From Our Files
10 Years Ago February 11, 2010 Woodford Fiscal Court Tuesday approved a four-year extension to continue providing joint police protection for Versailles and the county. President Obama has nominated former Woodford County Sheriff and current district coordinator for U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler Loren “Squirrel” Carl for U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Kentucky. The nomination was one of five to U.S. Marshals’ posts in the U.S. Quad/Graphics, Inc., the largest privately held printer in the U.S., and World Color Press Inc., the second largest provider of print, digital and related services in the Americas, has announced that their boards of directors unanimously have approved a definitive arrangement agreement whereby Quad/Graphics will acquire Worldcolor. Woodford County High School’s academic team won the 2010 District 41 Governor’s Cup title held at Mercer County High School. The Woodford County High School Jacketfish won their eighth straight Region 3 Swimming and Diving Championship Feb. 6. Four WCHS soccer players signed national letters of intent to play soccer. Lyndsay Vance with Eastern Kentucky University, Callie Reichenbach with Georgetown College, Amy Morford with Tusculum College, and Katrina Ott with Western Kentucky University. The WCHS cheerleaders won the 11th Regional Cheerleading Championship on Feb. 8. It was the first time since 2002 that they won the region. 25 Years Ago February 9, 1995 Northside and Southside elementary schools will receive rewards from the Kentucky Department of Education for their performance on the 1992-94 statewide assessments. Plans are being discussed to bring the Woodford County Farmers’ Market to downtown Versailles. The market has been located on Crossfield Drive. A remodeling project for the building at 106 North Main Street, at the northeast corner of Main and Lexington Street, has been approved by the Woodford Board of Adjustments. Gordon “Gordie” Shaw of Versailles has been named assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the 14th Judicial District, which includes Woodford County. Amy Spatcher and Leslie Stark of Versailles have been initiated into Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of Kentucky. On Western Kentucky University’s honors list from Woodford County are Michelle L. Glorie, Gretchen K. Smith, Lesley C. Trana, Elizabeth B. Crossfield, and Vicki L. Logdon. Private Neil F. Milliken of Versailles has completed Marine Corps recruit training at Parris Island, S. C. Woodford County High School won its 12th straight district wrestling title Saturday qualifying 12 of 13 wrestlers for this weekend’s regional tourney. 40 Years Ago February 7, 1980 A 7-inch snowfall last week that prompted the closing of the county’s schools Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday was followed by a 3-inch snow that closed schools Wednesday of this week. The Chamber of Commerce board of directors has endorsed the school bond tax referendum, scheduled to be voted on next Tuesday. The Versailles City Council has turned down a request by OVC Telecommunications, operator of the cable TV system here, for a $2 increase - from $6 to $8 - in its basic rate. Dana Ladd, a Versailles native, has been named director of refining, planning and analysis for Ashland Petroleum Company. Woodford County High School sophomore Paul Green was the winner of the 7th District American Legion Oratorical Contest and will participate in an area contest later this month. Attending the winter board meeting of the Kentucky Federation of B&PW Clubs in Louisville last week were local club members Margaret Blackburn Betty Dozier, Betsy Shotwell, Martha Layne Collins, Rebecca Adams, Linnie Phelps, Sarah Duncan, Nancy Buffin and Dottie Vickers. Miss Mayme Cogar, long active in the Midway Baptist Church, where she served as organist for 50 years, died Sunday at the age of 103. Rita Hartley, of the 4-H Teen Club, was the champion in the specialty act division of Saturday’s 4-H Variety Show with her presentation, “One Voice.” The club act champions from Midway, were Steve Logan, Robbie Spencer, Kim Portwood, Megan Reynolds, Robin Collier, Sharon Watkins, Amy Baker and Annette Dotson, who presented a square dance.