From Our Files
10 Year Ago
November 20, 2008 Gregory Court was renamed Luther Bland Court in honor of longtime Versailles City Councilman Luther Bland. A preliminary development plan for the Midway Station property located near I-64 was unanimously approved by the Versailles-Midway-
Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission Nov. 13. The Yellow Jackets fell to Covington Catholic, 42-13, in the first round of the state 5A playoffs in a rain soaked game on Nov. 15, to end their season.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association named Woodford County High School girls’ soccer coach Dave McIver its Kentucky High School Girls’ Soccer Coaches Association Large School Coach of the Year. McIver led the Jackets to the state final four with an impressive 18-7-0 record.
Woodford County High School soccer goal keeper Griffin Apple received an award at the boys’ soccer banquet. The sophomore earned the honor for his 10 shutout performance during the 2008 season. The Jackets finished the year with a record of 14-2-2, giving up only 11 goals in the process. 25 Years Ago
November 18, 1993 A means for the city to help Woodford Hospital survive its financial crisis by making a $300,000 yearly contribution for at least three years has been proposed by Councilman Henry Witten, contingent upon Woodford Fiscal Court’s approval of the formation of a hospital taxing district.
The city has asked the state to install a traffic light at the new shopping center on Lexington Road.
Woodford County Education Association officers for 1993-94 are Marchel Kirk, Rose Gavenonis (president), Carole Youngblood, Judy Higgins, John James, Peggy Seal, Cliff Burt, Jean Barrows, and Phyllis Carey.
Retired U. S. Army Colonel William McCaw Hughes, 79, of 220 North Main Street in Versailles, died Friday, Nov. 12.
Over 100 children took part in the opening on Nov. 17 of the Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association‘s production of “Cinderella” at the Community Education Center.
Members of the eighth grade academic team at Woodford County MiddleSchool are Kelley Hartley, Russell Moser, Chris Cunliffe, Brian Duba, Kimberly Stephens, Rachel Noble, Daniel DeMuth, Michael Mitchell, Sarah Robb and Gil Rendor.
40 Years Ago
November 16, 1978
Martha Layne Collins launched her bid for the lieutenant governorship of Kentucky at a press conference in Versailles Monday. Collins is clerk of the state Supreme Court.
W. Terry McBrayer of Greenup and Ralph Ed Graves of Bardwell have declared their intention to seek the governorship in 1979.
A step toward making a final school site decision was taken by the Woodford County Board of Education Monday night when the board agreed to accept a donation of 30 acres of land on the Huntertown Road from the Huntertown Dry Ridge Co.
The Woodford County Yellow Jackets won the Class AAA Region 2 title over Shelby County Friday night, 24-7, and will host Franklin-Simpson in the state semi-final round Saturday night.
Woodford Hereford Farm, Frankfort Road, containing 833 acres, was sold recently by Agnes B. O’Rear to the Lockridge and Ranier partnership for $2,501,763.
Action on a preliminary plat for The Colony, on McCowan’s Ferry Road, has been delayed by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Katherine Noye and Mary Miller of Versailles and Ben P. Walden Jr. of Midway are attending Centre College, where they are freshmen.
Sixth-grade students on the honor roll at Nonesuch Elementary are: Amy Adkinson, Karen McCoun, April Raider, Beth Raider, Rosanna Simpson, and Toni Spaulding; seventh grade: Rhonda Baker, Kim Means, Nancy Strange, Melanie. Welch, and Donna White; eighth grade: Larry Britton, Mike Keeling, and David Utterback.