From Our Files
10 Years Ago
June 5, 2008
The Woodford County High School Class of 2008 held its commencement exercises May 31.
A request to rezone more than 150 acres of the Midway Station property, located north of I-64 on Georgetown Road (Ky. 341), was criticized as “too dramatic a change” during a Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission hearing on May 29.
Dr. Peggy Sharon stepped down as executive director of the Woodford County Economic Development Authority effective May 31.
Jim and Judy Knauss of Versailles celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 8, 2008.
Lexington Catholic High School junior Thomas Canary, a Woodford County resident, set a new Class AA 800 meter state record at the
KHSAA Track and Field Championship this past Saturday. Canary’s time of 1:54.06 bested the previous record of 1:54.59 set in 1999 by Union County’s Skylar Smith.
Senior runner Cullen Kuntz signed a letter of intent May 29 to continue his cross country and track careers at Bellarmine University in Louisville.
25 Years Ago
June 10, 1993
Record low temperatures were reported across Kentucky Sunday. In this area, the low was 4 degrees, breaking the old record of 48 set in 1935.
Woodford County Teachers of the Year are Marchel Kirk, Woodford County Middle School; Wanda Rodgers, Woodford County High School, and Candy Henderson, Northside Elementary School.
Carey Royalty of Versailles has been inducted into Aristeia, the freshman honor society of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.
Receiving degrees at Transylvania University May 29 were Versailles students James Graeme Lang III, Amanda Lacefield Foley, and Tracey Ellen Wilson.
Laura Greely of Midway graduated May 29 from The Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Simmons Elementary students earning all A’s for the year were Catherine Anderson, Robyn Bennett, Kasi Egbert, Susanne Francis, Ashley Harris, Mandy Hicks, Rob Holmes, Kirsten Kramer, Adam Kring, Marianne Lodmell, Betsy Nally, Nathaniel Polsgrove, Richelle Ralston, Adam Reedy, Jason Resinger, Gretchen Shoot, Justin Slatten, Kristen Smith, Diane Vore, K.T. Webb, Michelle Wilson and Amy Thomas.
40 Years Ago
June 8, 1978
Property owners in the Crossfield Drive area have filed a suit in Woodford Circuit Court seeking nullification of a recent zoning ordinance amendment to permit the manufacture of compost and other soil conditioners in a light industry zone.
The board of adjustment has turned down a request for a delicatessen at the corner of Lexington Road and Huntertown Road at the Save More gas station site.
Thomasina Dabney was selected as the outstanding student at Woodford County Junior High School. Ed Stepp was named the favorite teacher.
Conrad Feltner, of Woodford County, administrator of 4-H programs in Kentucky, will retire June 30 after 42 years of service to 4-H youths.
Two Woodford students, Susan Stewart and Joe Preston Foley, graduated June 4 from Centre College. Dean’s list students included Jack Resinger at Transylvania University and Eve Hutcherson at the University of Kentucky. Miss Hutcherson recently had her first by-line published in the Louisville Courier-Journal, where she has been employed for the past several months. Miss Elisabeth Freeland was honored for her 40 years’ of service to Margaret Hall School during commencement exercises Saturday. Ruth Housek received an award for 25 years’ of service at the school.