From Our Files
10 Years Ago
November 26, 2008 The 2007 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old colt Curlin will enter stud in 2009 at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles. A classic winner of seven Grade 1 events, Curlin is North America’s richest racehorse with earnings of $10,501,800.
Woodford County High School finished second among seven schools competing in Section 6 of the Junior Varsity Challenge at Danville High School Nov. 15. In addition to fielding an academic team that placed third in quick recall, WCHS students earned seven top-six finishes in written assessment. Richard Singleton placed in social studies (third place) and science (fifth) to pace the Jackets. Elizabeth Jacobs earned a first place in language arts, Hanna Leatherman was third in arts and humanities, Logan Pauley was third in mathematics, Allison Murner was fifth in math and Jared Rogers was fifth in social studies.
Katrina Ott, a member of the Lady Jacket soccer team, was one of three Kentucky players chosen to attend the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program’s Thanksgiving Inter-regional Event in Coral Springs.
25 Years Ago
November 24, 1993 Tom and Mur Greathouse of Woodford County were selected as one of the top nine tobacco farmer families in Kentucky, In diana and Ohio.
The average price for burley tobacco at Monday’s opening of the auction season was $1.8267 per pound, three and one-half cents lower than last year’s open ing day average.
The screening committee that selected Peter Lefaivre as principal of Woodford County High School stands by its choice, de spite critical news stories in the Lexington and Louisville daily papers.
Eve Hutcherson, formerly of Versailles, has been named senior public affairs manager for Columbia Healthcare Corp., a Louisville-based company.
Wes Miller, a native of Woodford County, is the tenor saxophone player in the Black Swamp Saxophone Quartet, an award winning ensemble based in Columbus, Ohio.
The Rev. Mark Johnson and his wife, Susan, were welcomed to Midway with a reception at the Midway Baptist Church last Sunday afternoon.
Amy Redmon and Andrea Hill are returning starters for WCHS’s defending 11th Region champion girls’ basketball team. Scotty Jones is the boys’ team’s lone returning starter.
40 Years Ago
November 23, 1978 Zoning Administrator Jenny Sue Given was told to “vacate the offices of the Planning and Zoning Commission” as a result of a motion approved by a 5-4 secret ballot of the P&Z Commission during a special meeting Nov. 15. The motion said Mrs. Given’s contract had expired on Oct. 31 and had not been renewed, leaving the job vacant.
The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets defeated Franklin-Simpson 24-15 Saturday night in the state Class AAA semi-final round.
The Jackets will play Russell for the state title Saturday afternoon at Richmond.
Dr. Nelson M. Hoffman Jr. was installed as the fourth president of Midway College and the institution’s 13th chief executive during inaugural ceremonies Friday.
Col. Lewis A. Maury has been selected by the Friends of the Woodford County Library as the recipient of this year’s “Best Friend of the Library” award.
Doug Matthews has been appointed Woodford County chairman for Martha Layne Collins’ campaign for lieutenant governor. Florence Edwards Bohannon, 83, member of a prominent Woodford County family, died Tuesday at her residence, 123 Broadway. Sarah Weisenberger of Midway, a student at the University of Kentucky A.B. Chandler Medical Center College of Pharmacy, has been named to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”