From Our Files
10 Years Ago
October 30, 2008 Americans will go to the polls Tuesday to select a new President of the United States, the culmination of one of the most talked about and energized presidential elections in recent memory. Illinois Sen. Barack Obama,the first African-American to head the presidential ticket for a major political party. will attempt – with running mate, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden – to wrest the White House from the Republican Party, being represented by longtime Arizona Sen. John McCain and his vice presidential nominee, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
The Woodford County Historical Society celebrated its 42nd anniversary on Oct. 23.
The WCHS Lady Jackets won the 13th Regional championship defeating Henry Clay 2-1 in four overtimes advancing them to the state tournament.
The Woodford County Middle School seventh grade girls’ basketball team won the Bluegrass Middle School Conference Tournament Championship, beating McNabb Middle School from Montgomery County 42-31 in the championship game on Oct. 24.
25 Years Ago
October 28, 1993 Leigh Clark was crowned the 1993 Woodford County High School homecoming queen at halftime of last Friday night’s WCHS-Lincoln County football game. WCHS was trounced by Lincoln 60-0, the Jackets’ worst loss in WCHS history.
The Rev. Floyd Greene, pastor of the Versailles First Baptist Church, has called for the reactivation of the Woodford County Human Rights Commission. His request came in response to recent incidents at the local high school football games and a student walkout over the display of Confederate flags.
John Powers of Versailles is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Society, at Centre College, Danville.
Marti Sue Burton of Versailles is enrolled in Eastern Kentucky University’s Honors Program.
Dr. and Mrs. Norman Fisher of Midway have returned home after a visit in Chicago with daughter Jenny Fisher.
The number of Woodford Countians eligible to vote in the Nov. 2 general election is 11,840, an increase of 422 over last November’s number. Democrats outnumber Republicans 9, 155 to 2,271. “No preference” voters number 139 and “others” 275.
The top local race features the contest for judge-executive between Democrat Dr. Frank Watts and Republican Jenny Sue Given.
A plot of land in the county park near the Woodford County Detention Center has been chosen for the location of a centralized agricultural services building.
Woodford Fiscal Court has been asked to consider the construction of a courthouse annex on the old jail site on Court Street next to the Methodist Church.
40 Years Ago
October 26, 1978 Woodford Fiscal Court and the Woodford Humane Society have entered into a contract authorizing the society to construct a new animal shelter.
The Woodford Election Commission has abolished the Platt precinct (No. 5). Some of the residents of that precinct will now vote in East Midway No. 2, the others in Grier’s Creek No. 19.
Dr. Dale R. Eckert has joined the small-animal medical and surgical practice at the Woodford Veterinary Clinic. Edna A. Lane, former superintendent of the Cleveland Home, died Tuesday at the age of 69.
A “staged-growth” concept as a way to control population increases here has been suggested to the Planning and Zoning Commission by persons commenting at hearings on the goals and objectives of the county’s comprehensive plan. Russell A. Thompson of Versailles has pledged Farm House fraternity at the University of Kentucky, where he is a freshman.
The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets reeled off their sixth straight victory Friday night by defeating Harrison County 21-12 in a crucial district contest. Louie Mucci scored two of the Jackets’ three touchdowns, including a game-opening 84 yard run from scrimmage.