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10 Years Ago

July 17, 2008

After three years in development, a set-apart and fenced-in area of the Woodford County Park is open to dog owners.

Kentucky Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Kentucky Bank, reported a 22 percent decrease in earnings for the second quarter of 2008 compared to the same time period in 2007.

The end of an era of the James Thompson and Irene Lillian Hackney family came on June 12, 2008, when the last of their 12 children, Ophelia Morton Nash, passed away in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Woodford County Extension Homemakers have selected Suzanne Adkisson as recipient for the 2008 Sarah T. Feltner Memorial Scholarship. She is the daughter of Jamie Adkisson and a 2008 graduate of Woodford County High School. She will be attending Western Kentucky University with a major in design, merchandising and textiles.

The Kentucky Department of Education recognized Mark Lancaster, coordinator of transportation for Woodford County Schools, at the 16th annual Pupil Transportation Conference on July 1. Lancaster was presented with the 2008 Pupil Transportation Contribution Award for his outstanding service to pupil transportation.

Winners of the second-annual Mama Jacket Golf Scramble, held June 30 at Woodford Hills Country Club, were Bill Hines, Ken Arrington, Rick Johnson and Steve Goodrum.

25 Years Ago

July 15, 1993

A Versailles couple, Ivan and Jean Spicer, won $100,001 in the Powerball lottery July 7.

The first A. B. “Happy” Chandler Foundation’s Kentuckian Award was presented July 9 to sportscaster Tom Hammond.

Shadwell Farm, Inc., has purchased Aspen Farm and Henton Farm on the Leestown Pike for $879,056.50 and $1,204,717 respectively.

Because of a prolonged dry spell, customers of the Northeast Woodford Water District are urged to restrict water usage.

Guitarist Bruce Lewis, a native of Versailles, will be featured along with his band on a KET special July 21.

Recent graduates of Western Kentucky University were Versailles residents Melinda K Graham, Holly A. Hedden, Jamison A. Smith, and Carlyle H. Crain.

Woodford County High School’s Kippy Kennedy took part in last Saturday’s inaugural East-West All-Star soccer game at Male High in Louisville.

Crystal Bond, a 1993 graduate of WCHS, has been awarded a Trustee’s Scholarship and a Pastor’s Christian Leadership Scholarship at Georgetown College.

40 Years Ago

July 13, 1978

A budget of $1,587,494 for 1978-79 was approved by Woodford Fiscal Court Tuesday, an increase of 12 percent over last year.

A consulting team from Indiana University has been hired by the Woodford County Board of Education to do a study of the county system’s school facility needs.

Problems stemming from a “rock festival” at a farm on the Hedden Road on June 24 have prompted fiscal court to look into developing an ordinance to control the number of persons assembled at a specific gathering.

David Hardin, of Versailles, has been selected as a 1978 delegate to the National Youth Science Camp being held through July 24 in the eastern mountains of West Virginia.

Combined deposits at Woodford County’s two banks amounted to $60,991,222.57 at the close of business on June 30.

The Woodford County Police Department has received $56,580 from the federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and $3,143 from the Kentucky Department of Justice for providing 24-hour police protection for Midway.

Work has begun on clearing away trees and undergrowth in the Simmons Street Cemetery, which was recently declared legally abandoned and has been taken over by the city for upkeep.

The target date for beginning the improvements to Lexington Road is still unknown, delays having been caused by the slowness in obtaining easements by public utilities.

Mrs. William G. Clark and Mrs. Nelson Prewitt of Midway were hostesses at a luncheon at Shakertown on July 8 honoring Celeste Lewis and Louise Prewitt both of Versailles, and Sara Sledd of Lexington, all debutantes of the 1978 season. Former state Sen. Clay Shackleford of Richmond died Friday.

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