From Our Files
10 Years Ago
August 21, 2008
The Lowe’s being proposed for the former Versailles Center property on Lexington Road was forwarded to the Versailles-Midway- Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission this past Monday.
Kazia Parsons was the winner of the 2009 Woodford County Junior Miss pageant held Aug. 16. Runners up were, first runner up Grace Edwards, second runner up Sarah Czack, and third runner up Tina Kirk.
U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler met with Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, during a trip to that country with several of his congressional colleagues Aug. 2 and 3.
Corine Woolums will retire after 53 years as county clerk on Aug. 29.
Owen Roberts and Nickie Shryock announced their candidacy for reelection to the Versailles City Council.
Parrish Hill Farm, the nearly300-acre historic thoroughbred farm located at North Winter Street in Midway, was sold to Southern Equine Stables for $5,981,004.12.
Three barns on a Lexington Road property adjacent to Eagle Crest Subdivision burned Tuesday evening. The fire brought out both the Woodford County and Versailles fire departments. The fires are under investigation by Versailles Police and the Kentucky State Police arson unit.
Ashford King, of Woodford County, placed second in the Under 16 Boys’ Singles Tennis Competition at the Bluegrass State Games Ashford, 15, is a sophomore at Woodford County High School where he is a member of the boys’ tennis team.
25 Years Ago
August 19, 1993
Country music star John Conlee, a Woodford County native, will give a benefit concert here on Aug. 29 to help retire the debt on the athletic facilities at the county park.
Catherine Burt Anderson, a graduate of Woodford County High School, has received a master of arts degree in secondary education from Georgetown College.
Serving as Candy Stripers at Woodford Hospital this summer are Angel Rogers, Sabrina Partin, Julie Black, Ashley Littrell, Mandy Littrell, Terri Wallenbrock, Kellee Mantle, Nancy Fogle, Angela Wallace, Amanda Pettyjohn, Summer Roby, Hanna Collins, Terry Smith, and Jessica Ligon.
Sean Endicott of Midway left Thursday for the University of Cincinnati, where he is a freshman.
Candidates for Woodford County’s Young Woman of the Year are Vanessa Bland, Renee Costa, Beth Ethington, Marte Foley, Erin Leland, Carlene Lodmell, Darlene Lodmell, Vicki Logdon, Laurie Simpson, Amy Spatcher, and Leslie Stark.
John Herring won the Pisgah Invitational Tennis Tournament’s championship division trophy Saturday. The Class A division title was won by Tyrone Sparks.
40 Years Ago
August 17, 1978
A school budget of slightly more than $5 million was adopted by the Woodford County Board of Education Monday night, along with an accompanying tax rate of 21.4 cents per $100 of assessed property valuation.
Bill Warren has filed for election to the school board from District 3 and Robert Richardson has said he would file for reelection from District 2.
Curtis Razor, former Versailles councilman and Little League baseball leader, died last Thursday at the age of 67.
The Kaufman family of Woodford County - Kenneth and Milli and two of their children, Tammy and Brian - are involved in the filming of the motion picture “Steel” in Lexington. Kenneth Kaufman, the construction manager for the Kincaid Towers, location of the filming, is also the technical advisor for the movie. Tammy, 18, has a speaking part in the film and her mother and brother appear as extras.
Lt. Gov. Thelma Stovall, Democrat, has announced her candidacy for governor in 1979.
Jeff Lewis has received a teaching assistantship in philosophy at the University of Kentucky for the fall semester.
Charles Wayne Raglin and Sharon Elaine Raglin received bachelor of arts degrees at Western Kentucky University on Aug. 4.
Garnett Atwood and Marlene Riddle have been employed for the tax administration post in Midway. Tammy Woodrum was the champion in the girls’ 14 singles in the Kentucky Junior Closed Tennis Tournament in Lexington Friday.