From Our Files
10 Years Ago October 22, 2009 The H1N1 virus, popularly known as “swine flu,” is spreading between people across the country, and so far the Woodford County Health Department only has a small shipment of nasal H1N1 vaccines to offer people who meet its criteria. Woodford County Public Schools has held steady with attendance rates of 94 to 95 percent since classes begin in August,as a second wave of H1N1 influenza spreads across Kentucky and the United States. Woodford County Schools ended September with a total cash balance of $3.927 million. The district began the month with a cash balance of $4.642 million. 25 Years Ago October 20, 1994 Pilar Navarrete, an exchange student from Colombia, was crowned Woodford County High School’s homecoming queen Friday night. Her attendants were Heather Combs, senior; Jessica Davis, junior; Monica Combs,sophomore, and Elizabeth Kelly, freshman. The WCHS Yellow Jackets fell in the homecoming game to Franklin County, 43-7, for a 5-3 season slate. The Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington is the beneficiary of a $2.2 million bequest from the estate of William Owsley Rice, a former Versailles automobile dealer. Teresa Duba of Versailles is the recipient of the A. R. McMicken Scholarship at Miami University. Marte Foley and Amanda McIntyre of Versailles are among the incoming freshmen at Centre College, Danville. Susan Bradley-Cox of Lexington, formerly of Woodford County, has qualified to defend her age group title in the Triathlon world championships, to be held Nov. 27 in New Zealand. 40 Years Ago October 18, 1979 The widening of the Lexington Road continues to hold traffic to two lanes between the Blue Grass Parkway and Keeneland Race Course. Overcrowding at Woodford County High School is cited as a factor in the reduction of program offerings for students and the use of inadequate facilities for classrooms. The second Russ Rabe Memorial Barbershop Show will be presented Oct. 27 in the Woodford County Junior High School auditorium. Michael Eaves of Versailles was sworn in as a member of the Madison County Bar Association recently. He has accepted a position with Sword, Floyd and Bohannon, attorneys, in Richmond. The Rev. Edwin F. Kagin Sr., 73, of Woodford County, former minister of the Midway Presbyterian Church, died Tuesday. Named Lions Club Players of the Week after the WCHS Yellow Jackets’ 55-27 victory Friday night over Bourbon County were Jeff Brown, Bruce Stratton and Pat Clark.