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10 Years Ago

August 14, 2008 Robert M. Huffman, 78, retired Woodford County Extension agent, died Aug. 8.

Woodford County’s four elementary schools met their goals and made adequate yearly progress (AYP) in 2007-08 under the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Woodford County Middle School met 10 of its 13 NCLB goals and Woodford County High School met nine of 10 NCLB goals.

Donna Moore Stables, Inc. sold 15.7329 acres at 3190 Huntertown Road for $1.2 million. Laura S. Phelps and Judith P. Ashley purchased the horse farm property.

Vying for the title of Woodford County Junior Miss 2009 to be held Aug. 16 were Britni Braswell, Ashley King, Grace Edwards, Tina Kirk, Shelby Smith, Elizabeth Crews, Sarah McGoldrick, Megan Grimes, Brandi Levi, Sarah Czack, Stephanie Patterson, Kelli Semones, Holly Akers, Leah Craig and Kazia Parsons.Bryce Baker, daughter of Greg Baker and Sheila Baker, has been selected to represent Kentucky at the 2008 Miss American Princess Pageant to be held in Florida and Disney World the week of Thanksgiving.

Former WCHS wrestler Ethan Miller signed a letter of intent to wrestle for College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati.

25 Years Ago

August 12, 1993

A 1,400-student high school tops the list of construction priorities recommended by a planning committee. However, it appears that such a project will not be undertaken any time soon.

Property owners’ opposition to the further widening of Big Sink Pike has forced Woodford Fiscal Court to rethink plans for the road.

Two Versailles residents, Marie Henderson and Laura Kronauer, are members of the cast in this summer’s production of the “Stephen Foster Story” at Bardstown.

Gretchen Willey of Versailles has received a Recognition Scholarship from Centre College and will enroll as a freshman this fall.

Retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets, pilot of the plane from which an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945, visited in Midway last Friday

Mary Lancaster Miller, 83, retired owner of the former Schoberth-McDannold Florists, died Aug. 7.

Jackie Hacker of Versailles won the recent Women’ s Central Kentucky Golf Association Match Play Tournament in Frankfort.

40 Years Ago

August 10, 1978 Woodford Fiscal Court has set the county’s 1978 property tax rate at 13.6 cents per $100 of assessed value, the same as last year’s rate.

Pope Paul VI died of a heart attack Sunday at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy. He was 80.

House guests of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Carter of Versailles this week were Dr. Ji-Peng Chien, director of the Institute of Nuclear Energy Research for the Republic of China, and Dr. Chao-Yie Yang, an associate scientist with the institute.

The projected enrollment in Woodford County schools this year is 3,736, an increase of 30 over last year.

Recent graduates included Dottie L. Thomas from Fugazzi College, Lexington; Edward C. Nipp from Kentucky Business College, Lexington, and James C. Currens from Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, with a master’s degree. Phyllis Sharp will graduate this month from the University of Kentucky with a master of arts degree.

Cheryl Bradshaw has been awarded a music scholarship to Kentucky Wesleyan College.

Melissa Ann Moore, 14, is a state finalist in the 1978 Miss United Teenager Pageant, to be held Sept. 2 in Louisville.

Van Shipp has returned home from a three-week trip to Alaska.

The Earl Nunnelley Sportsmanship Award, presented by the Midway Recreation program, went this year to Greg Bingham and Jeff Blair.

Ricardo Harmsen won the Pisgah Tennis Tournament for the second consecutive year. Scott Stevens won the Class A title.

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