From Our Files
10 Years Ago February 18, 2010 Gentry “Sonny” McCauley, 81, a former Woodford County Commonwealth’s Attorney, died Feb. 17. Woodford County Middle School’s quick-recall team advanced to the state Governor’s Cup in March with a first-place finish in Region 10. Team members were Julia Dake, Abbie Paris, Brad Turner, Slaid Leatherman, Philip Hardin, Christian Wright, Abigail Weber, William Gay, Mason Kratt, Eric Jacobson and Joseph Back. Woodford County High School’s wrestling team won its third straight regional title on Feb. 13 by edging out Tates Creek by five points. Chris Tracy, WCHS head football coach, announced his resignation on Feb. 12 to take over at Franklin County High School. He had been the coach at Woodford County since 2003. His record was 36-39. WCHS senior track and cross country runner Anna Bostrom signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Kentucky on Feb. 12. 25 Years Ago February 16, 1995 Rusty Thompson of Woodford County received the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture State Outstanding Young Alumnus award at recent ceremonies in Louisville. The former Deaver’s Hardware on North Main Street was purchased at auction Saturday by Dr. Trey Schott, a Versailles veterinarian, for $423,000. The hardware store had originally been owned by Bill Frye and was known as Your Hardware. Midway attorney William Moore has purchased the South Main Street building which, until the end of last year, had housed the downtown branch of First National Bank of Woodford County. The purchase price was $169,500. Woodford schools were closed Friday for the third day this school year because of inclement weather. 40 Years Ago February 14, 1980 For the second time in 27 months, Woodford County voters have turned down a special school construction tax. The vote in Tuesday’s special election was 1,284 for the proposal and 2,903 against. Another tax levy had been turned down in November 1977. A loan of $4,145,000 for the addition of the Woodford Family Health Care Center adjacent to Woodford Memorial Hospital has been approved by the Farmers Home Administration. Margaret Hall School’s Haupt and Haggin properties on Rose Hill and the convent property on Elm Street will be sold at auction on April l7. On the dean’s list at Eastern Kentucky University for the fall semester were Beth M. Hippe, Ellen L. Crawford, Holly K. Stratton, John Stratton and Lisa F. Ward. University of Kentucky dean’s list students included Marcus G. Barnett, Thomas S. Crawford, Monna R. Thore, Jerri Allison Franklin, Stewart Gayle Miller and Valencia S. Bass. Mrs. Charles M. Spilman Jr. and Mrs. Dominick DePhillippa of Collegeville, Pa., were recent visitors in Versailles of Mrs. Spilman’s parents, Mr.and Mrs. W. E. Woodyard. Former Gov. A. B. Chandler has been appointed an ex officio member of the board of directors of the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch, located at Gilbertsville. Mrs. Henry Harper has returned to her home in Midway following a two-week trip to Santa Monica, Calif., where she visited her son, Alex, his wife and their four children. Ann Fisher of Midway won the high point trophy for the girls’ 11-12 age group at the Lexington Thoroughbred Swim Meet.Kyle Macy of the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball team presented the trophy to Ann. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets reached the finals of the CKC basketball tourney, losing to Lincoln County after advancing over Henry Clay and Boyle County.