From Our Files
10 Years Ago
July 24, 2008
Three cases of rabies have been confirmed in skunks killed in the area of Hippe Agee and Clifton roads, according to Woodford County Health Department Director Garland VanZant.
Dee Dee Lloyd was the recipient of the Debbie Graviss Humane-a-tarian Award at the 2008 Woodford Humane Society Freedom Fest celebration.
Betty Goodrich of Versailles was recently inducted into the Oak Leaf Society Guild of the Kentucky Rural Letter Carriers’ Association. She was given this honor due to her many years of service and dedication to the Rural Letter Carriers’ Association.
Former WCHS Wrestler Chad Scott, was named the 2008 recipient of the Michael Jackson Wrestling Scholarship. Scott finished his senior year with 139 wins and will attend the University of Kentucky in the fall.
Woodford County High School junior Katrina Ott has been selected to the United States Youth Soccer Region II Girls’ Olympic Development Program Pool Team. She is a member of the WCHS girls’ soccer team, earning All-State honors as a sophomore.
Former Woodford County High School state champion wrestler Shane Parks was named a USA honorable mention All-American. Parks, a 2008 WCHS graduate, was the 125-pound state champion with a 3-2 victory over Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Jon Voth.
25 Years Ago
July 22, 1993
Vernon T. Howard, a longtime Versailles real estate and insurance businessman, civic leader, and former magistrate and city council member, diedMonday, July 19, a day after his 73rd birthday.
The opening performances of the Woodford Theatrical Arts Association’s production of The Pajama Game at the County park amphitheater drew capacity crowds.
Woodford County students attending the recent Stephen Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University were Brian Flack, Ryan Hays, Sherman Adelson, Ashley Webb, Susan Stivers, Julia Bodine, Kelby Cassity, Nancy Meares, Alex Clay, and Sarah Winters.
Midshipman Jason L. Bond of Versailles graduated in June from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
Ronald Lowry of Boston, Mass., formerly of Versailles, was soloist in the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra’s performance of Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto No. I on July 9 in Boston.
40 Years Ago
July 20, 1978
Dr. Robert S. Mallory of Versailles has been appointed chairman of the Social Science Department at Midway College.
The Versailles City Council has passed a resolution affirming its support of Real Earth Ltd.’s solid waste recycling concept.
A great deal of public interest and discussion has been aroused by the Lexington shopping malls’ plans to open their stores on Sundays.
Marvin Cox of Versailles is appearing this summer in two plays being presented at Cliffside Amphitheater, Grandview State Park, near Beckley, W. Va. The plays are Hatfields and McCoys and Honey In The Rock.
Nancy Sherburne of Midway is a member of the cast of Wilderness Road, the award-winning outdoor musical drama in Berea.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mayer have chosen the name Adam Augustus for their son born July I l.
The Grassy Spring Christian Church has been revived and merged with the Millville Christian Church. James Cogar has been elected to the Midway College Board of Trustees.
Cindy Sharon, Billie Jean Clifton, Sheri Baker, and Chuck Logan of Midway attended freshman orientation at Georgetown College last weekend.
Rose Colored Glasses, a song written and recorded by Versailles native John Conlee, has climbed to number 18 on the Billboard magazine country chart.