From Our Files
10 Years Ago
January 15, 2009 Newly elected and appointed officers for Landmark Lodge # 41, F.& A.M., Versailles, were Lloyd Azdridge, installing marshal; Charles Beagle, chaplain; Ron Durbin, senior warden; Andy Dixon, master; Harlan Walters, junior warden; Pete Padova, senior deacon; Charles Sutherland, treasurer emeritus; Chris Kolakowski, past master; Michael Ford, secretary; Gary Finnell, treasurer; and Michael Yount, installing master; Patrick Redding, junior deacon; Rob Forry, senior steward; Chad Stechschulte, junior steward; and Jon Andres, tiler.
On Jan. 2, Charlie Davis won the novice junior class, Tanner Congleton, won the open intermediate class, and Sarah Congleton won the open senior class of the junior showmanship competition at the Columbiana Kennel Club Dog Show in Tallmadge, Ohio.
In response to a citizen’s written appeal, Attorney General Jack Conway’s office determined in an open meetings decision (OMD) dated Dec. 1, 2008, that the Midway City Council on two occasions failed to meet its statutory requirement to notify the public sufficiently of its reasons for going into executive – or private – session.
The Woodford County High School cheerleading squad won the Grand Champion award in the 6th Annual Battle of the Bluegrass cheerleading competition at Tates Creek High School on Jan. 10. The team earned the highest score among all school divisions.
25 Years Ago
January 13, 1994 Arthur “Bear” Gregory, former Woodford County sheriff and magistrate, died Jan. 11 at the age of 77.
A proposal to have a road built from Leestown Road (U.S. 421) to Northside Elementary School at Midway has prompted discussions about the wisdom of adding a second entrance to the school.
Icy roads Tuesday morning caused a large number of accidents, including a multi-vehicle pileup on the Blue Grass Parkway bridge at the Woodford-Anderson County line.
Combined deposits at the three full-service Woodford County banks totaled $208,175,687.60 at the close of 1993.
New patrol officers of the Woodford County Police Department are Jerry Lancaster, David Clark, Kevin Moore and Ronald Wyatt Jr.
Ida Kenney Risque Harper, a member of a well-known Midway family and former teacher, died Jan. 9.
Woodford County High School swimmer Pete Carey broke long-standing school records in the breaststroke and backstroke at last Saturday’s Scott High Eagles Classic.
40 Years Ago
January 11, 1979 Robert Richardson is the new chairman of the Woodford County Board of Education, succeeding Bill Clark, who served as chair man for the past 10 years.
Magistrate Isaac Rouse was appointed by his fellow Woodford Fiscal Court members to the county Board of Health, succeeding Vernon Howard, whose term had expired. Gail Shipp was appointed the county’s occupational tax administrator, succeedingEvelyn Neal, who resigned.
The Rev. T. M. Chase, 83, a retired Methodist minister, died Jan. 3.
Combined deposits at Woodford County’s two banks at the close of 1978 amounted to $69,589,104. Jennifer L. Calvert was the winner of the annual Conservation Essay Contest in Woodford County.