From Our Files
10 Years Ago March 4, 2010 The Woodford County High School cheerleaders won their first NCA National Title last weekend. Plans for The Paddocks of Woodford, a shopping complex to replace the vacant Versailles Center, was presented at a public hearing tonight. Bennett Coffey and Elizabeth Jacobs will represent Woodford County High School at the state Governor’s Cup finals in Louisville beginning March 13. Bennett advanced out of Region 11 in mathematics and science. Elizabeth finished tied for first in English composition at the regional. Don and Shirley Wilder celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 13. The following Western Kentucky University students from Woodford County received degrees at the conclusion of the fall 2009 semester: Mary E. Adkisson, Versailles, bachelor of arts; Lucas G. Page, Versailles, bachelor of arts; Christopher A. Young, Versailles, bachelor of arts. The Woodford County High School Yellow Jackets lost to Franklin County (20-7) in the 41st District Tournament championship game on Feb. 25. Woodford County High School senior Bobby Neal signed a national letter of intent to play football at Murray State University on March 1. 25 Years Ago March 2, 1995 Between 1980 and the end of 1994, a total of 1,430 residential lots were platted within the Versailles urban service boundary, in 19 subdivisions, a Sun survey found. Of the 1,430 lots, 288 remained in the subdivisions already approved and built. Outside the urban services area, 21 rural residential zone changes have been approved since 1990. Woodford Fiscal Court denied on a 5-4 vote a zone change request for about 14 acres of agricultural land at the line adjoining the Franklin County Industrial Park. Carl Rollins has been elected chairman of the Woodford County Democratic Party. Kimberly Hudson of Versailles has been named to the dean’s list at William Woods University, Fulton, Mo. Amanda Forman of Midway has pledged Phi Mu sorority at Georgetown College. Raymond J. Holman, 57, active with the Woodford County Fair Board and the county’s Saddle Club, died Feb. 26. Woodford County High School wrestling coach Rusty Parks has been honored as the outstanding coach in a six-state section. 40 Years Ago February 28, 1980 Schools were closed Tuesday following Monday’s howling winter storm, which left most roads in the area covered with ice. The 1863-vintage St. John’s Episcopal Rectory, located at 301 South Main Street and currently the residence of Mark and JoAnn Gormley, has been added to the Kentucky Heritage Commission’s Survey of Historic Sites. Woodford Fiscal Court has delayed action on a zoning amendment that attempts to clarify what constitutes a subdivision and what division of land in an agricultural zone would be exempt from subdivision regulations. Kyle Douglas, son of Mr. and and Mrs. Frank Douglas, served recently as an honorary page in the state Senate. He was pictured seated in the chair of the presiding officer, Lt. Gov. Martha Layne Collins. Dean’s lists students at the University of Kentucky included Woodford Countians Sarah Weisenberger, David S. Hardin and Kenneth Midkiff Jr.; and at Murray State University, Beth Luyster and Karen Redden. The Woodford County High School Yellow jackets, nearing the end of their most successful basketball season since 1972-73, won their 20th game of the season Tuesday night, 70-66 over Henry Clay. The Jackets went 22-4 in the 1972-73 season. Completion of the restoration of the Offutt-Cole Tavern, also known as Lee’s Tavern, at Nugent’s Crossroads, Midway and Old Frankfort pikes, is projected for January 1981.