From Our Files
10 Years Ago
September 18, 2008
Heavy winds from the remnants of Hurricane Ike blew through Kentucky Sunday, knocking down trees and power lines throughout the state and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. The winds, which reached 60 miles per hour in Central Kentucky and 75 mph in Western Kentucky and Louisville, pushed a tree onto the roof of a house on Morgan Street.
Robert Haywood Alves, 79, retired sales and advertising manager for The Woodford Sun, died Sept. 11.
Ann Miller Cox announced her candidacy forreelection to the Versailles City Council in this November’s general election.
Tracy Gribbins received the Ruth Slack Roach Junior Scholar recognition, and Caitlin O’Connor received the prestigious Bowling Scholar Award as Midway College celebrated the official opening of its 162nd academic year Sept. 11.
The Yellow Jacket defense completely shut out the Montgomery County Indians, holding them to 97 yards in total offense, as Woodford cruised to a 49-0 win over their district rivals at Community Stadium on Sept. 12.
The Woodford County Middle School varsity volleyball team won the Scott County Spike Fest Tournament on Sept. 6. Team members were Amber Rodgers, Cody Michaels, Sarah Kindred, Emily Lawson, Lensey Faust, Sydney Burns, Kayla Logan, Harper Graf, Adrian Teegarden, Paula McGowan, Samantha Walton and Katie Rose.
25 Years Ago
September 16, 1993
Woodford Hills Country Club has asked fiscal court to adopt an ordinance giving permission to serve liquor by the drink to club members.
Montgomery Avenue residents are protesting the addition of a duplex on the Sills Inn site.
A proposal for a new 60-unit subdivision, Locust Grove, on Huntertown Road is being examined by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Woodford County High School senior Darlene Lodmell is pictured on page 1 with President Bill Clinton at a White House Rose Garden reception held on July 22 for exceptional high school students.
WCHS students Sherman Adelson, Theresa Duba, and Clinton Furness are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
Laura Tucker and Denise O’Meara of Versailles have been awarded scholarships by the University of Ky. College of Agriculture.
A property tax rate of 45.9 cents per $100 assessed value has been levied by the Woodford County Board of Education, up from 45.8 cents.
The WCHS Yellow Jackets lost to Anderson County 29-7 in Friday night’s football game.
40 Years Ago
September 14, 1978 An Indiana University study team has recommended construction of two new elementary schools in Woodford County, along with an addition to Simmons Elementary, construction of a new high school, and relocation of 7th and 8th graders to the current high school building.
The Versailles Presbyterian Church will mark its centennial with special services this weekend.
William St. Claire Stuart, 82, former state representative, and Harry Innis Tingle Sr., 85, a retired antique dealer and cabinetmaker, died during the past week.
James Sherburne has been appointed writer in residence at Midway College.
Beverly Logan, Sherri Baker, Billie Jean Clifton, and Cindy Randall are among the students from Midway attending Georgetown College this fall.
The WCHS Yellow Jackets dropped an 18-7 decision to Richmond Madison Friday night.
Woodford County Junior Miss candidates are Kathy Birch, Karen Craig, Bev Donnell, Michele Dykes, Jenny Frank, Rhonda Garrison, Shonda Grider, Lori Paul, Mary Robinson, Terri Strange, Monna Thore, Missy White, and Babby Woods.