From Our Files
10 Years Ago December 3, 2009 Starting with December’s meter-reading, Versailles water and sewer customers will be paying more per month if their usage is high enough. The Versailles City Council on Tuesday voted 5 to 1 to raise the rates. City and county customers using less than 2,000 gallons a month will not see their bills increase. Customers who use 2,000 to 3,000 gallons will receive monthly bills 47 cents higher (inside city limits) or 60 cents higher (outside). For those using 3,000 and 4,000 gallons: 94 cents higher (inside) or 80 cents higher (outside). Susan Powell of Versailles won a 2010 FLSTF Harley-Davidson FatBoy® motorcycle through the Kentucky Lottery. TheWoodford County High School boys’ basketball team with new head coach Gene Kirk won their season opener against Bourbon County 85-46. Jay Johnson, a sophomore, scored 26 points. Several Woodford County cross country runners made the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches Association All Area 6 Team. Anna Bostrom and Rachel Effinger made the high school girls’ squad. Bostrom also received Second Team All State honors and was named to the All-Senior Team. Three Woodford County Middle School runners made the middle school team. Adira Jarman and Shelby Kerns were named to the girls’ squad, and Grayson Graf earned a spot on the boys’ team. The Woodford County elementary team also placed three representatives on the All Area 6 Team. Bekah Hall, Elize Morris and Lindsay Anderson received the honors. 25 Years Ago December 1, 1994 The United Way of Woodford County has reached a total of $95,000 in pledges in the quest for its goal of $125,000. Versailles Farm and Garden has moved from Crossfield Drive to the former downtown location of Hellard & Rice Ford and Jack Kain Ford at 140 Lexington Street. The former Kentucky Utilities building, 126 Lexington Street, has been sold to Jack and Alice Kain for $80,000. Versailles Kiwanis Club officers are Tony Weingartner, president; Gordon Butterfield, vice president; Bill Phelps, secretary,and Ray Buffin, treasurer. Matt Preston, formerly of Woodford County, is now a special agent with the United States Secret Service at the organization’s Los Angeles, Calif. office. Shana Raglin, a 1993 graduate of Woodford County High School, has joined the University of Louisville’s women’s basketball team. Seniors on this year’s Woodford County High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are Jay Jackson, Mike Johnson, Will Jones, Michael Frazier, Khaalis Walton, Brian Spellman, Crystal Hartley, Carrie Reed, Andrea Hill, Lucy Hopper, Amy Watson and Patty Hughes. The Lady Jackets dropped their season opener to Tates Creek, 44-39. 40 Years Ago November 29, 1979 The Woodford County Board of Education has accepted a bid of $2,533,600 for the construction of a new elementary school on the Huntertown Road. The bid was submitted by the Burchfield & Thomas Construction Company of Lexington. The possibility exists that the abandoned Southern Railway freight depot on North Main Street may be moved, renovated, and turned into an office build ing. Certified figures show that Democrat John Y. Brown Jr. defeated Republican Louie. Nunn by 176,810 votes in the Nov. 6 gubernatorial election. Brown had 558,088 votes to Nunn’s 381,278. Laura Lee Cundiff and Kate Noye, both of Versailles, are members of the Centre College Choir, which will be heard with the Centre Community Orchestra in a concert on Dec. 4. Patricia Douglas Davis of Versailles and Melinda Raybourn Heider of Easley, S.C., formerly of Versailles, have been named to the 1979 edition of Outstanding Young Women of America. Jim Woolums, youth minister of the Midway United Methodist Church for the last two years, has become pastor of the West Bend United Methodist Church near Winchester. At the Woodford County High School football awards banquet, Jeff Brown was named best offensive back and most valuable player. Tom Routt and Allen Holt won 110-percent awards, and Rowlando Birch and Louie Mucci shared the best defensive back award.