From Our Files
10 Years Ago June 18, 2009 Woodford County graduates from Eastern Kentucky University were Allison Laure Jenkins, Brett Christopher Least, Dawn Marie Powers, Jennifer R. Reynolds, Tammy C. Thomas, Autumn Vena Wilson and Emma Kathryn Yates. The following students from Woodford County received a bachelor’s from Georgetown College’s bachelor of arts, Wesley King Childers, Sara Nicole Faught, Kathleen E. Fitzgerald, Michael Patrick Gilkison, Robert Lee Martin Jr. Joshua Martin Vieyra, Nathan Philip Violette, Landon Louis Boyer, Christen Michelle Ginter, Mary Katherine Moore, Briana Nicole Turner, Megan Manning Watts and Kelley Dorothea West. Restaurants and stores in Midway will be able to sell alcohol on Sundays; however, they will also pay equal amounts of fees for Monday-through-Saturday and Sunday sales, after Midway’s council members confirmed fee changes. Woodford County High School graduate Vonnickie (Nick) Nicholson signed a letter of intent to play college football at Campbellsville University. Vesailles resident and Lexington Catholic High School graduate Katie Miller signed a letter of intent to play college tennis at Bellarmine University. Stephanie Anderson received the Superintendent’s Award at Woodford County High School’s Senior Night on June 2. 25 Years Ago June 16, 1994 Two-hundred twelve seniors graduated from Woodford County High School last Friday. Amy Spatcher was president of the graduating class. Storm water drainage problems continue to plague a portion of Hunters Ridge subdivision, and the Planning and Zoning Commission has reiterated that it is powerless to help. Committee members planning the annual Woodford County Horse Farm Tour set for July 30 are Pam Jackson, Jo Fisher, Joy Hundley, Winfrey Adkins, Tony Sills, Gail Waxman, Mary Ann McCauley, Donna Pavel and Gill Nabring. The Rev. Evelyn Weber Cartmill of Versailles and Elizabeth Ann Voigt of Midway have been inducted into Transylvania University’s Robert Barr Society. Brian M. Johnson of Versailles graduated from Transylvania University on May 28 with a B.A. degree in political science. He will enter the University of Kentucky College of Law in August. Wallace Clayton Davis of Versailles graduated in May from Purdue University with a B.S. degree in computer and electrical engineering. Contestants for Miss Teen Woodford County at this year ‘s county fair are Tabatha Allen, Mandy Littrell, Sarah McKenzie, Suzy Morgan, Stephanie Nicholson, Rhonda Patton, Stacy Slugantz, Susan Stivers, Ashley Tincher and Kasi White. 40 Years Ago June 14, 1979 The Junior Miss title was won Saturday night by Cindy Williams. Tammy Wehrle was first runner-up and Kathy Hecker was second runner-up. Margaret Hall School, which first opened its doors in Versailles in 1899 under the name of the Ashland Seminary, will not be opened for the fall 1979 semester because of declining enrollment and difficulties with recruiting and retaining an adequate student body. Lee Marlin, a teacher at Mortonsville School for 27 years, has retired. W. Ben Crain and John J. Greely III have been elected directors of United Bank and Trust. Woodford County graduates from Western Kentucky University were Sarah Elizabeth Cox, David C. Donaldson, Denise B. Donaldson, Lisa Tarleton Hahn, Sara Lea Westfall, and Deborah Kay Willoughby. On deans’ lists for the spring term were Kimberly Terry at Converse College, and Melissa Corman, Jane Krabill and Beth Luyster at Murray State University. A barn at Mint Springs Farm has been named “The Wallace Clay Barn” in recognition of Clay, who has been working with horses since 1924 and has been at Mint Springs for five years.