From Our Files
10 Years Ago October 15, 2009 Dozens of volunteers from police, fire and EMS workers, county magistrates and more worked to set up a haunted house attraction to benefit Cops for Kids in the old Woodford County Middle School. Fiscal Court approved a resolution authorizing an agreement between the county and the state Transportation Cabinet to provide funds and an agreement with the Bluegrass Railroad Museum for grant management to extend its railroad tracks and train tours all the way out to the Kentucky River. The WCHS Yellow Jackets defeated Montgomery County 13-6, despite a very muddy field. 25 Years Ago October 13, 1994 Woodford County High School homecoming queen candidates are Andrea Hill, Heather Combs, Joni Schenck, Pilar Navarrete, and Lisa Rippetoe. Paul H. Smart, 68, a longtime Woodford County farmer and agricultural leader, and in recent years an employee of the Wood ford Bank and Trust Co., died Oct. 6. The South Woodford Water District is seeking a grant to extend its lines to unserved areas. The Preston Group, a Lexington-based public relations firm headed by Tom Preston of Versailles, has received national recognition as one of the 10 most innovative firms in its profession. Midway College has honored Midway residents Tempa Endicott and Ruth Roach for their service to the college. The WCHS Yellow Jackets defeated South Oldham 34-28 Friday night for their fifth win against two losses. WCHS runner Chavi Muniz set a Woodford Park boys’ course record in a four-team cross-country match, clocking 18:06 for 3.1 miles. 40 Years Ago October 11, 1979 Ray Binford was honored last week for his efforts in establishing the county’s senior citizens program. The building housing the program was named the J. R. Binford Senior Citizens Center by the Versailles City Council. A gas explosion in the Hurstland Farm office Tuesday morning blew brick off three outside walls, raised the roof, moved walls off their foundation and shattered a glass trophy case, but miraculously caused only one injury. Dr. Jerry M. Adkins, 75, a retired Versailles dentist, died Tuesday at his residence, 196 Elm Street. The school board has called for a referendum to support a 15-cent tax for construction of a new high school. (Placing the issue on the ballot was later delayed.) A welcoming reception was held Friday by the Extension Homemakers Council for Jennifer Berschet, the county’s new agent for home economics. An ordination service for Lic. Willis Polk will be held Saturday at the First Baptist Church, which has recently called Polk as pastor. The Midway City Council has voted a salary of $50 per month for council members, rather than the $24 annual reimbursement for expenses previously paid.