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10 Years Ago

October 16, 2008

At the annual Woodford County Farm Bureau’s banquet, the following were presented awards: Distinguished Service to Education, Michael Duckworth; Pioneer Award, Harold Carmickle and Jimmy Cox; Director Emeritus recognition, Wilbur Hill; and Service Award, the late Roger Reeves.

Gatewood Galbraith spoke to a number of people who attended the political rally at the Thoroughbred Theater on Oct. 9.

Huntertown Elementary School Prinicipal Kim Parker-Brown spent most of her day on the roof Oct. 10 after she told students that she would wear her ugly pajamas on the roof for a day if at least $20,000 was raised during a recent walkathon. The PTO fundraiser actually raised about $26,000. Those dollars will help upgrade the school’s technology as well as paying for student enrichment activities, tutoring services and resource materials.

25 Years Ago

October 14, 1993 Woodford County will receive a $304,000 state grant for improvements to its portion of the Lexington-Frankfort scenic corridor.

PFC Andrew Boynton, 23, whose parents live in Versailles, was wounded in a battle in Somalia when his unit was assisting in the rescue of the crew of a helicopter shot down by Somali rebel forces.

The Woodford County Board of Education has set tax rates of 45.9 cents per $100 of assessed value for real and personal property, and 50.8 cents per $100 on automobiles. A working budget of $15.9 million was approved.

The Woodford County BPW Club has named Margaret Lewis its Woman of Achievement and Mary Higgins Manns its Woman of the Year.

The United Bank and Trust Co. received the organization’s Business Equity Award.

A Versailles man, L. J. Crain, a member of the crew of a B-17 bomber that was shot down over Germany on March 24, 1945, was reunited recently with all eight of his fellow crew members in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets lost to South Oldham, 27-20, Friday night at Community Stadium.

Candidates for WCHS homecoming queen are Laurie Simpson, Leigh Clark, Deanna Sallee, Vanessa Bland and Renee Costa.

40 Years Ago

October 12, 1978

A suit filed by property owners in the industrial park against Real Earth Ltd., Central Kentucky Development Properties and others was termed “premature” by Circuit Judge Robert Hall Smith Friday and thus a ruling could not be made.

Loren Carl has been elected president of the Woodford County Cancer Board.

A $5,000 state grant has been presented to the Woodford County Heritage Committee for comple tion of restoration work on the Crittenden Cabin in Woodford County.

Coach Duke Owen’s WCHS Yellow Jackets rallied from a 14-0 deficit to defeat the Shelby County Rockets 17-14 Friday night. The Jackets scored all their points in the final quarter on two short runs by Mark Matthews, a Jeff Brown conversion for two points, and a John

Hutcherson field goal, the latter coming with only four seconds left in the contest.

Muhammad Ali was greeted by former Gov. A. B. Chandler and Gov. Julian Carroll in Louisville recently when that city honored the three-time heavyweight boxing champion.

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