From Our Files
10 Years Ago
November 13, 2008
St. Leo Catholic Church will celebrate a new beginning during a ceremonial groundbreaking for a Catholic Education/Parish Life Center on Nov. 16.
Kristina Kirk, a Woodford County High School graduate, was one of five candidates for Union College Homecoming Princess on Oct. 18.
A statue of champion racehorse AP Indy was unveiled at Falling Springs Recreation Center Nov. 5. The bronze memorial was donated by Lane’s End Farm.
The Agape Theater Troup presented the play “Sweat’ In Da Blues” Nov. 7,at the Thoroughbred Theater in Midway. Willie Eames was the Guitar Man; former Woodford County High student Sylvia Howard was Blues Speak Woman; and Versailles native Samantha Johnson was Delia Jones.
WinStar Farm purchased 30.096 acres, more or less, at 3412 Pisgah Pike for $1.2 million.
The Woodford County High School boys’ cross country team qualified for the state championship meet, placing third in the Sixth Region Class 3A Championships Nov. 8. 25 Years Ago
November 11, 1993 When President Bill Clinton visited Central Kentucky last Thursday, several Woodford Countians, including Gov. Brereton Jones, were on hand at Blue Grass Airport to meet him. Also greeting the president were John Hutcherson, an employee of Lexmark, which Mr. Clinton later visited, and Mike and Judy Flack and their daughter, Lauren.
The Woodford County Recycling Center has moved into its new home at 220 Beasley Drive.
St. Leo’s Catholic Church here has been celebrating its centennial. Work was started on the original church in June of 1893 and was completed in time for dedication on Oct. 15 of that year.
The Woodford County Yellow Jackets were ousted from district football play by Meade County Friday night, 35-6. The Jackets’ season ended with a 5-6 record.
40 Years Ago
November 9, 1978
Republican Larry Hopkins defeated Democrat Tom Easterly for the Sixth District congressional seat in Tuesday’s election, 51,690 to 47,176.
Democratic Senator Walter “Dee” Huddleston won re-election by defeating GOP challenger Louie Guenthner by approxi mately 114,000 votes.
In Woodford County, William A. Warren was re-elected to the school board, defeating Archie Edwards Sr., 395 to 167. Robert Richardson was re-elected with out opposition.
The Woodford County Yellow Jackets clinched the Region 2, District 2 football championship Friday night, defeating Montgomery County 14-7, and will host the Region 2 playoffs tomorrow night against Shelby County. Friday’s victory was the Jackets’ eighth in a row, giving them a 9-3 record for the season.
Bids for the widening of the Versailles-Lexington Road will probably be let in the summer of 1979. Completion is expected in the summer or fall of 1981.
E. Louis Yount, well-known Midway resident, died Monday at the age of 86.
Mr. and Mrs. Van E. Johnson and Miss Nancy Lu House have returned from a trip to San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs, Calif. Fifth and sixth grade cheerleaders at Mortonsville Elementary School this season are Pam Ellis, Melaynie Matthews,Cheryl Anderson, Kelly McCabe, Shea Fontana, and Stacey Dunn. Members of the girls’ varsity basketball team at WCHS are Priscilla Blackford, Darsel Cole, Tracey Owens, Julie Riddell , Kitty Simpson, Libby Trent, Teresa Ward, and Lori Woodside.