From Our Files
10 Years Ago December 23, 2009 The Christmas Eve service will be the last sermon Rev. Alan Sutherland will make at St. John’s Episcopal Church. After 5-1/2 years at the church, he has accepted a new position at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Norman, Oklahoma. Jonathan Bradley Praria, a student at Northside Elementary School, was recognized as the winner of the Superintendent’s 2009 Christmas Card Artwork contest during the recent Woodford County Board of Education meeting. The Woodford County Board of Education unanimously approved Lucas/Schwering Architects as the architect for the bus garage paving project the the recent board meeting. The Lady Jackets won their opening round game at the Berea Holiday Classic on Dec. 19 against Bourbon County, 72-22. 25 Years Ago December 22, 1994 State Auditor Ben Chandler, distancing himself from the 1995 gubernatorial campaign, said he plans to register a fund-raising committee for the attorney general’s race. The OSRAM Sylvania Lamp Plant in Versailles has generated a total of $15,150.50 in pledges to the local United Way campaign. Meredith H. Lyster of Versailles was an honor student for the fall term at Westminster School, Simsbury, Conn. Molly Wilson of Versailles has been described by her Eastern Kentucky University professor as the school’s top anthropology student, and one of the four best in his 19 years as an EKU teacher. Woodford County High School cheerleader Lesley McMahan and her coach, Caroline McGarity, will leave Monday for Europe, where they will represent the Universal Cheerleaders Association Allstars in New Year’s Day celebrations. Lesley will be in London and Ms. McGarity in Paris. 40 Years Ago December 20, 1979 The P&Z Commission has rejected a request by Woodford Fiscal Court to reopen a public hearing on a zone change for 28 acres on the Talbott property on Lawrenceburg Road. The matter has been the subject of much debate before both the commission and the court. Children taking part in the Jack and Jill pre-kindergarten and kindergarten Christmas program tomorrow night will be Charliese Brown, Melissa Bush, Ronnie Davis, Tiffani Douglas, Chris Ford, Mary Florian, Shane Franklin, Tommy Gillespie, Chris Hunter, Danny Mullins, Robert Rawlings, Griff Reed, Chad Robinson, Deanna Stewart, David Thomas, Adrienne Polk, Jason Wade, Kelly Wilkins, Theresa Winkfield and Angela Young. The current edition of “Bluegrass Woman” contains a five page spread on Versailles artist Jeff “Mule” Brown, a senior at Woodford County High School, who recently received the Command General’s Trophy, presented by the U. S. Army for athletic excellence in football.