From Our Files
10 Years Ago March 18, 2010 Thirteen students from St. Leo School participated in the Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Kentucky on Feb. 27 Eric and Mary Thoreson, owners of the Damselfly Gallery in Midway, were presented the Top Retailer Award at the Kentucky Crafted: The Market, which took place last week in Louisville. Gretchen Papka of Midway was presented the Best New Artist Award at Kentucky Crafted: The Market in Louisville. Gretchen has been an artist all her life, but this was her first year to exhibit. Woodford County High School senior Anna Bostrom earned High School All American honors at the Nike Indoor Nationals March 12 in Boston. The Yellow Jacket track and cross country standout placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run. Bostrom ran the race in 17:29, shattering her pervious best of 18:39, a time that earned her second place in the 2007 Kentucky AAA Cross County Championship. Bostrom recently signed a letter of intent to run track at the University of Kentucky. The Woodford County High School archery team tuned up for the State Tournament with a second place team finish at a tournament at Western Hills High School on Saturday, March 13. The Yellow Jackets scored 3,163 points out of a possible 3,600. The Jackets will shoot in the State Championships on March 23. 25 Years Ago March 16, 1995 The Woodford County High School Lady Jackets won their second regional basketball title in three years Tuesday night, upsetting Lexington Lafayette 46-43 in Frankfort. Woodford will meet Pulaski County in the state tourney next Thursday in Frankfort. Andrea Hill and Amy Watson were named to the all tournament team. The Lady Jackets are coached by Andrea’s dad, Bill Hill, and Jay Lucas. Versailles’ recycling program is progressing well, but greater participation is needed, said Cy Brown, director of solid waste management. Kenneth M. Lawson and Jennifer E. Thrash of Versailles have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Dayton. Lynn Schentrup, a seventh grader at St. Leo School, has been named a People to People Student Ambassador, one of 12 selected in the Lexington area. Isaac Rouse has returned to Midway after three-week cruise, with visits in Chile, the Antarctic and the Falkland Islands. The University of Kentucky Wildcats staged a miraculous comeback in the finals of the SEC Tournament Sunday to defeat Arkansas 95-93, in overtime. 40 Years Ago March 13, 1980 A reception was held last week at the United Bank and Trust Co., marking the 100th anniversary of the banking institution. Pictured in a Sun photo were three generations of the Rouse family: Colvin P. Rouse, the bank’s chief executive officer; James D. Rouse, president, and Jonathan Rouse, son of the president and grandson of the CEO. The Woodford County Junior High School Math Bowl team won the regional championship in Frankfort last weekend. Members of the team are Susan Rylander, Bryce Fujii, Ray Duncan, Phillip Kash, Jeff Ashley, Steven Farha and David Prigge. Their teacher-coach is Mary Fleming. The Kentucky Department of Revenue is conducting a property identification mapping and data acquisition project in Woodford County. Paula Trautner was named to the dean’s list at Transylvania University for the fall semester. University of Kentucky dean’s list students included Robert S. Clark and Tom H. Greene. Mrs. Kenneth Courtney has returned from a Caribbean cruise. The WCH Lady Jackets won their opening round regional tournament basketball game, 68-36 over Mercer County. They had advanced to the regional as runners-up to Franklin County in the district. Cast members in rehearsals for the WCHS Drama Club’s spring production, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” are Jaime Carpenter, Paul Greene, Doug Martin, Art Mize, Eric “Fig” Newman, Mary Ann Owens, Susan Simandle, Cindy Williams and Megan Williams.