From Our Files
10 Years Ago
September 4, 2008 Mary E. Bradley is seeking reelection to the Versailles City Council in the Nov. 4 general election.
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced that Kathy Love, chief executive officer of Bluegrass Community Hospital has been elected to its board of directors.
The Jack Jouett House Historic Site announced that Joel Meador has been named as its interim executive director.
The Woodford County High School football team lost to John Hardin in their opening game 42-14; suffering its first season opening loss since 2000.
The Woodford County High School boys’ soccer team notched their fourth consecutive shutout en route to an easy 5-0 victory against Montgomery County.
Kate Fitzgerald of Versailles and her 12-year-old Irish TB gelding Man Overboard, won the Area 8 United States Eventing Association preliminary championship.
In their season debut, the Woodford County Middle School seventh grade Lady Tigers came out in style, taking out Frankfort 42-11 Aug. 27 and Boyle County 33-16 Aug. 29 to win first place in their division of the WCMS Invitational Tournament.
25 Years Ago
September 2, 1993 Gary Gillis has been elected chairman of the Woodford County Democratic Party.
Kristie Lyn Robbins of Versailles graduated on July 29 from Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in statistics.
The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets fell to Paris, 21-13, at Community Stadium in the opening game of the football season.
Members of the WCHS girls’ golf team are Julie Lancaster, Anne Kelly, Amy Spatcher, Laura Wells, Lee Ann O’ Reel, Hallie Craig, and Alicia Pence. On the boys’ team are Drew Shirley, Bucky Greathouse, Shane White, David Costa, Tripp Humston, Alan Thompson, Daymon Carlton, Tony Spears, Kenny Guillaume, Joe Pulliam, Darrell Kincer, Josh Devore, Mike Pence, and Chris Floyd. Gene Kirk and Steve Eaves are coaches of both teams.
40 Years Ago
August 31, 1978 Momentum continues to build for the construction of an adequate animal shelter here by the Woodford County Humane Society. The Jaycees’ Fall Festival Saturday will feature a free hot-air balloon ride donated by local balloonist Jim Schoo.
Copies of a map of historic sites of Woodford County, researched by Dr. Hambleton Tapp and printed by Rand McNally, have been made available to the public.
Miss Kittie Baird, who was Woodford County’s health nurse for many years, visited in Versailles last week. She is 88 and lives in Lawrenceville, Ill.
Joe P. Foley of Versailles was named to the dean’s list at Centre College for the spring and summer terms.
Janice Herboth of Versailles attended the annual Suzuki Institute earlier this month at the University of Wisconsin.
The Henry Clay Blue Devils defeated the Woodford County Yellow Jackets 12-8 in a Friday night football game.
Dan Etherington, Versailles, has signed as a basketball player at Bluefield College, Bluefield, Va.