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From Our Files

10 Years Ago

May 1, 2008

Opposition to and support for the Woodford County Board of Health’s proposed “Clean Indoor Air” regulation crowded the fiscal courtroom on Thursday.

A jury recommended that Jason Lee Todd serve 28 years in prison after finding him guilty of murder, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence on Monday. Todd was found guilty of strangling Valerie Monjure to death and stabbing Patricia June Brown in the neck in August 2006.

Moss Vance, former managing editor of The Woodford Sun, spoke to the Woodford County Historical Society on April 24.

Local fifth-graders will get a sneak peek at next year’s destination, Woodford County Middle School, when they tour the building later in the month.

The Woodford County High School’s tennis team took first-place at the past weekend’s Woodford County Invitational. Team members were Bennett Coffey, Patrick White, Harry Watts, Andrew Hollenkamp, Kevin James and Logan Pauley.

Woodford County High seniors Brett Courtney and Wayne Hanley signed letters of intent to continue their football careers at Union College.

25 Years Ago

May 6, 1993

Sea Hero, a shiny bay colt trained by Versailles native and Hall of Famer MacKenzie Miller, upset favored Prairie Bayou to win the 119th

Kentucky Derby Saturday. Jockey Jerry Bailey guided Sea Hero, owned by Paul Mellon of Upperville, Va., to the 2-1/2-length victory. Several of the other 19 Derby entries were bred at Woodford County thoroughbred farms.

Denise Yvonne O’Meara and Timothy O’Day Thompson were recently initiated in Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society, at the University of Kentucky.

Brooke Smith, a senior at Woodford County High School, is the recipient of the 1993 DAR Good Citizen award.

Samuel C. Rock of Versailles was named to the winter term dean’s list at Washington and Lee University.

David Van King of Versailles was named the outstanding graduating senior man at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. and Mrs. Norman Fisher have returned to their home in Midway after a visit with their son, Dr. Matt Fisher, a dentist on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma.

40 Years Ago

May 4, 1978

The Versailles City Council has rescinded a 1974 resolution requiring annexation of areas which are granted city sewer and water service. Such services will now be available to developments on a case-by-case basis. Following passage of the resolution, the council approved extending water and sewer service without annexation to 30.8 acres of the Charmil subdivision.

Joe P. Foley of Versailles was named to the Centre College dean’s list for the spring term.

Sandra Kay Columbia, a senior at Woodford County High School, has been awarded a College Heights Foundation scholarship by Western Kentucky University.

Woodford County native John Conlee, who records for ABC Records, has announced his fourth release for the label, a song titled “Rose Colored Glasses.”

Jane Gentry Vance of Versailles has been awarded a summer faculty fellowship by the University of Kentucky, under which she will work this summer with poet Ruth Williams of the Radcliffe Institute in Cambridge, Mass., on methods of teaching poetry and fiction writing.

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