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10 Years Ago

June 12, 2008

A 31-year-old Woodford County man was sentenced in Woodford Circuit Court to 28 years in prison for the 2006 murder of Valerie Monjure and assault of Patricia June Brown . Jason Lee Todd will be eligible for parole in 18 years.

Smoking inside or just outside of public businesses will no longer be legal in Woodford County, according to the new regulation passed by Woodford County’s Board of Health. The public smoking ban, received unanimous approval.

Trent L. Goodin, son of Dale and Cheryl Goodin, was named the recipient of the Michael C. Wallace Award from Woodford County High School.

Longtime director, Howard B. Montague, tendered his letter of resignation to United Bank and Trust Company.

Lexington Futbol Club ‘95 Girls’ squad finished as a finalist in the US Soccer Kentucky State Open Cup.

25 Years Ago

June 17, 1993

State Auditor Ben Chandler has been selected as the recipient of the 1993 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, given by the Kentucky Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

William O. Rice, 85, a former partner with the late Vic Hellard Sr. in the Hellard & Rice Motor Co., died June 15.

A powerful, late spring windstorm Monday knocked down two cinderblock walls of the Kmart building going up in the new shopping center on Lexington Road.

Rochelle Owsley of Versailles is a recent graduate of Fisk University.

Samuel C. Rock of Versailles graduated June 3 from Washington and Lee University.

The marriage of Leticia Lynn Christison and Marc P. Vance of Versailles was solemnized May 8 at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Brett E. Hornback formerly of Versailles, is the founder and owner of a new veterinary hospital in Louisville. He is a 1989 graduate of the Auburn University School Of Veterinary Medicine.

Hawthorne Graddy of Versailles will sing with the choir of St. Thomas Church in New York City during its tour of Italy and Australia.

Mike Faust of Versailles was ordained to the ministry June 9 at the Woodford Christian Church.

Candidates for Miss Teen Woodford County at the county fair are Julie Bishop, Kim Conner, Rebecca Devers, Shelly Gilliam, Susan Morgan, and Ashley Tincher.

40 Years Ago

June 15, 1978

The board of education has narrowly approved a proposal to consolidate the county’s junior high and elementary schools, construct two new elementary schools, and add classrooms to Simmons Elementary, WCHS, and the junior high. Implementation is contingent upon approval by the state Department of Education.

A proposal for a zone change and conditional use permit to allow the operation of a nursing home in Stonegate subdivision has been placed before the planning and zoning commission.

Vera Dawson of Woodford County has been named the county’s outstanding 4-H leader by the Woodford County Homemakers Association.

Jack Arnold, Elm Street, a well-known farmer and former Versailles businessman, died Tuesday.

Mary Louise Foust of Shelbyville has withdrawn as the Republican opponent of Democratic state Sen. Tom Easterly of Frankfort in the November election for the Sixth District congressional seat.

Dedication ceremonies for the historic Capt. Jack Jouett House have been scheduled for July 9.

New officers of the Versailles Lions Club include Carlos Blevins, president; Don Schmidt, vice president; Phil Pence, secretary, and Les Grimes, treasurer.

Recent graduates include Gerald Patrick Jenkins from Bowling Green State University in Ohio; Pamela Anne Williams from Mary Baldwin College in Virginia, Lucy Bullock Hicks from Agnes Scott College in Georgia, and Amy Walters from Sayre School in Lexington.

Beth Luyster and Karen Redden were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Murray State University.

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