County Red to win the championship game 5-2. WCHS senior, Chris Morford, signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Georgetown College in the fall. 25 Years AgoApril 22, 1993Hampton “Hoppy” Henton of Woodford County, has been appointed state director of the federal Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).Woodford County farmer, Roger Thacker, has been selected for the monthly state “Salute to Kentucky Farmers” award. The Kentucky Department of Highways has turned down a request by the city for a traffic light at North Main and Green streets.Julie Bishop and Matthew Moore, of Woodford County Middle School, participated in the Governor’s Cup academic competition in Louisville earlier this month. Rochelle Marie Smith, of Versailles, was named to the 1992-93 dean’s list at Clark University in Atlanta, Georgia.On the fourth-grade all-A honor roll at Simmons Elementary: Rhea Lynn Cook, Kirsten Kramer, Nathan Polsgrove, Justin Woodside, Josh Henry, Amy Thomas, Paul Bach, Michelle Bell, Kami Brumley, and Cassy Fish. Shana Raglin of Woodford County High School will play for the Girls’ Kentucky All-Star team against the Indiana all-stars in the annual summer series. Raglin was MVP of the WCHS Lady Jackets basketball team.40 Years AgoApril 20, 1978An ordinance that would have provided for the annexation of some 30 acres in the Charmil subdivision was defeated on its second reading by the Versailles City Council Tuesday. The defeat came on a tie-breaking vote by Mayor Scott Miller.The Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday night heard complaints from Charmil residents on surface water run-off and flooding problems.Death has claimed Nancy Carter Sames, 59, long-time secretary to County Judge Matt T. Blackard, and Archie Ferguson, 82, a retired gasoline and oil distributor.Cynthia Fenton Kelly of Woodford County, who is studying art at the Rosary Graduate School of Fine Arts, at Villa Schifanoia, Florence, Italy, has won a $1,400 scholarship for next year.Ken Midkiff, scoutmaster of Troop 43, has received the Silver Beaver Award, Scouting’s highest honor.Mimi Lewis and Dr. and Mrs. John Barrows were guests April 12 of Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Davis at a dinner at the Hyatt Regency.