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10 Years Ago July 30, 2009 The Woodford County Board of Education Monday unanimously approved a proposal from University of Kentucky HealthCare to provide athletic training services to students at Woodford County High School. Tax rates for real estate will stay at 6.9 cents for every $100 of assessed worth of land value, following Woodford Fiscal Court’s 6 to 1 vote during Tuesday’s meeting. Two Richmond men, Michael Holbrook, the pilot, and passenger Larry Lunsford, were uninjured when the single-engine Cessna 150M went down on Brittany Farms on Pisgah Pike. Air Force Airman James A. Purvis graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Purvis is a 2006 graduate of Woodford County High School. Quebecor World Inc. and its affiliated debtors and debtors-in-possession announced last week that they have successfully emerged from protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in Canada (“CCAA”) and Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The 2009 Michael Jackson Wrestling Scholarship was awarded to Harrison Courtney, Woodford County High School basketball coach Brad Mefford resigned effective the end of 2009 due to personal reasons. 25 Years Ago July 28, 1994 James Staples told the Sun Monday that he will not seek a second term on the Woodford County Board of Education from District 5. Rebecca Wilson has announced her bid for the post. The Woodford Education Endowment Foundation has been formed to provide assistance to students and teachers in the local school system. Recent graduates of Western Kentucky University are Lori Allison Burger and Jennifer Rachel Marshall, both of Versailles, and Marla Jane Mitchell of Midway. Dr. Mark Gormley, a native of Versailles, is one of only about six doctors nationally who are using a new treatment for children with cerebral palsy. Dr. Gormley is with the Gillette Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Joe Carter, son of Mary Carter and the late Joseph C. Carter III of Versailles, is the leader of a team of archaeologists who have been granted permission to excavate a heretofore forbidden site in Ukraine. Dale Grupe is the new volleyball coach at Woodford County High School. 40 Years Ago July 26, 1979 Two Fayette County men died in the crash of a small, single engine biplane in a wooded area of the Freddie Lane farm off Huntertown Road Saturday evening. The victims were Herbert Dittman, 40, and Bill Williams, 44. Witnesses said the plane had passed overhead several times performing stunts. James D. Rouse, president of the United Bank and Trust Co., has been named to the board of trustees of Centre College. Judy Sweeney, director of the Cleveland Home here for the past five years, has resigned to become director of Crittenton Services for Columbus, Ohio. Gasoline prices climbed over the dollar-per-gallon mark at several service stations in Woodford County during the past week. Deborah Willoughby, who graduated recently from Western Kentucky University, has accepted a teaching position as a speech-therapy clinician in Bowling Green. R. Lloyd Mize has been notified that the British Horological Institute has awarded him the standing of fellow in that organization. Taylor Manor employees honored upon the completion of 20 years’ service at the nursing home were George Cole Jr., Bettie Hardin, and Luther Bland Jr. Gen. William R. Buster of Midway has been reappointed by Gov. Julian Carroll to the Kentucky Archives and Records Commission. The county barn and lot on Berry Avenue will soon be replaced with new facilities under construction on the county park property off the Lawrenceburg Road. Grading for a new unit of Charmil subdivision is in progress, with an entrance from Huntertown Road. The tract is adjacent to Bryanwood.