From Our Files
10 Years Ago
December 4, 2008
Richard Kincaid was arrested Nov. 26 in connection with several items stolen from the home of Patricia Last. The Troy Pike woman was reported missing on Oct. 10 and Versailles Police detectives have sought information regarding her whereabouts. Kincaid was a former employee at Last’s horse farm, police said. He was arrested on Court Street and served with a Mercer County warrant for receiving stolen property.
Woodford County High School senior Kelsey Hurrigan signed a letter of intent to play college tennis at Brescia University.
The 2008 Pee-Wee Jackets wrapped up their season finishing with a 13-3 record and were both regular season and tournament runner-up. Versailles resident Thomas Canary, a senior at Lexington Catholic High School, competed in a cross country meet on Nov. 16. Canary placed second in the state in the Kentucky State AA Championship Meet and was named First Team All State.
Woodford County High School Lady Jacket soccer seniors led the Jackets to an 18-7-0 record. Woodford won the 25th, District, 13th Region and Section 4 championships, and advanced to the state final four.
25 Years Ago
December 2, 1993
A petition containing the names of 5,126 people supporting the creation of a hospital district here was handed to members of Woodford Fiscal Court on Nov. 23.
Among projects the county has asked the state to include in its six-year road plan are improving the intersection of Huntertown Road and Marsailles Drive by lowering the road’s grade by four feet and adding a turn lane; building a walkway from Versailles to Woodford County Park; widening Lawrenceburg Road from Beasley Drive to South Main Street, and constructing a limited access, partial bypass from Troy Pike to Lawrenceburg Road.
Woodford County native Don Lane, head basketball coach at Transylvania University, will be the grand marshal of Versailles’s Christmas parade this Saturday.
Frances Dunlap Johnston, 79, formerly of Merry Meadows Farm on Old Frankfort Pike in Woodford County, died Nov.23 in Lexington. She was a descendant of a Woodford County pioneer family.
The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets opened their basketball season with a 62-57 win over visiting South Oldham.
The Lady Jackets squashed Tates Creek 53-30 in their opener.
40 Years Ago
November 30, 1978
The Woodford County Yellow Jackets lost to Russell, 17-7, in the state Class AAA football finals Saturday at Richmond.The Jackets finished with an 11-4 season record.
The Woodford Health Board has approved transporting sewage from five homes in Stonegate subdivision by tank truck to the Versailles treatment plant, pending completion of a pump station in the subdivision.
Holly K. Stratton of Versailles, a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky University, has been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, a national honorary society.
Dr. Hambleton Tapp of Ver sailles and Gen. W. R. Buster of Midway will take in the Blue-Gray Affair, a program on Kentucky’s participation in the Civil War, at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Dec. 8-10.
Paul Guy, a Woodford County High School graduate, was chosen first runner-up in the Mr. and Miss Black Student Union Pageant at Berea College.
Members of the WCHS swim team who participated in a swimathon recently were Peter Fisher, Mark Gormley, Tammy Gormley, Bobby Peck, and Ricky Peck. Members of the band at Mortonsville Elementary School are Shea Fontana, Donna Brockman, Michelle Sizemore, Jeff Cunningham, Vaughn Murphy, Perry Dunn, Glen En glish, Angie Flora, Jerry Hermes, Danny Way, Mary Lay, Lauran Murphy, Benny Traylor, and Sonja Bailey.