From Our Files
10 Years Ago
October 23, 2008 Huntertown Elementary’s renovated cafeteria was open after classes resumed this week. The renovation was done during the week of fall break.
Osram Sylvania opened a $30 million manufacturing operation in Versailles for energy efficient T5 fluorescent lamps.
Daniel Blacketer was killed when his vehicle ran off Huntertown Road striking several mailboxes before hitting a tree on Oct. 17.
Woodford County High School students Brad Elliott, Jane Brannen, Lila Leatherman, Thomas Wilhoit and Adam Horn were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
The Lady Jackets’ soccer team beat Western Hills and Anderson County to capture the 25th District championship.
The Yellow Jackets beat West Jessamine Colts 37-28 on Friday night.
The Woodford County Middle School girls’ seventh grade basketball team wrapped up the regular season with two wins, and advanced to post season play as co-champions of the Bluegrass Middle School Conference. The Tigers shared first place with Royal Spring Middle School.
25 Years Ago
October 21, 1993 Mayor Charlie Reed has appointed William Allen Love, 34, as Versailles’ chief of police, succeeding the late Robert Y. Brown. Love is currently assistant police chief in Richmond, Ky.
Isaac P. Rouse of Midway has donated a house rich in history to Midway College. The family home, named Pinkerton-Rouse Place, is located at the corner of Winter and Stephens streets. The house dates from 1845.
Candidates for homecoming queen at Woodford County High School are seniors Vanessa Bland, Laurie Simpson, Renee Costa, Leigh Clark, and Deanna Sallee. The queen will be crowned at tomorrow night’s WCHS-Lincoln County football game. Candidates for attendant are juniors Sarah Stopher, Joni Schenck, Andrea Hill, and Heather Combs; sophomores Jennifer Anderson, Jessica Davis, Nicole Webber, and Carey Jones; and freshmen Laura Adams, Monica Combs, Kali Egbert, and Joyce Waters.
Janet Cline of Versailles, supervisory pharmacist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named the state’s Outstanding Hospital Pharmacist of the Year.
40 Years Ago
October 19, 1978
Questions on the impact of the development of the 38-acre Bach property on McCowan’s Ferry Pike, coupled with concern over reaching projected growth needs for the county too quickly, were raised during a public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday.
Mrs. Mary Belle Edwards Mastin, who taught for many years at Versailles High School, died Sunday at the age of 91.
Philip Britton, 55, a member of the county Election Commission and a retired U.S. Civil Service employee, died Monday.
The Moss House, on McCowan’s Ferry Road, has been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
Gary Tilghman, a senior at the University of Kentucky, is engaged in student teaching in the Vocational Agriculture Department at George Rogers Clark High School, Winchester.
Cardinal Karol Wojtyla of Poland was elected head of the Roman Catholic Church Monday night, the first non-ltalian in 455 years to be named pope. He assumed the name of John Paul II.
In the cast of “Harvey,” to be presented soon at WCHS, are Ray Cornwell, Susan Simandle, Lucy Carl, Terri Pyzik, Margaret McCauley, Tim Mize, Art Mize, Stu Roy, and Chris Noye. On the sixth grade cheerleading squad at Versailles Elementary are Jane King, Jennifer Newton, Natasha Shipp, Maresa Smith, Sherrie Stratton, and Kim White; fifth grade, Tammy Courtney, Darlene Curry, Michele Dubois, Teresa Lee, Brenda Oney, and Mary Purvis.