From Our Files
10 Years Ago
August 7, 2008
Nelson Miles Hoffman Jr., 88, former Midway College president, died Friday, Aug. 1.
Flooding problems for homes on Dan Court and Dan Drive continued to be discussed by the Versailles City CouncilTuesday.
The following Midway College students from Woodford County were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2008 semester: Amy Aubrey of Midway, Carol Barger of Midway, Lauren Bradshaw of Midway, Emily Caja of Midway, Kimberly Greathouse of Midway, Courtney Mikelski of Midway, Lisa Montgomery of Midway, Kelly Baker of Versailles, Emily Cain of Versailles, Elizabeth Gibson of Versailles, Bonnie Johns of Versailles, Sarah Manges of Versailles, Veronica Mattingly of Versailles, Jeffrey Moffett of Versailles, Kenneth Parker of Versailles, Mary Reeder of Versailles, Amanda Scott of Versailles, Andrea Seybert of Versailles, Mary Shultz of Versailles, Amy Van Schaick of Versailles, Kelly Young of Versailles.
Cheryll E. Crowe, Versailles, recently completed her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky with an emphasis in mathematics education. Dr. Crowe has accepted the position of assistant professor at Eastern Kentucky University in the mathematics department.
Five members of the 2008 Woodford County Middle School state championship team for girls’ track and field kept their winning streak going at this year’s Bluegrass State Games. They were Anne Haley Pendleton, Hannah Carpenter, Allie Czack, Anna Ledford and Brianna Pierce,
25 Years Ago
August 5, 1993
E.V. Benjamin, prominent thoroughbred horse breeder, died Monday, Aug. 2, at his home on the Big Sink Road in Woodford County. He was 84.
Charles O. Bradley of Midway has been named by Gov. Brereton Jones to the Kentucky Lottery Board of Directors.
A request for a building permit for a parking facility for garbage trucks on a Huntertown Road site has been denied.
Frances A. Cook, 90, retired Midway College librarian and teacher, died Monday, Aug. 2.
Teela Watts was a champion in all three of the Woodford County Closed Tennis Tournament events last weekend, winning the women’s singles, the doubles with partner Jean Dorton, and the mixed doubles with husband Stan.
Bradley Herrera of Woodford County High School won the Under-18 singles at the Kentucky Tennis Academy Junior Tournament in Lexington last week.
WCHS Band percussionist Brian Flack received a $250 scholarship to attend the Stephen Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University.
40 Years Ago
August 3, 1978 Michael R. Whitley of Versailles has been named vice president and secretary of Kentucky Utilities Company, Lexington.
Two barns were destroyed after being struck by lightning during severe thunderstorms that raked the county Sunday. The storms also caused widespread power outages and disruptions in telephone service.
The Versailles City Council has adopted a $1.1 million budget and a tax rate of 15 cents per $100 of property valuation.
Kindergarten classes will be available in the public school system for the first time this coming school year.
Peggy Scales of Woodford County was named to the dean’s list at Cumberland College for the spring semester.
Dr. and Mrs. Davis Fishback and daughter left Monday for Australia, where Dr. Fishback will be practicing veterinary medicine for six months.
Dr. and Mrs. Bill Piper, who live in Texas, are visiting his mother, Mrs. Lewis Piper, in Midway this week.
The Woodford County Yellow Jackets, coached by Phil “Duke” Owen, have been invited to play in the Recreation Bowl at Mount Sterling on Aug. 19.
Len Ellis of Woodford County competed recently in the boys’ age 12 division of the national Clay Court Tennis Championships in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Tilman Drury Il, a native of Versailles, was recently commissioned a second lieutenant in the Kentucky Army National Guard. Pvt. Milton E. Hollis is serving with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.