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10 Years Ago

July 3, 2008

Woodford County High School graduate Aaron Klee returned home to Nonesuch after spending two years on an isolated island in the Republic of Vanuatu in the South Pacific as a Peace Corps volunteer.

City residents were back before the Versailles City Council, complaining about flooding on Dan Court and the city’s inability to find a prompt solution to the continuing problem.

The Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association will commemorate the 20th anniversary of community theatre in Woodford County when it presents “Oliver!”

The Kentucky Lady Rockers 16U fast pitch softball team recently finished as runner-up in the Kentucky ASA National tournament qualifier in Bowling Green.

Former WCHS catcher, Abbey Stepp, led all Kentucky hitters with five homers during a homerun derby competition at last week’s Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star Series.

The Woodford County Little League Major League Red Sox baseball team took second place in both the regular season and league tournament this season.

25 Years Ago

July 1, 1993 Mandy Damron was crowned Miss Woodford County Fair. Runners-up were Meg Greathouse, Maria Roe, Emily Patton, and Amy Smith.

Kristi Hendricks was named Miss Pre-Teen Woodford County Fair and Danielle Drayer was named Young Miss Woodford County Fair. The Versailles City Council has set general fund budget appropriations for 1993-94 at $2,653,353.

A motorist who was upset over having to pay for her self-serve gasoline in advance Monday evening drove away from the pump at the South Main Street Dairy Mart without detaching the hose, which sprayed gasoline and started a small fire.

Beverly Crain has announced that she will close her BJC Traditions store in the Versailles Center.

William M. Bright IV, 74, a retired U. S. Air Force officer and a well-known resident of Midway, died June 29.

John R. Lodmell of Woodford County has completed his first year at the U. S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he received honors for academic achievement and was accepted into the Honors Physics Program.

40 Years Ago

June 29, 1978

Tammy Kaufmann was crowned Miss Woodford County at the Kiwanis Club’s beauty pageant at the Woodford County Fair. Runners-up were Sandy Columbia, Ellie Wilhoit, Terri Strange, and Debbie Lane.

Harlin Whitaker, principal of the Millville Elementary School, has been appointed to the new position of associate superintendent for transportation for Woodford County Schools.

Woodford Fiscal Court and Midway have approved a one-year renewable contract under which the county will provide police services to Midway.

Albert E. Rose, who served as Woodford County clerk for 22 years and three months, died Monday at the age of 76. He retired at the end of 1973.

Lilla Phelps Hall, former society editor of The Woodford Sun and secretary to Gov. A. B. Chandler, died Saturday at the age of 89.

Vic Hellard Jr. of Versailles, director of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission was presented a special award by the Kentucky

Young Democrats earlier this month in recognition of his long service to the citizens of Kentucky.

Kevin Gudgel Henry, Lexington, formerly of Versailles, graduated recently from the University of Kentucky College of Law.

Alfred J. Lacazette Jr., a dean’s list student at the University of Kentucky, is attending a summer geology field camp at Crested Butte, Colo., in the Gunnison National Forest.

The Woodford Board of Education has upheld its school consolidation plan but has approved hiring a university study team to review the system’s program and facility needs. Petitions containing signatures of more than 2,900 persons opposed to the consolidation plan were presented to the board at a special meeting.

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