From Our Files
10 Years Ago August 13, 2009 Boy Scout Troop 43 of Versailles recently completed a three-day, 30 mile canoe trip on the Green River. During the trip, Scouts learned about rock and cave formations from a geologist, fished, and practiced their canoe camping skills. The scouts were Baker Fanning, Stephen Cress, Brian Gandee, Cody Semones, Jesse Semones, John Boren, Ian Tanner, Nathan Patton, David Teets (guide), Rob Blair (guide/geologist), Chad Metzger (assistant Scoutmaster), and Jeff Tanner (Scoutmaster). The Woodford County High School volleyball team kicked off the 2009 season on Aug. 11 under new head coach Meredith DellaGuistina. 25 Years Ago August 11, 1994 The problem of a space squeeze at the Woodford County Courthouse has made it apparent that some kind of new facility will be required to handle the needs. On another front, fiscal court will apply for a $500,000 grant to purchase scenic easements, fund road beautification projects and build a bicycle path from Versailles to the county park on Lawrenceburg Road. Bradley Herrera, 16, of Versailles, became the youngest champion in the 29-year history of the Pisgah Invitational Tennis Tournament when he won the Class A division last Saturday. Woodford Junior Miss candidates are Laura Barnes, Betsy Jo Comer, Heather Gaines, Melody Grayson, Arwyn Holmes, Lynn Logan, Joni Schenck, and Erin Shoot. Edward L. Ginter Jr. of Woodford County was promoted to major in the United States Air Force at Scott AFB, Illinois, on July 29. William Hartley Wilson, 42, former outstanding Woodford County High School athlete, died Monday. He was the first state champion wrestler for Woodford County and earned All-State and All-CKC honors as a football player. 40 Years Ago August 9, 1979 The long-awaited construction of U. S. 60 between Versailles and New Circle Road in Lexington began earlier this week. A tax rate of 10.4 cents per $100 of assessed real property was approved by the Versailles City Council Tuesday night. The council abolished the personal property tax and approved a general fund budget of $902,000, an increase of 7 percent over last year. John R. Robinson, 60, prominent Woodford County horseman and landowner, died Tuesday evening. Robert Y. Brown has been named Woodford, County chairman of John Y. Brown’s campaign for governor of Kentucky. Larry Owen is heading former Gov· Louie B. Nunn’s effort in Woodford County in his bid for a return to the governor’s office. Steve Anglin is the 1979 Little League winner of the Earl Nunnelley Sportsmanship Award at Midway. Jenny Sherburne of Midway is working this summer at the weaving and needlecraft student industry at Berea College, where she is a sophomore. Roger Combs has resigned from the Woodford Parks and Recreation Department after serving as director for the past three years. Pete Sherrow has accepted the directorship. Jack Webb defeated Randy Edmiston 6-4, 6-3 in the Championship finals of the Pisgah Invitational Tennis Tournament last weekend. The Class A division was won by Jim Ross. Jennifer Berschet began duties Monday as the Extension agent for home economics in Woodford County, succeeding Diana Doggett.