From Our Files
10 Years Ago November 12, 2009 The Bluegrass Railroad Museum, with the help of a nearly $1 million grant from the state transportation cabinet, hopes to fix up the tracks, make the attraction more handicapped-accessible, and take the train and its riders across the restored tracks to the Kentucky River. Congressman Ben Chandler voted no Saturday to the House’s Affordable Health Care for America Act. The bill passed the House on a narrow 220-215 vote. St. Leo School students will learn in a state-of-the-art science lab designed by Deirdre Lyons, the wife of Alltech’s founder, when classes move into the Catholic Education/Parish Life Center being constructed on the church’s Huntertown Road property. Army Reserve Pvt. Chris Guillaume graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. Guillaume is the son of Kenneth Guillaume of Versailles and is a 2000 graduate of Woodford County High School. Yellow Jackets lost to Covington Catholic 48-27 in the opening round playoff game on Nov. 7. 25 Years Ago November 10, 1994 Winners in Tuesday’s elections included 6th District Congressman Scottie Baesler; Denny Nunnelley of Woodford County for the state Senate’s 30th District, and Margie Cleveland for the Woodford County School Board in District 5. Unopposed were 56th District state Rep. Joe Barrows and District 2 school board member David Moore. Robert Stilz was reappointed to the local Planning and Zoning Commission by a 5-2 vote in Woodford Fiscal Court Tuesday night. Noted Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason will speak at Midway College tomorrow. Converting the old Midway Elementary School building into a low-income senior citizens’ apartment complex has been proposed by AU Associates of Lexington. Marte Foley of Versailles is a member of the Centre College dance team. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets upset Meade County, 31-22, in the first round of the regional football playoffs last week at Brandenburg. The Jackets will face Lincoln County tomorrow night. Leslie Fishback of Woodford County won the 6lst Rolex Maclay National Championship for the ASPCA Horsemanship Classes in East Rutherford, N.J., last Sunday. 40 Years Ago November 8, 1979 John Y. Brown Jr. of Lexington and Martha Layne Collins of Versailles rolled to landslide victories in Tuesday’s election for governor and lieutenant governor, defeating former Gov. Louie Nunn and Harold Rogers, respectively. Woodford gave Brown a 3,209 to 1,756 margin and Mrs. Collins, 3,912 to 972. Douglas Henton has accepted a position with SRI International, a non-profit research organization based in Menlo Park, Calif. Henton will be involved in research on regional and urban issues. Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Carey of Versailles announce the birth of a daughter, Susan Elizabeth, on Oct. 4. The Woodford County Yellow Jackets finished the football season with a 6-5 record, losing to Montgomery County 30-7 Friday night. The best couple costume prize at the WCHS Sadie Hawkins dance Saturday night was won by Leo Mucci and Teresa Snapp. Individual costume winners were David Tingle and Suzanne Adkinson. Among Cub Scouts receiving Bobcat awards recently were Dale Bonta, Zachary Morgan, Derek Christenson, Timothy Canter, Timothy Wilson, Tommy Woodside, Charlie Drane, Jerry Willis, Thad Baker, Mike Withrow, and Kevin McEvoy. Jenny Fisher of Midway, a senior at Western Kentucky University. will appear in the university theater’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream later this month.