From Our Files
10 Years Ago
October 9, 2008
Ashley King was named Homecoming Queen during Woodford County High School’s football game on Oct. 3. Freshman attendant was
Anne-Spicer Adams, sophomore attendant, Taylor Kelly; junior attendant, Hannah Greenwell; and senior attendant, Emily Castle. WCHS defeated Franklin County 38-14.
Woodford County was named a “StormReady” county by the StormReady Advisory Board of Central Kentucky Oct. 3.
Malinda Sudduth Isaacs, graduated from the University of Kentucky’s counseling psychology doctoral program and recently completed her clinical internship at Virginia Commonwealth University Counseling Services.
Garland Vanzant, director of the Woodford County Health Department, was named the outstanding director for 2008 by the Kentucky Health Departments Association at its annual conference Sept. 25.
25 Years Ago
October 7, 1993
The Corner Store held its grand opening celebration last Friday.
Harry Downey Jr., 68, a former member of the Versailles City Council and a retired career state employee, died last Thursday.
Seniors at Woodford County High School posted lower KERA scores for 1992-93 as compared with 1991-92.
Exchange students at WCHS this year are from the Republic of Georgia, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Japan, and Italy.
The Jeff Jones auto dealership on Frankfort Street has added Pontiac to its line of motor vehicles, making it the first to offer Pontiacs in Woodford County. The firm also carries Chevrolet, Buick, GEO, and GMC Truck lines.
Former Woodford County AllState soccer player Sean Endicott scored the winning goal with four minutes left to defeat the University of Kentucky 3-2 on Sept. 29.
The WCHS Yellow Jackets defeated Class 3A mountain power Belfry 16-6 in Friday night’s football game at Community Stadium.
WCHS golfer Julie Lancaster has qualified for the Girls’ State Golf Tournament.
40 Years Ago
October 5, 1978
Dr. Hambleton Tapp, the speaker at the dedication of the Jack Jouett House on Craig’s Creek Road Sunday, gave a vivid, almost minute-by-minute account of Jouett’s ride over rough, backcountry Virginia trails to warn Thomas Jefferson and others of the approach of British troops intent upon capturing them. Allen Davis, of New Orleans, formerly of Versailles, who donated the house to the county, also spoke and introduced descendants of Jouett who were present for the occasion.
Jenny Sue Given, the county’s zoning enforcement officer, has filed suit in the U.S. District Court against four members of the Planning and Zoning Commission seeking to enjoin them from taking any action to terminate her employment pending a decision on the matter by the courts.
Cathi Carol Cundiff has pledged Kappa Delta sorority at the University of Kentucky, where she is a freshman.
Gary W. Hillock and Paulette Burns are members of the Eastern Kentucky University Marching Maroons band.
David Clark has been licensed as a funeral director and embalmer.
The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets boosted their record to 4-3 by beating Jessamine County 27-20 Friday night.
Members of the WCHS publications class attending a yearbook seminar at Transylvania University recently were Daena Wilds, Tandy Pryor, Valerie Vice, Paige Weisenberger, Anne Carpenter, Missy White, Rhonda Dunn, Craig Graul, Sue Shipp, Tim Hagan, Debbie Lane, Meg Ewing, Kevin Houston, Cindy Williams, Susan Simandle, Debbie Richardson, Patti Davis, Laura Lee Cundiff, Kim Shipp, Paula Trautner, Lisa Cloyd, Linda Berger,and Shonda Grider. They were accompanied by their instructor, Sue Stevens.