From Our Files
10 Year Ago
November 6, 2008 Democratic Sen. Barack Obama won his historic presidential campaign beating Sen. John McCain. Republican Senator, minority leader Mitch McConnell, defeated Democrat Bruce Lunsford. In the race for U.S. Representative from Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler defeated Republican challenger Jon Larson. In the Versailles City Council race, incumbents Ann Cox, Nickie Shryock, Mary Bradley, Owen Roberts and Charlie Reed won, while incumbent Roy Benson lost to P&Z Commision mainstay Carl Ellis.
The other major contested race for the Board of Education member for the third district saw incumbent Robert Bostrom defeated by challenger Debby Edelen. Both Ambrose Wilson IV (Dist. 1) and Tom Tipton (Dist. 4) ran unopposed.
The merger of Farmers Bank and Trust Company, Georgetown, Citizens Bank of Jessamine County, Nicholasville, and United Bank & Trust Co., Versailles, into “United Bank” was finalized Nov. 1.
Lady Jackets’ soccer team defeated Boyle County 3-0 to advance to state semi-finals for the second straight year.
Woodford County High School’s football teamlocked in the third seed in the Sixth District. On Nov. 15, the Yellow Jackets will face Covington Catholic in the first round of the playoffs.
Seventeen seniors on the WCHS football game were honored before the Jackets’ final regular season home game. They were David Bland, Will Blincoe, Jordan Carter, Corey Courtney, Steven Duckworth, Alex Forkner, Adam Horn, Chris Jones, J.R. Leach, Clay Manges, Cameron Mattingly, Nick Nicholson, Steven Peavler, Ben Pitcher, Jacob Routt, Colin Smith and Nick Vanderpool.
25 Years Ago
November 4, 1993 Democrat Frank Watts defeated Republican Jenny Sue Given for county judge-executive in Tuesday’s election. Watts had 3,013 votes to Given’s 2,345.
In other election results, incumbent Democrat Donald Schmidt lost to Republican Mark Prosser for District 7 magistrate. In District 8, Republican Dudley Gaines Jr. defeated Democratic former magistrate C. D. Wilson. Buddy McDannold (D., Dist. 4), Tommy Turner (D., Dist. 5), and John Hurnkey (R., Dist. 6), defeated opponents Theresa Scates, Bobby H. Smith, and Margaret Lewis, respectively. Marlin Mitchell (D., Dist. 1), “Bones Webber” (D., Dist. 2), and James R. Alcoke (D., Dist. 3), ran without opposition.
Re-elected without opposition were Versailles Mayor Charlie Reed and city council members Luther Bland Jr., Phil House, Geoffrey Reid, Roy Benson, and Henry Witten. Council newcomer Owen Roberts was also elected without opposition. Lindsay Stewart III of Paris defeated Ethyle Noel of Scott County to succeed J. Craig Bradley as judge in Division 2 of the 14th Judicial District, which includes Woodford County. Judge Robert Overstreet of Versailles was unopposed in the district’s Division 1.
At Midway, Ambrose Wilson III outpolled Eugene L. Borland for mayor, and Betty Allison, Jean Clifton Sharon and Becky Moore will join re-elected incumbents Betty Bright, Herbert Terwilliger and Walter T. Bradley on the council.
Woodford County High School Principal Peter Lefaivre has refuted an article in a Canadian magazine criticizing him for his role in developing a fund raising program while principal of a school in West Vancouver, British Columbia.