From Our Files
10 Years Ago September 17, 2009 Members of the Woodford County Economic Development Authority (EDA) urged the Versailles-Midway-Woodford County Planning and Zoning Commission to consider streamlining its process for rezoning property so new business and industry will locate here during a Comprehensive Plan work session on Sept. 10. Mayor Tom Bozarth appointed his first Mayor’s Ambassadors to Midway at the last city council meeting. Luke and Noah Jones were sworn in at a ceremony that took place before the council, visitors and the boys’ parents, Blake and Melissa Jones. WCHS Homecoming Queen candidates for 2009 were Alyssa Bernard, Amy Morford, Callie Reichenbach, Madison Joest and Allie Morgan; junior candidates were Miyee Carney, Tressa Shaw, Kristina Schulman and Patrice Doyle; sophomore candidates were Anne-Spicer Adams, Ashley Toles, Megan Bratcher and Elaine Bailey; freshmen candidates were Anora Morton, Riley Davis, Ali Boyd and Morgan Giles. Sophomore quarterback Matt Couch and senior running back Nick Walling provided the catalyst for the Yellow Jackets explosive 342 yards of total offense in a 28-19 win over North Bullitt High School Sept. 11. WCHS junior Alyssa Grenfell and WCMS eighth grader Alyssa Graff led the Yellow Jacket cross country team to first place in the Woodford County All-Comers meet Sept. 8.
25 Years Ago September 15, 1994 Woodford Countians turned out in force at a public hearing in Lexington to oppose a suggested “outer loop” highway that would extend from I-64 in northern Woodford County to I-75 south of Lexington. The United Way campaign for 1995 funding is under way, with a goal of $125,000, the same as sought for 1994. The enrollment for Woodford County Schools is 3,797, down 16 from the opening of school last year. Joni and Megan Schenck of Versailles placed first at the Kentucky State Fair in the Coca Cola Classic Talent Competition on Aug. 27. Lucy Vance, formerly ofVersailles, will sing the role of Cosette in a touring production of Les Miserables in Cincinnati Oct. 11-17. Class officers for 1994-95 at WCHS are, in the order of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer: Seniors - Greg House, Andrea Hill, Lisa Rippetoe, Lynn Logan; juniors -Stephen Barnett, Jessica Davis, Amy Stout, Sharon Newbold; sophomores - Laura Adams, Monica Combs, Carrie Finnell, Kevin Hoskins; freshmen - Susan Robinson, Ashley Marshall, Elizabeth Kelly, Whitney Glass. The WCHS Yellow Jackets edged Anderson County 6-0 in overtime at Community Stadium Friday, for a 2-1 season slate. 40 Years Ago September 13, 1979 Development drawings for a new elementary school on Huntertown Road were approved by theWoodford County Board of Education Monday night. Enrollment in Woodford County schools is 3,668, down 146 from last year. Woodford County’s first female patrol officer, Cynthia Gary, took her oath of office Sept. 4. She will continue to serve also as director of the county police’s Teen Center. Nancy Nave has been named Young Careerist of the Year by the Woodford Business and Professional Women’s Club. Martha Layne Collins of Woodford County, clerk of the Supreme Court of Kentucky and candidate for lieutenant governor, is the B&PW Club’s Woman of Achievement. Larry Owens of Versailles has been appointed by former Gov. Louie B. Nunn to head Nunn’s Woodford County campaign for a second term as governor. John Conlee was presented an honorary key to the city of Versailles Saturday night during his country music concert here, attended by some 1,000 hometown fans. Kimberly Whitmer of Woodford County is a member of the Morehead State University “Big Band from Daniel Boone Land.” She plays flute. Tom Fallon was the winner and Al Herrera was runner-up in the men’s singles in the Sycamore Estates Labor Day Tennis Tournament. Laura Murray won the women’s title and Mary Lee Gillis was runner-up. Senior class officers at Woodford County High School are Tandy Pryor, president; Kathy Hecker, vice president; Mary Beth Johnson, secretary; Danita Kirtley, treasurer, and Tammy Wehrle, reporter.