From Our Files
10 Years Ago
September 25, 2008 A $41.147 million budget for the 2008-09 school year was unanimously adopted by the Woodford County Board of Education. Five homeowners on Weisenberger Mill Road in Midway are running out of water and have been looking into alternatives for a while.
Now, after magistrates’ approval, those residents will be able to run a new line under the county-owned road in order to bring in water from Georgetown.
B. Kenton Cable, 82, owner of Cable’s Furniture and Appliances for 58 years, died Sept. 22, 2008.
Roy C. Henson announced his candidacy for the Versailles City Council for the Nov. 4 general election.
Woodford County High School teachers Sonya Curren and Susan Popp as well as Simmons Elementary School teacher Liz Skelton became National Board Certified Teachers.
Millville’s 28th annual “Hillbilly Daze” festival got underway Saturday morning.
The Woodford County High School football team’s defense stole the game from the Bryan Station Defenders, forcing five turnovers, as the Yellow Jackets held on for a 24-17 victory Sept. 19.
25 Years Ago
September 23, 1993 The 1994 United Way campaign has begun, with a goal of $125,000. Bob Trumbo is campaign manager.
Sheriff Loren “Squirrel” Carl has stepped down as president of the United Way of Woodford County after three years in that position. He will be replaced by Steve Ward, Woodford County’s coroner.
Woodford County property has been assessed at $1.26 billion, it was announced by Property Valuation Administrator Jim Owen Gaines.
Versailles’ property tax rate has been set at 5.2 cents per $100 assessed value, the same rate as last year. Enrollment in Woodford County schools this year is 3,813.
The congregation of King’s Way Assembly of God will begin attending services Sunday in its new church building on Lexington Road at Shannon Run Road.
The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets defeated Ryle 42-14 Friday night in a district game. WCHS quarterback Jonathan Higgins passed for 225 yards. He connected with wingback Kary Allen for two of the Jackets’ six TD’s and plunged over from one yard out for two other scores.
40 Years Ago
September 21, 1978 Woodford County’s Junior Miss is Missie White. Runners-up in last week’s pageant were Bev Donnell and Rhonda Garrison.
Candidates for Woodford County High School homecoming queen are Mary Robinson, Debbie Lane, Michele Dykes, Jennifer Mucci, and Monica Franklin.
A preliminary plat for Stourbridge II was the subject of a public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday. No action was taken, pending further study of the request.
Nancy Griswold has been named director of the Woodford County Senior Citizens Center.
Construction of a new bridge to replace the last bridge on Shryock’s Ferry Road before reaching the river began last week. It replaces a wooden bridge built in 1939.
A request by WJMM for six to seven-foot-high letters on a new broadcast tower located at the corner of Lexington Road and Pisgah Pike has been denied by the board of adjustments.
The Versailles City Council has turned down a $1.50 a month rate increase requested by OVC, operators of the local cable television system. The current rate is $6 per month.
Tani Sue Burns and Elizabeth Lacefield have been notified that they have successfully completed the state board examination for licensure as registered nurses.
The WCHS Yellow Jackets trounced Bourbon County 34-0 in Friday night’s football game.
Junior class officers at WCHS are: Gwen Griffin, president; Tandy Pryor, vice president; Moe Peters, secretary; Kathy Hecker, treasurer; and Glenda Duncan, reporter.
Student Council officers at Woodford County Junior High are: Daniel Wilds, president; Bobby Rodgers, vice president; and Susan Gormley, secretary.