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10 Years Ago October 8, 2009 Seventeen students from Woodford County have been named Sen. Jeff Green Scholars. They were Stephanie Anderson, Alexis Boyce, Tania Boyechko, Jane Brannen, Sarah Czack, Bradley Elliott, Michael Henry, Adam Horn, Allison Howard, Vernon Leach, Lila Leatherman, Kazia Parsons, Patrick Snyder, Kelsey Taylor, Callie Thomas and Thomas Wilhoit. As Sen. Jeff Green Scholars, these students are eligible for at least $2,500 a year in Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) awards. Anne E. Charlton, daughter of Brent and Carey Charlton of Versailles, has been awarded a $1,000 Liberal Arts Warren P. Thayer Scholarship at Purdue University. The WCMS school girls’ volleyball team were undefeated after a perfect 10-0 regular season. The Tigers also took first place in the Scott County and Woodford County Invitational tournaments. The WCMS cheerleaders won middle school intermediate division title and Grand Champion in the school teams division at Jamfest cheerleading competition in Louisville on Oct. 3. 25 Years Ago October 6, 1994 The Rand McNally plant in Versailles will be the exclusive printer of Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, beginning in early 1996. TheWoodford County School District qualifies as one of those whose growth over the past five years entitles it to tack on an additional five-cent tax on real property by next June, but there is a question as to whether the school board will adopt it. Shadwell Farms has purchased a 220-acre farm on the Woodford-Fayette County line, part of the estate of Dudley R. Kelly, for $1.4 million. Leslie County’s sensational quarterback, Tim Couch, led his team to a 46-8 shellacking of the Woodford County Yellow Jackets Friday night in Hyden. Couch completed 25 of 29 passes, three of the completions for touch- downs. Woodford is 4-2 on the season. WCHS cross-country runner Jessie Wilder was the victor in a tri-meet with Paul Dunbar and Lafayette last Thursday. 40 Years Ago October 4, 1979 Melony Floyd was crowned Woodford County High School homecoming queen Friday night at halftime of the WCHS-Jessa mine County football game. Attendants were Gwen Griffen, senior class; Dawn Hornback, junior class; Linda Moraja, sophomore class, and Susan Gormley, freshman class. WCHS won the football game, 37-2. Jewell Phillips, a third-grade teacher at Midway Elementary School, has been named Woodford County Teacher of the Year. The United Way campaign begins today with a goal of $57,300. The chairman is Denny Nunnelley. Laura Lee Cundiff and Daniel French are among the 250 freshmen entering Centre College this fall. Sarah Keohane has qualified as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The Rev. Thomas L. Hudson has been called as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Versailles, succeeding the Rev. Bernard T. Flynn, who resigned to answer a call to Fresno, Calif. WCHS wrestling team Matmaids for this season will be Suzanne Adkinson, Van Bowling, Dianne Campbell, Janet Dotson, Meg Ewing, Melony Floyd, Sheila Grider, Suzanne Grimes, Meredith Hahn, Kathy Hecker, Tracy Lanter, Nancy Moore, Linda Moraja, Chris Noye, Lynn Routt and Teresa Snapp. Joell Finney is the sponsor.