From Our Files
10 Years Ago October 29, 2009 Dr. Franklin S. Watts, 88, a retired Versailles dentist and former Woodford County judge-executive from 1994 to 1999, husband of Jeanne F. Watts, died Oct. 21, 2009. The Woodford County Board of Education unanimously gave its okay on Monday night to ask for state approval to pave a gravel lot on the school system’s bus garage property. About $2 million in various federally subsidized economic development bonds have been allocated to Woodford County after the federal stimulus legislation passed earlier this year, members of the local Economic Development Authority board were told Oct. 23. The WCHS girls’ soccer team fell to Henry Clay 1-10 on penalty kicks in the 13th Region championship game on Oct. 22. The WCHS boy’s soccer teams post-season run came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Franklin county in the 13th Region championship game on Oct. 22. The Woodford County Middle School eighth grade girls’ basketball team finished their season as the Bluegrass Middle School Conference runner-up with a 12-2 conference records. The Tigers were 18-3 overall. The St. Leo volleyball team won the parochial school championship for the second straight year on Oct. 14. Team members were Barb Crutchfield, Carmen Rodriguez, Megan McCarthy, Katie Crutchfield, Raley Smarr, Greta Jarboe, Emma Iler, Katherine Burns, Mary Crutchfield, Lily Iler, Corey Tipton, Elizabeth Meyer and Gabby Jackson. Coaches were Linda O’Nan and Shanessa Nutter. 25 Years Ago October 27, 1994 After a profitable August, Woodford Hospital slipped back into the red in September, posting a lost of $35,345. Canadian horseman Frank Stronach has purchased Margaux Stud farm on Old Frankfort Pike for $2.8 million. When farmer and Woodford County Schools transportation director Bobby Gaffney was stricken with a serious illness recently, other area farmers pitched in and stripped about 50,000 pounds of Gaffney’s tobacco. Ruth Roach of Midway was in Atlanta last week for the dedication of Slack Hall, an education building donated to the Presbyterian Church by Mrs. Roach’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Slack. Lincoln County topped the WCHS Yellow Jackets 27-6 Friday night to win the district football title. Woodford and Scott County will play tomorrow night for the runner-up spot. The WCHS girls’ soccer team won its district title, topping Jessamine County 1-0. 40 Years Ago October 25, 1979 Interest has been expressed by a West Virginia firm in using distilleries in Woodford County for production of gasohol. Evelyn Lovell and her collection of 30 pre-World War I Roosevelt teddy bears were featured in a front page Sun story. Janet Hensinger of Woodford County has been installed as national trustee of the American Association of Medical Assistants. Emma Roberts was installed as worthy matron and John Conlee as worthy patron of the Versailles chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star recently. The Woodford County Yellow Jackets footbal team scored a thrilling 15-8 victory over much larger Harrison County Friday night, improving their season slate to 6-3. Officers of the Versailles Lions Club are Bill Adkins, president, Don Schmidt, first vice president; Phil Pence, secretary· Les Grimes, treasurer; Chester Paul, tail twister, and Bill Thompson, Vic Hellard Sr., Jim Owen Gaines, Oscar Webber and Charlie Downey, directors: Pence was named Lion of the Year. The Woodford County Farm Bureau honored Extension Agent Bob Huffman for outstanding service to agriculture. Mark Matthews, a Vanderbilt University freshman from Versailles, was cited in Tennessee sports columns as one of the outstanding players in the recent Vandy-Tulane football game in the Superdome.