From Our Files
10 Year Ago February 4, 2010 A belt of snowstorms moved into the area Friday evening, Jan. 29, dropping three to six inches on Woodford County. Sunshine returned to the region on Sunday. Lyen C. Crews II, CPA, announced his candidacy (Republican) for state representative for the 56th District. The following Eastern Kentucky University students from Woodford County received degrees at commencement ceremonies held Dec. 19, 2009: Richard I. Horn, Ashley Kay Arvin, Elizabeth Brooke Blacketer, Matthew Ross Castle, Jesse Taylor Harris, Michael W. Luckett, Krista Leigh Metzger, John B. Ransdell and Grant Stepp. Brittany Henderlight, WCHS graduate and senior at Transylvania University, broke Transy’s basketball record by scoring 1,000 career points on Jan. 27 while playing against Hanover College. She ranked as the 14th Transy woman and the first non-scholarship female player to score 1,000 points. 25 Years Ago February 2, 1995 State Auditor Ben Chandler of Versailles has made official his bid for the state attorney general’s office. He will have no opposition in the Democratic primary. The Kentucky Senate honored Legislative Research Commission Director Vic Hellard Jr. last week with a resolution commemorating his 18 years of service and impending retirement. After a two-year hiatus, the corner of Main and Lexington streets will once again contain a pharmacy, as it did for decades. Paul M. Trumbore of Ver sailles was named to the dean’s list at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. Pvt. Michael J. Hunter of Versailles has completed Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, S.C. Woodford County High School juniors who have been selected as Governor’s Scholars are Rebecca Devers and Kevin Lowe, with Erin Rhodes, Becca Sim, Drew Shirley, Richard Foley, and Keith Shapiro as alternates. Freezing rain Sunday night left a film of ice on roads,forcing the cancellation of school Monday, the first day lost this winter because of weather 40 Years Ago January 31, 1980 Woodford Fiscal Court has called for a study of, with an eye for upgrading, U. S. 62 west of Versailles and Ky. 33 to the south. Improvements hoped for are widening the roads, installation of turn lanes, and inclusion of a bike path to the county park. State Sen. Tom Easterly, D-Frankfort, has filed his candidacy for Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District seat. He ran unsuccessfully against Republican Larry Hopkins in 1978. Nancy Nave, a certified public accountant, has opened an office at 426 Lexington Street. John Conlee will appear in concert with Conway Twitty and Ronnie McDowell at Rupp Arena in Lexington on Feb. 3. Rusty Thompson is serving as house manager of FarmHouse fraternity at the University of Kentucky. The Woodford Sun has welcomed Jean Sharon as correspondent from the Midway area. Dr. and Mrs. Lynn Kelley and daughters, Laura and Allison, have moved to their new home in Ironworks Estates. Sam Greenwell won first place in the Cub Scout Pack 32 Pinewood Derby. Darren Graves had the most original design and John Wells’ entry showed the best workmanship.