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10 Years Ago

August 28, 2008

On Aug. 22, Luke Webb, the 2-and-a-half-year old son of Leslie and Angela Webb, went missing from his grandparents’ farm in Midway. He was found after midnight in one of the farm’s cattle fields, near Woodlake Road.

Smart Boards are one of several new technologies now being used by teachers and their students in Woodford County Schools.

Roy Miller Benson and Winfrey Adkins announced their candidacy for the Versailles City Council and in the upcoming November general election.

The 2008 Governor’s Scholars Allison Howard, Stephanie Anderson, Megan Martin, Lila Leatherman, Sarah Czack, Brad Elliott, Patrick Snyder, Vernon Leach Jr., Tania Boyechko, Jane Brannen, Katherine Filchak, Tina Kirk and Callie Thomas and Adam Horn were recognized by the Woodford County Board of Education during its Aug. 18 meeting. The fourteen Governor’s Scholars were the most ever to represent Woodford County High School.

Kazia Parsons was awarded the title of Woodford County 2009 Junior Miss and a cash college scholarship on Aug. 16.

Woodford County Attorney Alan George was re-elected for another two-year term as treasurer of the Kentucky County Attorneys Association at the annual Kentucky Prosecutors Conference.

The Versailles Kiwanis Club awarded scholarships to four 2008 Woodford County High School graduates. They were Kristen Leigh Anderson, Tamara Howard, Suzanne Adkisson and Becky Lafser.

25 Years Ago

August 26, 1993 Vicki Logdon has been selected as Woodford County’s Young Woman of the Year for 1994.

Woodford Fiscal Court has decided to limit the widening of Big Sink Road to a short section beyond Williams Lane. The remainder of the road will be resurfaced only.

An armed robbery suspect was nabbed by Versailles police less than two minutes after he allegedly pulled a gun on a clerk at a Versailles Center store on Aug. 18 and fled with some cash.

A new subdivision has been proposed on Huntertown Road, across from Derby Hills.

Josie L. Steele has filed a lawsuit in U. S. District Court in connection with her June 24 dismissal as zoning administrator for the Woodford Planning and Zoning Commission.

The dam at Lock 5 on the Kentucky River between Lawrenceburg and Versailles is undergoing significant repairs for the first time in 107 years.

Jennifer and Ben Chandler of Versailles welcomed the arrival of a daughter, Lucie Brasher Chandler, on Aug. 24.

David B. Dearinger of New York City, formerly of Woodford County, has received a Ph.D. degree in art history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

40 Years Ago

August 24, 1978 Woodford Memorial Hospital has begun operating its emergency room on a 24-hour basis, with full-time physician coverage.

A zone change for four acres in the Stonegate subdivision from business to medium density use was approved by Woodford Fiscal Court Tuesday night.

Services were held Friday for Henry P. Vance, 81, a former Versailles merchant, who died on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Bartlett and Miss Marsha Perkins have returned to their home in Hyattsville, Md., after a three week visit with Mrs. Roberta Phillips and other relatives here.

Joe Foley, Versailles, a graduate of Centre College, will return to the college this fall to participate in the Graduate Fellows program as an assistant in physical sciences.

The Rev. John Howard Weaver will be installed Sunday as minister of the First Christian Church in Versailles.

Miss Pattie Bright of Midway is attending Rush Week activities at the University of Kentucky.

Mrs. Lewis Piper returned to Midway on Wednesday of last week from a trip to Washington, D.C., and the New England states. She made the trip with her son, George Piper, and family.

The Woodford County Yellow Jackets were defeated by Russell 28-7 in Saturday night’s Recreation Bowl at Mount Sterling. Boosters Club officers for WCHS athletics include Doug Matthews, president; Larry Van Hoose, vice president; Joan Pat Joseph, program chairman; Jean Coulter, secretary, and Ron Peters, treasurer. Wilbur Moffett put together rounds of 74 and 68 to win the Woodford Hills Country Club golf championship last week.

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